I am excited to be joining several other talented ladies this week to share some inspiration for you in the form of Thanksgiving table decorating ideas! If you’re new here, welcome! I blog about all things DIY, home, family, and faith, and I’m so glad you are here!!
We have had the privilege of hosting Thanksgiving for our families for the past couple of years. We are not necessarily a fancy bunch, but I really enjoy setting a pretty table so that’s what I do. If you want to see tables from the past couple of years, you can check them out here and here.
This year my jumping off point was plaid. I have seen so many cute tables around that start with plaid as their base and I knew I wanted to see what I could do with that. I purchased some cute plaid flannel months ago at a thrift store, so I decided to try to make that work. It’s not necessarily traditional thanksgiving colors, but I love how it turned out!!
You may be able to see in some of the photos that there is a tiny strand of yellow that goes throughout in between the blue and the green in the plaid. And, well, I love sunflowers so that was pretty much a no brainer when it came to the center of attention.
I used a simple strip of dropcloth that I had in my stash for the ‘runner’ (I didn’t even hem the sides – no need). On top of that I layered some dried eucalyptus, and then I piled on some pumpkins and pine cones.
I scattered in some homemade pumpkins (sweater pumpkins and burlap pumpkins), and a few candles.
Oh and I also added some yellow daisies, because, well, they are just so cute! (grocery store flowers for the win – always)
For the place settings I started with my tried and true dollar tree white plates and clear goblets. I’ve always loved bandanas for napkins and thought they were the perfect addition to the plaid.
Each place setting was then prettied up with a grapevine pumpkin tied up with a cute gingham bow. (my favorite)
Our table for Thanksgiving with our family may or may not look exactly like this, but I had so much fun putting it together! I loved looking at it so much I didn’t want to take it down, but practicality won and away everything went. But, now I am so looking forward to hosting our family for another fun and love-filled holiday! I hope you are inspired to set a pretty table for your family too – big or small it’s fun to gather together!!
And, of course I had to light the candles so you could see just how pretty it could be. 😉
Make sure you stop by and see the other great tables being shared today and other days this week as well!! Here’s the schedule for the week.
Thanksgiving Tablescape Blog Hop
Craftivity Designs / North Country Nest / 2 Bees in a Pod / My Life From Home / Dazzle While Frazzled / The Crazy Craft Lady / What Meegan Makes
At Home With Zan / Our Crafty Mom / Blue i Style / Life on the Bay Bush / The Magic Brush Inc / Designers Sweet Spot
Meet Our Life / Celebrate & Decorate / Corner 52 / My Creative Days / Frazzled Joy / An Alli Event
Linking up with The Inspiration Gallery / The Creative Circle / The Creative Gallery / Totally Terrific Tuesday / Tutorials & Tips Link Party / Inspire Me Monday / Inspire Me Tuesday / Wow Us Wednesdays / Work It Wednesdays / Redmodelaholics Anonymous
Lindsay Eidahl says
Such a fun, bright and cherry table! Love it! It is fun hoppin’ with you this week!
Thanks Lindsay!! You too!
Michelle James says
I love the non traditional colors you chose-so bright & cheery. The plaid and pops of yellow just makes you smile!
Thanks so much Michelle!
I love the plaid and the pumpkins! So cute and cheery!
Your table is so joyful Denise and sunny. Sunflowers used to be my favorites growing up and I love how you used them as a centerpiece. Thank you so much for sharing with us and have a wonderful holiday season!
Thanks Sabrina! I so enjoyed the hop this week! 🙂
Amy @ My Life From Home says
Denise, I love the color combination! It’s so pretty and the combination of plaid, bandanas, and sunflowers is adorable.
Kelly @ North Country Nest says
I love how unexpected the yellow is – it really brightens up the entire table! Thank you for joining us on this blog hop!
Thanks Kelly! Really enjoyed the blog hop! Thanks for having me 🙂
Zan Turner says
What a bright and sunny tablescape!! Those plates from the Dollar tree look expensive. I love the grapevine pumpkins, too. Your table looks so inviting and is sure to brighten anyone’s day!!
Thank you!! You are too sweet! You can find some great things at the Dollar Tree 😉
Vicki and Jennifer 2 Bees in a Pod says
We love your creativity and colorful tablescape!The plaid fabric and the bandanas are fantastic! So fun hopping with you!
Thanks ladies! Fun hopping with you 🙂
So fun! I love the pops of yellow! So smart for this time of year. The bandannas as napkins is perfect. Thanks for your ideas. What a beautiful way to celebrate Thanksgiving.
Thanks so much Meegan!
I love the bandanas! What a fun, affordable way to bring in a new color. It was fun hopping with you! Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanks so much Lora! Happy Thanksgiving! Loved hopping with you 🙂