twist on the typical thanksgiving colors
Who says you can't feature eggplant for Thanksgiving? Infuse eggplant color into your traditional Thanksgiving palette.
It takes a colossal amount of thought to determine what is served for your savory Thanksgiving feast–therefore it’s not uncommon for the table settings to become a consequential afterthought. This year we are infiltrating our fall colors with the eggplant hues and three simple solutions to create a magnificent Thanksgiving landscape.
Outsource Your Base Layer
The best way to crate a base for your eggplant color infusion is with a tablecloth. We know tablecloths can be pricey, but not when you scavenge the local fabric store for a no-sew solution to create your own. Peruse the sale rack first. Select your desired eggplant hued fabric and buy enough yardage to cover the length of your table. Remember, the texture of your fabric plays an equally important roll to the personality of the finished product. When you get home, play with the fabric to see how it works best on the dining table – you may lay flat to create a smooth surface or gently ruche the fabric to create more texture around objects on the table. Tidy up the ends by using fabric scissors to cut an incision along the grain of the cloth and tear a perfect line. If you use fabric like burlap, fray the edges for a little extra flair.
Repurpose Your Centerpiece
Eggplant colored twine is a wonderful way to repurpose old items you already have for entertaining. Give your bud vases, candleholders, napkin treatments a make over by wrapping them with the eggplant twine and use hot glue to hold the twine into place. Be sure to accompany your new bud vases with complementary colored hued flowers such as yellows, oranges and reds.
Radiate the Scene
A tabletop is not complete without candles to create an elegant glow, and eggplant colored candles are readily available throughout the holiday season. While more expensive, flameless candles are safe, look and feel just like a regular candle. They can be found at stores like Pottery Barn and Target in a variety of sizes such as tea lights and pillars. If you opt for traditional candles, don’t be afraid to incorporate candlesticks with pillars and tea candles. Candles can get costly when buying a large amount, but stores such as Target, Pier 1 and World Market have great deals throughout the holidays.