This past Monday, was Thanksgiving Day here in Canada. Many people have their celebratory dinner on the Sunday of the long weekend. This allows for family to travel on the Monday if necessary and the host/hostess to veg out and eat leftovers after all their efforts. :)
It's nice to have the option of having the special meal on the Sunday or the Monday (even the Saturday for some). This year, the Monday worked best for us to have the traditional roast turkey dinner.
Here is a look at the tablescape I created for Thanksgiving 2015.
The colour scheme of the table originated by choosing colours in the striped napkins. The neutral beige tablecloth is new from Walmart.
Each place setting consisted of a woven placemat, copper-coloured charger, orange dinner plate topped with a smaller sage-green plate and pumpkin tureen.
The centerpiece was super easy but added colourful drama to the table.
The candleholders are by Partylite years ago.
These glittered pumpkins and acrylic table gems added some fun flair to the centerpiece.
Candlelight is key to creating a cozy ambiance in the dining room especially at this time of year.
Here are some tips on how to create this simple Thanksgiving centerpiece.
A bit hard to see in this pic below but I hung a few faux leaves from the chandelier using clear fishing line.
On the sideboard behind the table, a trio of hurricanes and some acorn dishes add to the fall décor in the room.
The center hurricane is set inside a woven tray and surrounded by faux pears and a fall wreath.
Another trio of pillar candles on tall holders are decorated with faux berry rings.
You can see the pillar candles to the right in the pic below.
Taking the time to plan out and set your table ahead of any special holiday meal allows you to focus on cooking and entertaining on the day of the event.
It is hard enough to get the food on the table (or on the kitchen island in my case) while it's still hot so you don't want to be scrambling with a last-minute table setting at the same time.
I hope all my fellow Canadians had a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend and I wish my American readers all the best for their upcoming holiday in November.
Thanks for visiting!
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