Since the days of the pilgrims, Thanksgiving has been a celebration of the harvest and a chance to sample nature's bounty. Instead of honoring this tradition with a simple cornucopia, fill the center of your Thanksgiving table with a seasonal variety of fresh produce and flowers.
For a simple focal point, skip the flowers and instead stack pumpkins in varying shades and graduated sizes to create a rustic topiary. Remove the stems from all but the top pumpkin to create a stable base.
Think of the colors used in the centerpiece as a jumping-off point for the rest of the room's fall decorations. There's no need to do a full makeover — just add a few other elements that reinforce that color scheme and temporarily remove items that detract from it. The overall look created will be worth the extra effort.