November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving Tablescape

Remember when I showed you some sneak peeks of my Thanksgiving tablescape last week? Well today I'm ready to show you the real deal!

Like I've said before, I don't usually decorate for Thanksgiving but I wanted to make the first Thanksgiving in our new house special. That being said, this was my first time creating a T-Day tablescape so go easy on me :)

Centerpieces are insanely hard to make (for me at least) and I may or may not have agonized over mine for days. True story.

Front side:

Back side:

I built the centerpiece box (tutorial will be posted on Monday!) and filled it with Spanish moss from my Halloween stash, some free pinecones from my trip to Mt. Lemmon, some dollar store faux foliage (say that 10 times fast...), and some fake LED candles (that are covered in real wax!) that also came from the dollar store:

I placed some ceramic turkeys (that I spray painted orange to match the napkins) and pinecones at each end of the box to bring some more color to the table:

I wanted the centerpiece to be the focal point of the table so I kept the place settings fairly simple:

I paired my new dollar store dinnerware with a gold wood grain charger, an orange napkin (also from my Halloween stash), and a cute DIY pumpkin place card holder (check back for the tutorial tomorrow)!

To complete the look, I added our everyday silverware and a wine glass to the table.

Our Thanksgiving dinners have always been served buffet style so I wasn't worried about leaving room to set dishes down. However, if we ever wanted to change our ways and start passing dishes around the table, the centerpiece box could easily be lifted up and placed aside on a sideboard or counter leaving plenty of room for a feast to be placed down the runner :)

I love that my "I'm thankful for" dry erase board is visible from the back of table :)

I think we're officially ready for Thursday, what do you think?

10 points to anyone who got the place card name references ;)

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  1. Looks beautiful! If you've seen my painted lamps and mirror then you know that the ornage spray paint is one of my favorite. Love it! The new chairs look great too.

  2. It is gorgeous! I love all the natural elements. I wouldn't want to eat on it and mess it all up! Too pretty. :)

  3. Julia - Thank you! Orange spray paint has become a favorite of mine too! I have a funny story about the chairs that I'll be sharing next week :)

    Amy - Thanks! :)

  4. I think your table turned out really well! I like the textures of all the foliage in the box. I can totally imagine it for a casual fall wedding reception.

    I totally got the Big Bang Theory reference too. :)

  5. Thanks ceci-bean! Glad you got the reference too :)

  6. Love the Big Bang Theory reference on your place cards. I am in love with your centerpiece! It looks great!


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