Let's face it, the holidays are busy & sometimes stressful. We all want a memorable festive gathering with family as the focus. If you're hosting the big day and stressing about your table, skip the fussy formal stuff & opt for a fun eclectic look. Read on for further instructions!
Tablecloths aren't really my thing. Just one more thing to iron, wash, whatever. Skip it & go for a more rustic casual look. Then, to start your centerpiece think about natural elements like greens or branches from the yard. Lay them down the center as a base for everything else.
Shop your local grocery store for fresh seasonal produce. Look for colors that catch your eye like grapes, oranges, persimmons, pomegranates, and even dark greens like kale. Tuck them into the greens and branches and then place some in small containers like glass or wood bowls.
A few pillar candles grouped in the center and a couple vases with jewel tone flowers scattered around and you've got a gorgeous centerpiece. Accent the colors you've used in the centerpiece with paper or cloth napkins. With all the textures and color going on with the centerpiece, a simple solid colored napkin is a good idea. You can jazz up the napkin a bit with a simple gold ring or by placing a clementine or small sprig of greens on top.
I love the addition of pine cones, nuts, bowls of olives and cheese boards. Great rustic fillers.
This style of decorating might be new to you so if it is, just let it come together gradually. Start with the base of greens and just slowly add to it. You might want more or less than what's shown here and that's ok. Have fun with it & most of all, enjoy your time with family! Happy Thanksgiving!