This one is simple and rustic, with cream with natural elements accenting the table. That’s my grandmother’s dough bowl in the center and my mom’s Silver Flutes flatware from Towle…a mix of rustic and refined.
I also like to mix high end with thrift store finds, using my Irish lead crystal goblets with wine glasses from Goodwill. I layered a burlap runner (tutorial here) over a drop cloth tablecloth for lots of texture, as well as adding my Pottery Barn inspired Indian corn candles on either side. You will find the same plates almost every year…my go-to favorites…Felice from Chris Madden, a $10 thrift store bargain.
The following year, I used the same basics but added pumpkins, bittersweet and mercury glass to the tablescape. The acorn-patterned napkins (from the Williams Sonoma outlet) reflect the colors in the little dumpling squash at each place.
The centerpiece is piled high with white pumpkins (created inexpensively by spray-painting Walmart faux pumpkins a soft cream color) with one raised on an overturned cup and saucer. Lots of natural gourds mixed with votive candles were added to the burlap runner.
This is one of my favorites, mixing traditional orange pumpkins and pewter. I kept the burlap runner and added twig place mats for even more texture. That’s my wedding flatware and goblets…Octette from Gorham.
For a rustic touch, I raised the center pumpkin on an overturned flower pot and oversized saucer, both painted cream as well. I added a pair of deer sheds and vintage brass candlesticks as a nod to a candle holder that I found on Pottery Barn’s website.
And finally, here’s last year’s tablescape, starring mercury glass pumpkins and vintage wood, another copy-cat version of a tablescape that I admired on Pottery Barn’s site. This time, I used the burlap runner and left the rest of the table bare.
At the center of it all is my Pottery Barn inspired monogrammed vintage wood serving board, made from an old cutting board for a mere $5.00 compared to their $60! You will find a detailed tutorial here.
I have a few ideas cooking in my brain for this year, using the galvanized tool box and chunky grapevine wreath chargers that I used last year in my farmhouse Christmas tablescape…so stay tuned for more!
How about you? Are you thinking about Thanksgiving, too?
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