We just got back from celebrating Thanksgiving (Canadian) at our daughter's place.
We had a wonderful weekend visiting with her and her fiance and all agreed it was indeed a
"time to give thanks".
I created this little vignette at our house just before we left town.
It reminds us that anytime is a good time to give thanks for all our blessings.
I wanted to share with you the lovely centerpiece(s) my daughter created for her Thanksgiving table.
She admits to not having inherited the "tablescaping bug" and does not usually take pleasure in setting a fancy table so I was pleasantly surprised when she came up with this centerpiece idea.
She found these white bowls (3 of them) in the "dish section" of HomeSense and added the real mini-pumpkins and faux leaves for a simple but effective centerpiece.
By placing three of them down the center of the table on the new cream coloured runner and dark brown tablecloth (both also from HomeSense) and adding some candles, she created a terrific tablescape!
She had the copper coloured chargers and square white plates but I bought her the dark brown salad plates I found during a stop at a Safeway grocery store to get our Thanksgiving meal supplies.
(I should have got her some coordinating napkins too!)
For the actual Thanksgiving dinner, we decided to add some of the dried corn bunches she had, one to each bowl and some others just placed on the runner.
Crystal candlesticks with white tapers were added to the center of the table to create a bit more drama.
Although it is pretty simple by some of us true tablescapers' standards, I think she did a terrific job in picking out the elements to purchase and combining them in a very pleasing manner. She has plans to replace the pumpkins/leaves in each bowl with other seasonal decor (eg. pine cones, ball ornaments and greenery for Christmas).
I hope that by showing these pics, my daughter's centerpiece idea can provide inspiration for those who want to add a bit extra to their table but don't know where to start.
For more inspiration be sure to check out these terrific blog parties.
Wow Us Wednesday at Savy Southern Style
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper
and a new Autumn Arrives Party at Savvy Seasons