Thanksgiving

Turkeys are ugly.  It's hard to find a cute turkey, even harder to find on that looks elegant.  I found some small glass turkey candy dishes at Jo-Ann's Fabrics and Crafts that were actually pretty for only $3.99 a piece.  My advice?  If you find a great looking turkey, buy it.  Then email me so I can get one too.

For my Thanksgiving table I concentrated on the fall colors and décor.  The pretty copper colored damask tablecloths I bought off season from Bed, Bath and Beyond for $4.99.  The gold napkins were a Walmart clearance purchase, after the Christmas season.  Buy, buy, buy off season!  You can get great deals this way, I can’t stress this enough!

A simple fall garland of leaves and some fall colored Christmas ornaments sprinkled in will give just the right amount of sparkle.  I then added the small pumpkins I purchased from Pier One, such a deal at $5.99 each!  The glass candle goblets were a great find at Ross Department Store.  I found the wheat candle holders at Burlington Coat Factory but if you have a hard time finding something similar, use pillar candles in glass holders and wrap with autumn ribbon (see New Year’s party). 

Completing my tablescape were the plastic plates along with my flatware and crystal stemware.  On each plate I placed a gold napkin topped with small terracotta pots from Michaels which I painted with pretty metallic acrylic paint (Rich Espresso by DecoArt), also from Michaels.  I then glued a thin ribbon around the top of the pot and added glitter leaf stickers (fall leaf repeats by Jolee’s boutique).  Filling these cute pots with foil wrapped chocolates created the perfect touch to my Thanksgiving table!