Thanksgiving decorating ideas to surely impress your guests.

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Thanksgiving decorating ideas i came across on the internet that will most certainly impress your guests.

Thanksgiving is a time to share with family and friends and if that sharing is going on at your house, feeling the need to impress can be overwhelming. Below are some table decorating ideas that will be sure to impress your guests. They will also make for a festive mood!


floral centerpiece

Sumptuous Centerpiece

Make the centerpiece as colorful as the rest of the table. Keep it compact so it doesn't interfere with the passing of dishes.


Harvest Color

Jewel tones and saturated color heighten the appearance of the Thanksgiving table and celebrate the season's bright foliage against the late-autumn sky. To get the look here, take advantage of the enhanced color attributes of inexpensive faux foliage and rich textile remnants. Present the faux berries and leaves (combined with real leaves, if you like) in a free-form display of pitchers and teapots, sugar bowls and goblets. The burnished finish of the collection will unify the look of the table, and the display lets you enjoy objects you love but don't always have the opportunity to use. Soften the effect with simple white candles; just be sure to set their flames well clear of the berries and leaves.

Fruitful Place Settings

The table, dressed in a rich palette and laden with autumn fruit, sets the tone for an intimate Thanksgiving dinner. Plump persimmons and scarlet pomegranates adorn the table — and the menu — a ripe reminder of the season's exuberant, and occasionally exotic, abundance. The table setting is a compatible mix of old (heirloom silver and dishes) and new (table runners, glasses, napkins), simply yet artfully arranged to bring out the beauty of all.

Table Tips

No-Sew Runner: Go through your sewing stash or the remnants bin at your favorite fabric store with an eye to reds and golds. Cut fabric to a length suitable for your table, turning under and pressing raw edges.

Easy Tablescape: Gather together a variety of pewter or silver pieces. Their deep metallic tones offer rich contrast to bright plates in autumn hues. Mix candlesticks with open vessels to vary height and shape.

Leaf Placecards: Real leaves curl, or dry and crack, so try this: Snip faux leaves and berries from inexpensive artificial clusters or garlands, and then use a silver gel pen to write each guest's first name on a leaf.



Homespun Crafts

In the days before Thanksgiving, a sense of anticipation fills the house as preparations begin. Spend an afternoon enjoying this feeling along with some young helpers or friends. This felt tablescape can be crafted days or weeks in advance to suit your schedule. Visit a fabric or craft supply store to buy wool felt, keeping in mind the length of your table and the number of guests. Cut a wide strip of felt in burnt orange for the bottom layer of the runner and a narrower green layer for the top. Wrap the candles and napkins with their lettered bands, and then arrange "falling leaves" along the table's length.

Buffet Centerpiece

Add a playful yet practical touch to your table by bringing an outdoor piece — like a garden plant stand — indoors and placing a cake, tart, or pie into the stand's arms.
I hope you find these decorating ideas helpful! My personal favorite is the Homespun Craft Table. What is yours?



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Denise Lynn Zuzak
My Home Group - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale AZ Realtor | Home Stager


Great ideas, great Thanksgiving and all our nations holidays.


Nov 18, 2012 12:02 AM #11
Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant

Hi Marilin...You have got it all covered ideas for for eveything Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving from Canada

Happy Thanksgiving

Nov 18, 2012 12:31 AM #12
Joy Carter & Jeff Booker Brother and Sister Team
Keller Williams Parkland/Coral Springs Realty-GreatFloridaHomes Team - Coral Springs, FL
Trust Your Family's Move To Our Expertise!

Years ago when I was trying to decide on a dinner plate pattern, I was constantly frustrated that I could not make up my mind.

Finally I figured out what I wanted. Color, Lots of Color! So I bought Fiestaware!  One in Every color.  Now I pick up unusual serving dishes when I travel, in Yes, you guessed it - EVERY COLOR!

Admittedly my table looks like Alice in Wonderland for any holiday, but I LOVE The Liveliness of color! 

Happy Thanksgiving to your and yours!  Joy

Nov 18, 2012 12:41 AM #13
Becky Griffin
The Griffin Group, Dillar Properties - Houston, TX
Houston TX - (713)504-9575
I saw this same exact article in Country Living today. Great ideas.
Nov 18, 2012 12:48 AM #14
Kimo Jarrett
WikiWiki Realty - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

Great tips and photos, especially the use of colors and fabrics to spice up any Holiday table.

Nov 18, 2012 01:22 AM #15
Jana Holmstrup
Jana Holmstrup - CEO - Kings Mortgage Services, Inc. - Visalia, CA

I love ALL of these ideas and can't pick just one!  Any will make for a memorable Thanksgiving - Thank YOU for sharing!

Nov 18, 2012 03:36 AM #16
Travis "the SOLD man" Parker; Associate Broker
Team Linda Simmons, Enterprise, AL 36330 - Enterprise, AL
email: / cell: 334-494-7846

WOW - EXTREMELY nice and elegant creations. Thank you for the inspiration and have a Safe Thanksgiving!

Nov 18, 2012 07:02 AM #17
Lanise Warrior-Johnson
Real Estate Brokers Services, Inc. - Compton, CA
Real Estate Specialist
These are beautiful ideas! I love creating a memorable table setting for our guests.
Nov 18, 2012 11:34 AM #18
Janna Scharf
Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert

What fun ideas and beautiful tables.  Thanks for the decoration inspiration.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Nov 18, 2012 12:23 PM #19
Rob Renk
Center Street Lending - McKinney, TX
AE | Fast Fix/Flip Loans for Residential Investors

Terrific ideas.  i wish we could make our dinner look as wonderful.  Thanks.

Nov 18, 2012 09:45 PM #20
Rachell Lara & A List Properties
eXp Realty / 619.316.7445 - San Diego, CA
A List Properties - San Diego Neighborhood Experts

Lovely post Marilyn, I think my favorite is the Homespun Crafts as well, although I wish I would have seen that when the kids were younger. Great tip on artificial leaves, I have tried the real before and it was a little messy.

Nov 18, 2012 11:30 PM #21
Evelyn Kennedy
Alain Pinel Realtors - Alameda, CA
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA


Just what I need to create a lovely table for Thanksgiving dinner.  Thank you for the tips.

Nov 19, 2012 02:34 AM #22
Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Wilmington, DE
Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS

Thanks to Becky for pointing out where the article came from. I was wondering if you created every one of these ideas and were some kind of superhuman!

Nov 19, 2012 05:18 AM #23
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Marilyn, great tips & I am going to re-blog to share...personally i might do the leaf one as i run by a craft store today..or maybe i'll take one off my lawn!!

Nov 19, 2012 07:50 PM #24
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

I have LOADS of RED table linens and I have a visit to our newly opened Pier 1 to search for a RED table runner...lots of sparkle and candles!

Nov 19, 2012 08:16 PM #25
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hi, I saw Ginny's reblog and came to tell you how much I appreciated this post. The photos are so lovely. Well done.

Nov 19, 2012 11:24 PM #26
Marilyn Wier
RE/MAX Space Center - League City, TX
Your League City & Surrounding Areas REALTOR!

Nope I am not superwoman. I came across these ideas on the internet and wanted to share with all of you. I like to find ideas and share. I wish I had time to re create all of these amazing tables but we all know that never happens. I hope you did enjoy  the ideas. I know I have. My personal favorite is the Homespun Crafts because I think I could re create this one more easily than the others.

Nov 20, 2012 12:11 AM #27
Liane Thomas -Top Listing Agent
BROKER Allison James Estates & Homes BRE 01885684 - Corona, CA
Bringing you Home!

Love all the color! Thank you for sharing the ideas.

Nov 20, 2012 03:03 AM #28
Maya Garg
Royal Lepage Signature Realty,Mississauga, Ontario - Mississauga, ON
Moving you Forward.... Buyers, Sellers, Investors

Great ideas. Thanks for sharing

Nov 20, 2012 09:14 AM #29
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Marilyn:  What lovely pictures.  Although I have never sat down to a Thanksgiving Dinner with the "holiday table" looking like any of these... your pictures did take me back to times long, long ago... long before both my parents died... when all of the family DID get together for Thanksgiving Dinner.  Thank you for that.  <smile>

I sure do miss those times.

Nov 20, 2012 12:41 PM #30
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