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Junk in the Trunk founders Coley Arnold and Lindsey Holt share their steps for blending vintage and modern decor on your Thanksgiving table. Spending the holidays in the Wild West? Drop by Junk in the Trunk’s vintage market in Scottsdale, Arizona on November 9th to score one-of-a-kind pieces to adorn your own Thanksgiving table. Visit junkinthetrunkvintagemarket.com for details. No. 1 Go vintage! It saves money and brings character. “The lace table cloth and big metal tray together cost just $30 at an estate sale,” Arnold explains. No. 2 Give your table height. Raising the eye helps to achieve wow factor as guests arrive. Arnold suggests using an old kitchen scale topped with a bright vase overflowing with wheat. No. 3 Bring the outdoors in. Wood plate chargers, a bouquet of wheat, and dried billy ball flowers bring in a natural organic element. No. 4 Provide recipe cards. If it’s a potluck, leave blank recipe cards for guests to exchange their culinary secrets. If you’re running the kitchen, print out recipes for family and friends to try your dishes at home! No. 5 Glasses act as place cards. Stick chalk labels on mason jars for a place card that does double duty. No. 6 DIY buffet backdrop: Tear up vintage sheets and tie to a string for a colorful backdrop that doesn’t compete for space. Pair with a chalkboard menu to complete the look.