Thanksgiving will once again this year be a sparsely attended event at our home. While I’m a firm believer in “the more, the merrier”, I know that’s not possible and can appreciate and embrace a smaller group. So “bountiful simplicity” will be the name of the game for 2021.
This tablescape concept began with the purchase of the white pumpkin-embossed runner from Home Goods I bought a few weeks ago. The pickings are slim this year, so I felt fortunate to find something I liked. The centerpiece is created with a long, narrow wooden “trough” from Nell Hill’s filled with a variety of pumpkins, gourds, fruits, faux acorns, greenery, and leaves topped off with a pair of antlers. A six-pack of 24″ metal case candles in clear glass holders runs along both sides. With such a low centerpiece, I felt it necessary to add height but still be mindful of being able to see across the table.
I was SO excited to find these great leather look chargers at Hobby Lobby this season!!! I used them once already this season for “Hey, Pumpkin!“, and they will come in handy for lots of future fall and winter tablescapes. The mustard yellow dinner plates, oak leaf/acorn plates, and plaid salad plates are all from Pier 1, purchased over the last 10+ years. The delicate cream soup bowl with saucer (having homemade mushroom soup for a starter!) is from Nell Hill’s in Kansas City, MO. Hampton Silversmith “Patriot” flatware, napkins from LinenTablecloth.com, and amber bubble glass stemware from TJ Maxx round out the place settings. Lithe seed pearl wreaths add texture, color, form, and a little fun.
I was determined this year to reuse, recycle and reduce waste when it came to decorating. While I bought LOTS of pumpkins and gourds at the start of the fall season, I’ve made sure to use them in various ways inside and out. A quick dip in a weak Clorox bath when I first brought them home has kept them going strong. See how I first used these pumpkins as the backdrop for my 2021 Halloween entry, “The Spider & the Fly“. Deep six the spiders and flies, do a little artful rearranging, add some wheat sheaves, and it’s all ready for Thanksgiving! (PSA: If you know someone nearby who has a farm, ask them if they’d like to have your pumpkins after the season to feed their livestock. If not, consider chopping them up and scattering them in an uninhabited wooded area for wildlife such as foxes, deer, squirrels, and other animals who often find it difficult to source food in the winter. Full circle use!)
The small china cabinet is all decked out with its usual aluminum wine and champagne coolers that are further embellished with berry branches, pumpkins, and a big moss ball.
If you would care to check out other Thanksgiving-inspired tablescapes on this blog:
- Thanksgiving 2017 In Gold & White
- Over the River & Through the Woods – A Transitional Table For Thanksgiving Into Christmas
- Thanksgiving 2012 – Celebrate Me Home
- Thanksgiving 2010
- Candy Colored Autumn and A Nell Hill’s Experience
- Pheasants & Pumpkins
- Pheasants & Peacocks
- Warm Colors of Fall
- Best Laid Plans
- Wondrous Wheat
- Autumn Chinoiserie – Classic Blue & White
- Hey, Pumpkin!
I’m pleased as apple cider punch to be joining a talented group of ladies from across the globe in Blog Land for a Thanksgiving Tablescape Blog Hop! I hope you will click on their links to check out their Thanksgiving tables! (NOTE: Set to go live Tuesday, November 9 at 7 a.m. EST, although some posts may be up now.)
- Debbee’s Buzz – Liberty Blue Thanksgiving Table with Turkey Napkins
- My Hubbard Home – Thanksgiving Table With Brown and White Traditional Colors
- Everyday Living – We Gather Together
- Home is Where the Boat Is – The Softer Side of Thanksgiving
- Panoply – Thankful
- Pandora’s Box – Leopards and Checks
- Hyacinths for the Soul – A Place at the Table – A Harvest of Ideas
- Celebrate and Decorate – Set a Heartwarming Thanksgiving Table with Neutral Colors and Natural Elements
- My Thrift Store Addiction – Vintage Thanksgiving Breakfast Table
- The Little Yellow Corner Store – Celebrating Thanksgiving a Little Differently
- Me and My Captain – Football AND Thanksgiving
- Life and Linda – Thanksgiving with Elegance
- Sweet Sensations – Dining with the Gents for Thanksgiving
- The Painted Apron – Pumpkins and Pickups
- Corner of Plaid and Paisley – Thanksgiving 2021 – A Bit Boho
- Living With Thanksgiving – Blessings at Thanksgiving
- Belle Bleu Interiors – A Heart Full of Thanksgiving
- Bluesky at Home – 9 Steps to Set a Thanksgiving Table
- Dinner at Eight – A Seasonal Table for Thanksgiving
- The Bookish Dilettante – We Gather Together
- Zucchini Sisters – Vintage Thanksgiving Table Setting
- Tablescapes at Table Twenty-One – Home for the Thanksgiving Holiday 2021