A Thoughtful Place: Thanksgiving Tablescape

11.21.2011

Thanksgiving Tablescape

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Happy Thanksgiving week. My sweet parents are hosting Thanksgiving this year and it promises to be a beautiful day. I definitely get my love for all things home and setting festive tables from my mom. This year, since we are not hosting the big event, I wanted to put together a table that we can enjoy this week and because we will be having my parents to dinner on Wednesday night {to give them a break from getting ready!} The table this year is much different than in the past. I chose light and creamy colors, with only a touch of orange. And the best part is that it didn’t cost one penny.  I shopped my house and used a couple of fun printables as well.

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For the centerpiece, I borrowed the silver dollar branches from somewhere else in the house and attached cute little flags {they were originally toothpick flags} that I found over at Simple as That thanks to Michelle at Ten June.

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The vase is simply wrapped in a cableknit sweater sleeve. I posted more about that here. To allow the branches to stand up nicely, I stuffed the vase with newspaper and then added the raffia type material on top to cover that.

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I fell in love with this printable {also from Simple as That} and knew it needed to be on our table. You can print one out as well. It reads, “ Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them is the true measure of our Thanksgiving. “ –W.T. Purkiser

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The gold chevron runner was a DIY project. You can read about that tutorial here.

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I sprayed most of the little pumpkins gold to fill the glass jars. I had done that last year for each person’s plate after seeing Megan do something similar. I thought keeping the place card pumpkins orange would add a little bit of color and tie in the little flags as well as the framed printable. I used twine to tie on each person’s name and tucked one leaf under each pumpkin.

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So the table is set and we are ready to focus on enjoying the family this week. So very thankful. Wishing you and yours a very wonderful Thanksgiving week.

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For past table idea you can see more here:

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23 comments :

  1. Looks great! I love the picture frame with the print and pumpkin place cards... we're doing something very similar.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

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  2. What a pretty table! Loving those free printables and that cable knit sweater sleeve!!

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  3. It's absolutely beautiful...orange is my obsession of the moment, so I double love the pumpkins! I think that quote is so great for *ANY* time of the year, such a great reminder!!!

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  4. Love the little tree and the cable knit sweater vase! So sweet Court! :)

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  5. Your Thanksgiving decorations are beautiful! Love the picture frame.

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  6. Love your beautiful table setting! It's very warm and inviting. Wishing you and your family a wonderful and joyous Thanksgiving!

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    Jessie
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  7. So pretty, C! I love the tall centerpiece with the sweet little printable flags! I hope it's a fabulous week for you all!

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  8. Beautiful table setting Courtney. Enjoy your week with the family.

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  9. Beautiful setting. Hope you guys have a great week too. xx

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  10. Um gorgeous....love those gold pumpkins...they make everything so shiny!

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  11. Very nice! It's so cool creating something new with old stuff. You are so creative!

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  12. Just got done reading Mich's blog...great minds think alike! She did her table too. Yours looks great!

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  13. Beautiful tablescape! Very impressive and still cozy!

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  14. Courtney, it's incredible. I love that you just found all this stuff around and didn't buy a thing. Hope you're enjoying tonight!

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  15. So pretty Courtney! Love the gold pumpkins and the little ones on the plates as placecards!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Eve at your house, and a happy Thanksgiving at your parents!

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  16. Your centerpiece is just beautiful!! Here, we call it a money plant. I like your name better! ;-D

    Everything looks wonderful and it is going to be a real treat for your parents.

    Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving filled with memory making moments!

    XO,
    Jane

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  17. It's perfection! I love the simplicity of the color palette. But my favorite part are the flags. So beautiful!

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  18. It's a beautiful tablescape, Courtney!

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  19. What a beautiful tablescape Courtney! I am in love with the chevron runner and the gold pumpkins. So pretty! Thanks so much for stopping by yesterday. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    Alissa

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  20. so beautiful, courtney! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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  21. Gorgeous Thanksgiving table! Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving Courtney! :)

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