Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Feast on These Tips for Thanksgiving Tablescapes

Guest Post: Sydnie Long

Thanksgiving may be mostly about friends, family, and food, but that doesn’t mean you can’t put together an attractive tablescape to give your guests a solid first impression. Before their taste buds get to work on the turkey and sweet potatoes, let them feast their eyes on the beautiful arrangement of plates, napkins, candles, and perhaps mini pumpkins and more decorating your table.

Here are some tips to help you make your dining table look like it came out of a magazine:

Set Your Table Right
Nothing says fancy quite like knowing which side of the plate to put the fork. If you’re anything like me, you grow up setting the table for your parents, but have since forgotten where things go.

This diagram can help you figure out how to properly arrange every utensil, dish, and glass on your Thanksgiving table.

Source: Pulte Homes

Name Cards
Seat your guests in style by putting name cards in the spots where they’ll chow down. They’ll appreciate this personal touch, and may even want to take their name cards home with them.

Pinnacle Centerpieces
Centerpieces are the icing on the cake, the place on the table where everything convenes. And there are many ways to top it all off in grand fashion.

Flowers are a classic tool for decoration, and whether fake or plucked from a garden, they’re beautiful no matter what time of the year—Thanksgiving included. Embellish your table by placing a big, beautiful bouquet in its center.

But flowers are just one of an ever-increasing list of centerpiece options. Keep things classic with a cornucopia, or perhaps place an abundance of earthy items on a pedestal.

Source: Stone Gable

Liven Things Up
Bring the outdoors indoors by adding natural elements to your tablescape. Pumpkins are particularly festive this time of year, but gourdes, pinecones, and even oranges can add a brightness and vibrancy unmatched by any other décor.

Complete Tablescapes
We’ve looked at place settings, name cards, centerpieces, and natural décor, but now it’s time to look at how these elements and more come together. Here are a few of just about a million ways to hook up your Thanksgiving tablescape.

Source: HGTV Home

Source: Eddie Ross

1 comment:

  1. Thanksgiving is here! Enjoy this celebration with family, friends, and loved ones. Here's an infographic you can share with them over Thanksgiving dinner. Turkey, Travel, and Tradition: How Americans Celebrate Thanksgiving (Infographic)


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