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Feathers and metallics for a Thanksgiving table setting

by: Jo

Feathers and metallics for a Thanksgiving table setting
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I love setting my dining room table for special meals and one of the most special ones is coming up next month — Thanksgiving! I start planning weeks ahead of time and then tweak things here and there until the day of the big feast. Let’s take a look at what I’ve got so far.

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As usual with me, it all started with a plate. A salad plate from Pier 1 with beautiful feathers. From there, I built the table around items that I already had, such as the table cloth, napkins, chargers, and dinner plates.

I like to have some standard dinner plates that I can use over and over that can be amped up by purchasing new salad plates to go on top. This helps me save money because salad plates are a lot cheaper and it saves a tiny bit of storage space.

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Orange hurricane globes work as a great base for candles in the fall and the light is so warm!

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I found some sweet little maple leaf napkin rings in the Dollar Deals area at Target. I love the bargains I find there!

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Of course, I had to add some actual feathers to the decorations. I found some lovely brown and blue ones at Hobby Lobby.

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Hobby Lobby also had these great metallic pumpkins, which I nestled within the greenery swag that runs down the middle of the table.

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While at Hobby Lobby, I found some really cute place card holders, but I did not like their original dark iron color. A couple of coats of blue Dazzling Metallics later, and they were much more my style.

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The tray on my sideboard is actually supposed to be for storing boots by the door, but when I spotted it on clearance at Target, I knew it would work and was a steal for a tray this large! Mini Me gathered pine cones from the yard to fill it, and I nestled candles inside. WARNING: if you are going to use real candles (versus battery-operated ones), do not leave them unattended, even for a minute. Those pine cones will go up in flames quickly!

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I am quite happy with how things look… for now! By the way, when I picked out the feather plates, I also saw some adorable owl salad plates that I might have to go back and get. Everything else on the table could stay the same with the simple swap of the plates!

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