Wooden boxes can be used for all manner of things, including a tabletop conversation-starter. Go antiquing or piece together a simple box using wood and nails; then add oil-rubbed bronze handles to each end to make it a centerpiece that can move as easily as the conversation.
Soft white and golden hues dance in natural lighting at this alfresco Thanksgiving table. A vase filled with wheat adds texture to the centerpiece. Fill a tall cylindrical vase with dried white beans. Add a berried branch from a Golden Raindrops Crabapple tree to another vase to complete the setting.
Bright radishes supply the inspiration for these sweet little place cards. Use small salt cellars or ramekins lined with a cabbage or kale leaf. Place a radish, cut with a shallow slit, on top of each leaf; insert a place card.
Choose white pumpkins for a soft yet stunning arrangement that will stand out amid the Thanksgiving table fare.
A bit of metallic spray paint can transform a few natural items into truly distinctive centerpiece elements. Here, a collection of vertical pieces — an oak branch, magnolia leaves, thistle flower, allium, nigella seedpods — were painted with copper paint. Place each item in a variety of shaped glass containers and place down the length of a table. To pick up the shimmery paint tones, try serving pieces or flatware in gold tones, too.