Happy [belated] Thanksgiving everybody! Phil & I had a great holiday weekend in PA with our family & friends. Just wanted to share the Thanksgiving tablescape from one of our family dinners at my parents’ house. Last Thanksgiving I dressed up the table at their house in a very eclectic look –
I only used things that I we had in the house, which meant that it was completely free! My mom said that it looked like a flea market…but then ended up really liking how it turned out, haha.
But this year my sisters & I put together a slightly more “normal” look, in a color scheme of ivory, orange, green, and brown –
We still have hundreds of bottles from the centerpieces at our wedding, so I wanted put them to good use again before I sell/donate/recycle them away. I used large clear bottles as vases for some ivory spider mums, green hypericum berries, and light orange carnations (I don’t understand why we’re supposed to hate carnations…I have no problems with them!). To give the effect of a runner, we sprinkled dried split peas and coffee beans down the center of the table.
We filled some tiny jars with coffee beans and corally-orange candles and scattered them about the table, along with some tea lights. Glass + candlelight = lots of delicious reflections 🙂
I used pine cones to hold the place cards (an idea stolen from pinterest, of course!).
And that’s it – an easy & inexpensive autumn tablescape.
Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Time to deck the halls 🙂