Whether its an intimate gathering or a larger affair, the joy of gathering around the table to share a meal with family and friends is a universal pleasure. Special occasions like Thanksgiving are opportune times to explore your creativity while sprucing up the festive table. Adorn your table with rustic ornaments, fall inspired colourways and intimate lighting. Your loved ones will enjoy the ambience you have created as it complements your delicious meal. At this time of year, home decor stores are brimming with items to help you on your way, or DIY your centrepiece for a Thanksgiving to remember.
Rustic Gold Setting
Nothing screams holiday season like silver and gold. Create a gorgeous Thanksgiving table with rustic gold additions and let your creative streak shine a few weeks later as you restyle these ornaments as Christmas table or room decorations! Take inspiration from our pins above by mixing and matching in various gold tones or add an ornate yet rustic touch to more subdued table settings.
Fall Wheat Centrepiece
In modern times, the meaning behind gathering together with friends and family on Thanksgiving is often forgotten. Thanksgiving is the celebration of the harvest and agricultural blessings of the previous year. Pay respect to the real roots of Thanksgiving and look to nature for your table inspiration. Wheat makes an inexpensive yet tasteful and attention-grabbing centrepiece. The addition of a table runner, placemats and serviettes in natural tones will help tie the table together, or highlight your centrepiece with candles and surrounding flowers. There are also endless options for presenting the wheat itself. Leave it free standing by wrapping a large bunch in a colour coordinated bow, or place it in a low vase that ties in well with your table settings.
Candles are the classic choice in table setting and decorating. They create mood, intimacy and relaxation and remind guests to that this is a special occasion. Make this Thanksgiving a little different with a fresh approach to using candles. Why stick to your usual two candles side by side when you can spread them along your table runner in complementary candle sticks. Your used glass bottles are the perfect opportunity to get crafty and build a standout centrepiece. Have a play with bottle heights for even greater impact. With a diverse selection of candle scents, shapes and sizes in stores, keep your eyes open and your creative juices flowing.