That time is upon us when we start to think about dressing your Thanksgiving table. While it’s true that the candles and decorations make the “statement” there are other things to consider. You want to create a comfortable and “user friendly” table….one that promotes a long dinner…filled with laughing and reminiscing. Here are a few inspiration tables to explain a bit further….
The simplicity and warmth of this table draws you in…not only is the table uncluttered but it is also very calming. This design leaves plenty of room for large platters and bowls to be passed. The décor is classic and easy. Perfect for an intimate dinner of thanks.
Thanksgiving many times brings lots of extra guests to the table. Why not use space in your house that isn’t typically used for dining? Like a foyer? Maybe a library? I love idea of a multi-purpose tablescape that can be used anywhere in the house. It will make guest feel free to spread out and really relax.
One key to promoting an enjoyable dinner is helping the conversation…and making it easy. These low arrangements will not get in the way of conversations….also make it easy to snap some pictures of family and friends. Classic votives set a warm tone too.
Some simple hurricanes with a glow of candle will create a warm and relaxed mood. I like the unexpected texture of the shells and sand dollars. Again…this table leaves plenty of space for all the yummy food.
I think the key at Thanksgiving is comfort and ease. If you have chairs in other spaces in your home that lend to a more comfortable dining experience…don’t be afraid to move things around. This clean and simple table with the upholstered chairs looks so easy and fresh. Just keep in mind the reason for the holiday…to give thanks for those blessings in our lives and to make that day fun, easy and comfortable. The food is just icing on the cake 😉
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