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!
Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my tablescape! Happy Thanksgiving!