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Greenly: Bring Your Thanksgiving Table to Life

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A walk through your own backyard is all it takes to set the stage for a colorful Thanksgiving scene.


Your heritage turkey doesn’t have to be the only centerpiece on your Thanksgiving table. This year, you’ll have everything you need to create a natural, seasonal inspired table setting after a wander though your very own backyard!

Never fear. Making your own centerpiece doesn’t have to be complicated! All you have to do is bring the outdoors in. Keep things casual by swapping out flowers for foraged leaves and branches. Add texture by incorporating a few pomegranates or apples. Then finish your look off with heavy linen napkins and a few candles for warmth and viola - you’ll be ready for dinner!

It doesn’t get easier than this! A single spring of rosemary can dress up any plate.

When it doubt – keep things simple. Stick to one color for whimsical statement arrangement.

Local farmers’ markets are filled with fruits and vegetables that are as beautiful as they are delicious. Create an organic table runner by layering lots of colors and textures.

Which look do you like best? Share your favorite idea in the comments below!

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Natalie Ghio
Natalie Ghio

Besides composting, I love traveling, yoga, exploring new flavors, supporting local farms, and cooking for friends at my home in Brooklyn.

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  • lisa p. 15 days ago
    I have a pyrcantha tree also known a Fire Thorn. This time of year it is heavily laden with large groupings of small red berries. I cut the branches and gently wash the berries to get rid of dirt or bugs, air dry and then arrange them in a vase with Pomegranates, Green apples and decorative gourds. The added advatnage is the Pyracantha barries can be cooked down into a jelly by adding apple or white grape juice since the berries are loaded with pectin. Then you can added dried chili flakes to the jelly. Just be sure to follow instructions online because you WILL need to strain the berries through cheesecloth before cooking down their liquid. You can also simply compost everything in that display, taking out the edibles for a salad such as the pomegranates & apples. Those make a nice salad with fresh sliced fennel bulb and some shaved parmesan with a light vinegrette
  • Donna E. 3 years ago
    I like the fall leaves with the pumpkins. I've used fall leaves as a part of my Thanksgiving table the past several years
  • richard g. 3 years ago
    to 'make' Thanksgiving' or what!
  • Kayce W. 3 years ago
    So cool, I'm definitely going to use some of these this year
  • Jesse Mary P. 3 years ago
    Great ideas we will use this year!
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