Before I show you how to set a beautiful Thanksgiving table, I first wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog. I am so thankful to have such amazing friends that spend time here. I have made so many beautiful friendships through blogging! If you told me that, almost two years ago, when I started my blog that I would actually make true friendships here, and on Instagram, I would have told you that was ridiculous! But it is so true & I just want you to know how thankful for your friendship and support…
Ok, now to my Thanksgiving table…
If you have followed me for a while you know that one of my favorite things to share with you are tablescapes. My love for setting a warm and welcoming table came from my mother. From my earliest memory I can vividly picture my mother happily setting a beautiful table. She not only would set a beautiful table for the guests, but for our family too on any given weeknight. The “nice dishes” were set for just our family too! I can remember company always commenting my mom at how welcoming and beautiful the table looked.
So when people compliment my tables I am so thankful for my mom and all that she modeled for me.
But I never want to share a beautiful tablescape with you only to discourage you because you would have to go spend a $100 just to create one like mine.
This is how to get started.
Use one of your tablecloths, put it in the dryer to get out the wrinkles or iron it if it is all cotton. Then use a runner.
The reason for the runner is because layering creates a texture and warmth for your table. We layer our clothes here in the north when the weather starts to get cool. So layering a table for fall makes me feel warm, cozy and it is so much more welcoming don’t you think?
By this time in the fall, those cute little white pumpkins that we picked up at the grocery store are now yellowing. Unless they are rotting, DON’T THROW THEM AWAY! I had some off-white spray paint and some white chalk paint, so I was able to easily spruce my little pumpkin gourds for this table.
I love just plopping those cute little pumpkins right on top of the candle holders!
If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen my stories when I found the cute little gold pumpkins for under $2! at Rite Aid Pharmacy. Pretty much every where I go if they sell decor I check it out, especially at the dollar store or a pharmacy, because you can sometimes find beautiful items really cheap.
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If you have followed me for a while you are probably sick of me telling you to buy decor at the end of the season.
I purchased the large pumpkins for such a steal when Marshall’s started putting out their Christmas decor.
You can’t have too many pumpkins! Add as many as you have around the house. Here I have a menagerie of real and fake pumpkins.
I wanted to keep the gold theme going with the place cards. So I used my gold leaf marker. I wanted to use a beautiful script so on card stock I printed out our names in a very light gray color.
I then just used the gold marker to write over the font! On the other side of the name I like to write a little note or a special scripture to my family and friends.
I hope you were inspired to create your own beautiful Thanksgiving table, but don’t leave yet, stop by the amazing blogs below for some more Thanksgiving DIY inspiration!
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