Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Thanksgiving Tablescape 2015

This past Monday, was Thanksgiving Day here in Canada. Many people have their celebratory dinner on the Sunday of the long weekend.  This allows for family to travel on the Monday if necessary and the host/hostess to veg out and eat leftovers after all their efforts. :)


It's nice to have the option of having the special meal on the Sunday or the Monday (even the Saturday for some). This year, the Monday worked best for us to have the traditional roast turkey dinner.

Here is a look at the tablescape I created for Thanksgiving 2015.
The colour scheme of the table originated by choosing colours in the striped napkins. The neutral beige tablecloth is new from Walmart.
Each place setting consisted of a woven placemat, copper-coloured charger, orange dinner plate topped with a smaller sage-green plate and pumpkin tureen.
The centerpiece was super easy but added colourful drama to the table.
The candleholders are by Partylite years ago.
These glittered pumpkins and acrylic table gems added some fun flair to the centerpiece.
Candlelight is key to creating a cozy ambiance in the dining room especially at this time of year.
Here are some tips on how to create this simple Thanksgiving centerpiece.

A bit hard to see in this pic below but I hung a few faux leaves from the chandelier using clear fishing line.
On the sideboard behind the table, a trio of hurricanes and some acorn dishes add to the fall décor in the room.
The center hurricane is set inside a woven tray and surrounded by faux pears and a fall wreath.
Another trio of pillar candles on tall holders are decorated with faux berry rings.
You can see the pillar candles to the right in the pic below.
Taking the time to plan out and set your table ahead of any special holiday meal allows you to focus on cooking and entertaining on the day of the event.
 It is hard enough to get the food on the table (or on the kitchen island in my case) while it's still hot so you don't want to be scrambling with a last-minute table setting at the same time. 
I hope all my fellow Canadians had a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend and I wish my American readers all the best for their upcoming holiday in November.
Thanks for visiting!
I'll be linking this post to these wonderful blog parties:
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Sundays Down Under at Natasha in Oz
Amaze Me Mondays at Dwellings
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The Scoop at Stone Gable
Inspire Me Tuesdays at A Stroll Thru Life
Tuesday at Our Home at Our Home Away From Home
Tutorials & Tips at Home Stories A to Z
Talented Tuesdays at Home Remedies
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Fall into Fall at DIY by Design
Share Your Style at Northern Nesting
What's It Wednesdays at Ivy & Elephants
Thursday Favorite Things at Surroundings by Debi
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch to Yours
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Five Star Frugal at A Tray of Bliss
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Creative Ways at Posed Perfection
Foodie Friday & Everything Else at Rattlebridge Farm
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Weekend Retreat at AKA Design
Show & Tell Friday at My Romantic Home

23 comments:

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Yes, it's always best to plan ahead and here I do my American Thanking usually on the next Saturday because people are working on Thursday and it's not a national holiday. I'm American, so I've always celebrate it.
I'm sure you had a great Tksgiving in such a gorgeous setting! I love everything in your table, from the place mats to the dishes, candle holders and glasses. Your buffet looks lovely too. Beautiful!
FABBY

Millie said...

Very beautiful!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...


Beautiful!! Love the centerpiece arrangement! Sounds like you had a nice Thanksgiving. I need to check out that tablecloth at Walmart- perfect coloring. Those napkins are really pretty too! I wish our Thanksgiving Day was a tad earlier since Christmas comes on so fast afterwards. Oh well, we're trained for it now!

Lanita Anderson said...

A beautiful Thanksgiving table that can be used all during the fall...love the beautiful colors and the great ideas, especially the centerpiece. Thanks for sharing - hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Blessings,
Lanita

Mimi said...

Lori, I knew this link was you when I saw it at Ivy & Elephants, before I even clicked. Stunning as always. Mimi xxx

Kim Hood said...

Your table is beautiful! I love the idea of adding gems that reflect glow from candles. All your candles are so perfectly placed around the room. Love the light fixture additions, too. Every tiny detail shines with your intentional care for your guests! Blessings~
Kim @ CurtainQueenCreates

Storybook Apothecary said...

gorgeous tablescape for thanksgiving! love the bright feel about it and inclusion of foliage and pumpkins :D

Tea in Texas said...

What a lovely table, it will perfect for Thanksgiving Love the small pumkins.

Lori E said...

Great job. Lots and lots of candles really make it special. On the table the added height makes the centerpiece display look even better.
Hey I think we have the same speakers lol... sure look like my Klipsch ones. At least I think that is a speaker in the photo.

Valerie Roberts said...

What a gorgeous, gorgeous table you have set. Lovely surroundings as well. You have given me some great ideas. Thanks, Valerie

SouthernGal said...

Beautiful table and very inspirational for our upcoming holiday. Happy Thanksgiving from New Orleans!
Christi @ A Southern Life
asouthernlife.com

Parsimonious Perfection said...

Such a warm, inviting table! Your guests must have had a lovely time!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Wow what a gorgeous table setting for Thanksgiving and for fall. I love each table setting.
I co-host a blog party each week on Monday called Cooking and Crafting with J & J. I would love to have you share this at our party. Thanks and have a wonderful Friday and weekend.
Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

Barb Brookbank said...

Simply gorgeous! and belated Happy Thanksgiving from a fellow Canadian!

Kaye Swain said...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! :) And thanks for the lovely autumn tablescape idea. It's gorgeous! Have a blessed and beautiful week to come, as well.

Kaye
KayeSwain.com/parks2

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Always stunning!! Every glass goblet, candle holders, and hurricane is sparkling in your photos. Love your table, Lori. So much detail, and so enjoyable to look at, so perfect for your Thanksgiving meal.

Angelina B. said...

I love your beautiful tablescape you put together!

LISACPARSONS said...

Very pretty. Love it. Check out my Halloween and Thanksgiving Tablescape.

Mimi said...

Lori everything is so special and I can see the time and energy going into making it perfect. I'm so glad you shared this at Five Star Frou-Frou. Love, Mimi xxx

Linda said...

Found you on a Tray Of Bliss!

Beautiful!

Linda

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

So very pretty!
Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
Blessings,
Cindy

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks so much for sharing your BEAUTIFUL table! I love every bit of it. I wish I had those Partylite holders, gorgeous.

xinex said...

Belated Happy Thanksgiving! Your table is gorgeous!...Christine