Thanksgiving is finally in the air here and I am not the only one who is excited! My co-host Miss Kitty is enjoying the beautiful, crisp weather with a little romp on the grandchildren’s play set! Hmmm…only bad thing about fall…we need to rake!
Here’s the tablescape…a rustic Thanksgiving with old fashioned pumpkins, twiggy placemats, deer sheds and pewter! I usually like to use a tablecloth but felt that it would have a much more rustic look without it this time. Instead, I decided to use my ruffled burlap table runner to anchor the table and add more texture. You can find a detailed tutorial for it here.
I love the contrast of the warm fall colors with the blue and white transferware in my hutch!
The inspiration…my version of the deer antler candle holders that I have been seeing everywhere! I just used one of my deer sheds…gotta love those because they were just dropped in the woods at shedding time…and added a few old candlesticks in varying sizes. The candles came from World Market…perfect color!
I set the table with my go-to Chris Madden Felice plates…a Goodwill bargain for a service for four at $10! Woo hoo! Love their chunky style! I am using my twiggy placemats to add texture and give it the rustic look that I love.
And I have to say that I still love my wedding flatware…Gorham Octette pewter…and the matching goblets. I think the pilgrims could sit at this table and feel at home! lol I added the napkins between the dinner and salad plate to allow for my place cards…
…a simple faux leaf (found at World Market) with my guests’ names written on them! I considered several other options…see more easy ideas for place cards here…but decided that I like this one best.
And if the centerpiece looks familiar, it’s because it is the same one I have had on my dining room table this fall...ever since the visit to the pumpkin patch netted me those wonderful long-stemmed pumpkins! I just added a few more mini pumpkins, some faux leaves and the candle arrangements!
And here’s a final look! I am loving all the textures and natural elements! And I think the burlap table runner is the perfect touch! It will be a small family dinner since the celebration with the extended family will have taken place earlier. There’s room for two high chairs…one at each end! I think Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday…seeing the people I love most in the world gathered around the table and making memories! Sigh! How about you? What’s your favorite holiday?
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my Thanksgiving tablescape! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday
Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up! on Tuesdays
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
DIY by Design for Fall into Fall
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays
Stone Gable for Tutorials. Tips and Tidbits on Thursdays
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
2805 for Potpourri Friday
At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Craftberry Bush for Happy Hour on Saturdays
Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
See you next time! A la prochaine!
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