As Thanksgiving approaches, make your shopping list and get ready to prepare a feast! One thing you can cross off your list: a Thanksgiving centerpiece. Today we’re featuring a festive vignette that celebrates nature’s bounty. You can also celebrate the affordable price of this centerpiece! Fresh produce and budget-friendly flowers combine to create a decadent look that’s fit for a fall display. Read on for details on how to dress up your Thanksgiving table:
*Styling and photos by Kate Simmons for Schulweg
More is more when it comes to a bountiful centerpiece, yet this creation manages to be decadent without being overpowering. Start by determining your color palette. A table runner can help set the stage for a beautiful display. The runner below is a super-affordable purchase via Amazon.com:
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You can also gather decor from around the house, such as greenery and metallic bowls. Today’s featured centerpiece includes a combination of warm and cool tones. Grey meets gold in an irresistible pairing that showcases the power of mixing metallics. To keep the display from being too busy, stick with neutrals, such as silver, gold, linen and natural wood. Pops of greenery will add life, along with selections such as seeded eucalyptus.
Consider including a favor at each place setting. Small white pumpkins make a lovely addition to the Thanksgiving table. Linen napkins also work well with a grey and neutral palette. For a fun seasonal idea, place a pumpkin on top of each napkin, as shown below. Wash off each pumpkin before adding it to the table (to ensure that the napkins remain clean).
If you want to send guests home with a token of thanks that can be enjoyed year-round, try a small potted succulent in a geo planter, as shown below:
Finally, golden pears add the picture-perfect dash of fall style. Below we see how the warm golden tone of the produce pops against the cool grey of the runner:
Styling Your Thanksgiving Table
Now that you have the ingredients for your centerpiece, let’s put it all together! Start by making an arrangement of pumpkins and pears in the center of the table. As you can see below, a variety of pumpkin sizes will keep it interesting:
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Now tuck bunches of seeded eucalyptus under the produce, making sure the greenery is prominent at each end of the centerpiece. You can also place a sprig or two near the middle of the arrangement to tie it all together:
Fill the entire length of the runner with produce, or leave room for other items that will be served with your feast (such as fresh bread and butter). In case you’re wondering, the gold flatware featured today is from Crate & Barrel.
Top off your centerpiece by adding a metallic touch or two, such as brass bowls. Enjoy playing with the arrangement until you have a display that’s worthy of a feast!
We at Schulweg wish you and yours a lovely Thanksgiving…