Simple Thanksgiving Table Setting – November Create and Share
Hi and welcome back!
I’m excited for another month of our create and share challenge. Since November is all about Thanksgiving and gathering around the dinner table, our lovely host Stephanie of Casa Watkins thought it would be cool to share our Thanksgiving tables.
To be honest, I’ve never done a “tablescape” before and I’m not quite sure this qualifies. I kept it pretty simple, as to not overwhelm myself, haha. I minimally dressed my table for my dining room reveal. I have a few furnishings that get thrown in that big box when we are using the table, which is most of the time, since we eat here 2-3 times a day. But, I kept it simple in order to be able to throw it back out in a jif.
So, for Thanksgiving I decided to add to what I had. I bought some simple placements at Wal-Mart. I loved the natural look of these, it fits right in my space. I also have a thing for squares and rectangles, but for some reason the circle placemat appealed to me. I was shocked by this, haha.
Next, I picked up the chargers for $1.99 a piece at Hobby Lobby! That is the REGULAR price you guys. Normally I don’t buy anything at HL that isn’t on sale, but these were perfect and cheap enough.
The white plates and napkins I had. I picked white ceramic plates years ago. I felt like they were the most versatile and ceramic is my favorite material to eat off of. I also thought black napkins would be easy and I wasn’t wrong – I’ve been able to work them with my pink plates, white and glass plates. I picked up the napkin rings at Wal-Mart as well. So, I had my hurricanes, and I saw THIS post by Simply Vintage Girl and thought it was a great idea.
I picked a couple of branches out of my wood pile and grabbed some wood slices for $3 at JoAnn’s. I probably should’ve just cut up my own branch, but I saw those so I grabbed them. I removed the candles and added some black rock to “hold” the branches. Then I asked everybody what they were thankful for and added the slices to the branches. We have everything from popcorn to grandparents and Lego’s to family.
And that was honestly it! Easy peasy, and simple. I’d like to pull the cards off on Thanksgiving and talk about them a little more, so hopefully that will happen, we’ll see.
And, to be fair, most of the time all that stuff is stashed in the box and our dining room looks like this,…
But we use it and I kinda like the way the branches look next to the “turning into winter” backyard backdrop.
Also, I saw these adorable plates while at WalMart and I couldn’t pass them up. I’m not big on Christmas dishes, but these are the best ones I’ve ever seen! I love them, and I can easily use this stuff to transform it to a Christmas dinner table. Woo-hoo! I seriously love these plates.
So, what do you do for Thanksgiving? Make sure to stop by and see Sarah at Flourish and Knot next, as well as all my other friends wonderful tablescapes!
Thanks again Stephanie from Casa Watkins for always doing such fun challenges!
If you have any cool Thanksgiving traditions, or your own beautiful tablescape, make sure to join us over on Instagram for our final two weeks of our #HomeForTheFallidays game.
And if you are interest in how I built the table, chairs or my hanging reclaimed wood shelf, check them all out HERE in my dining room reveal post.
Thanks for stopping by!
I love your “bow” napkins and your thankful tree. That tree is a good way to get the whole family involved in sharing why they are thankful. Your table is definitely a statement and will give your guest something to talk about. Love it!
Thanks so much Jess!
Love the branch and tags idea. So cute. Your table looks beautiful and I love the rustic feel. Great job!
Hi, April ~ Your table looks beautiful, and I love the idea of a Thankful Tree! How fun to look back next year and compare what everyone is and was thankful for. :0) Enjoy your Thanksgiving and *thanks* for sharing your tablescape. You did an awesome job!
That is a great idea Tiffany! I’m going to put them in a little bag with “2015” on it and keep them from year to year. Thank you for that!
Your table looks great – I love the “thankful trees” with the birch slices and branches. Have a happy Thanksgiving!
Very cool table setting! I like that you worked mostly with what you already had. Lovely!
Thank you Sarah!
Looks beautiful April. Love the tree and using the wood slices. I’m def grateful for popcorn too!
Haha, the first thing out of my sons mouth :)!
Love it April! It’s so you and a wonderful way to show what we are thankful for. The wood slices are are special touch. 🙂
I really like your style! I love your tabletop! And, I really like your tablescape and your dishes!
Thanks so much gigi!
Very nice, thanks for linking up to Home Matters Party. #HomeMattersParty http://cu-rio.net/home-matters-linky-party-64/
Thanks for stopping by Sharleen!
You are so good at adding rustic elements! Those plates from walmart might be the coolest thing ever from that store. I would have snagged them too!
Thanks so much Kathy! I didn’t think I’d find any I’d like there – especially any circle ones, but yay!
We have a thankful tree too and it’s so special to us!! Thank you for sharing with us at our Inspired by you party <3 Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!
Thanks so much for stopping by, Happy Thanksgiving!
I love the simplicity and the mix of textures. Enjoy your Thanksgiving, and thank you so much for linking up to Inspired By You! We hope to see you back every Sunday.
Thanks Kimm! I’ll be back for sure, thanks for hosting such a great party!
Your table is so pretty! I love those Christmas plates!
Thank you Meg, me too!!