Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thanksgiving Chic!

Thanksgiving is nearing and most people are preparing to share the festivities with family and friends. I don't know about you, but I get tired of the same old Thanksgiving table decor. I get tired of seeing the pumpkins and cornucopias as the main centerpieces on the table. I like to design tablescapes that are chic, yet still maintain the integrity of the occasion.

To make a chic Thanksgiving tablescape, try using candles in earth tone colors to illuminate the table. Also, you can use natural elements from outside such as leaves for the decor. Leaves can be used as part of the napkin holders or as fillers inside of vases. Nuts may also be used as fillers for vases with floating candles at the top.

Instead of using traditional white or eggshell colored plates, try spicing up the table with gold or pumpkin colored flatware. These colors will accent the earth tones and make the table pop!

There are so many different things that you can do to make your Thanksgiving tablescape veer from the norm. Just remember to not be afraid to experiment and have fun!

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