Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Rustic Copper Thanksgiving Tablescape

Thanksgiving is almost upon us here in Canada.  This year, Thanksgiving falls on October 8 which is the earliest it can ever be (always the 2nd Monday of Oct). And currently, it is also the most unseasonably cool fall we've had in quite a while.



With that in mind, I decided to go with more muted tones but with a warm rustic vibe when designing my Thanksgiving tablescape.

I'm calling it a Rustic Copper Thanksgiving Tablescape.

My inspiration began with these copper-coloured floral napkin rings I found in the clearance section at Pier 1.

I placed them around both a green and a plaid napkin and tucked a couple pieces of wheat inside.

The place settings included a woven placemat, copper coloured charger, brown dinner plate and a green leaf shaped salad plate.

For a fun twist, I placed the flatware inside these copper Moscow Mule mugs.

The copper mugs were set atop brass pillar candle holders to give them height and presence on the table.

A faux pumpkin centerpiece took center stage.

 A variety of rustic faux pumpkins were placed inside a rectangular basket which was set on an overturned wooden tray.


Faux leaves, acorns, pine cones and battery-operated white mini-lights were arranged alongside the pumpkins.


These type of centerpieces are easy to put together using whatever you have on hand that fits the theme.

On the ends of the table, I arranged a grouping of other fall accents. 

Some mosaic votive holders...

...along with grapevine orbs decorated with more white mini-lights...

...and a metallic look pumpkin on a pedestal.





I'm not sure yet which day we'll be sitting down to our turkey dinner at this table but..

...I'm looking forward to celebrating the special occasion with family.

Wishing all my Canadian friends a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Pumpkin Patch Thanksgiving Tablescape

I can't believe that it will be Thanksgiving weekend in less than 2 weeks!  I know Thanksgiving is early this year but still, the time has flown by.



With that in mind, I've put together a fun pumpkin patch themed tablescape that would work well for a Thanksgiving weekend luncheon.

My inspiration for this tablescape came from these pumpkin soup tureens I've had for many years.

I decided to pair the orange with gray since I wanted to use these gray/white buffalo check napkins and table runner which were a recent purchase on Amazon.

The centerpiece for the table took on the form of a pumpkin patch with faux greenery and pumpkins (both from Dollarama) running the length of the table.

I love this type of centerpiece as you can tuck in anything that fits the theme.  Here, I've placed pumpkins, leaves, berry picks and a string of battery-operated lights.

Four of these glass vases were interspersed among the pumpkin patch greenery.

I filled the bottoms of the vases with orange acrylic pieces.

And the tops of the vases held tealights with greenery pieces and leaves arranged outside of an inner votive holder.
Glass drink coasters were used to cover the center hole.


I like the look of symmetry down the center of the table because everyone seated along the sides gets a similar view.

The place settings consisted of a gray placemat, silver charger, orange dinner plate, gray salad plate topped with the pumpkin soup tureen.

I used little pumpkins for the placecard holders by tying leaf cut-outs on with raffia.

I set them atop little white dishes turned upside down and added a sprig of greenery and leaf to each one.

Sprigs of greenery and berry picks were also arranged around the pumpkin soup tureens.


Whew! Now, I have one tablescape figured out for Thanksgiving weekend...on to the next!

Hope you'll stop by and see what I come up with for my Thanksgiving dinner tablescape.

Thanks for visiting!

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