Thursday, October 12, 2017

Thanksgiving 2017 Tablescape

Last weekend, we celebrated Thanksgiving with a special family dinner at our house on the Sunday of the long weekend.  This year's tablescape featured sunflowers against a backdrop of rich autumn colours. Our guests commented on the cozy welcoming vibe they felt as they sat down for the turkey feast.

My centerpiece began with the use of these battery-operated fairy lights which were a recent purchase from Costco.
There were 4 in a box for  $8.99 CA which is the cheapest I've seen them. "LED Microdot Lights"

They added a lovely glow to the table.

The fairy lights were arranged in a glass vase filled with faux leaves and topped with a faux sunflower.

The battery packs were hidden under faux leaves around the bases of the vases.

A trio of the vases were placed on a plaid runner down the center of the table.

Below, you can see the cranberry coloured tablecloth I pulled out of my stash. It has a harvest type pattern to it which I thought was perfect for Thanksgiving.

These leaf bowls I've had for many years held the butternut squash soup my mom made for the meal.

The dish stack

No expensive napkin rings here - I just formed a circle out of the stem of a faux sunflower and put the napkin through it.

In keeping with the theme, these Partylite sunflower tealight holders also adorned the table.

Placecard holders that my dad made years ago held the Thanksgiving name tags I created on the computer.

Drinkware consisted of my amber glasses and copper mugs for wine and/or Moscow mules.

Thanksgiving in Canda is always on the 2nd Monday of October.  As such, we still have blooming sunflowers and leaves falling from the trees...

...which made for the perfect accents on my table.

I hope all my Canadian readers had a wonderful Thanksgiving last weekend and I wish my American friends all the best on their upcoming holiday in November.

Be sure to check back to see more details on how I coordinated the sideboard decor with that on the table.

Thanks for visiting!

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  1. Beautiful, Lori, I love your leaf bowls!

  2. I am carrying my hips straight to Costco for those fairy lights TOMORROW!!!!!! That is an incredibly low price! Thank you for posting the source and cost! Oh,’re in Canada, right? I wonder if they have them at the U.S. locations. I’ll check. Thank you! Beautiful tablescape! Happy belated Thanksgiving!!! 🦃 🇨🇦

  3. Happy thanksgiving! That has always been my favorite holiday and I love your sunflower-based table! You can feel the warmth of your celebration. I'm now on the hunt for amber glassware like yours, lol!
    Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

  4. Lori, Happy belated Thanksgiving. I wish our Thanksgiving was in October. Ours is just to close to Christmas for me. You table is beautiful. Love how it glows.

  5. This is such a BEAUTIFUL table! It is warm, inviting and makes me want to sit right down with you! Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Love how you used the fairy lights!! So pretty! Don't you just love those??/ Your tablescape was perfect for Thanksgiving!! I wish our Thanksgiving would be in October. It truly makes more since to have it in October rather than in November!! Thanks for stopping by!!

  7. Gorgeous tablescape! I hope you had a great celebration!

  8. What a warm and welcoming Thanksgiving table! I love all the sunflowers and the leaf bowls are fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing on Share Your Style.

  9. Happy Thanksgiving Lori. You have created such a warm beautiful table for Thanksgiving. It's just so pretty to gaze and take in all of your details from the tiny lights, the sunflowers, and those gorgeous leaf bowls. Excellent job!

  10. Beautiful Sunflower Thanksgiving tablescape. I love that Canada celebrates Thanksgiving earlier than the US does. It is so hot and humid down here, looking at your beautiful table gets me in the mood for fall! Beautiful details and I the use of the fairy lights just tops it all off!

  11. The little lights really make it sparkle! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  12. Your table is beautiful....both a vision for the eyes and a cozy feel for the heart. Your dish stacks are lovely, and I adore the little lights.


  13. Gorgeous Thanksgiving table setting, I'm sure anyone would love to give thanks in this loveliness. I love your fairy lights and the your dish stacks.
    Happy Thanksgiving in Canada.

  14. A very warm and welcoming table. I love the fairy lights and the sunflowers are perfect with your dish stack. Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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