Put a bunch of leaves of any kind around your turkey and it will instantly look better.   If you want to look even more fancy, make some paper turkey leg frills.

Layers, textures, words of thankfulness, and warm wood tones.  That hugemungous tray written on with chalk has me thinking–what else could hang on the wall and have thankful words written on it?  I bet you have something in your garage right now that you could rig into a thankful piece–an old window?  that extra piece of plywood? a mirror?

Berries in warm tones can take you from fall through Christmas.  Just pile them in a urn or planter or basket.

Use twine to wrap Indian corn around large glass hurricanes.

How about an entire wreath made of corn?

Gather a few glass bottles and stuff them with candles.

Or gather every glass container you can get your hands on for bigger impact.  Love the leaves cut from scrapbook papers.

Pottery Barn sells these as Vintage Wood Pedestals but, to me they are called little stools.  Guess who’s gonna break out the Mrs. Meyer’s to scrub her wooden stools to a shine and serve appetizers on them this year?  The Nester, that’s who. {Deal alert, Mrs. Meyer’s coupon is available in the sidebar–you can find her Clean day products at Wal-Mart now!!}

Apothecaries filled with leaves, nuts, berries, pears, raffia, twigs, and candles.  Don’t forget to mix in anything you have that is glass, maybe that hurricane on top of your dresser and the empty glass thing on your bathroom counter?  Group, group, group for impact.