This year for my Thanksgiving tablescape, I decided to use things I had on hand as much as possible, as a matter of fact, there are only 3 items that I purchased new, salt and pepper shakers and a plate that I got at Wal-Mart.
Here is the finished product that I will go with on Thanksgiving day.
Let's get started! For the centerpiece I used about a 4 inch wide slab of tree that we cut from our backyard in the later summer/early fall. I used burlap that I had from last year along with placemats, napkins and an older tablecloth.
I started by placing the tablecloth on the table and then I laid the burlap over the tablecloth. It hung a bit long so I found some brown ribbon and gathered the burlap then tied it off in a bow.
Next I added faux gourds and pumpkins that I've had for years. You can get these at Hobby Lobby or Michael's and even Wal-Mart and Target stores. I also added some tea light and mercury glass candle holders. You'll note that some of the tea light holders are glass and dark metal, just like the lantern.
I got the glass and metal tea lights from Southern Living at Home; the mercury glass ones came from Home Goods at the end of last season. I also extended the display onto the table to keep it flowing and the eye moving along the display.
First the table is set with my good china (Lenox, Chesapeake). This is a more formal place setting.
I also got this owl plate at Wal-Mart.
Just remember to have fun with your table! Don't have a hunk of tree you can use? Well, how about a wrapped shoe box filled with faux or real gourds and pumpkins? Or a basket filled with gourds and pumpkins. You could even line a few pumpkins down the center of the table, add a few candles and call it good, that would look very pretty.
I hope everyone has a happy Thanksgiving. Next week I'll be back with a Christmas craft to start the holiday's off. Be blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!
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