thanksgiving times 2

We hope that everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving and if you happen to be braving Black Friday- best of luck! Last night we celebrated Thanksgiving with Nick's family and finished off the night with dessert at my parents' house. This year, Nick's parents were hosting Thanksgiving for 33(!!) and I was asked to handle the Thanksgiving decorations. I decided to keep things very simple to make room for all the people and food. We used cut burlap to create runners for each of the four tables. Next we added small sugar pumpkins and squash, carved to be tea light holders.  Glass candle holders filled with walnuts complemented to the a natural look. The final touch was scattering fall leaves up and down each of the runners. 
We weren't the only ones using natural elements to dress up the Thanksgiving tables. My mom, who hosted Thanksgiving for 20, decorated her long tables with a variety of plants found in their yard. She created a runner on the white table cloths using rosemary and fall leaves. She then added sprigs of orange berries to the arrangement. She used tiny orange pumpkins with a tag to identify each place setting. So simple, yet so pretty! 
Decorating for Thanksgiving is so fun! I love how each table can look so different. Did you do any table decor yesterday?

1 comment:

  1. the cape on the cornerNovember 30, 2011 at 9:54 AM

    oh my gosh, love the oranges!  what a different take with the runner. 


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