Last year our family enjoyed gathering around the Thanksgiving table for the first time on our back porch, which you can see here. As much as I loved dining in our new outdoor space, surrounded by trees and the warmth of the fireplace, I was missing the coziness of our dining room and the place where we had always celebrated holidays and special occasions. But, now that the porch addition has become our new favorite place to gather, the dining room has sadly become neglected. So, this year I decided to bring Thanksgiving back indoors and show some love to our dining room.
My plan for creating our Thanksgiving tablescape was to do what I usually do, try my best to only use what I have and shop the house. I find this sometimes takes more time because I need to play around with the linens, decor and dishes until I find what looks the best, but saving money and being able to stay home in my comfy sweatpants and slippers is so worth the extra time and effort.
The blanket, napkins, placemats and plates were also used to create last year’s tablescape, I just did a few simple things this year to change the look. I decided to use napkin rings rather than folding them and turned the blanket into a runner instead of a tablecloth.
The only things that I did end up buying were the candle holders which I picked up at Dollar Tree and Pier One. If you are wondering where my glass and gold candle holders are, well let’s just say a very loud crash was involved. I hope to find a replacement for those someday, but for now these are just fine.
I knew I wanted to use the mercury glass pumpkin for the centerpiece, but when I placed it on the table it didn’t look quite right, it needed some height. I didn’t have many options on hand, so I decided to try using my Pottery Barn ceramic drink dispenser stand and it worked great. I was liking the added height, but it was still missing something. My first thought was to use some leaves from outside, but they were all pretty dry and I worried they would make a mess. So, I headed into the garage to have a look at my decor stash where I found the green flowers that I had been saving to make a wreath. I was able to tuck the stems under the pumpkin which held them in place and now the centerpiece looked much prettier. I also had a few extra flowers that I added to the table.
I didn’t have enough of the green wood chargers or water goblets for a complete table setting so I ended up making the two end seats a little different.
I used Pic Monkey and a sheet of scrapbook paper to make the place cards and then tied the coordinating ribbon to attach to the napkin rings.
You may also notice that the dining room looks a little different. I recently added two more brown transferware plates to my collection and I also painted the room. As much I loved the previous color it was time for a change and I am really liking the brighter look since painting it Ivoire by Sherwin Williams. I almost went very light, but I like the warmth a bit of color adds to the room.
Well, now that the plans for the table are set, I guess I better finish up working on the menu. I can’t believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner!
Hope your weekend has been a fun and relaxing one and as always thank you so much for stopping by today for a visit!
***This is NOT a sponsored post I just enjoy sharing where I find things***
Pier One – Rattan Placemats, Green Wood Chargers, Napkins, Napkin Rings, Mercury Glass Candle Holders
Home Goods – Mercury Glass and Natural Pumpkins, Candles, Water Goblets
Hobby Lobby – Green Flowers
Pottery Barn – Beverage Stand, Curtains
Dollar Tree – Glass Candle Holders
Plaid Blanket – Ikea (purchased on Amazon)