If you like simple, colorful, bright and yet still elegant than you are like me. We can be buddies. : ) We all go through phases, and maybe this is a phase for me, or maybe it is just me. But if I was to put together a Thanksgiving dinner this year it might look a little like this.
First I found my inspiration. Really, it was the tablecloth. (JoAnn Fabrics) From there I chose my color scheme. Do you know about direct opposites? I really base EVERYTHING off this little color wheel. Even the food I make for the pictures I take. If I have an orange food, I know a blue napkin, or blue background will compliment it perfectly. Hence, an orange and pink floral tablecloth = Blue compliment. Yellow-orange flowers = blue vase. You get the idea.
Here is a cheat sheet so you can ponder on your colors...
At Target you can find this blue plate ($4.99 each) and the blue mason jars ($10 for a set of 6).Target also sells all sorts of chargers for about $1-$2, but if you want to find a steal hit up a thrift store. You can get like 6 of them for $1. or at least I did.
Ok. I had my colors and a few focus points (the blue paint and flowers) next accessories! I wanted GLASS. Glass fits the delicate floral theme all goin' on up in here. Since it is see-through it creates a great light atmosphere.
After an earthquake ruined most of my dishes I happened upon these perfect glasses for about a $1 each on the end cap at target. They had a variety of colors- so of course, I grabbed one of each. We call them our fancy cups, and the kids love pulling them out when we have guests. (We now store them low, and cross our fingers there will be no more earthquakes, we kinda like these glasses. a lot)
I found a few bottles for holding our beverages for really inexpensive at ross or TJ Maxx, and the Fruit cups for a couple of dollars at IKEA.
For a tag, or just a napkin holder I wanted to add a touch of metal to go with the charger and silverware. I used these Martha Stewart tags and spray painted them lightly.
IF you are going to write a name on them use a paint pen, not a sharpie.
Also. I ALWAYS, and I think you need to ALWAYS add real,life (well ok they are dead) Flowers to your table. If you need some tips check out our FLOWER ARRANGING 101 (thanksgiving centerpiece) POST
um lastly. top it with food. try this Cream Corn. It's amazing.
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