|Citrus, Bittersweet and Candles|
Centerpieces for Thanksgiving can be simple and still do the trick. Dried citrus fruit, bittersweet and candles can be perfect. Seasonal greenery is also a good option. Pine cones, pine branches, cedar limbs, holly leaves and berries work just fine. If you live in a city your local Hobby Lobby, Michael's or Joann's more than likely have a nice selection of greenery to choose from.
Candlesticks adorned with dried flowers and berries can provide the ambiance you are looking for. These can be seasonal fresh flowers, berries and vines from your local florist or dried flowers from your local hobby supply store.
The point is that the centerpiece does not have to be elaborate to convey that you care. It can be simple and elegant without putting a lot of time into it.
Don't forget about the kids' table. They are a little easier to please. Bright colors and common objects do the trick such as this pumpkin turkey with crayon tail feathers. By using coloring book pages as place mats it will also give the kids something to do while waiting for their food.
Remember that it is all about presentation. With a little time and effort your tablescape can give Martha Stewart a run for her money, without spending a lot of money.