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Thanksgiving Dinner Table (21 photos)


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I hosted Thanksgiving at my own home last year and wanted to create a warm, rustic mood that would be welcoming to my guests without being too fussy. The concept of the Thanksgiving dinner table was born from a fun idea I had to create a table runner from burlap using corn husks as a sort of ruffled edge. This was an easy project, inexpensive and became one of my favorite elements in the room. The table centerpiece was a simple grouping of mini pumpkins with various colors and patterns combined with moss and some pheasant feathers to create texture and interest.

Another of my favorite elements was the rag-tied garland used on the chandelier. I went to my local Hobby Lobby and chose about 9 different fabrics (some from the remnants!) and got to work cutting and tying. It's a simple project that you can do while watching television. There isn't a lot of thought involved, but you get stunning results and can use the piece on fireplace mantels, over doors, and even on stair cases.

Using the Thanksgiving printables set from my shop, I printed out the patterned papers and wrapped a few candles with burlap, a strip of the paper and added a turkey logo from the collection for an embellishment. The paper leaves used throughout the table came from the Dollar Tree.

Each place setting was created mixing dishes that I owned including a beautiful rustic, ceramic charger, a ruffled green ceramic dinner plate and an ivory salad plate. I sewed the napkins myself by using muslin combined with forest green ribbon, brown lace and an embellishment I found on the scrapbooking aisle of the craft store.

The menus were created using a patterned paper and a frame from the Thanksgiving printables collection. Once I had decided on the dinner menu, I typeset the list of foods being served and embellished the top of the menu with a piece of jute-like ribbon and a turkey logo from the printable collection.

Placecards from the collection were typeset with each guests name and the wine served at dinner was wrapped with the family initial wine bottle wraps from the collection as well.


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