23 Elegant and Easy Thanksgiving Table Settings

23 Elegant and Easy Thanksgiving Table Settings

I like to set a beautiful table when I entertain. Corny as it may sound, I see my table as a lovely accessory that adorns my meal. The table & the food compliment one another.

I know many of you may panic at the thought of having to set a table for Thanksgiving, or any occasion this Holiday season. Table settings don’t have to be elaborate or expensive. You simply build them up, one item at a time, step back after each layer & look to see where you need more. Like accessories to an outfit, your table setting should compliment your menu, not overwhelm it! If you turkey gets lost in the setting, you have done too much.

Also, guests must be able to talk to one another across the table. If you have stacked your centerpiece so high that no one can see across it, again, you have done too much. Remember, bit by bit.

Still confused? Country Living to the rescue! They have put together 23 elegant & EASY table settings for you. I LOVE the rustic look to the setting in the photo above. Use these ideas to create your table or as a starting point for a creation of your own.

And when you are done, remember Coco Chanel’s advice concerning accessories, “Remove the last piece you put on!” Even Coco knew, we always go one step too far!

Table Settings

10 Fun Thanksgiving Crafts

10 Fun Thanksgiving CraftsHow often do we complain about having to do ALL the work for Thanksgiving? Thanksgiving is a FAMILY event & I believe the entire family should help prepare for it. Mr. D & The Child help me shop for our celebration. Then on Thanksgiving, Mr. D serves my Mimosas after I put all the food on to cook!

You kids can help with Thanksgiving by making these darling crafts that can be used as part of your decorations. I LOVE the turkey place cards above. What a cute idea! Thanks go out to Woman’s Day for these clever ideas!

Thanksgiving Crafts

11 Easy and Beautiful Thanksgiving Craft Ideas

Autumn Wreath

Yesterday, I began taking down my Halloween decorations & preparing my home for Thanksgiving. The process is not as hard as it sounds since both Halloween & Thanksgiving use pumpkins in their decorating themes! I enjoy adding seasonal touches to my home throughout the year. However, I do NOT enjoy spending a fortune on those decorations! To help keep my cost down(& in some cases non-existent) I make many of my own seasonal touches to use throughout my home. You can also easily add simple Thanksgiving pieces to your home this November when you create your own decorations. No idea where or how to begin? Country Living to the rescue with these easy to make Thanksgiving craft ideas. It really doesn’t take much to add beautiful seasonal touches to your home. Just a bit of time, imagination & Simple Joy!

Thanksgiving Crafts