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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Fall or Thanksgiving Tablescape Tips

Creating a fun and inviting table scape is easy with these few tips.  This will get you ready for all your Fall/Thanksgiving entertaining.

  When my kids were little, I actually used to decorate the house for all the holidays...Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Halloween, etc.  But now that they are older I just stick to the big ones, Fall/Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I think what I love about these holidays are all the times with family and friends.  I love to have people over to cook for and to party with!! 

Of course a pretty tablescape is fun when you're having a small dinner party!!  Here are my steps and tips for creating a tablescape that is super easy!

1. First, you need a theme.  Anything that is fitting for the holiday or occasion.  The theme I decided on here was rustic and woodsy.  I think the touches of tin metal, the bare wood table, the rattan chargers, the chipmunk with his acorn and the acorn branches complete the theme.  And you can never go wrong with buffalo plaid for the Fall!!! 
Other theme ideas are:
Keep it light with white pumpkins, white chargers and white linens. 
Celebrate all of Fall's pretty colors with oranges, yellows, leaf branches and brown plaids.
Go elegant with blacks, cotton stems and touches of gold. 

2. Second, add layers.  Just like when putting together an outfit, those extra pieces like jewelry or a hat add interest to the outfit, so does adding layers to the tablescape.  I have layers in 2 areas, the centerpiece and the dinnerware.  

For the centerpiece, the branches create the bottom layer, then the cake stand creates height for the fun and whimsical pieces. 

For the dinnerware, I love using chargers under plates.  It's a great place to add color, shine or a pattern.  Here I used the rattan and the buffalo plaid.  Each are great on their own, but used together it adds so much more interest.  

3.  Third, reuse pieces.  White plates and neutral linens are the easiest and best options because they can be used for any theme or color scheme!  They could be used now for Thanksgiving and then again for Christmas.  Find things around your house to use.  Blankets or a large plaid blanket scarf can be used as a table runner.  Collect greenery and leaves from your yard for your centerpiece.  You don't need to spend a lot of money to decorate.   

Most important, have fun decorating and enjoy these holidays with your family and friends.

End Chairs are custom, similar here and here // Sunburst Mirror // Tin Cake Stand // Chipmunk with Acorn // Acorn Stems // Black Lantern // Rattan Chargers, old, same brand here // Buffalo Plaid Charger // White Plates // Cloth Napkins // Napkin Rings



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