Happy Tuesday, friends! I’ve been meaning to share this with you for a while, but with Thanksgiving quickly approaching, I thought I would give you a few ideas for decorating your table for the big day! Come check out a few fall table scape ideas!
A few weeks ago I went out to our local farmer’s market and picked up some mums and pumpkins. Heirloom pumpkins are my favorite because of their beautiful and unusual shapes and colors. Don’t get me wrong, I love the typical orange ones, and I got a few of those too. So, I decided to gather up all of my pumpkins and create a tablescape!
To start, I used an autumn-themed table cloth I bought last year from Bed, Bath and Beyond. It’s mostly white, but has a decorative band of colorful pumpkins, leaves, etc.
For the centerpiece, I cut branches of leaves from our trees and even scavenged some from the local woods and put them in water in my big green vase. (TIP: If you pound the ends of the stems with a hammer it will help them absorb water better and last longer. ) Leaves that are changing colors are pretty too! Or you could use faux branches if you have some on hand. I love the large scale of the branches in the big vase!
Then I just piled on the pumpkins. Some are even fake pumpkins but I bet you can’t tell which ones are real or faux!
Here is another table scape I did recently. This time I used a table runner with little turkeys embroidered on the sides. I bought it years ago from Pottery Barn and it’s still one of my favorites!
For the centerpiece I put this rooster from Williams-Sonoma on a pedestal and added a grape-vine wreath with berries and a plaid ribbon for some color.
I used gold chargers and layered them with a plain white plate, and them my smaller vintage china dinner plates. Vintage linen napkins with a turkey napkin ring holder tops off each place setting. (For once I ironed the napkins.) Any napkins or napkin rings will do. You could even do a fancy folded napkin with the silver ware inside!
Next I added the pumpkins and candles! Some of the pumpkins are velvet and others are mixed materials but all fake ones so they wouldn’t mess up my runner. I used clear glass candle sticks, but brass would look beautiful too! Colored candles add a nice pop of color if you have some on hand.
I have several sets of these vintage salt and pepper shakers and I put them all around the table for easy reach. Cute and functional at the same time!
These little pilgrim salt and pepper shakers are so cute! You can find them at antique stores, eBay or even thrift stores for just a few dollars so keep an eye out.
And another set of S&P shakers. Cute little turkeys…
And that’s it! Just a few simple ideas for creating a pretty and memorable table for your special dinner with family and friends!
You can go as fancy or simple as you like! We are going to my brother and sister-in-law’s house this year for Thanksgiving but are hosting some of my husband’s family this year so we will be very busy. And very full, I imagine! I can’t wait for some of that yummy turkey and side dishes! Well, I hope y’all have a wonderful day and I’ll be sure to check in soon. I’ll try to round up a few of my favorite recipes to share and maybe a few pre-Christmas posts too! Until next time! xoxo Dell