Does the thought of creating a Thanksgiving tablescape fill you with dread, especially after looking at all the Pinterest-fueled inspiration out there?
Have no fear. The tablescape heroes are here!
You’ll love what my friends and I have cooked up…a Thanksgiving feast for the eyes!
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The Pinterest Challenge
A fitness challenge I could take or leave, but a Pinterest challenge…I’m always down for that!
Each month, Cindy from County Road 407 shares an inspiration photo from Pinterest and challenges a group of lovely bloggers to recreate the look.
Sound like fun? It sure is!
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If you’re visiting from French Ethereal, welcome!
Barbara is a fellow Texan, and she’s the absolute sweetest lady. Naturally, we get along swimmingly well with our shared love of home decor.
I hope you’ll read through to the end and visit the 13 other bloggers participating in this tour.
This Month’s Inspiration: Thanksgiving Tablescape
This month’s inspiration photo came from Lindsey Brunk’s Simple & Elegant Thanksgiving Inspiration post.
The styling in Lindsey’s place setting looks impeccable, and as she explains, you don’t have to spend a fortune to achieve this look.
Simple Thanksgiving Tablescape: Key Elements
While Lindsey’s place setting has several key components, it leaves plenty of room for us to add our own interpretation. Yay!
The critical pieces in this vignette include:
- Rich navy tablecloth
- A garland with burgundy floral stems
- DIY place cards
- Copper flatware
- Copper/gold floral accents
As you can see, I tried to capture the essence of the original photo while taking some artistic liberties. Let’s talk about easy substitutions you can make, too.
If you have a salvaged wood dining table, like me, you might not be inclined to cover it with a tablecloth.
However, I quite like seeing how some fabric can transform a table for special holidays, like Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Faux Floral Garlands & Stems
If you don’t have access to fresh greenery like Lindsey did, you can always find great faux garlands at places like Hobby Lobby.
While there’s turkey and stuffing around, no one will notice (or care) whether the greenery is faux or real.
A few burgundy flowers really add a rich, moody vibe to this rustic Thanksgiving tablescape.
DIY Place Card Holders
Last year, I shared an easy hack for making DIY pumpkin place card holders. (Seriously, you won’t believe how easy.)
I decided to reinvent the free place cards I offered in that post with a simpler design. This little berry watercolor graphic reminds me of cranberries at Thanksgiving.
Tip: To rip the edges of your place cards, try tearing the paper in long motions, as opposed to short strips, for a prettier effect.
You’ll also notice in my place setting I also included discussion cards and washi-tape pencils to allow guests to practice gratitude before the Thanksgiving meal.
Metallic Accents – Painted and Purchased
I’ve learned over the years it’s fine for metallic tones to co-exist. As long as you balance each tone, it can look deliberate instead of accidental!
I used gold-toned taper candle holders and gold painted dollar store pumpkins (from my upcoming Halloween mantel) to give the centerpiece garland more visual interest.
A few mercury glass candle holders added more ambiance to the greenery and also complemented the silver flatware (deliberate balance).
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I’m so thankful you joined me today!
Be sure to pay a visit to the other bloggers on this tour for more Thanksgiving tablescape ideas. (Click the numbered squares below.)
Next on your list is Laura from Everyday Edits. As a realtor, she has a trained eye for decor!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!