Thanksgiving is only a few days away… How does your family celebrate? In my family, styling the tablescape is almost as important as cooking the meal. I love to set a pretty table. Whether it be for a traditional feast, such as Thanksgiving, or a cocktail hour with friends. And what is more beautiful than Fall inspired decor?
My aunt was recently married during a weekend celebration in the North Georgia Mountains. I was charged with arranging the Friday night cocktail party. It was a crisp October night and the fog was rolling in over the mountains. While keeping with the theme of Fall, I chose to go with a less traditional style – rich jewel tones. I began with a navy tablecloth, and then added a garland of fresh greenery down the center (this can be ordered and delivered from Costco online). Next, I used deep green wine bottles as vases – soak these in a soapy bath and the labels will fall right off. Each vase contained a single long-stem blueberry rose. Blueberry roses are a deep berry hue and your local florist should be able to order these for you… just look at the varieties of roses online to determine the exact shade you are looking for. Between the tall vases, I placed jelly jars with bunches of antique purple hydrangeas, gold mercury votives, and then scattered white pumpkins, pomegranates, deep red apples, and golden pears. The trick is to arrange your decor with pieces of varying heights, stick to one color palette, and be intentional when chooses the accompanying serve-ware, linens, etc. The food for this particular spread was displayed on all wooden serving pieces.
So, think outside the cornucopia this Thanksgiving and add a little glam to your table.
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