Entry #1792, November 5, 2012
A wonderful Thanksgiving table is the outcome of all detailed preparations – family and friends gather around the dinner table to express their gratitude for this year’s happiness and challenges, creating an atmosphere filled with love and gratitude.
Your dining table should compliment the dining room’s decor, combining colors, textures and shapes in a very special reflection of what you yourself are thankful for. Attention to details is as important in the table arrangement as it is with the recipes. Each element shaping the perfect Thanksgiving table should reflect your style and make guests feel at home. Neutral colors and simple materials can reunite to compose a fascinating Thanksgiving tablescape. Mixing modern and traditional will give this year’s Thanksgiving dinner a charming nuance, helping you focus on the good things rather than the bad.
Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece Ideas
This year’s Thanksgiving is right around the corner, giving you many reasons to be grateful for. Rooted in longstanding tradition, Thanksgiving has seen quite a few changes over the years – it has become a modern way in which we present our gratitude for everything we have and spoil our guests with attention, carefully designed spaces and exceptional recipes. Ceremonies have become more informal, harvesting is no longer visible in our recipes especially if we live in urban developments and oven roasted turkey comes no longer from our own poultry patch. In spite of all these things, Thanksgiving is a beloved holiday reminding us of the good things in life and encouraging us to give thanks while bonding with family and friends over a beautifully prepared diner. An elegant table arrangement can be set in a surprising combination of chocolate brown and crisp white, creating a cozy and relaxed atmosphere, sprinkled with elegant details, as you can see in the photo below.
Take advantage of the beautiful weather if you can by organizing an outdoor Thanksgiving dinner – fall will definitely add to the charm and remind you what you are so grateful for. Reflecting your personal style and making guests feel special lies in the space arrangement, recipes you will be serving and memories guests will be taking with them when they leave. Pumpkins, gourds, pears, acorns, autumnal flowers, wheat bouquets, or any other thing that reminds you of the fall’s harvest bring a traditional edge to your modern Thanksgiving.
As table place cards, a few handmade decorations can be the thing your guests find a personal attraction to. Embellish your Thanksgiving table with colorful elements exposing your love for the family and good things that happened this year. Warm colors can be beautifully softened by ice-cold blues and patterns can create sophisticated space arrangements you will be proud of. Guests will admire your dedication to making this Thanksgiving dinner a very special one.
Using natural colors that imitate the outdoor surroundings – nuances of brown, yellow, orange, purple and green creates an atmosphere in perfect harmony with this time of the year. When you’re content with your table arrangement and cooked food, you should switch your attention on the feeling – does the room induce a relaxing, comforting atmosphere or does it need any last minute updates?
Photo images: 1, 2, 3, 4
Ada Teicu is a dedicated writer sharing finds about architecture, design and creativity. Inspired by the new and exciting things she sees daily, Ada puts pieces side by side to offer the landscape of modern architecture, sometimes entangled with personal experiences on her blog.
For more Thanksgiving ideas on Stagetecture, click here.