Ideas Aplenty


Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and many of us probably are still thinking about how to set our tables.  Some will be quite elegant, some will have a quiet sophistication, some will have a creative flair.  If you are still trying to come up with that just right centerpiece, here are some ideas that might get you started.

It’s not too late for pumpkins, and this one nestled in bittersweet is sure to be a hit.

Pumpkins and gourds have such wonderful color and texture that is perfect for the season,

and they can be used in so many different ways.

It doesn’t matter whether they stand alone,

 are used as complements for flowers in rich autumn tones 

or become part of a playful theme, they provide simple inspiration.

For touches of elegance, there’s nothing like adding silver candelabra

or for a more fun look, wine bottles can be converted with these nifty candleholders from Wisteria.

No matter how you choose to prepare your table for Thanksgiving or any other time, let it reflect your personality and style.  That way you are sure to get it right!

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24 thoughts on “Ideas Aplenty

  1. Well said, Linda! I think that’s where it tends to get away from some folks…when they try to stray out of their comfort zone/personal style. If a person is comfortable stepping outside the box, then by all means they should do so every so often. But if not, better to stay within that comfort zone and do what they do best to create a table they can be proud of and their guests can enjoy. You gave some great examples here of centerpieces! I really like the pumpkin with the holes bored in!!! Reminds me of what my brain must look like! :-)

  2. I’ll miss seeing your table in person this year {sniff!}, so you better send some pictures! But what I’ll really miss…the food! Your Thanksgiving feast is the best! Oh, of course I’ll miss the people. It’s going to be weird eating alone! Hoping that lots of work on cheerful Christmas cards will keep me in good spirits! xo!

  3. Lovely tables, Linda. Our fields of produce were ruined during the recent storm devastation, so no trip to the farm for our T giving vegetables.
    Our Tgiving table tends to feature the “good” china, lol, as it is one of the few times a year we use it, and we need so many place settings. 28 is not unusual!
    I like to get away from the oranges, as it is not a fave of mine, and use more subdued colors.
    However people set their table, I pray they all have food, and shelter and family to share Thanksgiving.
    Tahnks for linking to Let’s Dish.

  4. What a lovel way to celebrate Thanksgiving with all these choices for inspiration. My favorite is the pumpkin with the holes for it appears modern but with a twist. I see Pat chose the same one for it is so unususal. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    Thanks, Pam

  5. Hello LuLu! Love all of the Fall inspiration tablescapes. I have got to get cracking on that. I so much enjoyed hearing from you on my blog. Your daughter is very special and i am sure you miss her so much. You are both talented ladies. Her home really has inspired me, and I’ve been looking at the photos as I make design decisions in our new home.

  6. H Lulu, I love the last picture the best. The table is so simple and yet so pretty and so serene looking. Thnaks you for showing us so many ways of using gourds and pumpkins for centerpieces. Great and beautiful ideas!…Christine

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