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4 Thanksgiving Tablescape Tips

Easy Ways to Create a Showstopper Setting

Article by Heather Coday

Photography by Lacey Rene Studios and Shanley Cox Creative

The holidays are just around the corner and you’re either totally prepared or procrastinating until the last minute to make arrangements for your guests. And in my case, there is always procrastination! Here are four quick tips to make your Thanksgiving Day tablescape an easy and quick showstopper:

1. Layer Your Table

Make your table dimensional by adding lots of layers. Think table linen, table runner, charger, dinner plate, salad plate. This will add depth and dimension to your table without breaking the budget on décor. Add votive candles and a centerpiece to finish off the layered look.

2. Less is More for This holiday

Yes, I just said less is more. That should excite you! Thanksgiving brings a menagerie of dishes and foods to the table with little room for décor and extra “stuff.” Keep it simple by having one stellar centerpiece and leave plenty of room for all the baked goods!.

3. Family Heirlooms Will Always be on Trend

Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday to showcase your family heirlooms and use grandma’s china or grandpas’ silverware that have been passed down for generations. Vintage is totally in. Take advantage of using these beautiful pieces for the occasion.

4. The Power of Light

Set your table and the ambiance of the evening (or day) with lighting. Place tapered candles and votive candles around your dining table to set the scene. Candles create an environment to enjoy your family, friends and delicious food. If you are worried about blocking the view of your guests, use low votive candles around your table. Lighting is key to a beautiful tablescape.

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Floral Design + Planning: Heart and Soul Floral  
Design + Planning: Heather Lane Events

Vintage Interiors + Styling: Kansas Girl Vintage | Photography: Lacey Rene Studios | Venue: 2016 Main KC | Hair + Makeup: The Posh KC | Stationery Design: De Plume | Daytime Attire: Fortuity USA | Baked Goods: McLains Bakery KCKate's Cookies KC | Signage + Calligraphy: Script Your Event | Jewelry: Jeweled Legacy | Linens: BBJ Linen 

Blush and Rose Gold Tablescape Vendors 

Photography: Shanley Cox | Venue: Market Studio | Rentals: Marquee Event Rentals | Linens/Napkins: BBJ Linen | Florals: The Fiddly | Glassware: Ultrapom | Plates: Crate + Barrel | Flatware: Marquee Event Rentals | Coasters: Anthropologie