Thanksgiving Table Decorations

Thanksgiving Table Decorations

I always love to decorate the dining table for all the holidays and I often take the pieces I have and add various decorations to mix it up each year.  I have a gorgeous paisley shawl that has fall colors and I like to drape that down the center of the table.  I have also used fall fabric that I get at the fabric store and run that down the center of the table.  Many years ago I bought a pretty dried arrangement from Pottery Barn and it’s a long centerpiece made  of wood branches with leaves.  I bought a box of sparkly pears and apples at TJ Maxx that I scatter around, and some years I add fresh fall colored flowers in little vases.  When my niece was younger, we used to like to make place names for the table.  We used gold spray paint and sprayed fresh pears and then cut green paper leaves that we tied with ribbon to each pear and she wrote everyone’s name on it.  She always did a great job and it’s a fun kids craft. We went to the craft store and bought some wired fall berries and she made napkin rings that we still use.  I love traditions and have some beautiful silver plated chargers that I set out for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  To decorate the buffet table, I scatter fall leaves and decorative picks to tuck around the serving dishes that I bought at Michael’s and have some ceramic pumpkins I put out. I always use my Grandmothers beautiful silver plated candelabras and silver serving pieces to remember what a wonderful entertainer she was and keep her in my thoughts as I am making traditional holiday dinners for our family.

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