I am so excited to be finishing out the week as part of Bre’s, of Rooms for Rent, Thanksgiving Tablecape hop! All week, bloggers have been sharing their ideas for creating a welcoming Thanksgiving table setting and today I am sharing mine. If you are joining me from My Sweet Savannah – welcome!
For me, coming up with a table idea is always a moving target. I had one idea in mind, but I kept coming back to this beautiful gray fabric I found a few weeks ago.
I grabbed a few yards of it when I bought the fabric for my DIY blanket. It is a printed knit and I literally just cut the length and left the slightly frayed edges. For me, it is simple and casual, easily can be washed and was inexpensive. Perfect.
After I had the fabric set, I went looking for flowers and the first thing I picked up was privet berry branches. I paired it up with pink pepper berries, eucalyptus, olive branches and decorative kale. I filled an ironstone tureen with water and layered in all of the pieces on an angle until I got the look I wanted. I have never done a flower arrangement like this before and I think it is the perfect Thanksgiving floral centerpiece.
I had some materials left so I also put together a flower arrangement in an ironstone pitcher and placed it in a vintage berry crate with some dishes and cups on the side table. Actually, I am super excited that I have more of these berry crates and they will be going into our online shop soon.
I also added some berries and leaves to some small ironstone pictures and mixed them with brass candle holders. I love a white tapered candle as much as the next person, but this time of year I love burning richly colored candles even more. The berry hue of these candles make the flower arrangements stand out even more.
The candlesticks are mix and match, but I only used four so that the table wasn’t too crowed. Other than the candles, I made sure that anything else on the floor was low so it wouldn’t block people across the table from each other.
I set each of the settings with simple white plates and silverware with clean lines. I like the mix of the more modern elements of the fabric print and the silverware with the more feminine style of the plates and candle holders.
I used fabric napkins in a similar color to the candles and tied them with a small section of the same fabric I used as the tablecloth. I tucked in some eucalyptus leaves, olive leaves and privet berries to pull it all together.
The last time I shared pictures in our dining room, for our fall home tour, Hannah Mae made herself present in several of the pictures. Well, for this go round, Bailey Rose plopped herself right in the frame so it only seemed right to include her.
The best part of today, the ideas are just beginning. You can visit last year’s Thanksgiving table and then visit the rest of the bloggers sharing today on the hop (links right below).
To start the tour from the beginning, visit here.
Thank you so much for reading!
To see all of the tables from this week – visit the links below!