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Thanksgiving falls on the last Thursday of the month this year, so we now have extra time to plan our table settings and our menu. As a book lover, I fell in love with this photo. I use books all the time to decorate and a dining room table or sideboard is no exception. Select books with autumnal-colored spines or choose a theme and set out books with relevant topics. Use them as pedestals for all kinds of decorations.

A wooden bowl or trug (basket) can hold a variety of things, but I think these persimmons are especially pleasing as a centerpiece. Their vibrant orange color works well when you mix in other goodies. Using everyday objects to decorate your holiday table is as easy as filling a teapot with a small bouquet of mums. Fruits and nuts not only make lovely decorations, they can also become part of the meal. Pass around the cheese platter after dinner and enjoy. Pumpkins are always welcomed on Thanksgiving, but who says they have to be orange? Paint or gilt (gold or silver) a collection of sugar pumpkins and then wrap them in bittersweet.

Nature once again makes the best decorations. I’m just nuts about nuts. My preferred variety? Hazelnuts. I love to fill bowls or glass cylinders with or without candles. My mother-in-law just gave me a bag of cranberries picked straight from the bog. Although I know I’ll need to buy more from the store, these cranberries are extra special to me and I’ll put them to good use. Grab those remaining leaves and preserve them to use as place cards.

More Thanksgiving inspiration: Thanksgiving Table Settings, Vintage: Bringing Back the Relish Tray, and Cranberries. Enjoy!

Kim Merritt – http://beautifullivingstyle.blogspot.com/
Images via marthastewart.com, Confessions of a Plate Addict, potterybarn.com, interiorsbystudiom.com

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