I can’t believe Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away. I don’t have a crowd coming but I thought I had better put together my Thanksgiving Tablescape for 2013. I kept things simple, neutral and natural.
As always, I started with the linens. I looked at what I had and honestly, it all seemed sort of tired and old. I don’t mind old at all and love pretty much anything that’s vintage. There’s a fine line between old and vintage though…and some of my linens fall into the old category!
So off I went to Pier 1. These place mats and salad plates were the inspiration I needed to put together a neutral yet welcoming table. Oh…and they were all on sale. I made the napkins from linen I already had. I cut 18 inch squares and frayed all the edges. After being washed they turned soft and the frayed edge was lovely. Here is a detailed tutorial on how to do the napkins: No Sew DIY Linen Napkins.
I picked up pears to use as place card holders. I wanted to use Bosc pears because they are my favorite…but I couldn’t get any of them to stand up. You should have seen me in the Kroger store trying to find four with a flat bottom. I finally gave up and got these Anjou pears which in the end was a better choice because of the color. They pop right off the plates.
The brown tags are from Hobby Lobby and I stamped them with our names. I cut boxwood from my bushes and filled four little stoneware pitchers. I added a sprig of Rosemary and placed them at each setting.
The centerpiece is more boxwood with pine cones nestled on top. I will be back tomorrow to show you how I put this together…it was so easy and quick. If I remember to add water it just might last until Christmas. That’s the plan anyway!
Inspiration for table settings can be hard…sometimes you see something you like but don’t have any of the components. I’ve got just the thing to help you find something that will work for you. I’m joining 19 other bloggers and we’re sharing our Thanksgiving tablescapes over 4 days. All the links are below. These bloggers have fabulous style and I’m very glad to be listed among them.
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Thanks for stopping by…have a beautiful week!