Thanksgiving is a time for togetherness... it's an occasion to be spent in the warm and loving company of family, loved ones and friends enjoying turkey roast and pumpkin pies with them. Thanksgiving is also an opportunity to renew the ties that bind us with the ones we love... it is a time for remembering, cherishing and being thankful for all the good things you have been blessed with. So it's time to say 'Happy Thanksgiving'

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Thanksgiving Table Decor

It is the time to bring out the best napkins and the dishes. My mom always looked forward for this dinner every year where she can showcase her best tableware. Thanksgiving is a special time for every family. She takes time to decorate the table with china, stemware stuffed beautifully with white napkins, a warm autumn center piece adorned with candles and sprinkled confetti around the place mats on her table for added fun. The new decors which are gaining popularity includes cranberry tea lights. This can be done with other fruits too. Cranberries are placed in an inexpensive glass bowl along with candles. The other decorations can be pumpkin vases, pumpkin candle holders, bobbing apple tea lights. You can bring out your creative self for this occasion with new and bizarre ideas.

Combining chicken made out of straw & dried fall flowers may be a good centerpiece. Others are handmade turkeys, velvet leaves, kid's crafts, simple ribbons, pumpkin spice sashes or simple flowers. My mom is too fussy about the table cloth and the cutlery and so she makes it a point to keep them neat and clean. There is also a table for kids which is a favorite and quite popular among the kids of our house. The kid's table is decorated with brightly colored papers and plastic plates. All these are my mom's ideas. She thinks it really gets boring for the kids to be a part of adult discussion on the same dinner table. As a kid my mom always bought me laundry markers so that the I can have some fun writing while having finger- licking dinner. I always purchase a bunch of wheat from craft store or the near-by florist. I trim the the edges to a height I like. Then tie it with a colorful ribbon and make it stand in the center of the table. The decor always gives the essence of autumn in our family. So you can bring out the best of autumn this thanksgiving right there on the table decoration. Go forth and decorate!


Anonymous Dave Zirnhelt said...

Sean - Thanks for the note over at our blog on our Thanksgiving Holiday Furniture Sale that ends on Nov. 23rd. What inspired you to write this Thanksgiving Blog?

7:51 AM  

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