It’s hard to believe we’re nearing the end of November already! We’re in full holiday swing and the lights are starting to go up, creating a warm and festive atmosphere in the city. I really enjoy this season and have lots of exciting things planned for the upcoming weeks to help you celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.
With Thanksgiving upon us, I wanted to take some time to talk about what gratitude means to me. This holiday is all about sharing and spending time with loved ones and is a reminder to be thankful for what we have in our lives. From our home and our health to our friends and family, this festive dinner is a wonderful time to gather and enjoy each other’s company. And what better way than to do that around the table?
I thought it would be a good opportunity to share some holiday decorating tips to help you set a perfect autumn table for your guests. There are so many details to think of on Thanksgiving, from ordering the Turkey and choosing your wines to planning your outfit, so I want to focus on easy, last minute ideas for creating a festive Thanksgiving table that can fit into your busy schedule while you concentrate on what’s really important this season.
- Go Natural
One of my favorite ways to set a Thanksgiving table is by going natural and that often means going outside. I love the hues of the foliage this season and it looks great on your Thanksgiving table, especially if you keep your plates simple and rustic like I usually do. Look for brightly colored leaves to give a touch of earthiness to your setting and take up space without being heavy, moss to fill in gaps and fresh flowers in golden tones, like these red, orange and yellow roses.
- Mix Fruits & Vegetables
Centerpieces are an integral part of an table and I love incorporating fruits and vegetables alongside flowers to create movement, textures and bring decorations back to their roots (literally!). Take a look through your cupboards and pantry for seasonal produce that you have lying around that will add a pop of color to your table and provide volume. Some great edible decorations include: pomegranates, pumpkins, pears, chestnuts, dried figs and even walnuts.
- Add A Touch Of Gold
There’s something so festive about pops of gold and bright lights so be sure to add something shiny on the table to reflect and amplify the glow of your candles. If you’ve planned an event in your home around the holiday season, you may find some sparkly ornaments lying around, otherwise with a little gold paint you can transform ordinary objects, like apples or pinecones, into cheerful objects that complement the natural elements of your table.
- Personalize Your Place Cards
Thanksgiving is all about gratitude, both for our family and friends around the table and for the food we have before us. It’s a great time to express our affection for others and demonstrate our appreciation, something I love to do with personalized place cards.
Visit a craft store to pick up miniature envelopes and a gold pen or create your own place cards at home that feature quotes or sayings to demonstrate what each person means to you. It’s a great way to get in the spirit of Thanksgiving and your guests will love the personalized anecdotes they find at each seat around your table.
I really love these sweet place cards from kikki.K!
I’m wishing all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday filled with love and gratitude.