When I created this tablescape, I wanted to focus on natural elements. I pulled out antler candleholders, feather napkins and plates, and pumpkins leftover from Halloween. I brought in wooden decorative balls and a rustic runner, and created napkin rings with more inexpensive belts from Daiso (when I picked up the ones I used for the leather strap hurricane). I just cut them into strips and used some string to tie them together on the back.
Although they weren't natural elements, I had the idea of making little chalkboards for each place setting. I imagined them written with the names of my guests or for each guest to write what they are grateful for. I thought they were the perfect addition to our table.
I think the table turned out nice and casual...just the way I hope Thursday will be! :-)
Edit: click here for a little tutorial on these in case you'd like to add this detail to your own Thanksgiving feast!