Hi friends, hope the time change has got you off to a good start. Me on the other hand, I’ve been a bit thrown off and hoping to spring back into action soon. But today, I have something special for you. I’ve teamed up with some of the most creative women to bring you lots of Thanksgiving tablescape inspiration! Thanks to Sabrina at Meet our Life and Kelly from North Country Nest for the invitation and for putting everything together.
I’m still not sure if we are hosting Thanksgiving at our home this year. But it’s a great idea to have some things ready just in case. So I decided to come up with an idea of what the ‘feel’ of our table setting might be. You’ve seen my Fall table setting here where I used pinecones and gathered a few things around the house to create the table soup and salad style. For this Thanksgiving table idea, I changed out the look and made it a bit more sophisticated with lots of candles, gold, copper, and DIY items. I’m going to try to give you a quick explanation how I created this look.
I first planned the table around a copper and gold base, some items I had on hand, others I bought for a couple bucks, and others I DIY-ed. Then I covered it with a white linen tablecloth and dressed it up.
I used a copper bowl I had on hand, filled it with tiny lentils, and added a mixture of faux flowers to create a centerpiece. My rustic wood charger came in handing for adding some height to this beauty. What do you think?
I have a thing for pedestal candles and I just really love them on a Thanksgiving table setting. I gathered some that I bought earlier this Fall for my mantle to add to the centerpiece. I also mixed in a few smaller votive candle holders from the Dollar tree.
Tiny faux pumpkins were placed randomly to finish off the entire centerpiece. Vintage metallic paint was used to repaint a couple of them.
Let’s talk about the dinnerware and the rest of the table. The plates, silverware, and Mason jars for drinking I already had on hand. I used golden chargers from the Dollar Tree (you all) as placemats. I was super happy they brought them back this year. In the past, I owned some of them but I think thy got misplaced or thrown away in a bundle when we moved back in the summer.
The napkins got a little sprucing up with some DIY napkin rings. I used ribbon, faux fall leaves, acorns, and hot glue to whip them together. I did not put the tutorial on the blog but as you may imagine, they were super easy to do.
I’m excited about these Thankful Prayer cards. It’s a good way to get family and friends to remember to be thankful for the many many many blessings that surround us.
Download these 5 x 7 thanksgiving-prayer-cards for free. I was able to finally stock up on Cardstock paper a few weeks ago and I am enjoying using them to print things like these using the best printer settings. I finally decided to go against my husband’s don’t use up all the ink to print all your stuff and just do it. Ha ha.. I joked with him about it so he knows.
The final DIY on the table are the gift tags. If you have extended family or friends coming over, surprise them by adding a small gift to the table. Or you can do it for your own household. They’ll appreciate it. I filled small mason jars with colorful M&Ms and tied a “Thankful for You” tag around each one. Download thankful-for-you-place-cards, print out on cardstock paper, cut and attach them to the gifts with twine or ribbon.
You can also snag these other Fall printables on the wall for free, too. You’ll be able to see them up closer by clicking on the links here.
So that’s the table in a nutshell (a huge nutshell). I really love how it all came together. And I hope you enjoyed it too. We already ate on the table this past weekend. But of course, I saved the gifts for later.
What do you think of the table? Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year? I would love to know your thoughts in the comments. And don’t forget to check out these other Thanksgiving table setting ideas from some very creative ladies by clicking on the links below. I know you will enjoy them!!
Thanksgiving Tablescape Blog Hop