Elegant and Easy Thanksgiving Table Settings

Elegant and Easy Thanksgiving Table Settings

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is right on the horizon. I’m getting pretty excited though because one of my absolute favorite things to do is to dress the table! Check out these cool pictures and get inspired for your own holiday table! There are ideas for every design aesthetic, plus some really awesome DIYs to try. Personally, I’m leaning toward that blue and orange design. So pretty!

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Source: 38 Elegant and Easy Thanksgiving Table Settings

Homemade Pumpkin Honey Butter

Try This— Homemade Pumpkin Honey Butter

Of all things to impulse buy, 10 cans of pumpkin puree was probably the most ridiculous. Not my proudest moment. Still, it feels a lot like Fall around here, so I might as well embrace this whole pumpkin thing. In search of some not-so-pumpkiny pumpkin recipes, I came across this cool looking Pumpkin Honey Butter recipe.

Try This---Homemade Pumpkin Honey ButterI definitely love bread, and rolls, and biscuits, and waffles, and—well, you get the idea, but what’s bread without butter? So I made this Pumpkin Honey Butter last night and it’s absolutely delicious, if I do say so myself! It’s super easy to make and I’m not kidding when I tell you that I actually reached for this heavenly spread instead of cookie butter for my morning waffle today. That’s really an incredible thing right there, since I haven’t even admitted I have a cookie butter problem yet! You must try this!
Homemade Pumpkin Honey Butter

Homemade Pumpkin Honey Butter

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 1tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/3c pumpkin puree
  • 4tbsp honey
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon

Directions

  • In a standing mixer (or in a blender), mix the butter until its soft and thin
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and whisk them together with the butter until fluffy
  • Enjoy!

Source: Baking with Blondie

Thanksgiving Table Decor

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With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I thought I’d share some of my favorite table design tips for the holiday. I absolutely love dressing the table. It gives me an opportunity to add a bit of elegance to our usually, casual family dinners.

1.Determine Your Design Style

Design Style

Rustic, modern, or as traditional as the image above- I always look through images to see what appeals to me and then I try my best to recreate the decor… on a budget of course! You can find a surprising number of inexpensive candle holders, place settings, and even glassware at your local arts & crafts store.

 

2 Natural Elements

Thanksgiving Natural Elements

Thanksgiving is all about celebrating nature’s bounty. Wooden candle holders, winter gourds, fresh flowers, or all of the above should appear somewhere on your table. This holiday is one of the few times in the year that I actually use fresh flowers. I’m absolutely horrible at caring for plants, but since I know it’s a temporary decoration, I don’t feel so bad when I finally manage to kill the unlucky flowers that were placed on my table. If you live in a place that has a produce store, or even at some local grocery stores, you can usually find inexpensive floral arrangements for your table.

3. Putting it All Together

Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving table decor doesn’t have to be too over the top or gaudy. Some people really are turned off by a table that screams kitschy Thanksgiving. I find myself gravitating more towards neutral palettes with pops of fall colors. I think that aesthetically it’s more appealing to everyone.

***One final note: cloth napkins are a must, and with all the awesome tutorials on napkin folding, it’s a sure fire way to impress your guests.

Happy Thanksgiving!!! I’d love to see some of your favorite table designs!