Remember when I talked about borrowing dishes from friends?? Well, I'm still doing it, folks! Emily from Texan Foodie brought these square plates over when she let me preview her products. These are from her own, personal stash, but I was glad to use them for this post!
As part of our table series, I thought I'd show you a few EASY ways to display place cards at your Thanksgiving dinner. These ideas would work for any Fall or Winter table, really. And, don't worry, these won't take you all day.
First, I took a piece of cardstock and cut out my place cards. Then I hand wrote the names. Don't go gettin' all fancy with the computer on me.
I took that oh-so simple card and propped it on a few Fall elements: a pinecone, a mini pumpkin and a brown paper flower.
That's it! And, I love the personal touch it adds to my table.
You might want to hot glue a round of brown felt to the bottom of your pinecone to prevent pinecone debris from soiling your eating surface. I may or may not have learned this from experience.
The brown paper flower could be made out of tissue paper in ANY color. Get creative!
Only have a few Fall napkins? Don't be afraid to mix and match your linens! I'm a fairly traditional gal, but when it comes to setting the table, the new rule is: There are no rules! Do what appeals to you. Unless, of course, you're hosting Mr. President for dinner, in which case, the knife and spoon got together and the fork LEFT. You might want to google the rest of the details.
Oh goodness, have I mentioned how these creamy white pumpkins just kill me?? Yes? Oh, okay. Just checking.