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November 18, 2019

Holiday Tablescape Inspiration

Hosting Thanksgiving this year? Believe it or not I truly love setting a table for a big family gathering. Today I’m sharing all of my best tips to help your table look as good as the meal tastes.

Tip # 1: Start with a neutral base. I bought these standard floor length tablecloths years ago and they’ve served me well. They wash well and class things up! I also love these chair covers for folding chairs.

Tip # 2: Greens!  I always add greenery to my tables, and often it’s from my own yard.  Give your shrubs a trim (free!!) and place them down the center of your table.  A green bouquet from Costco or Trader Joe’s does the trick too.

Tip # 3: Layer in brass candle sticks and tea lights.  Battery operated tea lights can be used again and again!

Tip #4: Don’t have enough uniform place settings?  Hit the thrift store!  I love glasses and dishes in different shapes and sizes.  Just stock with the same color scheme for a collected look.

Tip #5: Disposable paper placemats are one of my favorite tricks.  Keeps the table clean and adds in a fun pattern. (Try these buffalo check ones!)

Tip # 6: Fruit— like apples or citrus— add interest and fragrance for little to no cost (those apples are from my neighbor’s tree!) 

Tip #7: Plan a kids table activity.  Coloring pages as placemats, butcher paper tablecloth with crayons, etc.  This year I’m doing these turkey stickers.

Tip # 8: Set the tables up the night before.  Save day of for food prep and get all the decor done the night before!

Bonus Tip! I love adding something sweet to the table whether it’s individual chocolates on each plate, or candy scattered on the table.

Hope these tips help make planning your holiday tablescapes a little easier!

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