Look To Nature To Inspire Your Thanksgiving Table Setting

Published October 07, 2015

incorporate-colour-into-settings-1I love this time of year in Vancouver.

The leaves are changing and the weather is still reasonably sunny and warm. We really are fortunate to live in such a beautiful city. If you are planning to host this year’s Thanksgiving dinner here are a few table setting ideas that will make your table dazzle. Most of the items may be found locally at your grocery store.

Cream and green 

Look to nature to inspire your next Thanksgiving table setting. The gentle greens of pears, artichokes and outdoor boughs lend themselves beautifully to an elegant table setting. Combine cream gourds, miniature pears and grapes to add that Thanksgiving feel to plain linens and silverware. Use wicker chargers coupled with cream and silver plates to add the necessary bling to your place setting. Finish off with cream candles in different heights for a varied look.

Traditional orange and green

If you are a traditionalist then you are probably inclined to use small orange gourds and pumpkins on your Thanksgiving table. These colours work beautifully together. It is a good idea to merge these with pine boughs, pinecones, twigs and berries. Add red pillar candles in small and tall sizes. Look for fresh berries in the produce department at your local grocery store. Squash and pumpkin tealight holders are a nice idea as well. Simply hollow out the squash and miniature pumpkins and place a tealight inside. They will add a nice, soft glow to your Thanksgiving table.

White pumpkin centrepiece

You may have seen white pumpkins interspersed among the traditional orange ones. They really are beautiful when cleaned out and filled with greens and white flowers for a Thanksgiving table. Mix in a few twigs and white berries. Scatter white candles and pinecones around the bottom of the pumpkin.

Barb Lunter is a freelance writer with a passion for home decor, entertaining and floral design. barb@lunter.ca lunter.ca