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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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!
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!
Happy decorating, buddies! 😘
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