Hey friends! Can you believe it’s almost Thanksgiving?!? Seems like the holidays rolled around extra fast this year!
Today I’m joining some super-talented ladies for the Gather ‘Round The Table blog hop hosted by Amber at Follow The Yellow Brick Home!
If you are coming from Let’s Add Sprinkles, didn’t you love Katie’s gorgeous tablescape with all her neat Thanksgiving plateware?
Now on to my tablescape!
I’ve never done a Thanksgiving themed tablescape for a blog hop. My husband and I host Thanksgiving for our families most years, but I don’t do a lot of decorating on the tables beyond adding a few candles and fall leaves. It always seems no matter how well we plan, the hubs and I are always pushing to the very last minute getting the house cleaned and the food ready that it doesn’t leave much time for table decorating.
I realized when I started this tablescape that I really don’t have a lot of decor or plateware specific for Thanksgiving (in other words: turkeys). I’m going to have to fix that for future Thanksgiving tablescapes, but for now I put together this one which would work well for anytime during the fall season.
Instead of a tablecloth or place mats, I decided to get inventive and use a roll of burlap that I bought just in case I needed a quick table runner. The burlap roll was 15 inches x 14 feet, so I had just enough to cut one long piece to run longways on the table and two shorter pieces to run wideways (I know “wideways” isn’t a real word, but it should be).
I used faux dollar eucalyptus sprigs for the greenery. I didn’t know what to add to the plates to give them a little more pop, so I just took a eucalyptus sprig and tied a piece of burlap twine at one end. Simple yet effective.
I used pumpkins that I originally had on my front porch as part of the tablescape. The table came out more neutral than I intended, but it looked nice so I just rolled with it.
I used some old brass candlestick holders with white taper candles to round the centerpiece out. I can’t tell you how many times I almost put these in a garage sale or brought them to Goodwill, but for some reason I still have them. I’d never guess that they’d ever come back in style, and tarnished to boot! I don’t have to polish them anymore? Now that’s a trend I can get behind!
I rounded the rest of the table out with my usual white plates, silverware, silver rimmed wine glasses and my pretty new crocheted edge napkins. Gotta hand it to white plates – they can be used for any type of tablescape.
That’s it for my Thanksgiving tablescape! Next up on the hop is Belle Bleu Interiors. You will love Shannon’s French-inspired style!
Here is the complete blog hop lineup:
Follow The Yellow Brick Home| Poofing The Pillows| A Stroll Thru Life| Our Southern Home
Decor To Adore| Petite Haus |Rosemary and Thyme|Botanic Bleu
My Thrift Store Addiction| Let’s Add Sprinkles| The Painted Hinge| Belle Bleu Interiors
Art and Sand| Virginia Sweet Pea| Debbee’s Buzz| White Arrows Home
The Crowned Goat| Lora Bloomquist| Beauty For Ashes| County Road 407| Decorate and More with Tip
I hope you enjoyed my Thanksgiving tablescape and you’ll check out the rest of the gorgeous tablescapes on the hop!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
You’re killing it, Michelle! Gah – every detail is so crazy pretty! I love how you layered all the pumpkins with the eucalyptus and how you used the white plates too. They really are so versatile and look great in every season. I hope you and your family have a very Happy Thanksgiving. It sounds like your guests are in for a treat, hugs, CoCo
Thanks so much CoCo!
Michelle the burlap roll is GENIUS! I love that idea. And with your gorgeous tablescape no one is going to notice there isn’t a turkey to be seen. Love the greens and the individual pumpkins for everyone too. Happy Thanksgiving!
Thank you so much Cindy!
You can’t go wrong with natural accents–everything is gorgeous, Michelle! Happy to be joining the hop with you! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction
Thanks so much Cecilia!
Katie Mansfield says
I love this. Neutral is in so it’s perfect for 2018. I love the eucalyptus.
Thanks so much Katie!
Laura Ingalls Gunn says
Oh I adore the burlap and lace paired together. The soft sage color palette has also captured my heart!
Thanks so much Laura!
Your table is so pretty. Love how you used the burlap for each place setting. Great idea. Love the centerpiece using the candle sticks and pumpkins was a great way to keep the harvest theme for the table. Very pretty.
Thanks so much Terrie!
Botanic Bleu says
This is one of my favorite table settings I’ve seen this Fall. The burlap runners are rustic, but not too much so. And all the green pumpkins say Fall, Thanksgiving, Harvest… Yes, one of my favorites this Fall.
Thanks so much Judith!
Debbee M says
Michelle, turkeys are optional and not having them does nothing to take away from you fabulous Thanksgiving table! The colors and patterns in the pumpkins mixed with the greens make for a showstopper of a centerpiece. Pinned!
Thanks so much Debbee!
Christy little says
So very pretty….as always! Thoses pumpkins are amazing and just perfect with your tablescape!
Thanks so much Christy!
Stacey @ Poofing the Pillows says
Michelle, your table is so pretty! I am loving the pumpkins and the eucalyptus.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
Thanks so much Stacey!
Pumpkins combined with Eucalyptus and brass make a beautiful combination for your centerpiece. Your table looks so inviting! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.
Thanks so much Paula!
Ok, I am truly smitten. The soft greens of your pumpkins and the eucalyptus are a weakness. This is such a beautiful table.
Thanks so much Marty!
Lora Bloomquist says
Love your soft hued table, Michelle! And your gray-green and white pumpkins along with the eucalyptus is perfect! Love the rustic simplicity! Fun hopping with you! Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanks so much Laura!
Amber Ferguson says
I love the soft rustic beauty of this tablescape Michelle! The colors are fabulous! I also love all the treasures I spy over behind the table. Is that a giant vintage wishbone print? Your whole dining room looks welcoming!
Thanks for hopping with us! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Thanks so much Amber! The prints are vintage blueprints for various contraptions related to wine. The print you are referring to is a blueprint for a wine bottle opener.
I love the beautiful touches of green against the burlap! Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanks so much Angelina!
Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says
Michelle, your table is just gorgeous! I love all the shades of greens mixed with white…so pretty and elegant! Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Thanks so much Shannon!