A Modern Thanksgiving

Put a new twist on old traditions with these creative ideas for Thanksgiving…

Personalize with Paper

Use personalized paper items such as menu cards, place cards, and favors to style your Thanksgiving tablescapes. Your guests will appreciate the extra effort that you put into making them feel welcomed in your home.

Modern Tableware

Add modern touches your table settings with these Thanskgiving Dessert Plates from westelm.com.  Style your tablescapes and other holiday decor with metallic colors to update any look.

A fresh color scheme

Tired of the “same ol’, same ol'” try a fresh color sheme like the muted palette above. Traditional pieces like decorative pumpkins which you generally find in various shades or orange or other earthtones can can painted to match any color scheme you can think of.  They key is to balance the color around the space.  A good rule to follow is to repeat these types of details in odd numbers, i.e. if you add a gold metallic color like the pumpkin in the lower left of the image, repeat the gold metallic in 3 (or 5…) other places in the event space.

Images:

paper-tablescape http://designcocktail.blogspot.com/2010/11/modern-thanksgiving-tablescapes.html

modern tableware http://www.westelm.com/products/thanksgiving-dessert-plates-c534/?pkey=cdinnerware

fresh color scheme http://spotonseattle.com/2010/11/02/inspiration-tuesday-a-modern-thanksgiving/