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!