Halloween has come and gone, and now it’s about that time for holiday season mayhem. After seeing a photo of a friend’s Christmas tree that he already put up this weekend (!!!) I told another friend that I just don’t know if I can handle the craziness this early on in the season. She responded by telling me that she has a big meeting tomorrow to prepare for the sooner-than-later Black Friday and holiday sales where she works, so I guess I’m the one behind on the whole holiday timing thing.
As of now, there are only 3 and a half weeks until Thanksgiving, which kind of scares me. One thing that you shouldn’t have to fret about is the Thanksgiving table. To be honest, it takes a long time to make your tablescape look like a million bucks (without having to actually spend a million bucks) so I thought I’d put together a few of my favorite looks to get your inspired, so you can spend your time doing more important things like figuring out how many versions of sweet potato casserole will show up to your house on Thanksgiving (cue eyeroll galore!)
Gold has definitely made a statement throughout this year, and it’s not going to stop on Thanksgiving either. It’s a great color to add to your tablescape because it goes great with the traditional orange and brown hues. In my opinion, more is more with a Thanksgiving tablescape and gold definitely helps to keep it feeling rich and luxurious. Layering is also pretty important for your table, so in addition to plates, glasses, and silverwear – glass jars, branches, leaves and pumpkins will lend a lot to your holiday decor this season.
Going “green” doesn’t always have to mean being eco-friendly. These days, some families are opting to ditch the traditional color combinations in lieu of a green theme, be it different shades of the color for your Thanksgiving table, or simply having the big meal al fresco. Being in Florida, this could be an excellent option since we don’t really get the picturesque seasons that the northern states get this time of year so it’s green outside basically year-round. Green glass and vases full of green and white floral arrangements look great if you’re going for this fresh look for your tablescape!
Obviously, orange is still the go-to color for the season, and it definitely screams “Thanksgiving” for many people including myself. I love going to my mom’s house for dinner because not only is there a delicious meal, but she also always has her decorative orange table runner out with all of her little orange decorative pumpkins and candles on display. It’s the tradition that makes it special, and since I’m a sucker for tradition, I’m sure I’ll do the same when I have my own extended family to invite over to the house on Thanksgiving someday.
So what’s your annual Thanksgiving tablescape like? Feel free to share your traditions with me on Twitter!
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