Yes, Christmas decor has already hit the stores, but don’t forget that you still need to decorate your Thanksgiving table. Here is a step-by-step process of how to design a fall table-scape.
Start by covering your surface with a decorative table cloth, runner or piece of fabric. If you are using a piece of fabric just tuck any unfinished edges underneath itself like I have done on the second layer of fabric on my table.
Add a second layer, I have chosen a complimentary table cloth. Instead of laying the fabric flat again, I have bustled the fabric to give it dimension and height.
Next step add large decor items like a large bowl, platter, and or hurricanes or candelabras.
Then add smaller items like votives, holiday themed items like glass ornaments, leaves, pine cones, or decorative turkeys from your Aunt Joan. Everyone inherits a collection of antique, porcelain turkeys from their Aunt, right?
The perfect finishing touch to any festive vignette is a few crystals or sparkly wire ribbon strewn about. The way to make your table-scape eye-catching is to have it be multi-dimentional with different sized items, textures and colors.
Fill your centerpiece with different types of items with different types of finishes, some blingy with a high shine and some with matte, earthy qualities. This makes it so inviting.
Have fun designing yours. -Meredith