Here are some last minute ideas for your Thanksgiving table-all pretty easy to accomplish.Have fun with pumpkins,cranberries,corn -fill containers with them or sprinkle them on the table….magnolia leaves and bittersweet can add a lot too…I also love my collection of pilgrims,turkeys-get them all out every year….fun to start with kids!
Sadly I am JUST starting to think about how to decorate my table for Thanksgiving this year. I looked back to pictures I took last year for some inspiration…I love putting the flowers in a clear vase loaded with cranberries (they don’t get mushy for a week)…all receive a chocolate turkey…..sprinkling corn (just buy popcorn) and Lindt chocolates wrapped in gold make a pretty filler…
Thank you so much to those of you who sent me pictures of arrangements you did after reading my blogs-I really appreciate it! Please keep sending-I will save for next year. Have a great weekend-on to Christmas ideas next…..
For anyone trying to come up with some last minute ideas for your table maybe some of these will help. Keep centerpieces low so people can talk to each other-I get that complaint every year and so now am remembering it.(so even though the first picture is beautiful-how would people even see each other??!)
This is how I decorated my table last year. I took my Williamsburg Apple Tree Form centerpiece and instead of using apples or fruit, I used small pumpkins.Then I trimmed some of my vines in the house and wrapped those around the pumpkins. Needing more color I then went for a walk and gathered pretty leaves and put those in as well.I was happy with the result!
A year ago I was asked to do the decorating for a Senior Citizen Thanksgivng Luncheon given by our high school. I had to make over 25 centerpieces on a very limited budget. I went to Home Goods and bought the tall wine glasses. In them I put a handful of raisins and nuts and then inexpensive Thanksgiving cups on top. I added a plastic cup inside so I could add water for the flowers. I had gone to the Flower Mart in Boston to buy loads of different flowers so then made the 25 arrangements,all different. These were all put on round tables set for 8 people each. For fun I added the crumply paper and the Lindt chocolates so that they could take those home.
A great way to add a little interest to your Thanksgiving table is by filling glass vases with either corn,candy corn or cranberries and put large candles on top. Cranberries are great because you can also use them with flowers. They can last as long as the flowers do without getting mushy. If you don’t use a lot they sort of float to the top and look great also.