I'm usually not big on place settings at the table. It's not that I'm opposed to anyone dictating where I should sit, but far too often the cards are unattractive and take away from the overall aesthetic. For Thanksgiving this year, we'll have about twenty people, so I offered to make the table settings. I wanted them to be rustic, festive and affordable, so I bought a few bags of pine cones (I didn't have time to collect them), made tags and secured them with a piece of raffia (all for under $10).
10 Tips for Setting a Beautiful (Stress-Free) Thanksgiving Table
Here's how entertaining-expert Heather Taylor would set my table.