Salutations! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Ours ended with sick children and a trip to the hospital. Here’s to a better week!
Have you thought about Thanksgiving yet? Are you traveling or staying home? We are spending Thanksgiving with family this year which is actually a rare occurrence since most of them live half way across the country. Ah, the military life. Well, today I wanted to share with you how I put a table together for special occasions.
Tips for setting a Thanksgiving Table
Gather your table linens, dishes, and anything else that moves you. In my mind, my starting plan was to put together a table with black and white, gold, and touch of color. Here is what I started with.
Start with a blank slate. Your table should be cleared and wiped down. I’m sure most of you can skip this part, but I ALWAYS have something “happening” on my table.
Use layers! I used my white tablecloth and
curtain panel lace table-runner. Other possibilities: fabric, light blanket, burlap, wrapping paper or craft paper.
I tried my black and white place-mates, gold chargers, and different china options.
And then nixed the black and white and gold for my purple place-mats and added my blue danube dishes. Trial and error my friends, trial and error.
Better, let’s try one more option, white dishes, lettuce plates, and my orange cloth napkins.
Happy with this. I love the contrast of the purple and green on the end place setting. Breaking out the crystal! I love these glasses, they were my great grandmothers.
Now for the centerpiece. I decided to use my DIY velvet pumpkins because they were the same colors in my settings and kept the pinecones, my DIY plaster dipped flowers, and rocks and seashells. It’s best to keep the centerpiece low profile for conversation ease across the table. Oh, and don’t forget the silverware.
Here is how it turned out.
I might have to take it for a test run!
How do you set your Thanksgiving table? Do you have any tips you would like to share?
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