This year I wanted to go with a little more simplicity. It is just us and maybe a few friends. I know typically we all break out our champagne flutes and best china and I am going to use some of those. But I mixed in some rustic elements and went for a brighter cheerie look.
White china and amber glasses layered on a patterned runner and natural bamboo placemats make the table pop.
I don’t know about you but I am a snacker. So I layered the plates with these golden soy nuts. I found myself snatching a few every time I passed the table!
I simply placed one of our new Thanksgiving place cards on top and laid a burlap flower next to it. Simplicity at it’s best I think. I do love pulling out linen napkins for dinner. There is something about using a linen cloth. I wrapped ours in our coordinating napkin wraps and wished each guest a sweet “give thanks”.
Of course we do need to give thanks on this special day and I placed a card on top of each person’s silverware to fill out. I found these great graphite pencils in the art section of Michaels and got out a favorite piece of my milk glass to put them in.
The center of the table was kept simple as well. Since this is a small table not much was needed. I added a little height by using a old cheese box and putting boxwoods down the center. I tied in my stripe theme by using a rich chocolate brown and white stripe ribbon wrapped around the bases. I spread some baby white pumpkins and some pears around the base of the box and it was done!
A few simple elements can wow your guests without sending you over the edge in decorating madness!
Have you checked out our Thanksgiving table for the kids yet? Some great last minute ideas to keep them busy while you enjoy eating your Thanksgiving dinner! Monday I will be sharing the buffet table for that little extra space you need for all your delicious food and treats!