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:
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!