Hello Friends!! I’m so excited for today!! Well giddy with excitement for this whole week as we kick off the Thanksgiving Tablescape Tour. We have such a line up in store for you, which I shared HERE. I will also be sharing links and some photos each day this week so you can follow along with every home involved. I’ll be honest with you I was a bit smitten with last years Mercury Glass Tablescape that I was wondering how I was going to top it? Then I remembered something sweet about inspiration. It’s not about topping the one you did before, or always making it bigger or better. It’s about creating a welcoming and inviting place for those you love to join you in gathering around the table to share life with one another. If I look at my tablescapes like an artist looks at their paintings. They don’t approach each painting with the thought of how to one up the painting they did before. Each blank canvas provides the opportunity to create something beautiful. Something different than what they did before. So this year I went for something different. I get so inspired by beautiful tables set outside, surrounded by natures beauty. So that’s just what I did. I hope you are inspired as well!
I started by grabbing all my favorite things. If you’ve been around the blog before, than you know my love for neutral colors on the cooler side. One of my favorite ways to create a tablescape is by adding height! One of my favorite things to use are pedestal stands. The two you see below are apart of my curated collection, and I love the wood base with marble top, one of my favorite combos!
Of course you knew my Tom the turkey would make an appearance. He as a beloved Target find a few years ago, I actually purchased for my mom. But she knew me so well, she knew I would use him more, so she lets me “borrow” him, as long as he makes it back to her house in time for Thanksgiving.
I layered tea towels, from Target this year, on top of my Painted Fox TWIG CHARGERS, and then stacked my place setting on top of that. I liked the size of the tea towels vs. standard sized napkins, because it gives me more fabric to play with and I get more of an effect with extra to hang over the sides.
For the place settings I used a pinecone on each plate and cut gray textured card stock, that I cut into 1.5in. strips, and wrote “thankful” on in a gold leaf paint pen I got from Hobby Lobby.
To emphasize my height I added some taller mercury glass pillar holders, and a simple white pitcher full of dried grains.
To add some coziness around the table, I layered throw pillows and a cozy chunky knit throw to keep you warm on crisp fall evenings.
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