Thanksgiving table decorating ideas

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Thanksgiving is a special holiday that brings family and friends together. And if you want to try something special, try dressing up your dinner table with a few simple ideas to transform your table into a Thanksgiving work of art.

Erika Jones, the owner of A Social Life, joined ABC7 to share a few tricks of the trade.

Turkey Day Table Tips:
- Look to herbs, spices, and fruit. i.e. sage, cinnamon, apples
- Don't be afraid to expand your fall color palette
- Keep it simple
- Kick it up a notch by adding cloth napkins to your table setting

You can also get more tips from Erika when she joins the Chicago Flower & Garden Show coming up on March 12-20, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

Chicago Flower & Garden Show, presented by Mariano's
March 12-20, 2016
Sunday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Address: Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue, Festival Hall A & B, Chicago, Ill., 60611
Admission/ ticket prices:
Early Bird Adult Weekend Ticket (expires 12/31/15): $16
Early Bird Adult Weekday Ticket (expires 12/31/15): $14
Children's Ticket (ages 5-12, any single day during show run): $5
Deadline to register: Early bird ticket rates expire 12/31/15; regular rate tickets available before and through show's nine-day run.
All tickets at


Erika Jones and A Social Life are featured in the Tablescape display garden at the 2016 Chicago Flower & Garden Show, March 12-20 at Navy Pier.

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