Thanksgiving is all about...... food! At least at our gatherings! It is also a time to be reflect on the past year and all we have to be thankful for! Our family gathers at our Grandmom and Grandaddy's house (Clarence & Betty Murray.) The meall is served buffet style on the bar. Dad and I both cook the biggest turkey's we can find and everyone brings their "must have" dishes. But we will have to share recipes later ;) .....
Let me Show You a way to decorate your table! This works for a sitdown dinner because you can talk across the decorations (everyone wants to see who they are talking to!) or buffet style by working in all the different serving pieces on either side!
At Show Me Decorating we always start with a theme, what are we celebrating or decorating for?
-The theme is nostalgic Thanksgiving
-The color story is Autumn Leaf colors
Now its time to gather materials. I love to repurpose and reuse items I have around the house, so all the brass candle sticks hiding in the cabinets and closets are rounded up, as well as all the family photos to use. Candles purchased @Walmart compliment our autumn colors, and paper plates are elevated to the look of fine china when placed on chargers (from @HobbyLobby and @Pier1 )
To pull off this theme I decided to use family photographs from around the house. However a great look is to print off some of those great family pictures you have stored on your computer! Frame them in frames from the dollar or discount store all in coordinating frames, or just do as my daughter did:
-Collect garage sale frames
-Spray paint all the same color
-Create a coordinated look
These will be tucked in to the garland down the middle of the table. It will be fun to look back at how everyone has changed and grown... great conversation.
Now for the base I will use a 9' green pine garland and wire on the fall garland and red berry garland. Ribbon and mesh are gathered and it is time to start decorating. ( This look also works on a side table or mantel)
Enjoy your turkey day as we enjoy ours!
[caption id="attachment_1388" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="The rolled mesh makes a great table runner, copper ribbon for a bow. Learn how to tie a bow http://www.bowapp.showmedecorating.com $0.99 app for iPhone or iPad! Closeup of finished table!"][/caption]
Happy Decorating Y'all!