Thanksgiving Tablescape

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Thanksgiving Tablescape


Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays to decorate for. In my family each person gets a day-of job, and my job has always been to handle the dinner tablescape design. I love looking for little elements that might fit whatever color scheme I am aiming for that year. This year, there are some amazing white and grey/blue pumpkins near the lake that I might pick up to go with a soft neutral pallet. This is some of my inspiration . This too.

Above are hand picked items that would make any turkey day table complete. I am in love with magnolia leaves and have always wanted to DIY those place cards (how cute are they?!). You can also take any leaves from outside (try big maple leaves) and spray them gold then write on them with black ink. Super simple!

I am obsessed with pheasant feathers, not just for Thanksgiving but all year round! Pop them in a silver julep cup or antique trophy for some added texture to your room. 

The gold wishbone is my favorite and is perfect for Thankgiving (who else used to snap wishbones with a wish when you were younger?). Lay one at each place setting over the napkin for a little extra sparkle. This can be used in place of a decorative napkin ring (one of my favorites also shown above).

Your table linens do not have to be super Thanksgiving themed (i.e. Turkey prints, fall leaves etc). Instead try a more unexpected pattern like the paisley/floral print above. Just be sure to keep the colors on theme and within the same tonal family. 

Lastly, a really fun way to add personality to any dinner table (any time of year) is with your salt and pepper shakers (I know, so random). I actually discovered this while registering for our wedding. There are SO many cute little S&P pairs out there, you could literally go crazy (my favorite brand is Charles Sadek - Sold at the Little House Shop if you are local). Bunnies and chicks for Easter, partridges sitting in pear trees for Christmas, and some great pine cones (featured above) for Thanksgiving (also loving these pheasant birds).




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