Thanksgiving reminds me of Turkeys, Sweet Friends! Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas is on the agenda today!
Today, I am showing off My Thanksgiving Tablescape and giving you some ideas on how you can create a “One of a Kind” Thanksgiving Tablescape. I’m excited to be joining the Thanksgiving Tablescape Blog Hop hosted by Chloe Crabtree of Celebrate and Decorate! I am one of several stylists bringing you a week full of inspiration for your holiday table gatherings. A complete list of those participating is near the end of this post, and I will update the list daily for your convenience.
How to set a table for Thanksgiving!
I was so fortunate to meet Chloe, from Celebrate and Decorate, at the Inspire Workshop last month. I was thrilled when she invited me to join her Tablescape Blog Hop. You can read about the Inspire Workshop and “My Favorite Shops in Waco, Texas!” here.
Most of you know, that I got divorced a few years back and since then I haven’t done much with Tablescape’s. Last year I did manage to set the table for Christmas and you can see it on my “Dollar Store Charger Transformation” post here.
Last week, working on “My Thanksgiving Tablescape!” brought back memories from years past. I remember I would spend hours on creating the perfect table for all of my guests to enjoy. I have so many table linens, silverware sets, chargers, plates and glasses, place card holders, etc. etc., but most have been in storage and I really did not have time to pull it all out to decorate this years table. Instead, I went shopping!
I’ve included links to the products that I purchased and similar links where I purchased the product long ago.
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When creating a Tablescape, there are 3 things to keep in mind. Use these ideas to inspire you to create a beautiful one of a kind table setting:
For My Thanksgiving Tablescape, my theme was Turkeys, the color of light neutrals (White, Cream, Beige) and a style of Rustic Vintage. When creating a tablescape, remember your theme, color and style and then layer items onto the table.
Although shopping for this tablescape was fun, some of the items I already had on hand. I chose table linens in cream and yellow-gold to keep things neutral. Notice how the greenery pops against the neutral colors?
Start with the tablecloth, and then add the greenery, candles and your theme items. Complete the look by adding the place settings. Use items to assist you in varying heights which add a bit of depth and dimension to the table. I used some Planter Boxes by ArtMinds painted to match the turkeys and a glass pedestal. I had the pedestal from years past, but I still remember purchasing it here.
I chose to use greenery and leaves with wood trees. The greenery are Locust Stem from Hearth & Hand with Magnolia. The leaves are from my yard and the wood trees I found here at Michael’s Arts and Crafts.
I chose a handful of turkeys, placed on the table. I painted the turkeys with a layered chalk paint technique as they came in a white ceramic and needed paint. I found the turkey’s at Michael’s Arts and Crafts. You can purchase the turkeys here. I also included turkey salt and pepper shakers which I purchased here.
A Maker’s Studio Collection Re-New-All Candles where the perfect glimmer needed for this table during the evening hours. You can purchase the candles here. Don’t you just love the glow of the candles on the table in the evening.
For my place settings I chose the following:
- Planked Wood Grain Chargers by Ashland from Michael’s Arts and Craft’s.
- Fiesta White 3 Piece Classic Set Dishes from Macy’s.
- Modern Vintage Goblets from Macy’s.
- Amber Drinking Glasses I picked up at an Antique Mall last year.
- The Flatware I used was a present to me years and years ago. I love how the gold and silver tie everything together. Here is something similar.
I love my table and chairs, as it was passed down to me from my grandmother. I wanted to show off the dark wood and so I folded under the table cloth along each side so the edges and legs would show.
Do you remember when I did the chair makeovers, “Chair Makeover and Wood Signs When Color Mixing With DIY Paint!” You can read about that here. I adorned the chairs with some raffia ribbon and leaves from my yard. I think it adds a beautiful touch and really completes the look. I made place card holders using craft paper, because I liked the term, “Be Our Guest.”
Since I’m spending Thanksgiving at a girlfriend’s this year, and don’t plan to sit at my table, my sons and I will be enjoying it throughout November.
The Blog Hop runs Monday, November 4, 2019 to Friday, November 8, 2019. Please check out the ladies who are kicking off this annual event.
Don’t forget to go out there and create some thing beautiful.
You can check out my Pinterest inspiration board, Thanksgiving Tablescape ideas here.