Hello friends! Are you ready to start thinking about Thanksgiving? I’m floored to be a part of a freakin awesome blog hop hosted by my good friend, Bre with Rooms FOR Rent blog, all about Thanksgiving Tablescapes! This week so far has been absolutely incredible with inspiration and ideas that leave you wanting more… where you keep wanting to scroll and scroll. Bre did this same blog hop last year, the inaugural year, and I participated then with my Made, Thrifted, and Gifted Thanksgiving Tablescape.
This year I reused some of the same things I made or used from some of my previous tablescapes, but I tried something completely new to me and which I’m so proud of…. a floral centerpiece!
I had some wedding centerpiece pics as inspiration, and I seriously studied the shape, pattern, and floral placement for awhile before I attempted it. That wasn’t because it was super difficult, but more because I overthink everything! haha… I used only flowers I found at the grocery store: seeded eucalyptus, white roses, some burgundy flowers (someone help me out with their name?), hydrangea, and then some edible element: plums, and blackberries.
The plums and blackberries I just stuck on skewers and shoved in the wet foam.
The navy runner is from last year’s thanksgiving tablescape, and I decided to layer it on top of a drop cloth runner, then put some thrifted lace doilies (is that what they are called?) on top.
Instead of using traditional thanksgiving objects like pumpkins and gourds in the tablescape, I chose to include foods like grapes, nuts, and bread, with rich fall colors.
Each place setting probably deserves a pretty name card, but I ran out of time and daylight, so I thought a eucalyptus branch and some blackberries looked pretty enough. And p.s. that bread was delicious! It is Pumpkin Apricot bread I found at Lucky’s Market!
So… I have a new love of aerial shots. I’m not great at them, but I’m learning.
I thought about pulling out the fancy gathered tablecloth that I sewed last year, but I instead opted for a little more casual look…. something that would beckon you to sit down and enjoy company, munch on some bread and nuts, while the scent of roasted turkey wafts through the air.
So I thought you might like to know price breakdown/sources:
white dishes: world market (already had)
blue and white China: thrifted (already had)
silverware & goblets: thrifted (already had)
navy napkins: world market ($10)
lace doilies: thrifted ($10 for 5)
Navy runner: I made last year with 2 yards of fabric. I think I spent about $10 with a coupon
white runner: drop cloth, already had
brass candle holders: thrifted, already had
cutting boards: thrifted, already had
bowls with nuts: bowls I already had, thrifted
centerpiece vase: already had, sprayed gold with leftover paint
grocery store flowers: $15 with lots of leftovers
Grand total: Only $40!!
It’s all because I’ve been collecting and making things I love over the years and using them in new combinations with just a few new items, which makes the whole table feel special.
If nothing else I hope you realize how much I love the thrift store! Hahahaha!
Happy Thanksgiving season!