November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving Tabletop Ideas

Happy Thanksgiving week from Team Troy! In these next few days before Thanksgiving, many of you hosts and hostesses out there will be preparing night and day for this much-cherished holiday with your family and friends. To make your life a little easier, Team Troy has compiled a few easy tips and ideas to make your Thanksgiving table wow all of your guests. As a bonus, these tabletop ideas could be used if you are trying to stage your dining room during the fall season.

  • Metallics are in: With a little can of gold or bronze spray paint, you can add accents to your table on the cheap. Buy a few different sizes of pumpkins or gourds and spray paint them. Then spread them across the center of the table and you have a striking centerpiece. You can also spray paint some sticks or leafs found in your front yard and arrange those in an artful manner around the table to create a natural and fun look.
  • Place cards: There are so many creative ideas for easy place cards that both decorative and helpful for your guests. Handwritten names on pieces of parchment can be attached to corks, acorns, mini pumpkins, leafs, walnuts, or tucked into napkin rings.
  • Get the layered look: A solid colored table cloth with a patterned runner can add depth and visual interest to your tabletop. You can add coordinating napkins to each place settings to get a formal table setting.
  • Pull in vintage pieces: Your grandmother’s china can be incorporated with contemporary pieces to create an eclectic and beautiful table. Pick up some mismatched brass candlesticks at your local thrift store and group these throughout the table to add a ambiance. There are also some fun and easy projects with multi-colored doilies, which can easily be used as chargers for your plates.
  • Use non-traditional colors: Burnt orange, cranberry, brown and mustard yellow are great for the traditional Thanksgiving table. However, a new trend is to incorporate some other colors like navy blue, moss green or neutrals.

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