Hey friends! Today I’m joining 20 ultra-talented bloggers for a Thanksgiving Tablescape Blog Hop hosted by Chloe at Celebrate & Decorate!
The reason there’s a “more” in the title is I was in another tablescape blog hop earlier this week. Two tablescape blog hops in one week? Why not? The more tablescapes the merrier!
I used a seamless 6 x 9 seamless drop cloth for my tablecloth. I probably should have ironed it, but otherwise I think it looks pretty good.
Funny story – see the plateware pattern? The wheat pattern? The wheat pattern that I totally spaced I even had because it was buried in our shop and if I remembered I had it I would have used it for a tablescape WAY before now? And check out the matching glasses!!!
Since the plateware pattern is gold, it pretty much set the main color scheme for the table. When I started working on this tablescape, I didn’t have a clue of what I wanted to do, so it’s good I found the plateware to inspire me. Have you ever created a decor project working off one particular piece of decor or pattern?
The gold turkey was originally, well, a turkey-colored turkey. I forgot where I bought it from – probably the dollar store. I had originally planned to paint it white, but I needed a little something else for the centerpiece, so gold it was. I likes it!
You might have noticed I don’t have any of the candles lit in any of the pictures. I was afraid that I’d catch the wheat centerpiece on fire. If I wanted lit candles with this tablescape, I’d go with the flameless ones or I’d probably end up with a Roman candle for a centerpiece. Since it’s not a 4th of July tablescape, that wouldn’t work too well. Plus the whole catching the house on fire thing. One thing’s for sure – It’d be a Thanksgiving no one would ever forget.
Notice the cat in the background looking out the window in the door. When you have 11 cats, more than likely at least one of them will photobomb your blog shoots. I used to shoo them away, but now I leave them be (unless they are up on the table chewing on the decor, which happens. A lot.). I figure they are part of our family and household, so who cares if they get in a shot or two. Just keepin’ it real.
See the “napkin rings”? They’re actually memory wire for making bracelets. When I was working on my undergraduate degree in Computer Science, I sold beads and findings on eBay as a way to support myself while I was in school. After I graduated, I had a lot of inventory left over, so I sold some but I kept some too.
I didn’t have any silverware (or should I say goldware) to use with this tablescape, so I decided to roll up napkins so it looked like there was silv- er, goldware inside, but there’s not (don’t tell anyone). I didn’t have any napkin rings which would work either, so I thought about just wrapping some gold colored wire around the napkins. I started digging though my leftover inventory and found the memory wire. And I had six of them; exactly what I needed! Isn’t it nice when stuff works out like that? Usually I’ll find something I want to use for a tablescape or whatever, but I’ll end up one short of what I need.
Just a pine cone in a bowl.
I hope you enjoyed my (more) Thanksgiving tablescape inspiration! Here’s the entire blog hop lineup – I hope you’ll visit them all! Lots and lots of awesome Thanksgiving tablescape inspiration for the eyeballs!
Knock it Off Kim | Home is Where the Boat Is | Everyday Living | Living With Thanksgiving
Panoply | Corner of Plaid and Paisley | Red Cottage Chronicles | Home and Gardening with Liz
Me and My Captain | Bluesky at Home | Life and Linda | Our Crafty Mom
The Painted Apron | Debbee’s Buzz |Loveland Lodge | Celebrate & Decorate
The Painted Hinge | Sweet Sensations | Zucchini Sisters | a casa di Bianca | Follow the Yellow Brick Home
Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my tablescape! Happy Thanksgiving!
Debbee M says
Michelle, wow, love this tablescape! That vintage wheat china is a keeper! What is the pattern name and manufacturer? It’d be fun to mix and match it with turkey plates and brown transferware too. Really nice how you brought all the elements together with a little DIY here and there. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Thanks so much Debbee! The china pattern is Prairie Gold by Lifetime China Company. You have a wonderful Thanksgiving too!
bonnie morgan says
You have been a busy lady with two blog hops in one week!
Wheat is a perfect theme for harvest time. I remember my grandmother having wheat dishes. Nice to find glasses with that motif. I like how you used pinecones, grapevine wreaths and grass chargers to incorporate more natural elements.
Have a lovely Thanksgiving.
Thanks so much Bonnie! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving too!
Michelle, your table is quite charming. Loving the natural elements you used to create a stunning table. The pine cones, grasses are perfect. The vintage wheat china is so lovely. What a great napkin ring you created with the wire. The plate stack is wonderful as well. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
Thanks so much Linda! A happy Thanksgiving to you are yours as well!
Kari @ Me and My Captain says
you have been really “hopping” around Michelle. Spraying the turkey gold was genius. The wheat pattern is bringing back memories of me and my family in the wheat fields of Kansas during the hot July and August months. Love your kitties but don’t think I could handle 11 of them. I have one little white pom dog and sometimes he is too much. LOL Blog hops are so inspirational with so many different ideas and prospectives that if one does not pick up an idea or two…one is not looking. Happy Thanksgiving
Thanks so much Kari! Happy Thanksgiving to you too!
Ann Krucek says
Ha! You made me laugh when it came to lighting the candles. My dad was a fireman – he never let us light any candles. My mom had sets of candles she reused for 30 some years because she was never allowed to light them – they were just for looks! To this day you will rarely see my candles lit. Your table is very pretty. I love the way the bowls sit nestle into the grapevine wreaths. The gold painted turkey works wonderfully, good move! Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanks so much Ann! You have a happy Thanksgiving as well!
Rita C at Panoply says
Good work, Michelle, pulling from inventory and things at home. I like the neutral table with gold. I use a drop cloth in so many of my tablescapes and everyday use – it’s a fabulous base. Let’s be savages and eat with our hands, shall we? Seriously, I didn’t even notice a lack of flatware until you mentioned it!
Have a great Thanksgiving.
LOL thank you Rita! You have a great Thanksgiving too!
Love it Michelle! The gold turkey is awsesome! Of course I am loving the wheat, white and brass. You created two gorgeous tablescapes this week. Now it’s time to get ready to enjoy the big turkey day. Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanks so much Amber! Happy Thanksgiving to you too!
Sandra Garth says
Shopping your home is always a great idea and you unearthed some great treasures. The wheat pattern on the glasses and plates perfectly complements the centerpiece and I’ll keep your secret about the missing flatware. Thanks for hopping with us again and Happy Holidays!
Thanks so much Sandra! You have a happy Thanksgiving too!
Michelle, I love the white and natural theme with pops of gold, especially the gold-sprayed turkey. Spray paint to the rescue!! Using the memory wire for napkin rings was also a great idea. The wheat just adds that fall feel.
Thanks so much Carol! Have a happy Thanksgiving!
So pretty Michelle, I love your wheat theme and all the natural elements, that’s really Thanksgiving to me, the wreaths in your plate stacks and pine cones brings the outdoor element inside to your table. Very creative and beautiful way to style the napkins! Have a lovely Thanksgiving!
Thanks so much Jenna! You have a happy Thanksgiving as well!
Laura Harrie says
Enjoyed the use of those wreaths! Perfect tabletop!
Thanks so much Laura! Happy Thanksgiving!
I love the wheat and it makes such a pretty soft and neutral table for Thanksgiving! I love your use of the drop cloth and gold accents. Isn’t it great when you find something to use you forgot you had? 🙂 Always fun blog hopping with you, Happy Thanksigiving!
Thanks so much Mary! Always fun hopping with you too! Happy Thanksgiving!
Pam Richardson says
Michelle, I love this wheat and gold themed tablescape that is perfect for Thanksgiving! I use a drop cloth often, they make a great table covering! I do love the grapevine wreaths, I use those occasionally and actually forgot that I have them until I saw yours! Your tablescape looks as if you had it planned way ahead of time, it is so warm and inviting! It is a pleasure to blog hop with you. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Thanks so much Pam! You have a wonderful Thanksgiving too!
Chloe Crabtree says
A lovely table with the neutrals combined with the gold accents mixes perfectly with your wheat accents and dishes. This tale makes an elegant statement to welcome guests for a Thanksgiving meal. Thank you for joining in our blog hop and Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanks so much Chloe! And thank you for including me in the blog hop! You have a happy Thanksgiving as well!
Michelle, your table is beautiful! The drop cloth tablecloth is a great idea and the perfect base for your festive Thanksgiving touches. I also rarely light my candlesticks – always so fearful something bad will happen! Love the wheat touches as well.
Thank you so much Jenn! Happy Thanksgiving!
Michelle, your wheat inspired tablescape is lovely! The plates resting on top of grapevine wreaths look stunning. And I love the wheat bouquet in the ironstone pitcher. The gold accents in the plates, napkin rings, candlesticks and turkey ties it all together. It was nice hopping with you. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!