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After a week of drooling over so many Thanksgiving tablescapes all over FB and Insta, I started having doubting feelings about my own, but alas… I was so pleased when I put this all together a few weeks ago and while I wish my photography/lighting was a little better, trust me when I tell you it was lovely in real life!
PLUS, I’m so proud of the fact that I created a unique, fancy-looking table for a small cost! Every part of this table is made, thrifted, or gifted (besides the pumpkins and eucalyptus)!
It turned out exactly how I imagined. I brainstormed a lot about what I wanted my Thanksgiving table to look like this year. I have been drawn to simple color palettes and natural elements. Almost immediately I wanted a long gathered linen tablecloth… the custom kind. But I knew I couldn’t afford a custom price tag.
So I decided to make it! How hard can it be right?
It was NOT easy. It was big and messy and awkward. But it turned out beautiful and that is all that matters! I also bought some satin navy fabric at Joann’s and sewed this runner! Navy, green, and white/beige are a classic combination that could be adapted for so many seasons!
The only things I purchased retail and did nothing to, were the pumpkins from a roadside pumpkin stand, and the seeded eucalyptus from a florist. I thought I was being so original with the seeded eucalyptus when I put together my table a few weeks ago, but after looking around at everyone’s tablescapes this week…. haha! Totally unoriginal! But it is such a beautiful element to decorate with that can be used in so many different ways and styles… PLUS it is super cheap!
Along the runner, I also added acorns…
…antlers, some air plants, and a couple of milk-glass vases stuffed with some ornamental grasses that had gone to seed from my garden.
I sewed these blue ticking napkins, which was by far the simplest/cheapest thing to make!
Instead of adding place cards, I kept this set-up a little more casual by tying a little green satin ribbon on the vintage silverware, and adding a little fresh cut rosemary to each place setting. I used 1 yard and made 6 napkins!
The dishes were all thrifted and gifted. I was given the green and white bottom plates, the antique ironstone plates, the silverware, and the glasses were all thrift store finds I have acquired over the past year.
Because I added my 2 table leaves to make the tablescape, I moved my entire front room setup to my dining room, and moved the table into the front room, so I everything wouldn’t feel cramped. I loved how it all fit, so I may just move things around again come Thanksgiving!
Is this too many pictures? haha…
One last one, showing that tablecloth… *sigh*
To me, the best part about this was that I realized I don’t have to go out and spend a bunch of money buying things to duplicate a table another stylist/blogger/magazine. YOU can make a beautiful table using things you already have, things you can make, things you find, and adding some inexpensive natural elements.
Have a great weekend!
Make sure you visit these amazing bloggers and their wonderful Thanksgiving Tablescapes as well :