Last Minute Thanksgiving TableScapes

November 21, 2012 · 0 comments

It’s the day before Thanksgiving and you are planning a gathering at your home. The only catch? You aren’t quite sure what to do with your table setting. Sure, you want to have a beautiful table setting, but how do you pull it off while also prepping the turkey and finishing your last minute grocery shopping?

Today I want to bring you a few last minute ideas on how to create that wow effect for your Thanksgiving table.

1) Save those paper napkins for dessert. Dress your Thanksgiving table with cloth napkins. You can find them at any box store like Crate and Barrel, Pier One, or World Market. They can be solid or patterned, it is your choice. If you are looking at creating a rustic Thanksgiving harvest look, we suggest these paisley cloth napkins from Pottery Barn. Depending on the look you want, you can add rustic napkin rings or fold them neatly.

Via Pottery Barn

2.) Opt for a table runner instead of a full table cloth. This Thanksgiving, show off the wood tones of your beautiful dining table. This helps reduce the look of a cluttered table while showcasing your furniture. If you are looking to create a winter wonderland table look, try this Snowflake runner from Crate and Barrel. We think it would even go well with some reds, oranges, and browns.

Via Crate and Barrel

2.) Add some nature. What is a Thanksgiving feast without a little nature? No matter what look you are trying to create, by adding twigs and some greenery you are bound to wow your guests! This is a great activity for kids too- send them on a scavenger hunt to collect twigs, pine cones, and other items in the woods or your backyard. Below are a few ways to incorporate nature at its best on your table.

Pine cones make great place card holders. Use items like twine, kraft paper, and stamps to add a little dimension to your table.

Via Tinyprints

This centerpiece with twigs, branches, and berries would be a great piece for the dessert table or winebar.

Via The Mystic Kitchen

Use wheat sheaf to create a rustic country look for a centerpiece. This is a great season piece that can be reused after your Thanksgiving dinner party. My designer tip on this traditional look would be to spray the tips with a little metallic gold spray to give it a little glamour look. Tie the bunch with twine or a nice ribbon found at your local craft store.

Via Minimalisti

How are you decorating your Thanksgiving table? Share your thoughts with us below. Better yet, head on over to our Facebook page and share with us your own Thanksgiving table decor.

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