Have you gotten stuck in the pumpkin and candle rut when it comes to Thanksgiving table decor? Don’t feel bad. I did, too. Every year my table was loaded with pumpkins, gourds, and shades of orange. Don’t get me wrong, they looked absolutely amazing. I’m not afraid to brag. But year after year, the same thing starts to get a little old. Then one day last week, while planning this year’s menu, it hit me. There’s no rule that says I have to do it that way again.
Who says the table has to have pumpkins?
Who says the dining room has to have every shade of red, orange, and brown?
Who says I even have to use fall decor at all?
Nobody, that’s who.
But with this newfound proclamation of individuality, what can I do to change it up without losing the Thanksgiving atmosphere?
The answer? Google it, of course.
I’m crazy about this arrangement. I’ll admit, I’ve never even heard of persimmons before. But after seeing this, I’m pretty sure I can’t decorate another table without them again. They are kind of like plums and have these gorgeous branches. You’ll definitely see this in my house very soon.
Want to use fruit but need something a little more obtainable? Opt for a wooden tray of apples and pears. Nothing says fall like this duo does. And the eucalyptus sprigs really take a simple fruit tray to the next level.
Don’t be afraid to go green. Think outside the stereotypical color scheme and fill vases or jars with a monochromatic green arrangement. It will go with almost anything and you can even create them with findings from your yard. As an added bonus, the mini-arrangements can be sent home with guests as a special favor.
Now this has got to be one of the most creative ideas I’ve seen. A wooden trough filled with fresh seasonal veggies just screams autumn. The bright colors are so festive and really gets everyone in the mood for the holiday. The best part? You can buy everything you need while shopping for your menu groceries. It doesn’t get any easier than this.
You know, a centerpiece really isn’t all that necessary anyway. You spend all day cooking beautiful dishes and then hide them out in the kitchen. Don’t hide that golden turkey, fancy sides, and perfectly crafted dinner rolls. Put them front and center! Skip the table decor altogether and put all the good stuff within reach.
Inspired to try something new this year? I’d love to hear your ideas!