This weekend is a time to gather with friends and family and give thanks for everything that we have. In honour of the holiday and the bountiful harvest it celebrates, we’ve gathered some inspiration for festive centerpieces that are elegant, festive, and won’t break the bank. And, of course, they all feature an ode to wine…
Wine Bottle Candle Holders
This elegant table setting (from YoungHouseLove) is as simple as it is stylish. Use a simple table runner and different sized wine bottles (you have some of those around the house, right?) as candleholders.
For longer tables, add small groupings of baby pumpkins or fall leaves on either side of the centerpiece, a little further towards the edges of the table.
Tada! Instant chic!
Grape Harvest Cornucopia
Celebrate the fruits of the vine with this easy arrangement by Martha Stewart – all you need is a large bowl, a few bunches of grapes, and some autumn foliage.
(Bonus: when dinner is over, you can eat the grapes for dessert!)
Corks and Candles
Equally suitable for tables of all sizes and shapes, this centrepiece uses items that you probably already have lying around – wine corks.
Put a votive candle in a candleholder at the center of your vase (any tall cylindrical vase will do), and surround it with corks. Be careful not to pile them too high, for safety.
Setting the table, made simple!
And if you’re looking for suggestions as to which wines would pair well with your Thanksgiving menu, check out last year’s Thanksgiving post – featuring links to many great pairing guides from across the web.
Have a wonderful holiday, and please remember
to drink responsibly!