Quick Table Setting Ideas for Semi-Last Minute Hosts
While the Martha Stewart's of the world had their table settings planned out weeks in advance, I did this quick yet elegant Thanksgiving Table Setting for 8 the day before one of my favorite holidays, with the use of both items we had and a few things we picked up from a couple of stores.
Simple Rustic Place Settings with a Bountiful Centerpiece
This year I decided to go rustic with the theme for our Thanksgiving table. I created this beautifully simple place settings using gorgeous white ceramic plates, folded linen napkins, burlap fabric curled ribbon tied silverware, and place cards that I printed up on my computer. All of which were placed on top of silvery gray place mats and a simple linen table cloth.
For my centerpiece I used dried cranberry twigs, Extra Fancy Mixed Nuts in their shells, and dried popcorn kernels to dress up an assortment of glass vases of various sizes and vanilla colored candles. I picked up a few Fall fruits and vegetables from the grocery store to use as practical decor that can be eaten after the holiday celebration is over - this assortment consisted of acorn squash, mini and pumpkin pie pumpkins, and persimmons.
I rounded out the centerpiece with an ear of dried corn, a little turkey candle holder, more burlap fabric ribbon, and a grey and yellow table runner.
Aside from the vegetables, vanilla candles, burlap ribbon, and little turkey candle holder, everything else already existed in our house! Goes to show you what you can do by using a bit of ingenuity and a few well placed candles.
So if you're in need of a last minute holiday table setting idea start at home! Check out what you already have around the house and see if there's anything you already have that you can reuse for the day! Mix those items with a few practical purchases and you're on your way to being host or hostess of the year!