Don’t you love looking at a beautifully browned juicy turkey, siting at the head of the table waiting to be cut into? I’m sure you don’t want to have to strain over some flowery centerpiece or heaven forbid there is no place to put the food!!
I have been sucked into the Pintrest world, of a beautiful set table and love the idea that Thanksgiving still exists, even though after Halloween there is never a trace of Fall décor!!! So here is my take on how to get both. First lets talk traditional table settings.
I love my China that I got when I was married. I have always loved Black and White. so for this table I wanted to use my china, and new gold silverware! However I wanted to make it current without sacrificing the tradition colors of fall. So I purchased the most beautiful hunter green herringbone fabric from JoAnn’s along with the most fun plaid fabric to make napkins out of. I’ll have a tutorial of that later.
Then the next thing I waned to do was make name cards. So I used my Silhouette SD yes I have the oldest model but it works for what I need and cut out these charming feathers on metallic paper. You could also just scatter them around the table like confetti and they would add a little sparkle once the centerpiece is gone, and hey they are flat so that basket of rolls can sit nicely in front of me.
The last thing I did was to create some mini center pieces that would be left on the table so that it wouldn’t be too void of color, And still feel dressed up. I love these little copper cups that I found at Target and the Rack. very fun to use as a vase them have them the rest of winter for my hot cocoa.
At each place setting I have left a card with a question on it. I hope all that come will write something on that card that they are thankful for. In this techy world we often don’t get many handwritten things. And this makes for such a beautiful little keepsake after they are all tied together to pack away and pull out each year to see what was important to us.
I also mixed my mediums (like I like to do) and put in a piece of driftwood that I found at the Great Salt Lake along with my pumpkins from Halloween from Target and my gold turkey. I hated every flower I had or bought when I was trying to do the floral. So I went with this beautiful capisa shell pick that I found at JoAnn’s It matches my West Elm chandelier and I loved how it didn’t compete with all the other elements. So use what you have or buy a few new little things but make sure that its easy to remove your centerpiece because the turkey, talking, and family should be the focus of this Yummy fun Thanksgiving dinner!