Beautiful designs do not need to be dollar deep! Simple, inexpensive items can create lovely table décor. Think single stems for flowers rather than bunches, groupings instead of giant arrangements, and pantry supplies in lieu of purchased decorations. Scout your house and yard for items and materials with the feel of fall. Trade up that Thanksgiving bounty for simple beauty. Follow these easy applications to make your Thanksgiving table stately and stunning all for under $10 and even some for FREE!
Forgo giant arrangements for the easy splendor of fall flowers. Simple beauty can make just as big an impact as giant extravagant designs. Discover the beauty of a single Chrysanthemum, or a small bundle of Asters. Lay individual stems flat on the table or use plane white or clear vases to hold just a few flowers of the same shade or color. Let the earthy colors of autumn take center stage on your table. Allow simplistic beauty to rule the day as you catch the natural majesty of fall flowers.
Wheat is a perfect choice for rustic Thanksgiving decorations. The natural delicacy of wheat can enrich your holiday table and add rural ambiance to your home. Use sparingly in simple vases, or tie bunches together to create a bundle of beauty. Use wheat alone or combine with other idyllic field varieties like Barley, Cat Tails, Hare’s Tails and Artemisia. A GREAT source for inexpensive dried floral is Keuka Flower Farm, high quality products available at great prices www.driedflowersdirect.com.
USE THOSE PUMPKINS! They make wonderful Thanksgiving decorations. Elevate them to new heights with plants, flowers, candles and creative serving ideas. Fill pumpkins with inexpensive floral of the season or greenery you already have on hand; pots of Camellia’s, candles, flowers cut from your garden. Or simply cut the top opening large enough to nestle in your potted house plants. Just cut off the top and clean out the flesh and you have fun and festive Thanksgiving themed pottery. Use large pumpkins for ice buckets and small ones for appetizers like crackers and nuts. Never underestimate the huge variety of uses for these wonderful orange wonders.
The basic rule of thumb for Thanksgiving decorating is, “If it grows, its decor!” Use all the beauty that nature supplies; pumpkins and gourds, fruits and vegetables, nuts and beans, corn and grains. Let the rich colors of earth’s bounty enrich your home. Go as simple as fruit and berries on a platter or as grand as a cascading basket of farm fresh produce. Place chestnuts in a tall glass with a single flower on top. Tie corn into a bundle and surround it with pumpkins or flowers. Turn candlesticks upside down and rest pretty pares and apples on top. Use popcorn to enhance standard glass candle holders. Hit your neighborhood farmers market or discount produce store a few days before Thanksgiving and for $10.00 you can have a lavish table design rich in color and fragrance that you can eat from for days to come.
The most common place items we all take for granted speak autumn splendor to your holiday table. Leaves can be used as accents or can even take center stage. Get outside clip a few branches or clean your yard, (or a neighbors) and you’ll have a bounty of beauty perfect for table decoration. Nestle leaves around the base of candles, fill a glass jar or simply scatter atop the dinning table. Layer leaves of various colors to form a doily, place a candle, pumpkin or gourd on top. Clip a branch with beautiful colors and fill a vase. Capture the glory of autumn on your Thanksgiving table by using the majestic designs trees provide…and best of all IT’S FREE!