I love this time of year. It is a time for getting together and reuniting with your loved ones who you do not get to see very often. It is a time for reflecting on who and what is important to you and what you are thankful for. I think we as a society take a lot of things for granted, unfortunately even sometimes those closest to us. Thanksgiving always seems to bring into focus what really matters.
I wasn’t sure if I was going to do a Thanksgiving tablescape this year but I love the traditional fall colors and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to decorate with them. Especially after I decorated my fall mantel with some non-traditional colors. I decided to decorate a Thanksgiving tablescape with traditional fall colors.
I didn’t have a tablecloth to use so I improvised and used a blanket scarf. It is the perfect size to substitute for an actual tablecloth. Also, it was a great focus piece to pull colors from. Plus, who doesn’t love plaid, right?
I had some wheat leftover from my DIY wheat wreath so I knew I was going to be incorporating that into my tablescape. I love the simple look of wheat in a white pitcher! There is something about it that screams fall to me. In addition, it is just plain beautiful.
Isn’t it so gorgeous with the sun shining through the stalks?
I made up these adorable turkey napkin rings to go with the Thanksgiving theme. They took some playing with to get right, but in the end they were super easy to make. Check out the tutorial to learn how to make your own!
Initially I had planned to use a book page rosette pumpkin in the tablescape to tie in with the book page napkin rings. I was going to put it in the galvanized bucket with the other pumpkins. However after I finished it, it was too big to fit in! Ha! Best laid plans….
Oh well, I will share that with you soon. That will be my last fall post before starting on Christmas stuff! Yay! I have to admit I have already started listening to Christmas music and will be putting up decorations this weekend!! Although, I am not hosting Thanksgiving at my house so it is ok. 😉
I am also excited to be joining lots of other bloggers in the 12 days of Christmas blog hop the first 12 days of December. If you are looking for Christmas decorating and baking ideas, be prepared to get a lot of them! 🙂
Ok… back to Thanksgiving for the time being. What is Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie? In truth, my favorite is apple but I will have a piece of pumpkin from time to time.
Although Mr. Wonderful and a couple of our boys LOVE pumpkin pie so this one didn’t stick around our house too long. In fact, I had to go out and buy another one because they liked this one so much. I know, I know, I didn’t make it. Shhhh! Honestly, I have never made a pie in my life! It is something that I want to try sometime though so I guess you could say it is on my baking bucket list.
While I was picking up the pie the first time, I also grabbed these cute Tiger striped pumpkins and the gourds. Fall is one of the easiest seasons to decorate for with the abundance of natural elements you can use. Throw in some acorns and pine cones and you have the perfect decor.
I hope this gave you some inspiration for your Thanksgiving tablescape! You have about 2 more weeks to plan! 🙂
Have a wonderful day!