Instead of tossing out some paper plates and calling it a day, I figured I’d class it up this year for Thanksgiving with a it-looks-like-I-tried tablescape. And, I’ve teamed up with a gaggle of talented bloggers for a Thanksgiving table setting tour. So if you’re stopping by from Inspiration for Moms, welcome!
Believe it or not, I didn’t spend very much on this Thanksgiving tablescape. The kraft paper, greenery and flowers, and the gold chargers are new to me. But that’s it– I had everything else on hand.
I filled my usual dining table centerpiece with a $12 bouquet of grocery store flowers. And I added $3 stock filler and some eucalyptus to beef it up a little.
Speaking of eucalyptus, it’s just so damn pretty. I need a paint company to bottle up that color so I can slap it on my walls.
I mixed two bundles of silver dollar eucalyptus and seeded eucalyptus from Trader Joe’s, placing them on top of my cable knit table runner. Then, I scattered in some mercury glass votive holders and plain votive holders. You can never go wrong with candles, folks. Never.
Now I know the centerpiece isn’t conducive for Thanksgiving conversations, so all I’d have to do is remove it from the table and spread out the greenery and candles a little more. But if you don’t want to engage in conversation with your racist uncle who’s seated across from you, leave that tall centerpiece in place.
The gold chargers are a new addition to my arsenal because I only have silver chargers. I’ve had the gold rimmed plates for years– a thrift store find. Seriously, if you want to get some nicer looking china that you don’t care about, go to a thrift store or garage sales. I wash this stuff in the dishwasher. It’s fiiine.
While orange isn’t my favorite color, I wanted it to be known that this is an autumnal table so I threw a little pumpkin (gourd?) on top of every plate.
Golden hour FTW.
I thought the knit table runner would look lonely by itself, so I used some kraft paper underneath.
I love these plain votive holders and mercury glass candle holders because they can be used year-round, and they don’t take up much space in my cabinet when they’re stacked.
wall color … SW Worldly Gray (flat)
trim color … SW Ultra White (semi-gloss)
chrome dining area light … found here
dining table … found here
dining chairs … found here
wooden bud vase … found here
artwork … found here
cable knit table runner … Crate and Barrel, circa 2017
kraft paper … Michael’s
flowers and greenery … Trader Joe’s and Kroger
plain votive holders … Michael’s
mercury glass votive holders … Michael’s
chargers … Michael’s
plates … thrifted
Need more Thanksgiving inspiration? Head over to my friend Tammy’s blog, Pink Peppermint Design, to continue the tour. And be sure to check out the other Thanksgiving table settings throughout the week!