Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year. Not only is there food aplenty, but the time spent with family and friends gathered around the table while telling stories and updating each other on daily life builds strong bonds, and memories to last a lifetime. While it’s important to have a beautiful spread of food and desserts, it’s also important to have a tablescape or centerpiece that is just as beautiful as the meal.
Vine Vera would like to help alleviate some of the stress that comes along with planning a big Thanksgiving meal and help you to concoct a beautiful Tablescape that will impress all of your guests.
Pumpkins aren’t just for Halloween anymore. Adorn your table with a golden tablecloth, golden cloth napkins, and golden cutlery. From there, using a mixture of decorative golden pumpkins and small authentic pumpkins really sets the mood for a festive feast. Try to find some gold rimmed glasses and stemware for an extra pop of gold color to accent the rest of the gold. You could even decorate the stems of the pumpkins with golden ribbon.
Fruit and Vegetable Theme
Including seasonal fruits and vegetables on your table’s spread could really put the emphasis on the harvest season. Find fruits which are in season such as apples of different colors and set them in wide mouthed candle jars for fun pieces across the table. Add a sprinkle of golden glitter over the top and create something magical. Vegetables places sporadically across the table along with some silk festive plants or leaves could really set the mood as well. Vegetables to look for: Butternut squash, acorn squash, gourds, and Indian corn would create an authentic, beautiful touch. Pair this with a cranberry colored table cloth, and some golden cutlery and stemware for a vibrant pop of color.
Creating a cornucopia has Thanksgiving written all over it. You could fill your cornucopia with fruits and vegetables overflowing across the table. Place some wheat shafts in tall, thin vases spread in a line down either side of the cornucopia, and rotate with long lit candlesticks for a peaceful touch.
Autumn Leaves Theme
In many places throughout the US, fall leaves abound around the Thanksgiving holiday. A great tip is to begin collecting beautiful colored leaves early on and save them for a special occasion such as Thanksgiving. You can create a beautiful tablecloth by gluing these vibrantly colored leaves all over a festive colored tablecloth of your choosing, or a lacy tablecloth to give it something extra. Or, you could spread them across the table and set the serving dishes on top of the leaves. Scatter gathered acorns across the table and you have yourself a natural, beautiful fall theme. Leaves and candles work perfectly together. Be sure to use candles of the same color scheme; however, you could vary them in size and rotate along the table.
Creating a tablescape is all about using your creativity. The fun thing about Thanksgiving is you can actually use pieces from nature which are readily provided to us and showcase their beauty in a new and innovative way that will wow your guests and have them talking. Creating a peaceful setting works well with the theme of giving thanks, and will allow everyone to feel comfortable and at home.