Thanksgiving Table Settings

Monday, November 19, 2012

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So how do you celebrate Thanksgiving? Do you host a glamorous soiree with lots of friends or do you keep it simple by enjoying a warm dinner with just your immediate family? 

Either way there's nothing more fun than throwing a dinner party, and my favorite part of that is setting a beautiful table. You don't need to create anything too grand to make the party great; sometimes it's the little details that make all the difference.  Here are some inspiring ideas to spark your imagination and get your creative juices flowing.

Use black construction paper and a white crayon for a classy chalkboard effect:
 Popcorn kernals! What an innovative element for table decor:
 Get creative with containers to hold your napkins and cutlery:
 Simple craft store elements like appliques and ribbon make the best napkin rings:
 Look no further than your kitchen cabinets and the grocery aisles to create stunning centerpieces:
Use natural elements like cork, moss and shells to add texture to your table:

And here's a fun and decorative mini pie recipe to end off your evening: Recipe HERE

Thanksgiving is great. But me personally? I try to make every day Thanksgiving. Incorporating an attitude of gratitude into your life on a constant basis will most certainly change your life for the better. Even the negative things in your life can be viewed as blessings if we appreciate them as opportunities for personal growth. So Happy Thanksgiving to all! Let this day be a model (minus all the calories) for every day of our lives! 

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  1. Love the idea of using antique trophies on a buffet!!!

  2. The corn is really unusual, but it looks festive like this, doesn't it?

  3. Such great finds. I saved that corn and leaf candle photo. Might try it for our thanksgiving table.


  4. I can't wait to one day throw my own Turkey Day gatherings! So many great ideas :)


  5. Love that you live life as if each day is blessed as we all should. You have such a great attitude Sharon. Enjoy your holiday!


  6. Have a great week and happy Thanksgiving, Sharon.

  7. Sharon, great post .. and that mini pumpkin pie looks tres delish!!! I totally agree with you .. every day is a day to be thankful, for all the blessings and there is always a silver lining - if we just take the time to look! Happy Thanksgiving! xo C. (HHL)

  8. Love that every day is Thanksgiving for girl!
    I love this holiday, a time to reflect on our blessings and enjoy our family and friends. And lets not even talk about the food. Oh the food!
    Happy and healthy Thanksgiving to you Sharon!

  9. Wonderful the silver :)) I agree about counting your blessings every day, much better!! Hope you have a great day doll xo

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  10. Beautiful decorating ideas! I usually spend thanksgiving at my mom's house with my immediate family.

  11. Great ideas for table settings! Love that mini pumpkin in the last photo.



  12. Love these decor ideas Sharon, especially using the natural elements!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  13. What a lovely way to end this Thanksgiving post, Sharon. Your attitude of kindness and sincerity are always evident in everything you do. I love the photos ... I usually am the one cooking Thanksgiving dinner but because this year I still have a kitchen on the verge of being gutted, we get to travel out of town. I love the tall placecard holder in that first photo, how stunning it is! Have a lovely Thanksgiving, darling. ~xoSandy

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  14. Gratitude is the right attitude :) Sounds like you've got the right priorities Sharon! Love all these pretty settings and the little pie looks perfect.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  15. Such gorgeous ideas, Sharon. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

  16. Such a bountiful grouping of gorgeous tabletop ideas!!! I enjoy setting the table so much more than doing all the cooking.

    I agree with you....I am working on a daily attitude of gratitude. We are so very blessed!

    Wishing you and your beautiful family a very happy Thanksgiving, Sharon!
    xoxo Elizabeth

  17. These are beautiful ideas :)

    xo Jennifer

  18. This is helpful!! I have not even thought of my table setting and I usually love to enjoy and plan it out. Sometimes begin a single mom has it's setbacks, like no time! I am going to squeeze in some time to make play with my table!!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  19. Great ideas, though I'd use the "flameless" candles for the popcorn presentation. Maybe this wouldn't happen but I'd hate to "pop" the corn unintentially. "Flameless" ("heatless/burnless") candles are so wonderful to put all around the house, esp when you have kids - no worries but all of the ambience!

  20. Such a beautiful table setting! It made me want to cook a gorgeous dinner;)

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  21. SJP always knows how to layer to perfection :)


  22. What elegant ideas. Love the silver trophy cups. I've pinned them. Give me something to search for...

  23. Hope you had a great thanks giving I look all those table settings especially the natural ones and the napkin rings. So simple but so effective.
    Sarah x

  24. What is the square charger plate made out of? Did you buy it?