Thanksgiving is truly one of my favorite and most memorable times with my family! In fact, when me and the hubby got married…we had the typical “Marriage conversation” about what holidays we were doing with whom, and without event second guessing or questioning each other, we both knew where we would spend our Thanksgiving Holiday, my side of the family it was.
Both sides of our family get together during Thanksgiving to Celebrate, which makes for about 100 people….Yes, that’s right at 100 covered dishes of all the best “fixings” from Aunt, Uncles, Cousins, and of course the very best, mothers and grandmothers.
Today, I wanted to give you key tips + tricks when decorating + designing your table scape this year.
There are 3 key elements in having a beautiful and well balanced table scape design.
- Stemware – Choosing stemware. Choose stemware that complements your color palette (whether that be in a monochromatic way, or complimentary way) Stemware can act as another “wow-factor on your table and emphasizes more elegance and focus on your already designed centerpiece. I chose green vintage stemware for my table scape which complimented the forged crepe myrtles from our very own yard landscape. I loved the color so much, I just knew this would be the key color in my design.
- Varying Heights + Textures – Nothing is more visually pleasing and reads balance to the eyes and to a centerpiece like varying heights and textures on a table scape. Varying Heights allows your eyes to move easily throughout the tables cape never having an immediate “resting phase”, while different textures create visual interests as well as a pleasing visual stimulus.
- Forging + Fruit – Don’t fret if you don’t have access to a local florist. Forging just happens to be one of my favorite things to do, while it’s oh so elegant and creates the perfect centerpiece if you ask me. (P.S.) Forging came from our ancestors anyways…that’s all they had…and since God is our designer anyways, it’s pretty hard to beat what HE already made. 🙂 Ya know! SO GET TO CUTTING AND CREATE YOUR VERY OWN MASTERPIECE. Fruit, Centerpieces and place settings. I love using fruit and food for centerpieces for Thanksgiving, after-all you are gathering around the table to eat…so edible centerpieces that can pull a “double duty” just clearly makes sense.
You may be asking, forging, what is forging?!
Forging is literally walking out in nature, selecting textures and colors you love. Cutting them and using them as an arrangement or in an arrangement.
My favorite things to forge are, Olive Vines, Crepe Myrtle berries (well that’s what I call them), maple leaves, and vines of varying varieties.
So, lesson learned, save those pumpkins, apples, and pears and whatever else you have from Halloween and re-purpose your leftover by using edible gold spray-paint and viola, you’ll have a beautiful and well- balanced Thanksgiving Tablescape!
Happy Thanksgiving yall!
OH, and p.s. we are giving away a gift card for Christmas, just email your place setting pictures to:
info@emilyburtondesigns to be entered into our Christmas Gift card giveaway, of $100.00
photography: Anna Shackleford Photography
venue: Old City Hall
Rentals: Beachview Event Rental
Vintage China: Lillina’s China
Concept + Styling + Design: Emily Burton Designs