Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and if you're opening your Santa Cruz home for the family get together, that usually means you'll be decorating. If you've racked your mind for ideas and none sound just right, here are a few decorating ideas that might help you along your way.
Fall leaves – Decorations don't have to be expensive, just look outside the door of your [city] home. Brightly colored fall leaves, either randomly placed on the table or bunched in small arrangements, can really brighten up a table.
Turkey napkins – Folded turkey napkins is a simple way to spruce up your Thanksgiving table. Use linen napkins for a classy touch.
Thanksgiving centerpiece – A cornucopia is a great idea for the centerpiece. Filled with leaves, small pumpkins and other fall foliage or fruits, cornucopias remind us to be thankful for nature's bounty.
Candles – Candles can add a warm touch to any Thanksgiving dinner. The key for candle placement is to arrange them in places where a person's breath won't blow the flame out, generally between where people sit instead of in front of them.
Thanksgiving wreaths – Thanksgiving wreaths can be fun to make, and a well-made wreath may even bring some surprising complements. Tasteful and elegant at any time, wreaths made in fall colors are a beautiful addition to your decorations.
Thanksgiving baskets – Thanksgiving baskets can be simple, inexpensive decorations for your [city] home. Acorns or other nuts, mixed with fall leaves and a few flowers from your garden, will brighten up any room. Hang small baskets from wall hooks, or place larger baskets in corners.
No matter what Thanksgiving decorations you use, whether elegant or fun, hand-made or store-bought, the key is not to overdo it. Don't let yourself get so caught up in making the decorations perfect that you forget to enjoy your friends, family and food.
May you have many things to be thankful for in the years to come. Happy Thanksgiving!
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