I am continuing the theme that I started with my farmhouse fall mantel that is filled with more of the same elements. You can get a better look at it here.
And here it is! I love the simplicity…not too much fuss and lots of texture! At the heart of it all is my rustic galvanized tool box, a favorite $20 find from an antique festival last year.
If it looks familiar, that’s because it was the star of my farmhouse Christmas tablescape last year, filled with chunky candles wrapped in vintage upholstery webbing, frosted magnolia leaves and berries. You can see more of it here.
Here’s a closer look at the toolbox. I his time I have filled it with a fall leaf garland topped with faux bittersweet, pumpkins and pine cones. Simple cream taper candles add warmth.
I have to say that I love this guy! He has such a wonderful patina and lots of character from years of use!
And…he’s the perfect complement to my Gorham Octette pewter goblets and flatware! I love those big, chunky handles! They just say farmhouse to me! And to add even more texture, I am using grapevine wreaths as chargers...fun!
The plates are some of my favorites…Felice by Chris Madden…a fabulous Goodwill find at $10 for a service for four…perfect for our small family! Simple fall leaves serve as place cards.
At either end of the tool box is a pewter candlestick, more of my Octette, wrapped in a bit of bittersweet. My burlap table runner serves as the base for the centerpiece.
There’s still plenty of time if you would like to make your own! You will find a detailed tutorial for my ruffled burlap table runner here.
And here’s a final look at my farmhouse Thanksgiving tablescape…just the perfect amount of texture and rustic elements with no fuss for my small family gathering! The “big people” will be sitting at this table…
…and the “little people” will have their own table next to us and their own special tablescape with the no-sew turkey placemats and pilgrim hat napkin rings that I have made! You will find the instructions for making them here.
And here’s even more Thanksgiving inspiration for you…with a look at my Thanksgiving tablescapes over the past few years!
Baby Kitty says this is his favorite time of year, too, when he is very much in vogue…with orange layered on white! And…the turkey giblets are not bad, either!
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