I've always had an appreciation for inspirational and motivational quotes. While skimming through the web, I came across some thoughtful ways to personalize tablescapes for Thanksgiving (or any holiday) by incorporating some favorite quotes, words, or verses. Pictured below are just concepts, and very easily can be personalized to your own,
to create a beautiful FOCAL POINT on your next tablescape:
(above) found on BHG.com
Printed ribbon as napkin ties. Guest names hand written onto leaves.
(above) found at CountryLiving - Gridley & Graves
Stamp quotes onto cocktail napkins.
(above) found on Shabby Chic Cottage
Paper wraps for pillar candles
(Consider: length of time burning and your event)
(above) is a great concept (and personal fav!!),
but for Thanksgiving, use acorns as filler as shown below:
Although I'm very much into "change", when you find something that does work, stay with it as a tradition, but always look for ways to make it better. Above is a tablescape I set for Thanksgiving in 2007. I had found enough grapevine pumpkins at a craft store and printed some simple tags for place cards. To further enhance this setting, I would utilize the glass candle verbiage, as well as replace the pumpkins with the printed napkin ties and handwritten leaf.