Styled + Set Blog Tour: Thanksgiving Entertaining!

Hey guys!
Welcome to the Thanksgiving edition of the Styled + Set Blog Tour, and I’m so glad y’all stopped by!  Wasn’t Lory’s home from Designthusiasm so gorgeous!!??  😍  Not only is she so stinkin’ talented, she’s also our gracious host for this blog tour, and I’m honored to be included with these awesome gals.  For my leg of the blog tour, I wanted to share two ideas for styling a table for Thanksgiving; one is for the “more is more” decorator (ahem….hand is raised over here 😉), and the other is for when you want to make a statement but keep it simple.  Let’s go!
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Thanksgiving table decor for the “More is More” type:

CottonStem.com fall farmhouse dining room decor CottonStem.com fall farmhouse decorations centerpiece blue pumpkins CottonStem.com fall table setting blue copper decor CottonStem.com farmhouse table fall decor blue pumpkins

(Navy hand-lettered pumpkin | Copper place cards | Metal chairs | Chandelier | Pumpkin pillow)

For our dining room, I wanted to celebrate the history of this 150 year old harvest table by creating an updated version of a pumpkin “harvest” as the centerpiece, complete with trailing vines and vintage copper “pumpkins” for a twist.  (Now listen, I get it.  It’s a full table.  But we are a family that serves up plates in the kitchen and carries them to the table for big meals, soooooo huge tablescape it is.  😉  If you need more room for serving platters, you can for sure take this sitch down an notch and still create a gorgeous spread!)

I started by layering different types of faux greens down the center of the table and draped them down the sides as well, adding sprigs of faux lamb’s ear and white florals to add texture.  Next, I just started layering up the faux pumpkins!  More is more, remember.😉  Because it was early in the season when I created this tablescape, the real deal pumpkins weren’t out quite yet, so I went faux!  A couple easy ways to help your fake (and thus lightweight) pumpkins stay put is to use glue dots to secure them to one another for that perfectly tumbled look, and I also sometimes use toothpicks poked into inconspicuous creases of the pumpkins and then into a second pumpkin to help secure the look I’m going for.  Add in some vintage copper for that warm autumn feel without going full-on orange, a bit of navy (loving navy and copper right now!!), and the cutest little hand-lettered copper pumpkin place cards atop layered plates and napkins…all done!  More is more when it comes to copper “pumpkins” and navy touches, and I love that our farmhouse harvest table is complete with it’s pumpkin “harvest” for Thanksgiving!

 

A simple yet lovely (and easy!) table setting for Thanksgiving:

CottonStem.com fall farmhouse table decor on a budget

(Shiplap chargers | Neutral napkins | Gold flatware | Scalloped plates | Lamb’s ear)

For our breakfast nook table, I wanted to keep it simple and inexpensive, so I used what I had around the house (minus the $2 nubby gourds from the supermarket).  I gathered up some simple berry baskets, filled them towels to about 3/4 full, and then I arranged some tiny neutral pumpkins and gourds to finish the look!  A few sprigs of faux lamb’s ear, one basket overturned and spilling over, plus some neutral place settings, and you’re all, well, SET! 😉  See what I did there…?

There ya have it!  Two different ways to set the table for Thanksgiving this year depending on your mood or decor style!  I hope you’ve enjoyed this fun blog tour today, and make sure to visit my friends and take a peek at their GORGEOUS styling.  So many beautiful ideas in all kinds of styles!

Next on the tour, Randi Garrett Design…click [HERE] to continue the tour!!

Happy decorating, buddies! 😘

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Today’s posts:

Designthusiasm

Outdoor fall decorating ideas - designthusiasm.com

 Cotton Stem

Cotton Stem

Randi Garrett Design

Heirloom Thanksgiving Table - Randi Garrett

Citrine Living 

thanksgiving-tablescape-Citrine Living

Celebrating Everyday Life

Thanksgiving centerpiece-Celebrating Everyday Life

Kelley Nan

Kelley Nan - Thanksgiving Entertaining

Life on Virginia Street

Life on Virginia Street-thanksgiving-tablescape-dining

If you missed Monday’s Posts

Maison de Cinq | Decor Gold Designs | Maison de Pax | My Soulful Home
Bless’er House | Ella ClaireFrench Country Cottage

Tuesday’s Posts

Designthusiasm | Cotton Stem | Randi Garrett Design | Citrine Living
Celebrating Everyday LifeKelley Nan | Life on Virginia Street

Coming Wednesday

Taryn Whiteaker | On Sutton Place | Julie Blanner
Zevy Joy | Finding Home Farms | Setting for Four

Coming Thursday

StoneGable | Shabbyfufu | Sand and Sisal
French Garden House | Town and Country Living | Becky’s Farmhouse

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    October 24th, 2017 at 5:16 am

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  2. Paulette

    October 24th, 2017 at 8:12 am

    I love your blog and would love to get them.

  3. Erin | Cotton Stem

    October 24th, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Thank you!

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  5. Randi

    October 24th, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    Love the simple table!!! Both are so fabulous, but the simple one has my heart! So beautiful! xo

  6. Erin | Cotton Stem

    October 24th, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Thank you, Randi! Yours is so gorgeous….gah!

  7. Tamara

    October 24th, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Erin, I love them both and you are a rockstar to pull off not one gorgeous table, but TWO!! I think my fav is the more is more, but they are equally beautiful!!

  8. Erin | Cotton Stem

    October 24th, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Appreciate you, Tamara! Loved doing this tour with ya!

  9. FrenchGardenHouse

    October 24th, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    Erin, I love both your tables, but the smaller, simple one? That one tugs at my heart and conjures up a sweet family enjoying a meal together, with lots of laughter.

  10. Erin | Cotton Stem

    October 24th, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Oh I loved this feedback! Thank you for checking out the post!

  11. Lory at Designthusiasm

    October 24th, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    Erin, I love both iterations of your Thanksgiving tables! I’m a more is more girl too and sometimes I think you can’t see my table at all. That’s when I pull back and go simpler. How lovely that you offered both options and both are beautiful!!

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  15. Julie Blanner

    October 26th, 2017 at 10:26 am

    What a beautiful rustic table! I love the neutral colors and farmhouse style.

  16. Kelley Nan

    October 26th, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    Erin, your baskets of bountiful harvest are stunning! Absolutely love your variety of gourds- so creative and so “Cotton Stem!”

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