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How Are You Going to Decorate Your Thanksgiving Table?

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The menu is planned and the guest list is complete.   But how you are going to set your table this Thanksgiving season?

The beautiful gourds available this time of year make it easy to arrange a STUNNING tablescape while still watching your pocketbook  The palette of creams, grays, and blues are gorgeous and set an unexpected yet welcoming tone:

 

Remember my blog post “Falling for Gourds” back in September?  Check it out here for some fall arrangements that I came up with this season!  Here’s one idea below.  Wouldn’t a table be gorgeous with a few of these across it?

flowers soften everything -- by Dana Wolter

The shapes and various sizes of the gourds can inspire creativity and beauty.  Notice above that the flower “vase” holding the lily is actually a gourd scooped out.  How cute would they be as place holders with names handwritten in gold paint pen across the front?

I love taking lifestyle expert Jenny Steffens Hobick ‘s idea of using small pumpkins as candleholders and building upon this idea.  Perhaps elevating the largest gourd and mixing some different size candles would be a great way to add even more dimension to a table arrangement.

check out the candle-holder detail by Jenny Steffens Hobick

Of course, you can go in a totally different direction with glitter, gold, and silver.  Notice how they played with height and texture, mixing shiny and smooth with the courser greenery and gourds.  Very festive!

from tatertotsandjello.com

It’s always a good memory-maker for me to involve my children in decorating for the holidays.  I love the bonding time and learning what their little minds can create.  Here’s one adorable idea that could keep the kids busy for a while:

from funfamilycrafts.com

However you decide to decorate your table this holiday, make it your own.  Your table decor does not have to be perfect, it just needs to be a reflection of you and your family.