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Creative & Inexpensive Tabletop Ideas

October 16, 2012

How to Decorate for Thanksgiving

I’ll be sharing lots of ideas and inspiration with you from now until Christmas on how to decorate your tabletops for everything from lunch with the girls to family holiday dinners. I look at the surface of the table as a blank canvas providing limitless opportunities for my creative expression.

Let’s start with…

Mad for Plaid

Plaid is a hot trend right now. One easy way to bring a fashion statement to your table is with a piece of plaid fabric either used alone or layered over a solid tablecloth that you use all year.

Shopping in a fabric store as opposed to buying pre-made tablecloths will give you more options and can be less expensive. I always find great choices at The Fabric Mill in Plainview, Long Island including the autumn plaid I used in this project. I finished the edges of the fabric with iron on seam binding which couldn’t be easier to do.

The plaid fabric was my initial inspiration for the look of this tabletop. I imagined this table being for a small dinner party. I kept the design very simple and easy to do yet the end result is very polished with a “designer” look.

If you missed my television segment on Better TV, check back tomorrow for more how-to’s on how to complete this look!


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