Sometimes we focus so much on the Thanksgiving menu and food preparation, that we don't pay enough attention to the table design. Don't forget that presentation is (almost) everything! You're working so hard on the meal, so why not honor that hard work and your delicious dinner with a beautiful table.
Food Inspiration: Think about the colors in your meal and incorporate that into your table design. Cranberry, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie make up a delicious color scheme. Choose your flowers based on your color scheme too. Deep red roses and orange hydrangea are great choices for an autumn table. For more neutral tones, Russian Sage is a lovely gray foliage with lavender blue to gray-blue flowers.
Ambiance: Don't forget that everything and everyone looks better in candlelight! Amber is the most flattering light to be in, and placing amber-colored candle holders around the table will create a beautiful, soft light as well as set a relaxing mood.
Less is More: Don't clutter your table with an excessive amount of decorations and serving pieces. You don't want your guests to be nervous about knocking things over. Give your table and your guests some elbow room, so they can just relax and enjoy your company and your amazing Thanksgiving meal!
I've found some great table designs for Thanksgiving...Enjoy!