As most of you know, I’ve had technical difficulties for the past couple of days. I’ve missed so many posts and it’s been hair-pulling and blood-boiling for me. I switch host provider. But because it was a nightmare switching to the new provider, I ended up back at my original provider. They got me back up in less than two hours. I will NEVER do this again. And because I was down for those days, I have posts to make up for. Instead of posting three days a week, I will have to post four days (possibly five days) a week for the remainder of the year. Lucky you!
Anyhoo, this is a post that was supposed to go live a few days before Thanksgiving. Enjoy!
The Holidays have got to be my favorite time of the year…with the exception of my birthday, of course (Yes, I consider it a ‘holiday!). I love how you can decorate in whichever style you please for Thanksgiving or Christmas. You can NEVER go wrong…whether it be traditional, modern, shabby chic, rustic, diva-like, country…the styles are endless! Every year, I tell myself ‘Next year I’m gonna change it up.’ But I always end up going the super Southern traditional route.
This year, we are hosting Thanksgiving dinner in our Memphis home where I created this Thansgiving tablescape. It was super fun preparing and creating this. Today, I am sharing with you the super easy and affordable way I achieved this beautiful Thanksgiving tablescape. Most items used for my tablescape are items I already had.
1. Table – The great news is ANY table will work: big, small, wood, glass top, round, square. I have a glass top round table, an antique wood table I painted a couple of summers ago, and an ‘real’ dining room table. I knew the latter table is what I wanted to use for the holidays. But any table you may have will work for your tablescape.
2. Table Runner – There are a plethora of holiday table runners out there…I mean gorgeous ones. I found this one at HomeGoods. It’s covered by the place settings on both ends, but the ends of this runner feature silver and gold beaded and embroidered pumpkins. They are absolutely stunning! This was probably the only newly purchased item for this setup.
3. Candles – And who doesn’t love candles?!? Candles always add the perfect ambiance and touch to any situation. And we ALL have candles, right? Just so you know, I typically don’t purchase expensive candles. Ikea, HomeGoods, and Target are my favorite places for beautiful fragranced candles. I am a huge lover of anything mercury. So it was only natural for me to include my mercury candle holders to this setting. But I also fell in love with these glass candle holder and thought I would incorporate theme in the scheme as well.
4. Greenery – Greenery can actually cost you nothing. I normally just go outdoors and clip, clip, clip the greenery and hollies. But this year I went partial artificial, partial live greenery. I already had most of these faux greenery and hollies. After a photo shoot at a local church, they were having a magnolia tree trimmed. I picked up a couple of small brances and added it to my tablescape as well as my buffet
5. Linen Napkins – I don’t use linen napkins on a daily basis…or monthly for that matter. But I’ve always loved having them…just in case. I used both monogrammed and non-monogrammed because I only have four monogrammed napkins but six settings, I had to bring out the regular napkins. But I think any type of clothe napkins will do.
6. Dishware/Flatware – I normally purchase four-piece settings because we typically use our four-seating table. Because of this, I ended up using coordinating placements. I love mixing gold and silver. But because I had more silver than gold, I brought out the gold flatware.
7. Seasonal Fruits – Not completely necessary but sporadically placing seasonal fruits into your tablescape not only add additional color, but also add a hint of warmth no matter your style. I’m a HUGE lover of white pumpkins and knew it would make the perfect centerpiece for this setting. So that’s what I used!
8. Great friends/family, cocktails & wine, and conversation – I’m more of a vodka and spumante drinker (haven’t learned to ‘love‘ wine just yet). Having cocktails made with Purity Vodka, spumante, and wine is a MUST to ensure you’re pleasing everyone. With these combinations, a great time is guaranteed to be had!
Some of my favorite dinner plates!
I think these tips would work just as well with a Christmas tablescape; just a few Holiday decorations here and there and as your centerpiece.
Did you incorporate a holiday tablescape for Thanksgiving? And how was your Thanksgiving? I would love hear all about it.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I love having you here. Have a glass of wine and stay a while. And as always, have a beautiful day.
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