Do you have trouble getting creative with your Thanksgiving table in the midst of preparing your home for guests, planning your meal, and the many other things on your holiday to-do list? Creating a beautiful table where you and your guests will sit down and enjoy your delicious turkey dinner can be a lot of fun, but I also realize it can be over whelming for some. Today, I’m sharing my Thanksgiving table to offer you some budget friendly inspiration that can all be pulled together in less than a day. Oh and stick around to the end for some helpful, table setting quick tips!
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The starting point for this table scape was the leafy green plates. I had been longing for a set of Bordallo Pinheiro majolica plates for quite some time, but every set I came across was way out of my budget.
That is until a few months ago when I happened to see three green plates lying on the floor in a booth at a local antique mall. I hesitated to even take a look because I assumed they would be outrageous. Thankfully, my curiosity got the best of me. I bent down, flipped over the price tag and low and behold, $26! As you can imagine, I scooped them up and swiftly found my way to the checkout counter.
You may be wondering how I got the fourth plate. Well, my original plan was to hang these plates above our bed, but I couldn’t ignore how perfect the leafy pattern was for Fall and Thanksgiving. My only problem was that I only had three plates. Doubtfully, I checked Ebay to see if by the slightest chance someone was selling an exact match at a reasonable price. I suppose it was meant to be because I found one pretty quickly that was being sold for $16. Hallelujah!
Flowers might just be my favorite part of putting together a table scape. For me, they are what completes the table. The whip cream on top of a slice of delicious pumpkin pie.
This year, I decided to go fairly neutral, but still slightly untraditional with my floral choices. If you’re like me and are not crazy about all of the saturated, traditional colors of Fall, don’t use them. There are no rules mandating that you have to. In fact, your guests will likely be intrigued seeing something unexpected and impressed by your creativity.
Since I chose more neutral florals, I wanted to do the same with the table runner and napkins. To be honest, finding fabric for the table runners that I was completely satisfied with, turned out to be a real challenge. I made several trips to both Hobby Lobby and JoAnn’s before I was finally able to settle on what I wanted.
During one of my many trips to Hobby Lobby, I came across their bolts of denim. I’m not sure why it caught my attention, but as soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to use it on my Thanksgiving table. I thought that among the majolica plates and gold flatware, the denim would add a more casual, comfortable feeling to the table. I also thought it would coordinate perfectly with the Chippendale plates hanging on the wall.
To soften the denim, I decided to layer it with a white and tan gingham fabric. After all, what’s a table setting without a little gingham, right?
The Small Things
In an effort to make this Thanksgiving table as budget friendly as possible, I utilized Fall accessories I already had on hand. You may recognize those striped candlesticks and mini bales of hay from our living room a few weeks ago.
So, what do you think?
Thanksgiving Table Sources
Pink Ribbon: Jo-Ann Fabrics
Pumpkins: Hobby Lobby painted w/ gilding paint
Mini Hay Bales: Hobby Lobby
Striped Tapers: DIY with gilding paint
Enjoy my Thanksgiving table? Check out last year’s Fall table with green apples here.
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