An Earth Inspired Thanksgiving Tablescape
Thanksgiving is such a celebration of abundance. It is a day to spend thinking on all that we have - our loved ones, our homes, our provisions, our aspirations, our experiences and not the least of which, the giant feast. The table, where everyone gathers, is such a big part of the Thanksgiving Day gathering. To gather around a table with your loved ones and feast together in gratitude for the past year and all that is to come - that is Thanksgiving. Since our harvest decor this year really focused on all of the fruits of the earth and its bounty, I wanted my Thanksgiving tablescape to feel the same. In fact, I gathered some of the gems that I've found throughout the season and featured them on my dining room table for the big day.
As the base for the centerpiece, I used the mirror that I normally have leaning on the top of our china cabinet. I thought it would serve as a way to gather the centerpiece items and create an interesting focal point to showcase it all.
I wrapped fabric napkins around the plates which are set on rustic chargers and placed a sprig of fresh greenery and a mini white pumpkin on each setting. I love the way that the berries on the fresh greenery add a natural splash of color.
The centerpiece is very simple. I used three of my favorite pumpkins of the season and filled in the spaces with four of the funky gourds I've come across this fall. I placed three taper candles of varying heights along with a vase of some more fresh greenery atop of the centerpiece mirror to bring it all together. A special touch are the lovely ginger stalks that I spotted at the farmer's market. Like the berries, the ginger flowers add a splash of color to the otherwise muted pastel pumpkins. Finally, I propped the “gratitude” sign I made (so easy – chalk on foam board) front and center. And, to really add a cozy feel, each chair has a pillow that have the fall and earth vibe and I've added a blanket as well.
I don't really think there is a way to screw up a Thanksgiving tablescape that is filled with the things you love and that mean “thankulness” to you! For us, this meant blending lots of elements from nature while adding a bit of rustic glam. We hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving whether you are hosting it at your home or going somewhere else – either way, may you spend it with loved ones. This will be my last fall article of the season as we prepare to share our home for the Christmas holiday season. Please remember you can catch daily glimpses of our life by following me on Instagram. You can also stay up to date by reading our articles in the Apple News format. Thank you for stopping by and until the next time!