Ready for Thanksgiving? You can bet we are — there’s never any shortage of delicious treats to go around! All of your yummy dishes and pies need an equally eye-catching tablescape to tie everything together, so we’ve put together some of our favorite table setups sure to please all the hosts and hostesses this Thanksgiving + Friendsgiving season. Let’s dig in!
We’re continuing our Best of 2011 week with a perennial favorite, the reception table! From airy and floral to rustic and slightly rugged, we’ve got something for everyone. Click on each image to see the original feature. Here are some of our favorite reception settings, in no particular order:
We have many, many more to show here in the photo gallery!
True to our word, we’ve got more gems to share with you all from our classified listings! Ruffled’s classifieds are a wonderful way to keep the carbon footprint of your wedding down by reusing gently loved wedding decor. We update our classifieds daily with new listings, so keep checking back for even more goodies!
Clockwise from top left: Manzanitta branch centerpieces, $500 for 8 centerpieces; milk glass, $200 for a lot of 30 pieces; burlap bags, $25 for a bag of ~90; clothespin table number holders, $75 for 15 clothespins; mason jars with lids, $10 for one or $25 for all three
Brooke showed us how to reuse old forks as place card holders. Vintage forks are a popular item for crafts, so there are several ways to reuse them into place card holders. We just had to share this easy method!
and we just had to share this easy project.
What you’ll need:
– Vintage forks (silver-plated are easier to bend)
This super-simple project is an easy way to display name cards, menus, labels for buffets, etc., with a great vintage vibe. I’ve called these place card holders, but they can hold anything–I even display my business cards in one of these.
Step 1: Using a pair of pliers, bend the outer tines of a fork forward until they are perpendicular to the stem.
Step 2: Bend the inner tines backward until they are perpendicular to the stem. Work with all tines until the fork will balance well.
Step 3: Using the pliers, add a bit of a curve to the outer tines. You can make these into elaborate curves, or keep them simple as pictured. This will stop whatever paper products you display from slipping off the holder.
Step 4: Add your place cards and voila! A simple vintage display and a great way to recycle old forks.
As soon as I saw these doily table runners designed by Ooh! Events and shot by Tracy Turpen, I was in love. Their antique charm coupled with the milk glass centerpieces and rustic style of the tables is so beautifully simple, and the giant moss-draped oaks surrounding the setup make for a perfect background. Want to try it yourself? Start collecting these beautiful pieces early on to get a feel for how long it might take to find everything you need for this stunning setup!