With no frills or fuss, this Gathering of Gentlemen Thanksgiving Tablescape could also be gender neutral. Once again Chloe from Celebrate and Decorate has brought us together again to share our ideas for Thanksgiving tablescapes. The blog hop runs from October 30th through Friday, November 3rd. I’m sharing my tablescape Thursday, November 2nd. Please visit the other table stylists to see their offerings at the links below.
At the beginning of the year, I started collecting items with this theme in mind. It was perfect timing when Chloe sent out the invitation to participate in this Thanksgiving Blog Hop. My theme was already set. I imagined the men in my family sitting around this table in smoking jackets (fat chance, LOL!) discussing matters of the day. Other than the manly vibe this Gathering of Gentlemen Thanksgiving Tablescape is giving off, it’s filled with texture.
This is how it came together. The table cover is a drapery pane from Hobby Lobby and it’s a slippery little bugger. To keep it in one place I used a bit of this blue wall putty. It doesn’t harm the wood of the table, and it’s barely visible. The small amount needed also doesn’t throw the stack off kilter. The brown swirls are velvet which is the first layer of texture. While at Hobby Lobby that same day I found this remnant fur piece. My plan was to use it as an underlayment for the center display. It just didn’t work full-size, so I cut it in half. Talk about a messy job, I’m still finding fur fibers.
During spring I was at HL once again and grabbed this antler candle holder for $5.98. It went into my manly man collection stash. It sits on a wooden charger covered with a section of a leather coat I wasn’t going to wear again but refused to part with. The turkey salt and pepper shakers are so old I don’t remember where they came from.
Feathers were a must, so I gathered a few along with dried wheat and two antlers from my Christmas decorations. Beans placed in the vase kept the stems and feathers from flopping over. The tall vase is lined with scrapbook paper.
On the other side of the vase, I used this gold pumpkin from my last table and perched it on a tall pillar holder. At its base are two faux pumpkins and something that looks pinecone-ish.
Neither chargers or placemats worked here so I left them out. The stack begins with a brown thrifted dinner plate with these cute little deer salad plates on top. My last trip to Pier 1 at the end of summer was at the beginning of a clearance sale. Friends I was in tablescape heaven. The deer plates were regular price $7.98 marked down to $1.98. That’s what I call a clearance!
My Bed Bath & Beyond hammered copper cutlery (more texture) is resting on a brown cotton napkin from Smarty Had a Party.
Rounding out the setting are a hobnail goblet from TJ Maxx and a plain one for water. The other nuggets here are the copper cups. Yet another thrift store purchase. They were unmarked and when I asked about the price, a very kind young man asked me how did $5.00 sound? Bless his heart. Two of them have lids which I left off and are probably creamers. Inside of the copper mugs, I placed some chocolate candies.
I have a few more Thanksgiving tables to come and then I’ll decide which one we will dine at for the holiday. This one is a strong contender.
- Table Cover – Hobby Lobby
- Fur Piece – Hobby Lobby
- Antler Candleholder – Hobby Lobby
- Deer Plates – Pier 1
- Cutlery – Bed Bath & Beyond
- Napkins – Smarty Had a Party
- Amber Goblets – TJ Maxx
- Water Goblets – Thrift Store
My blog hopping friends have outdone themselves this time. Please check out their tables.
Red Cottage Chronicles
My French Twist
B. Lovely Events
Me and My Captain
Life and Linda