This is the table we will dine at on Thursday. After much reluctance to dive headlong into the traditional holiday color palette, I went all in with my Foliage and Burlap Thanksgiving Tablescape.
We prefer to have the kids at the table with us for holiday dinners. If need be, we’ll set up several banquet tables downstairs so that everyone has a seat. At Christmas, that’s a given, however, for Thanksgiving all I had to do was add one leaf to the dining room table. I’m also happy to bring out my mother’s china once again. It’s September Song by Bristol. Whenever I use it I feel as though Momma is giving be a big thumbs up. The set is missing a few pieces but that’s ok, it’s still a family treasure.
For the base of this table, I used an ivory tablecloth overlaid with a fringed rust color square table cover. The runner is burlap and adds a rustic element that is so natural for the season.
My faux wood chargers that are embossed with fall leaves and acorns. This year I’m short one. While futzing with the table a long thread on the runner seemed to appear from nowhere. In order to clip it, I removed the charger to a chair by the window. It was getting dark so I went to close the drapes. Instead of moving the chair to close the drapes I put my knee on the chair. Crack when my charger!!! I hate it when that happens! Next time I’ll do things the right way. To complete the stack I added a dinner and appetizer plate, plus a small bowl.
Most of my flatware is service for four so I’m using several of the vintage look silver pieces from my last table.
Same thing with the napkins and napkin rings. Four settings have earth-tone plaid napkins and two have olive green ones. Frilly beaded rings from Pier 1 gather the plaid napkins and marble look fall leaves from Hobby Lobby tie together the green napkins.
Amber colored goblets and clear ones round out the setting.
Another beautiful addition to my table this year is the beautiful Gratitudes Gathering centerpiece sent to me by FTD Flowers and Gifts.
The base is Noble Fir and Western Red Cedar. It has a beautiful array of embellishments. Pine cones, faux acorns, fall leaves, orange rose hips and a beautiful plaid burlap bow that compliments the rest of my table decor. An ivory pillar candle in the center of the arrangement will give off a warm glow during dinner. Other than how gorgeous it is, I love that it will last much longer than a full floral arrangement. To add a little elevation is sits on a straw wreath.
Brown lanterns flank each side of the centerpiece with tiny faux gourds and marble scatter. My choice of a foliage and burlap Thanksgiving tablescape is for its simplicity and so that my centerpiece will stay fresh longer.
I’m serving dinner buffet style in the kitchen leaving us lots of elbow room.
Thanksgiving Dinner Menu
Roast Turkey and Dressing, Spiral Honey Glazed Ham, Macaroni and Cheese, Turnip Greens, Fried Corn, Lima Beans, Potato Salad, Cornbread, Rolls, Sweet Potato Pie, Chocolate Cake w/Cookie Dough Ice-Cream Frosting, Cupcakes, and a Cream Cheese White Chocolate Pound Cake.
I know, that’s a lot of food, but hey it’s Thanksgiving. From my home to yours I wish you a very Happy and Peaceful holiday.
FTD Flowers and Gifts sent me Gratitudes Gathering centerpiece for my Thanksgiving centerpiece. I was not compensated for this post, all opinions are my own.
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