My solution is to bring in a few natural things that will work for both Thanksgiving and Christmas.
I love the Colonial period of American history and have been adding more natural decor at Christmas time the last several years, so making clove studded oranges was a perfect fit.
I simply bought some inexpensive whole cloves
And created a pattern or two
My wiggly assistant
Then I tucked them into the trough on my table. It fits in with the natural items used for Thanksgiving and next week I'll change out the berries and leaves for pine boughs.
I'll probably make a few more of these. They are so easy. It took me about 15 minutes or less to make each one.
Check out some of the ones I have found on G**gle images.
I think I may need to try a more intricate pattern! Amazing.