Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and you know what that means! Time to entertain the in-laws. This year set the table with style that they will never forget. Here is some of my top tips that will sure to impress.
Throw in A Little White
I know it sounds silly, but a little white porcelain really makes a big difference. I heard another designer say it once and I have always remembered. “Your food look much more impressive on a white.” I think that is why almost every restaurant uses it.
Bring the Outside In
I love to add a little greenery down the center of tables. It is an expensive way to make a very elegant look. I remember one time my father bought a new house. He was ripping out the overgrown shrubs and vines. Well he did not realize he has ripped out an English vine. I say all this to say you never know what you have in your yard. So go take a walk. You never know what you will find.
Hit Your Local Flea Market
On our days off my mother and I hit the local flea markets. I enjoy buying vintage serving dishes. It adds a unique style to your tablescape, plus it does not break the bank. When it came time for my wedding I bought lots of vintage candleholders to add to the tables. Having the twinkle of little lights gave a romantic feel to the outside terrace.
Throw in Some Texture
Go old school and use cloth napkins or placemats. It adds a sophisticated touch to your table. I bought these placemats years ago and love them. They were a little pricey but I have used them time and time again.