Design Ideas for your Thanksgiving Table
Although the calendar reminds us each year that autumn has arrived, it is the clean, crisp smell in the air, the position of the sun in the sky, and the acorns under foot that all signal the arrival of fall for me. Late in September, while out on an afternoon walk, the aroma of autumn enlightened each and every one of my senses. The distinct fresh smell of the brisk air blowing against my face; the shadows of the sun glimmering through the branches of the trees; the leaves, acorns and pine needles crunching and popping under foot; as well as the taste of a snappy, tart Macintosh apple all reminded me that fall had arrived greater than any prompt on a calendar.
For many, autumn is their season of choice. It is the love of the cool refreshing days along with the beauty of the changing landscape, as the leaves wondrously change from green to vibrant shades of yellow, orange and red, that fall loving New Englanders long to experience each year. For me, although summer is my season of choice, there is no denying the breath taking scenery of fall in New England. The variety of colors, shapes and sizes of autumn leaves, pumpkins, gourds, mums, mini-peppers, and cabbage are absolutely striking! I must admit, as soon as September arrives, I cannot contain myself from changing over all of my summer annuals to bold, vibrant fall arrangements. This is my final opportunity to breath life into a rapidly decomposing landscape!
With the arrival of fall comes the celebration of Thanksgiving. This is a time for friends and family to gather and give gratitude and praise for God’s abundant blessings. As you begin to prepare for your Thanksgiving festivities, I offer you inspiration by sharing my favorite autumn table arrangements I discovered in my search. Be creative with your holiday interior design theme! Awaken the sense of sight and give your guests something to swoon over. Whether your design preference is sophisticated; whimsical; simplistic; or rustic, remember to incorporate a variety of shapes, sizes, and texture to create a dynamic table arrangement. You can use pumpkins, gourds, fruits, leaves, acorns, pinecones, flowers, greens, berries, candles and/or twinkle lights to achieve a beautiful, festive Thanksgiving tablescape as a form that embraces art and design. There is no right or wrong, so unleash your inner artist and enjoy the process. You will be amazed at your talent!