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[BLANK_AUDIO] [MUSIC] Hi. I'm Jennifer Kopf, Home Editor at Southern Living. Make your Thanksgiving feast more memorable by creating a fresh look for your holiday table. Here's how one of the South's most talented event designers, sets the stage for the festive gathering. Savannah designer and stylist Elizabeth Demos, looks to nature's best for her warm table. There are no rules when it comes to this lovely tablescape. Here, Elizabeth uses petite tart tins for individual salt and pepper holders. And canning jars for candles. Dig deep in your cabinets. There are some gems hiding in there. Also shop estate sales, and the web to score great accessories. [MUSIC] Simple white plates paired with timeless flatware and thin stemware, keeps this more rustic setting looking elegant. A bold orange napkin gives the setting a pop of seasonal color. Use cut logs to create different levels at the center of the table. You can also use wooden boxes or vintage books. Stack the logs along the length of the table. And top some with moss, others with small arrangements. And still others with candles. [MUSIC] Use silver serving pieces as petite vases for individual blooms, rather than creating one large floral centerpiece. Dahlias, lamb's ear, and other flowers and foliage, come together for a beautiful fall look. Create place cards that emphasize your table top design. Scatter loose felted acorns or real ones, up and down the table to play up a nature theme. It's the details that make the difference. Use a faux wood grain tool to stamp a pattern into chilled pats of butter. Then, keep the butter refrigerated until ready to serve. For more fun, look for butter presses at estate sales. [MUSIC] Complete your table by adding candles. Combine simple canning jars with colorful lanterns, that complement your color palette. The easiest holiday hor d'oeuvres are nuts. Serve them in mismatched bowls displayed at varying heights. Top your wine carafe with a fresh fig for a seasonal touch. Find more inspiration for your holiday table in Southern Living magazine. And on southernliving.com.