It gives me the giggles to think about how many people we having sitting around the Thanksgiving table when we celebrate with my Granny’s family. It could easily reach past 100. The holiday is a really relaxed and low-key event where everyone brings a covered dish and everyone helps clean up the dishes. All of the kids play outside together and almost everyone lingers to catch up on “the latest.” Thankfully, we have plenty of tables and chairs to go around. It’s one of my Granny’s favorite days of the year because she loves having everyone together. At 85, it warms my heart to see her so happy.
Sitting around a big farmhouse style table with my family and friends is something that I enjoy every chance I get. I think that’s why I’m so passionate about setting a pretty table. Those moments spent gathered together making time to share a meal and enjoy each other’s company feels like a gift.
Since I’ve already shared several fall inspired tables with you this season, I wanted to reuse some of the items I’ve previously featured but in a fresh way. I know the holidays can get expensive and no matter what your budget, it’s always nice to save a little bit of money wherever you can, so let’s get started.
The only new item I bought for the Thanksgiving Inspired Tablescape was this plaid throw. It was $3 at one of my favorite shopping spots. If you’re not able to find a plaid blanket that strikes your fancy, consider buying a fabric like flannel and making your own no sew table runner version.
I found these textured chargers over the summer and used them on the back patio for a coastal inspired Saturday Supper gathering.
I’ve used these mismatched white plates so many times throughout the year. If you’re on a limited budget and can only buy one set of dishes, get a good set of white plates. There are so many fun things you can do to change their look each season.
You may remember I used this antique dough bowl on the fall inspired back patio. I replaced the deer sheds with more pumpkins, gourds and corn but kept the basic idea the same for the dining room.
Just like with white plates, glass hurricanes and white pillar candles can be easily changed from one season to the next. I’m still loving the look of the corks but you could easily do dried pinto beans, nuts, acorns or even kernels of corn.
I left the shelves on the china hutch in tact too, although, you may have noticed the antlers from the Autumn Apple Home Tour from early fall are missing. You’ll find them on the Thanksgiving inspired mantel if you missed Tuesday’s post.
These industrial style shelves we built over the summer have worked out really well so far. They got a little bit of Thanksgiving inspiration too.
It definitely takes a little more effort to set a pretty table but you’re totally worth it! Pull out the best of whatever you have even if it’s paper plates and put your own special stamp on it. Invite your friends and family over and enjoy each other’s company.
See you guys back here tomorrow. I’m sharing my latest piece of painted furniture.