Sunday, November 18, 2012

Thanksgiving Decorations

Last year for Thanksgiving I had the hardest time deciding how to decorate my tables. I had twelve people for dinner. There were seven adults and five children. I sat all but one adult (that would be me) in the formal dinning room. The guests plus moi were seated in the kitchen. I figured I would be up and down anyway with helping the children with the buffet, so I enjoyed their company. 

 To make my china "pop" on the formal table I bought gold plastic charger plates at Michael's craft store to put underneath. Gold was a theme throughout my decorations, so I bought gold mercury votive candles and placed a flame less tea light in them. My center piece for the table was a Jim Shore Pilgrim decoration.

Place cards always help with the table decorations. I found some glittered out turkey's to hold my cards. I like to use table runners instead of table clothes whenever possible. It is always easier to to find a fit (especially for an antique table like mine!). Acorns were scattered across the table runner to match our Fall Thanksgiving theme. I am so glad that I took pictures last year! How will I decorate this Thanksgiving?