Thanksgiving is just around the corner… and here at StoneGable the table will be set EARLY! Each year the table’s look and theme is different and my family and friends are so wonderfully appreciative!
This year my table will have a very different look. No bright orange, gourds or cany corn! I am using creamy whites, warm browns and blue transferware! To ballance the elegent dishes natural and organic elements will be used. Lots of pine cones, acorns and white pumpkins will grace the table.
One other element that is a must at our table this year is PLACE CARDS. I want to separate the boyfriends and girlfriends, the newlyweds and the same age clusters, at least for dinner. It is my goal to sit people who don’t have daily contact together… and do this creatively!
I LOVE to have little take-home gifts for each guest at my tables. Last year each guest took home a sparkly blown glass acorn ornament attached to a bag of homemade Cashew Crunch. This year the “place cards” will be little gifts too.
Placecards made from little picture frames with sepia toned (to go with the color scheme) baby pictures of each guest will show them where they will sit. Embellished with gossamer ribbon and touches from nature, they display each person’s baby face and name. The frames can then be taken home and hung on the Christmas tree with an attached ribbon loop. I can just imagine my families faces when they see these! Who doesn’t love baby pictures?