5 Haute Pro Tips for Creating a Terrific Tablescape for Thanksgiving

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Michael Jurick Photo of a Thanksgiving Tablescape[1]Photo Credit: Michael Jurrick

With Thanksgiving just a couple of days away, you should have already purchased your Turkey and other essentials for the national holiday. As you narrow down the menu and guest lists as well as settle on décor ideas, we reached out to the crème de la crème in the hospitality and design business to share their secrets for creating a terrific tablescape. If you want to wow your loved ones this holiday season, be sure to take good notes.

“Try going rustic this year. Add a bit of burlap to your table scape.. Easily found in any garden store, cut the burlap and create a long table runner, or individual placemats.  If creating a runner, once placed down the center of the table, add wild or natural looking flowers or fresh cut herbs, place them in mason jars alternating every other with a mason jar candle.” – Andrea Correale, CEO of Elegant Affairs

“A Thanksgiving table should always be warm and inviting, while still maintaining that keen sense of elegance. Mixing natural stone elements with the subtle sparkle of metallics is my favorite way to create a cozy holiday moment. The rustic smoothness of a Jasper stone serving tray, in contrast to a fun gilded crystal bottle stopper and beautiful embroidered table cloth, set the scene for holiday picture perfection.” – Jill Zarin, Brand Ambassador for Zarin Fabrics

“As the days get cooler, trees and shrubs put on an autumn show in shades of red, yellow, purple, and brown.  To create a terrific tablescape for your Thanksgiving Dinner, bring these vibrant colors inside by using a white-pumpkin shell as the vase for an arrangement of autumnal florals. Smaller pumpkins, dried corn, white ghords and flickering votives will finish off the centerpiece.” – Anthony Taccetta, CEO of Anthony Taccetta Event Design & member of The Chosen Few

“This set of brunch photographs truly embodies what a fall harvest looks like. The color palette featured gold, amber and auburn, which infused the room with warmth and was elegantly lit with votive candles.”  Photographer Michael Jurick & member of The Chosen Few

“Thanksgiving is all about remembering what we are thankful for so I use that as the inspiration for setting my table.  I like to style the center of my table with a series of mini white pumpkins (one for every person at the table) and each place setting with a blank tag, small piece of ribbon and pen.  At the start of the meal each of us write what we are thankful for on the tag and tie them to a pumpkin creating a centerpiece that is not only interactive but filled with love.” – Carla Ruben, President and Founder of Creative Edge Parties & member of The Chosen Few

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