For my plan this year I thought I would start with a fairly neutral slate – a taupe tablecloth:
To add some different texture I pulled out one of my scarves and used it as a table runner. This is a great way to make use of different items and give them a dual purpose. So don’t just go to your linen closet when decorating your table make sure to check in your closet, your scrap fabrics, etc.
So it’s coming together right? And we’ve spend $0.00 so far! YIPPEE!
Okay – on to the place setting. I LOVE white dishes! Why, you ask. Because they go with everything – every season – every decor. So I knew I would be using our simple white plates but wanted to add a little drama and contrast with the napkins. Enter lovely chocolate brown:
I took the extra time to iron these bessies’ it’s totally worth it for the finished look. Oh and here’s a tip:
** spritz your linen / cotton napkins with water so they are moist – put in plastic grocery bag and put in the fridge for 20-30 minutes. Use a nice hot iron and you’ll have beautifully ironed napkins**
Ok back to our regularly scheduled program: I wanted to be a little creative with my napkin rings and to play off the whole “thankful” theme. I wrote different things that I am thankful for: “faith, family, friends, dessert.” You get the idea. I used some sale tags that I happen to have in the craft drawer. Of course you could also use this same concept for place cards as well. Super simple & super cute!
So what do you think? Do you have a plan yet for your Thanksgiving table? Are you hosting or will you be going to someone else’s home??