Farm to Table Inspired Thanksgiving
I always imagine the first Thanksgiving had in the center of the table a huge wooden bowl filled with fresh fruit, root vegetables and leafy greens. Deep red color palette with pale pinks and soft greens probably covered the table. This year I wanted to create a farm to table inspired Thanksgiving. The best seasonal colors of autumn come from some of the best seasonal foods like pomegranate, fig, pears, plum and grapes. And I wanted to make our Thanksgiving table have some of those elements. A Thanksgiving table that was edible and brought together the family around the table before the main feast–enjoying fresh fruit, nuts and even dried fruits. Thanksgiving can be such a long day, and we usually don’t eat until the late afternoon. So having healthy eating options is a good idea. This farm to table inspired Thanksgiving has a lot of DIYs to keep the costs down. I listed them below. If you noticed from last year, I also reused my black thanksgiving plates and my guests will have a happy saying once they move their name placemat.
1.Marble Tile Name Placemats: The marble tile name placemats are my favorite and inexpensive. Head to the tile store and grab a few 4×4 or smaller marble tiles. Use the gold leaf technique for the sides of the tile for a more dramatic look. (and so they don’t look like boring tile that you picked up at the hardware store.) Then using your cricut, take gold vinyl and cut out a script font in the guests’ names and then use transfer paper to transfer the vinyl on the gold-leaf tile. Don’t have a cricut? No problem! You can still get a similar look using the graphite paper technique.
2. Tassel Table Runner: Dress up your table with a simple table runner. I mostly like to put a runner under the branches, so they don’t scratch up my dinner room table. I had a simple table runner from Ikea and just sewed on some gold tassels. You can always make your own tassels!
3. Metallic Edible Pear: Another DIY favorite. An easy step but makes a huge statement! Do it the night before Thanksgiving! Pick up some pears at your grocer. Make sure to grab the pears that have a stem. Pick up some edible metallic dust and clear extract like lemon extract or almond extract. Mix equal parts of the metallic dust with the extract in a small bowl. Take a clean painting brush (or better yet, a new painting brush) and mix the parts together. Then brush the metallic dust on a wash and dried pear. Let it dry and gently transfer to your thanksgiving table! Add a fun grateful banner tag that hangs around the pear stem.
This farm to table inspired Thanksgiving table was so easy to pull together. The table setting I already had and then it was just a trip to my local grocer (wish it was to a local farm) and picking up fresh fruit, fresh flowers and eucalyptus branches. Hope this inspires your upcoming Thanksgiving!
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