For all of the newlyweds who are planning on hosting family and friends over Thanksgiving, you're probably freaking out on how to assemble your mis-matched furniture into an appealing setting. Now, take a deep breath, because after you see these super simple ways to create amazing tablescapes, you will be the hit of the party AND social media! If any of you are like me, you see something beautiful, inspiring, or just "aww" worthy and pull out your phone to immediately photo document it. Now, imagine your guests arriving and seeing the beautiful table that you have created. You knocked it out of the park, and you get bragging rights until next year! Do we hear a hashtag gorgeous?!
Grab a can of metallic spray paint and some pine cones to create this place setting. Don't know how to do calligraphy? There are so many free downloadable fonts on the internet that can create the same look!
Enlist the kids to gather up fallen acorns around the yard and simply fill clear containers. Add candles to create a cozy ambience.
Fortunately I have a mother who has made floral arranging look as easy as a microwave dinner, but I do know that the talent is hard to come by. This centerpiece utilizes the items that are probably laying around your house. Winter lettuces have arrived at most garden stores so pick one up for a table like this and then plant outside once the day is over. Also available at the garden stores [ like Leaf & Petal in Mountain Brook Village ], are beautifully colored pumpkins. You may even be able to find them on sale at this time of year (win!). Combine all of these natural elements in a bread bowl, like the one pictured, or just lay in a creative way in the center of the table with some candles. Either way, its sure to be stunning.
In the South, we love an alfresco dinner. Whats a better time than Thanksgiving to enjoy the fall foliage and dine outside? This fall, the temperatures have been all over the place, but hopefully we can maintain a steady 60 degrees through next week to create this lovely table. In my family, the holidays consist of long conversations fireside with a glass of wine in hand. Utilize those empty bottles from the night before and stick candles in them. Voila! You've created some height on your table. Remember, anything on the table should not be higher than your hand if you put your elbow on the table. That is the normal height that most people's eyes are. That way, you can see everyone you're talking to! You can't go wrong with a greenery garland along the center with lots and lots of candles. Candle light is important with the early setting sun.
This weekend is the last weekend before the big week, so get out there and start creating! Take photos and tag us: @HandleyBreauxDesigns! We can't wait to see what all you come up with!
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