'Tis the Season for Thanksgiving

The holiday season is officially upon us.  Thanksgiving is just a week away!  This is a very special time of year, as families usually gather together to give thanks for the blessings they have received.  'Tis the season for Thanksgiving!!!

If you happen to host Thanksgiving and need some last minute table decorating ideas, here are some of my favorite tips for a simple tablescape:

Decorate with food

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Brunch at Saks

Keep it natural

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Light it up

Country Living
To simplify this tablescape even more, I would place pillar candles across the table and just wrap a twine bow around each candle (instead of papered letters).  I'd even skip the flower arrangement!

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Tip: Use unscented candles so that they don't compete with the aroma of the food!

Add a touch of sophistication

There is no better time than the holidays to bring out your special plates, cutlery, serving dishes, glassware, etc.  Try to mix in some gold or silver metallic elements (chargers, flatware, candle holders, etc.) and/or add crystal (glasses, stemware, etc.) to bring a touch of elegance and sophistication to your tablescape!

Crate and Barrel
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Tips: Use gold or silver spray paint to do a sophisticated revamp of an everyday item.  Inexpensive gold or silver taper candles can also bring the sparkle to your table!

My Personal Favorite

I like tablescapes that combine simple and organic with a touch of glam.  What's a holiday without a little glam?!  I find such table settings to be casual and welcoming, yet "amped up" for a special occasion.  This tablescape by Sarah Sherman Samuel of Smitten Studio hits the mark:

{Above images by Sarah Sherman}

I love how the "ingredients" to make the centerpiece can all be picked up at your local farmer's market or grocery store!  So awesome.  And I spy some gold flatware that is making me swoon...

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