This detail was added to an inexpensive white plate with a stencil and ceramic paint. Personally- I love that silverware! (from HGTV)
I love table settings that remind us of why we are there. The black and white family photos on this table are exactly that. I also like the creative name place, a pear. (Country Living)
Martha Stewart always has great ideas. I love this "pom-pom tom" So cute for the "kids' table." You can see how to make it here.
Parent's Magazine had this kid's table. I can see it as a project the older kids could even do themselves.
On a table, or a mantle, pumpkins can make great candle holders. My mom likes to hollow pumpkins and use them as flower vases as well. (photo from Real Simple)
I like it when the taller items in table decor are sticky see-through things that don't obstruct your view of the person across the table. Have you ever set a beautiful table, only to have a guest remove your centerpiece and say, "let's get this out of the way." (photo from bhg.com)
Bhg also had this beautiful idea
To make these bright orbs, cut a lid and remove the seeds and pulp. Using a drill or nail, make holes just wide enough for the flower stems to poke through and insert the flowers.
Set a pretty table and it won't matter how well the food turned out. Happy Thanksgiving!