The Thanksgiving holiday is a time to celebrate the arrival of fall, to be thankful for the bountiful harvest and to gather those you love around a table that will wow them.
As your fall accomplices, we offer four ideas to heighten your table display.
A rich colour palette
Get tableware, serving platters and placemats in warm fall colours. Burnt orange, forest green or burgundy red will look great against a classic white tablecloth.
Since Thanksgiving is a time of abundance and harvest, use seasonal foods like apples, squash, dried corn on the cob and garlic braids as table decorations. For a chic effect, spray the food with gold or white spray paint and let it dry.
Go for a walk outside and pick up some pinecones, colourful leaves and grass branches to decorate your table in a rustic setting and economical way. Paint the leaves and write your guests' names on them as place cards, place the pinecones in a large glass vase or arrange them loosely on the tablecloth. Grasses can be cut and placed in champagne flutes.
To create unique candles that will get people talking, dig a lantern-sized hole in the centre of several miniature pumpkins and place a lantern inside. Place them all over the table for beautiful decor.
Rustic table runner
Get a simple jute roll from a garden centre or art supply store and place a large, wide strip along the length of your table over your tablecloth as a table runner. You could also cut out the skirt to create placemats.
Place St-Eustache, always there to inspire you!