With Thanksgiving approaching here are a few ways to decorate your table with things you have around your home. Last weekend I had a potluck at my house and had been so busy I didn't have any ideas to decorate my table.
I had bought a pumpkin basket at Michaels for less than $2.50 for part of a popcorn bar I had for my Bunco group. (There is something to be said for waiting until the last minute to buy holiday decor - it was 80% off!) I added some succulents from my yard to the basket and thought it wasn't Fallish enough. I added in faux Fall leaves - still not enough pop of color. That's when I saw my very Fallish colored cocktail napkins. I opened them up, twisted them at the center and placed them among the succulents.
I wanted a little favor for everyone to take home so I added some lentils (I was scrambling for ideas here...) to little cordial glasses a friend gave me, plopped in a succulent, added a faux leaf and cut a napkin in 1/4's and used them as little additions of color in the center of each place.
Check out the faux leaf inserted in the tongs of the forks.
My guests were there from six until eleven so I think it was a successful night...