Did you know that Thanksgiving is less than three weeks away?! Isn’t that amazing?
With all of the resources available to us now including magazines, TV and blogs, I thought that maybe this year I would concentrate early on my table setting for the big day. I decided that I didn’t want to wait until the day before and end up just throwing out what I have.
Wouldn’t it be nice to see your sister-in-law’s face when she comes over and sees what a beautiful table you put together? “Wow! How did you find the time?” she will ask. haha That’s why we have to make a plan early!
Take everything off your dining table first. Do you have a favorite tablecloth you like to use? Or maybe a special table runner? If not, I have found that if you use a beautiful white tablecloth as a foundation, it leaves plenty of room for flexibility and creativity for you to change the overall look with every season.
Or, maybe you do not need to use a tablecloth at all. A table runner(or two) is a great way to bring color to the table:
First, you should set the place settings on the table so you can see how much room you will have to decorate the center of table. The easiest set I have found to work with for all occasions is a charger, a large dinner plate, smaller dinner plate and a pretty cloth napkin and to lay across the top:
Isn’t it such a beautiful look and it is so easy!
Then you can lay out your glassware and silverware. For an easy guide where utensils should go on the table, read here.
There is not usually much room for a centerpiece after the Thanksgiving food dishes come out, so make it simple and special:
I think it is the attention to detail that makes the table special. I hope this gave you a little more confidence in being able to make your own beautiful, unique Thanksgiving table. It does not have to be a stressful project if you plan a little early. Note to self- that includes you Kelly!
If you need help setting a beautiful table for the Holiday’s, contact me today.
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