Setting the Table

Setting the Table

Nov 15, 2007

postscript love's Thanksgiving table setting.

Just one week until Thanksgiving. Sure, there are plenty of magazines on our desk with photo spreads of gorgeous table settings. But Martha Stewart we are not. So we decided to browse Flickr and some of our favorite websites for ideas that regular ol' folks can draw inspiration from.

Here's a close-up of postscript love's table from last year:

The cotton napkins are bound with twine and bittersweet. The place cards were handmade using a Print Gocco. Lovely.

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Alicia, of Posie Gets Cozy, went with a red, folksy table last year:

What's she got in store this year? "I am going to use a tablecloth from Garnet Hill I got last year that I love," said Alicia. "I'm making a candle — like this one — for the centerpiece by using red puff paint (the kind you'd use on a sweatshirt, if you puffpainted sweatshirts) on a plain purchased candle, since this one's out of stock."

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Check out jeans' snapshot of last year's Thankgiving table:

We love how organic this setting is. Since most of the centerpiece items are found in nature, it's also affordable! (Coincidentally, AT:LA did a House Tour of jeans' pad earlier this year.)

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Looking for a way to be green as you set your table next week? Danny Seo impresses us yet again, with this idea from a recent Country Home column:

"Collect mismatched or chipped thick glassware — a trifle dish, a creamer, wineglasses — and clean them well. Insert a pretabbed candlewick (from a crafts store) in the middle and steady it with two chopsticks. Melt a package of chipped soy wax (Yaley soy chips; $6; in a double boiler over low heat. Pour the melted wax into the glass and cool completely at room temperature. Remove the chopsticks, set the table, light, and enjoy."

Danny tells us that he's definitely planning to incorporate the above in his Thanksgiving table. If you've got some simple yet stunning ideas of your own, please share!

(Thanks postscript love, Alicia, jeans and Danny for sharing your photos and ideas with us.)

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