Ina Garten’s Thanksgiving Table Setting Tips Use Ingredients From the Grocery Store to Create Simple, Elegant Table Decor

Ina Garten on Sunday Today show 2018Ina Garten on Sunday Today show 2018
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Ina Garten sets a beautiful Thanksgiving table

Garten showed off her idea for simple Thanksgiving table decorating in a 2017

Ina Garten is known for her focus on making the cooking process easy, even leaning on store-bought ingredients so cooking isn’t overly complicated. When it comes to her Thanksgiving table setting ideas, Garten also keeps it simple, finding ingredients to create a beautiful table without going overboard.

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Garten showed off her idea for simple Thanksgiving table decorating in a 2017 Instagram post, writing, “It’s never too early to plan your Thanksgiving table! It doesn’t have to be fancy, but at this time of year I like a little color and one pretty plate to give the setting some style.”

The video showed an autumnal colored table cloth, simple white plates topped with a decorative gold trimmed plate, silverware, and drinking and wine glasses. Garten scattered candles for a flicker of light and warmth and tied the table together with a floral arrangement centerpiece that coordinated with the color scheme.

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Ina Garten uses store-bought ingredients for her table settings

While a floral centerpiece is a go-to piece of décor for many tables, that’s not Garten’s only decorating move. She also buys items at the grocery store to create beautiful table settings.

During a Barefoot Contessa episode, Garten explains the “three table settings in my back pocket that I can pull together in no time with ingredients from the grocery store.”

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First is her orange tulip table setting, which draws inspiration from — you guessed it — orange tulips. She covers the table with a waterproof runner before using a simple taupe toned tablecloth, then sets it with white plates (in this case, square for a modern flair), silver cutlery, and wine glasses.

The table gets its pop of color from the orange flowers, arranged in drinking glasses (she recommends an odd number of floral arrangements) placed down the middle of the table. The place settings have an orange napkin to match and, for an extra splash of orange, she includes plates of clementines between the flowers. She scatters small votive candles to fill out the middle of the table, explaining, “they really add sparkle.”

Garten’s “final touch” is the use of pumpkin shaped cookies decorated with guests’ names as the name cards!

Garten’s tables feature seasonal ingredients and edible elements

Garten’s other two table settings involve

Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet

      

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