When thanksgiving rolls around each year, there isn't much of a surprise what dinner might be.
Colin Cowie, the host of "Everyday Elegance" on the WE network, says one great way to make a change in your celebration is to decorate and set your table differently.
Cowie stops by The Early Show to share some creative ideas for the holiday.
The Thanksgiving table Cowie demonstrated is an organic approach to fall and Thanksgiving. Rather than use the standard autumn-colored flower arrangement as the centerpiece, Cowie puts a spin on the holiday by using elements that can be found right outside your door -- or at least at the local market.
The following were used for Cowie Thanksgiving organic theme:
TableLong wood table with four mismatched chairs on one side and long wooden bench on the other
A cushion covered bench in olive green fabric
CenterpieceWhite pumpkins (3 to 4 various sizes, to be used for candles, as well as hollowed out and used to serve soup)
Large driftwood placed on center of table
Organic branch for length of table
Moss can go down center of table underneath branches, and also on the top of each charger
The soup can be served in hollowed-out pumpkins on top of the moss
Plastic to go underneath sheet moss in order to protect table
Baby cabbages, whole nuts and dried leaves, which can be placed among the branches on the table
Curly willow can be placed in the centerpiece and each napkin, with some cranberries on top
Gourds can be hollowed out for salt and pepper
Aamber votives and gold leaf votives can be interspersed along the table's centerpiece
Place settings8 wood chargers, to keep with the organic theme
Glassware in amber color
Olive green napkins
Other itemsCowie used two wine decanters on the table, so the host doesn't need to keep getting up
Assorted candles wrapped along the bottom with grosgrain ribbon are placed along the table for a touch of elegance