I can't believe the year has gone by so fast and it's already time for Thanksgiving.
I know that you all are planning your menu and getting ready to prepare tried and true favorites for that special dinner. Me included!
But, before I share a few new recipes to try this Thanksgiving Day I wanted to share with you something just as important. Thanksgiving decorations and tips! I love to dress a table. I do it often even for casual dinners. The tablescape to me is a creative expression that sets the tone for the food.
Let's have some fun and take a look at some of my favorite Thanksgiving tablescapes.
A large hurricane sleeve filled with fresh gourds, pumpkins, squashes, and fall leaves. Perfect for the season.
Each place setting holds a wonderful stoneware leaf salad/dessert plate and is topped with a bottle brush turkey that can also be used as a place card holder. A bit of whimsy.
A more rustic yet elegant styled table. Antique silver charges topped with grey dinner plats and topped with a wonderful pumpkin salad/dessert plate are all wrapped in linen napkins. Rustic wood flatware add a cozy touch. Serving dishes are a joy when shaped in fall pumpkins. Serving dishes and dessert plates from Williams-Sonoma.
I've posted this cute way to serve finger foods before. I just love the idea for olives or pickles so much that I had to share it again.
Carry the harvest theme one step further with bowls made from fresh squash.What you need:
- Winter squash such as butternut or acorn
- Cut squash so you are left with the ”bowl” of the vegetable to carve into a container.
- Scoop seeds and stringy flesh from the inside of each squash.
- Wash and dry well.
- Slice a small piece off the bottom of each so they sit flat.
- Place on a platter or tray and fill with olives.
I hope I've brought you some inspiration and that you have fun decorating for this very special day!