It's time for Fall and Thanksgiving decorations!
When the nights grow longer and the weather grows colder, it is only natural to want to decorate your home with bright, colorful items that make everything seem warmer. So, the Thanksgiving tablescape is also on everybody’s minds.
Whether it is for a regular autumn dinner table, a Thanksgiving table that will serve as the set for a virtual gathering, or a dining table set for a small group of friends and family, bringing color and joy into your home this year is more important than ever.
Here are a few simple tips to make your table and home more joyful this year.
- Use table linen with neutral colors so that your food will stand out. White cotton table runner and placemat sets that feature autumnal colors will make the perfect backdrop for your meal. They won’t steal the show - but they will make everything else pop. Our Heliconia and Torch Lily sets in our Botanical Collection of handwoven table runners and placemats fit the bill and are absolutely perfect for this time of year. Extra festivity is in the little bit of sparkle woven into the designs. Our ochre-colored Serpentina collection of table runners and placemats show off deep orange browns against cream-colored natural cotton, also serving as the ideal background for your tableware.
- A classic centerpiece is a must for the Fall and Thanksgiving tablescape. Embrace nature in your decorations. Combine pumpkins, gourds, and pinecones to add a touch of nature to your table. Our decorative wooden pumpkins, designed and crafted lovingly by our Guatemalan artisan partner, are the perfect addition to an autumn centerpiece and combine perfectly with our table runner and placemats set. Realistic and stylish, they can be arranged together in the middle of a dining table and be the stars of your table decor, or set separately along a table runner to tie the whole tablescape together. The best part is, they can be used throughout the whole season and year after year - saving you money and time spent choosing the perfect pumpkins in the future, and supporting ecologically sustainable practices.
- Use nature-themed serving plates and bowls. For example, another beautiful addition to your dining table or coffee table is our set of wooden pumpkins with lids and spoons - perfect for sugar, salt, or spices. Smooth and shiny, these elegant little pumpkins show off the gorgeous grains and hues of locally and sustainably grown wood.
- Add something unique, unforgettable, and fun to your tablescape. The perfect items for this are our painted wooden turkeys. Bright, bold colors and a one-of-a-kind design mean that these little turkeys are both eye-catching and playful, and that your tablescape will stand out from others. The height of the turkeys makes them perfect for your table, for your mantelpiece decoration, or for displaying elsewhere in your home, like on your stoop or porch.
However you choose to decorate your home, it is a time to come together. Any purchase you make with us will help support Guatemalan artisans, their families, and their communities. We hope you have a safe and happy holiday season.