Modern Thanksgiving Tables

With Turkey day only two days away, you may have spent all your time and energy on the menu and forgotten about the other half of the meal: Thanksgiving table decorations.

Fear not, host or hostess. A stunning table is simple. Remember what you learned in school: this is a celebration of what we have, not what we don't have. So take a look around. Plants in the garden? Leaves? Branches? Even desert flora works.

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Pumpkins are a must for the holiday. For an extra modern look, avoid colored squash and go for a neutral white or painted metallic pumpkin instead.

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Don't have a stunning vase for the center of the table. Mix and match. A line-up of mismatched vases, milk bottles and mason jars can be absolutely beautiful, as pictured both below and at the top of this post. 

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Need a few new decorative elements? Start with a cluster of Edison bulbs or other contemporary island pendant light styles. Add a mix of rustic and modern decor and you're set for the holiday table and all year round.

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Europa 8 Light Adjustable Bronze Swag Chandelier, Nambe Swoop Cheese Board with Knife, Yellow Set of 4 Stacking Chairs, Dark Smoke Glass Bottle Vase, Titus Rusty Elm Zuo Dining Table, Glacier Glass White Resin Small Vase

Remember however, you don't need to break the bank on new holiday decor. Thanksgiving is about giving out thanks, not your entire paycheck.

Images: Ruffled, Apartment Therapy, Food 52, Apples and Onions, Pinterest