When I spotted this black & white table cover at Target $3.00, I knew it was just right. Bold, fun and contemporary for my house:
I know $3.00 isn't a very big spurge, but I'm sure I would have spent more if it was priced higher. It was 54" x 96". It is paper on top with a plastic backing. I had 3 tables to cover and I was sure this would only cover 2 tables, but what the hay.....First I laid the end of the table cover over the smaller 4' banquet table and cut it to fit so that I could wrap the edges under the table and tape with masking tape to the underside. I didn't really care what direction the pattern was going. I made the pumpkin centerpiece out of Ball canning lids by tying a bunch together. I stuck a twig in the middle and added a few leaves. It was so easy!
Then I laid the table cover over the 6' banquet table (for the younger adults) and cut off what was needed and taped up the underside as well. I made the centerpiece by using a small glass vase and I cut off an artifical flower to place in the vase.
This left me with a strip of paper approx 16" wide by 66" long. So I thought why not a table runner? I used that piece on the main glass dining table!
I don't like using paper plates for holiday meals. I didn't have enough of my white Williams Sonoma 'Everyday' dishes for 16 people so I pulled out 8 of my Lenox china plates for my dining table. I'm sure your thinking that is crazy to use Lenox china with a paper table cover, but it worked. The kids and younger adults used the Williams Sonoma plates and us 'older' adults used the china. :) Don't forget to put the crayons at each table too!
Now you wanta guess who did the most coloring? Yes, you guessed it the 'older' adults! Hah!
Ever hear of a pink & purple pumpkin? Me neither, but I like it!
I used my IKEA bowl for the centerpiece. I thought about buying fresh flowers, but they are expensive and to spend $30 for one day just didn't seem right to me. I bought the group of 4 gourds at the grocery store cost less than $5.00. Why not go with the cheaper centerpiece? (I added a pear because I wanted 5 pieces...when I took my interior design classes they always said to use odd numbers in design so I did.)
This so much that I am thankful for...Health, Family, My home, Work, My three Grandchildren and My beautiful Daughters. I am so blessed! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I know I did!