Thanksgiving Decorations - Make A Special Holiday
Beautifully Color Coordinated Thanksgiving Table
Thanksgiving decorations are the best of the year in my opinion. They aren't as complicated as Christmas, not that Christmas isn't beautiful, but Thanksgiving lets you use so much of nature's beauty.
There are wonderful selections of Thanksgiving flowers, plus you have the beautiful color of the fall leaves. You can make beautiful cornucopias, use colorful apples, gourds and pumpkins for centerpieces. Plus there is a wide selection of choices for a nice autumn wreath for the front door.
Creative table settings mixing and matching beautiful colors of napkins, table cloths, charger plates, place mats and the list can go on and on. You can certainly purchase all of these things ready to go, but it is quite simple to make simple elegant center pieces as well. You can often find those things you need right in your yard to make centerpieces and to decorate your home.
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We see these beautiful Thanksgiving tables in the magazines and on TV and wonder how we can afford to achieve that same look on a budget. First, you can look for tablecloths and napkins at the dollar store, discount stores, Hobby Lobby or Big Lots, as linens are expensive at the high end stores. You can even browse the Goodwill or Salvation Army stores, and sometimes find a good deal. It is possible to make your own if you are good at sewing.
The decorations and the food are going to be much more noticeable than the linens anyway. Pretty center pieces can be fall flowers you've grown in your yard, and you get to enjoy their fragrance. Small pumpkins, gourds and fall vegetables are very reasonable and can be arranged in an attractive way. Simple candle sticks always add an elegance to the table; and you can add some colorful leaves and gourds near by as you will need most of the room on the table for the food.
A Butternut Squash arrangement is simple to make. Make sure you chose one that will stand up on its own; cut off the top then scrap out the inside being careful not to get too close to the outer skin. Use a small piece of floral foam to hold a few flowers steady for a simple but beautiful centerpiece.
Setting the Table
It is really nice to let your children get involved in setting the table. Sometimes you may have napkin rings, and you place the napkin by the plate with a colored leaf, small pine cones or acorns. They can place name tags at each setting. You can adorn the back of the chairs with bows for a special look. Children are always excited at holidays and you create special memories by letting them be a part of the preparations.
Remember the Thanksgiving decorations are the best of the year!
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