I've got a start on the Thanksgiving tablescape! Pumpkins, pinecones, and fall foliage make up most of it. I tried to keep it minimalist and clean looking, so it's a bit different than the elaborate settings I tend to put together. I pledged to myself that I would not use my standard "wall of flame" as I call it - the row of about 10 taper and pillar candles at the center of the table. (Admittedly, I'll still use candles, but only a few tealights. Promise!)
You may be wondering about the empty trifle dish. That actually has to do with the aforementioned tealights. I plan to fill the dish with water and float cranberries and the small candles in it, continuing with the more modern theme. Here's what I'm thinking...
The cranberry centerpiece will have to wait until Thanksgiving day to be assembled. As much as I would like to finish it ahead of time, I might have some funky berries on my hands if they sat out in water for a few days. That would not be aesthetically pleasing! :)
I'm so pleased with the natural pinecone placecard holders. Pinecones almost seem designed for this purpose.. they hold their little tags so well!
The burgundy napkins also make a nice accent, bringing out the colors of the foliage. Yet it's not an overwhelming amount of color, as a tablecloth might be.
Well, that about wraps up the Turkey Day Tablescape. A tad simpler than usual, but still elegant and worthy of a glorious meal. Pictures of the completed tablescape will be up on Instagram on T-day.. cranberries and all!
'Til next time,