Can you believe that Thanksgiving is a little more than a week away? The Holidays are fast approaching, and I'm trying my best to get ready.
We've been hosting Turkey Day Dinner for several years now. A small gathering. Hubby and me, our three boys, my parents and an uncle. Then, later in the evening, my brothers join us with their families for dessert.
I like to set as festive a table as possible. I would just love to have beautiful, seasonally-inspired dinnerware, but I can't seem to justify spending the money on plates that I'd most likely use for only one meal. I have Christmas dinnerware, but throughout the month of December, I try to use those dishes for as many meals as possible.
My goal for the Thanksgiving table has always been to use what I have with some simple, natural details to reflect the harvest-feel of the season.
As with so many others in blogland, I've been perusing the net looking for simple, natural, easy ideas for our Thanksgiving table. I thought I'd share a few that I've found and will borrow ideas from for my own table.
The table above is nice.
Neutral candles and natural elements create an easy centerpiece.
|Confessions of a Plate Addict|
Another easy tablesetting with a simple, natural centerpiece atop a burlap tablerunner.
|Coco and Kelley|
Feathers in autumnal shades as a centerpiece.
Very simple, but naturally elegant.
I like this one a lot.
Love this idea! Simple.
Acorns hot-glued to grosgrain ribbon and tied around flatware.
Can't get much simpler than this.
Not sure if those leaves are cut from paper or fabric.
|Life is a Party|
That tablerunner is burlap that's used to wrap around small shrubs and plants for winter protection.
Danyelle wanted a looser-weave burlap than is purchased off the bolt,
and she said it was way cheaper. May have to check out Lowe's next time I'm there for this.
Of course, great table inspiration can always be found at Martha's site.
|Pinterest - Unsure of Source|
|The 36th Avnue|
This table setting is super-cool. Take note of the "placemats". They're book pages trimmed out with a decorative edge punch. The flatware is wrapped in simple, inexpensive paper doilies. The place cards were created by printing out the individual's name onto book pages and trimmed to fit inside another paper doily.
|Young House Love|
Very clean. Very simple.
And everyone has wine bottle corks, right?
If any of you have come across other natural, easy, "use-what-you-have" type tablescape ideas for Thanksgiving, please share. I'm still gathering ideas.
Also, if you know the sources for the few photos that were unknown, please let me know.
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