If you're like me, you are already pondering the centerpiece and potential layout for your Thanksgiving table. Will you go with simplicity, or be over the top? I may just opt for the simplicity of gourds, grasses, and candles this year. Then again, I may just change my mind. If you're in a quandary, here is a little eye candy from years past to help spur your creative juices.
A Thanksgiving table need not be fancy or make use of your best china. This table makes use of my every day Fiestaware, along with a special autumn pattern, and multicolored, fringed placemats. I just used a favorite pumpkin tureen and some berries as the centerpiece. Easy, colorful, and fun.
With an October birthday and a tradition of hosting the Thanksgiving meal I have acquired a lot of autumn dinnerware over the years, and I love it! This cozy house always makes a colorful splash no matter the setting.
Yellow-handled flatware and matching chalices as water glasses make this table really pop.
A busy table cover and dinnerware calls for a simple centerpiece. This lantern does the trick.
The same, simple pumpkin tureen from the first picture makes quite a showy centerpiece here. I arranged the flowers myself using four inexpensive bouquets from Sam's. I filled in with herbs and cuttings from both indoor and outdoor plants.
One of the easiest ways to decorate a table is with a cornucopia. I found this one for a couple of dollars on clearance at Michael's. A trip to the produce section of my local market and the job was done.
Tom Turkey makes an appearance every now and again, along with a harvest swag in which I intersperse gourds and little turkey candleholders.
However you set your holiday table, whether simple, elegant, or over the top, remember to make it festive and fun.