Simple Everyday Tablescapes for your Thanksgiving Feast | Wednesday’s In the Know!
When it comes to creating a memorable tablescape for any celebration, it’s important to remember, less is more! Here are a few ways to take ordinary standalone votives and mundane tablescapes to extraordinary levels with minimal effort and maximum appeal!
Tell a Story, Start a Conversation:
- First and foremost, your table should tell a story! It’s Thanksgiving, Christmas, a birthday, Easter, spring, summer, Fourth of July, etc. Be thoughtful of each component ensuring they all play a part in the overall story.
- I always tell my clients to tell a story with not only their menu, but décor. By telling a story, you keep yourself focused and the menu and table from looking scattered and disorganized.
- Your tablescape is a great way to start a conversation simply by guests raving about its’ simple yet sophisticated touch.
- Offering texture is a fundamental component to a breathtaking tablescape!
- For Thanksgiving, think eucalyptus leaves and branches weaving throughout your centerpieces, varying heights and shapes of candles, pumpkins, vases with flowers appropriate to the season at hand, and even crab apples and pears with leaves and stems for an added touch.
- Note: Most grocery stores carry eucalyptus branches and leaves in the floral department and are relatively inexpensive.
- Keep the tone and hue consistent and relative to the season while staying on track with your “story.”
- For fall, think earth tones like amber, cream and browns where Christmas surrounds itself with greens and reds and spring, a rainbow of pastels.
- Think about using the bounty of produce at hand to help add a festive and seasonal touch to your display. I love using crab apples, kumquats, pomegranates and mini pears as a place holder on each place-setting, or scattered across the tabletop. They are inexpensive, edible and practical. And, if nothing else, it’s a fun takeaway for your guests to enjoy on their way home.
- If using place-cards, lean them against a small crab apple positioned center of each place setting’s charger or napkin.
- Remember, less is more so allow plenty of room for passed platters, wine bottles, water pitchers and of course grandma’s homemade jam for those buttery rolls.
- Keep your tablescape low so that you can easily carry a conversation with those across the table from you.
- Super tall vases with over the top flowers can make it hard to connect the entire table and all those tightly nestled around.
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