Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas

With Thanksgiving upon us, I thought it would be fun to reminisce on my past Thanksgiving tables I've styled over the years.  Maybe old pictures will inspire new ideas:)
Thanksgiving is such a great excuse to bring out your BEST and go all out on your table. 

I here a lot of people tell me that they HATE centerpieces because they are "always in the way" or "it's just so awkward and we can't see each other across the table," etc. etc.  So here's my take on this . . . 
First - don't be afraid to Go ALL OUT on your centerpiece!  I figure that company will come, see the beautiful table, feel the holiday spirit and beauty of the space (mission accomplished), and once you start placing the food, the center piece is moved off the table and the festivity begins!  

Second - I like to repeat items season after season. My natural woven placements were an awesome investment, as well as several table runners and other fabric placements that I have collected over the years.  Don't worry about repeat decor - if you find something you like, use it again. Just repurpose your decor in different ways each year. I also like to check out the Target dollar spot for inexpensive finds to add charm to my tables.

A few weeks ago, I taught a class on Tablescapes, at the Pinners Conference in Salt lake City, Utah. 
I gave the class members a list of my "must haves" to start their collection of items that makes pulling together a tablescape easy and effortless, which is what it's all about!  We want the holidays to be FUN!  If you're killing yourself off by spending countless hours on decorating, you might be missing out on other things.  Don't get me wrong, I DO spend a lot of time on decorating, but I'm also here to tell you that it gets easier and quicker the more you dive into it.  Trust me;)

For all those who weren't able to attend, I wanted to share how to get started on a tablescape.  
Happy Thanksgiving!
Harvest Inspired 

Neutral and Blue


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