This year I decided to change up my Thanksgiving tablescape. I have been hosting Thanksgiving for almost 10 years or so, and each year I seem to change something up on my table. I was looking for a slightly different look this year for my Thanksgiving table and even though most stores had switched over to Christmas by the time I decided to do this, I was still able to pull off the look I was wanting to achieve!
First, I will say, I always pull out everything I have and try to use that first, then only buy what I really, really need and can use in the future. This way I only end up with classic items that I can change out for different designs through out the year (other than the pumpkins, which I just pulled from another room in my house!).
So the only things I ended up buy were new place mats, the tapered candle holders and faux olive branches. I will use these placemats through out the year for various occasions, not good for daily use but great for entertaining. The tapered candle holders are perfect as I wanted real vintage ones, but wasn’t able to find enough to fill my table. These will look great on my mantel through out the year and on the table for other special occasions or a romantic at home date night.
The faux olive branch was the finishing touch to add a bit of greenery on the table while filling in the white space. My 18 month old was trying to eat the olives of the branch in the store, so that must mean its a realistic faux branch!
I also brought back my homemade thankful place cards. This year, I made napkin rings and after printing them out, I lightly traced the names with a gold metallic pen to add a bit of a pop. This is such an easy touch and guests always enjoy this!
When I put together a tablescape, I don’t try to be perfect, sometimes I will use inspiration I find on Pinterest or in a magazine, but at the end of the day I don’t have any hard and fast rules. I mix gold and silver, I don’t have enough matching glasses for everyone (so I use all of my favorite glasses instead) and I don’t multiple sets of silverware. This makes the final product, unique, a bit quirky and genuine for my guests.
Basically, its the current version of myself on the table, flaws, mismatched glasses, a bit of sparkle and a ton of love and gratitude! My favorite elements from this table can all be found here.
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