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With Thanksgiving just a few days away here in Canada, I've been looking for simple table setting ideas to try at home. Here are some looks to try this long weekend:

Line a table with these black and gold Hakkari hurricane lanterns from Crate & Barrel to cast a warm glow at dinner. For place cards, stick a piece of cardstock into a pine cone.

Linen or burlap never fails for a simple, rustic touch. Create your own napkins by cutting to size and fraying edges. Then, use fabric marker to create a placecard.

Here, wheat makes its way onto a drink table at a wedding. Apples form wreathes around punch bowls.

Nothing says comfort in the fall like a hot bowl of soup — the West Elm gourd-shaped soup tureen will look perfect at the table. (For some Thanksgiving soup recipes, click here.)

Thanksgiving doesn't have to mean a complete overhaul of your table — celebrate fall foliage and use tree branches for a colourful centrepiece. Mix small painted gourds between place settings, too. Gourds can be used in a number of ways:

Painted and grouped in a single colour for a centrepiece.

Labelled for a name card.

Mixed between various objects on a tablescape.

Even hollowed out and used as a vase!

How do you get your table ready for Thanksgiving?

Photo credits:
1. Crate & Barrel
2. Country Living
3. Coren Moore
4. West Elm
5, 7, 10. Better Homes & Gardens
6. Isabella Novotny's Pinterest
8. HGTV

9. Sunday In Bed blog

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