What is your Thanksgiving table décor style? Do you go all out or keep it simple? This month’s Tablescape Blog Hop, hosted by Chloe of Celebrate and Decorate, is all about setting the table for Thanksgiving.
I really enjoyed our table from last year. It was simple and almost minimalist when it comes to me and table décor!
Every table I set I have a different plan. Sometimes I approach it with a very specific plan that requires purchasing (or renting) some specific pieces to bring my vision to life.
This year I had zero plan and zero vision. That is like having writer’s block for table stylists!
As I rummaged through my collection of plates and table linens searching for idea, or least a color theme, I looked up and saw the flower arrangement I made last week. I love the silver dollar eucalyptus I used and started to wonder how I could use it for my Thanksgiving table décor.
That’s all it took to get the wheels in motion. I took the grapevine pumpkin from the mantel, the cake plate from the buffet along with the eucalyptus created a centrepiece.
I used the natural, muted tones of the centrepiece to create my Thanksgiving tablescape!
Thirty minutes later, with no money spent, I stepped back to admire my table. I hope you love it as much as I do!
One of the key elements in creating a beautiful table is layering. For example, the layers in the plate stack. One example of layer is the plate stack. My plate stack consists of 5 layers….
- Round wicker placemat from Ikea
- Simple white dinner plate
- Vintage cream salad plate
- vintage appetizer plate
Another example of layering in table décor is the table linens and center space of the table.
A pale gray runner defines the centre of the table, but I felt it looked a little bland. I layered on wide burlap ribbon to create texture and bring in another natural element. It compliments the branches of silver dollar eucalyptus that I laid across the ribbon.
Add a bit of texture always creates some warmth and interest.
I love browsing Ikea’s Market Hall for things that I can use when styling a table. Their inexpensive glassware if always a good buy. I recently purchased these pale pink champagne flutes on clearance for under $10 for four. I love the subtle color, and twist pattern.
I paired them with another Ikea find. Bell shaped wine (or in this case water) glasses.
Simple everyday flatware complete the each place setting.
The vintage appetizer plates could also be used as salad or dessert plates. I picked them up at a Church garage sale for 50 cents a piece!
A tall wood candlestick I recently picked up on clearance at Michaels adds on more natural element. At the opposite end, to balance the height of the tall candlestick, I placed a pitcher from target. It makes a great water pitcher that doesn’t need refilling over and over! I paired it with a candlestick I upcycled a couple of years ago.
One last look at those pretty plates!
Well, I hope you have been inspired by my Thanksgiving table décor ideas. But, it doesn’t stop there! Be sure to visit all the other bloggers sharing their Thanksgiving tables today. And, check back every day this week as new links go live every day!
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Until next time….