Your menu is set, shopping trips to the market are done and the house is somewhat in order, ready for a household full of family, warmth and smells of turkey and green bean casserole wafting from the oven. As important as the feast is, having a beautifully decorated table to sit down at, ranks pretty high for most.
Although it is the week of Thanksgiving, don’t be alarmed that you don’t have your table decor figured out. In a nation where Christmas decorations have gobbled up most retail space, this is the perfect time to get all your decor needs and at a fraction of the price. You don’t need to overdo the decor, but a few pieces are essential to making a nice tablescape. I’ve done some searching and have found a few retailers that still have quite a lot of Thanksgiving inventory and at slashed prices…and you only have to go to one or two places to get it all!
Lets first start with dinnerware, since your fabulous spread will be the focal point of the evening, having a seasonal dinnerware will set the ambiance. I’ve found this delicate dotted scalloped dinnerware from Bed Bath & Beyond that has a subtle golden edging to it. An accompanying statement champagne glass is always a “wow factor” with holiday tablescapes. Champagne makes any dinner feel special, so give your guests a dazzling flute to toast all their thanks with. This golden crackled flute from Pier One Imports, is stunning!
Another staple for any holiday dinner are your table linens. Now we all know how expensive linens can be, so why not use your typical white linen table-cloth but run a burlap runner down the center! Going to any fabric store to buy material for a table runner as oppose to purchasing a new 84″ tablecloth, will save you quite a lot of money. In most cases fabric stores will already have burlap runners pre-cut and packaged. Burlap has become a very trendy accessory but changing it up a bit by tying the hanging ends with some twine or paint polk-a-dots with a window marker can really spice up your look. This gives it a fresh twist to all of the rustic tablescapes we’ve seen.
Once you have your basics for a functional dinner, it’s time to dress it up… ACCESSORIES! With leaving some space for your dishes we need to add a few embellishments to compliment your dinnerware. Stay within the same color pallet as your dinner and stemware. I’ve found these adorable napkin rings, pumpkin wire votives, fall leaf serving platter and fall foliage all from Pier One Imports, all of which are on sale! I found a picture of these eye-catching glitter acorns, sprinkling these around your decor will be like the cherry on top. They are not available from any retail store ,that I can find, but a can of spray glue and glitter can change any ordinary pine cone, acorn or leaf into a dazzling accessory like these inspiring acorns!
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