7 Thanksgiving Centerpieces You Can Do Without A Nervous Breakdown

Amy Kuras | Nov 21, 2012 Home & Garden

ThanksgivingIt's crunch time, folks: the day before Thanksgiving. Hopefully you've got the turkey brining, anything made ahead you can make ahead, serving dishes set out, etc. Of course, there's more to a beautiful table than the food. A lovely centerpiece reflects the season and sets the tone for a celebration, but with everything else you have to do "easy" is the key. Here's seven that you can do today without entirely losing your mind.

Image via Mark Mrwizard/Flickr

  • Fall Harvest

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    These white pumpkins are so cool and the white, green and purple color scheme is a nice change from all the earth tones prevalent at Thanksgiving. If you can't find plums, Granny Smith apples would look great.

  • Flowers Under Glass

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    So unusual, so gorgeous, and it would not cost much and take five minutes to do. This would be a great way to show off heirloom glassware. 

  • Thankful Tree

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    Image via Midwest Living

    Simple and earthy....and has the added benefit of providing an activity for your guests while you wait for the meal to be ready.

  • Pumpkin Vase

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    You could find everything you need for this one on a quick trip to a fruit market or well-equipped grocery store, and it would be a great way to make a grocery-store bouquet look special.

  • Elegant Gourd Candleholders

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    Another simply elegant way to use mini pumpkins and fall leaves. The tall white tapers are beautiful, and everyone looks good by candlelight.

  • Vintage Global Vibe

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    Image via Midwest Living

    Okay, so you may not have an old globe hanging around, but if you do....this would work for Christmas as well, with pinecones and holly berries.

  • Spare and Simple

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    Image via baked.good.

    These are amazing in their simplicty and beauty. If you're a glitzy type, you could spray paint the branches silver or gold, but they are lovely just as they are.

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