Thursday, November 3, 2016

Thanksgiving Table Tips

Can you believe the holidays are right around the corner?? As sad as I am for this year to come to an end (I mean, it was just New Years?!), I always look forward to the holiday season! As soon as Halloween is over, my mind goes full focus to Thanksgiving and Christmas. One think I love about Thanksgiving is that it's a laid back holiday centered around food.

To celebrate the upcoming holiday, I wanted to share my Thanksgiving tablescape with you guys, as well as a few tips to keep in mind while decorating your table. Whether you're hosting a huge Thanksgiving dinner or a small "Friendsgiving," these tips will help you create a beautiful (and affordable) table that your guests will love... hopefully as much as the food!

1. Keep it simple. Don't over think things... your table doesn't have to have a million things on it! I always decorate with candles. They set the mood for enjoying a delicious meal with loved ones, and are an inexpensive, but beautiful, way to decorate. Also, adding simple things like these thankful dinner cloth napkins really add a special touch for the theme of the table.

2. Decorate with nature. Not only does using things in nature save you money, but I love the rustic feel it adds to the table. For my table, I cut fresh greenery (I loved how the leaves were changing colors on these stems) from trees in my backyard and placed it in mason jars down the center of the table. You can also use things like pumpkins and pinecones to add a natural look.

3. Add a personal touch.  Make your guests feel welcome by adding something personal that gets them involved. These I am thankful for cards are a great way to interact with your guests and add a sweet touch. Adding a name tag is also a great way to make it more personal (tied to the pumpkin stems would be so cute!).

Photos | Catherine Truman

gold flatware | plate chargers | candlesticks (collected at antique stores), similar set | white taper candles | Thankful cloth dinner napkins | table runner (old), similar here | Thankful for small cards
What special touches do you add to your holiday tablescape?