A Brown & White Thanksgiving Table

It’s almost here! The day we give THANKS for all of our blessings, eat turkey and enjoy our families around the table.

I do love to set a pretty table.

And this year I’ve started preparing early. If you saw this post, you know already that I decided recently to fill my favorite antique pitcher with cotton. And that simple idea is what spurred me on to do a brown and white themed Thanksgiving table.


I love my white plates from Crate & Barrel. They are so sleek and sturdy and after 3 years of pretty regular use I haven’t chipped one! Plus being square they have a contemporary feel which I love mixed in with my traditional look.

DSC_0329 (1)I didn’t have to go far to find something brown to put in my white vases and around the base of my antique pitcher….my front yard! I just cut some bushes and took the greenery down to my basement, found a can of dark brown Rustoleum Spray paint and sprayed them brown. I let them dry for a couple hours then placed them on my table and in my vases. Oh and by the way….those pretty white vases came from Hobby Lobby for $6.50each.  DSC_0336

I found the adorable ceramic pumpkins and salt/pepper holder you see at Greystone Antiques & Marketplace in Birmingham, AL. And the votive candle holders were actually part of my Christmas Decorations from last year. Brown place mats came from Home Goods.

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The thing I love about this table? Just take away the pumpkins and it remains a beautiful setting for any Fall/Winter dinner. Add some pretty little Christmas trees and ribbon around the vases and instantly it becomes a Christmas Tablescape! NEUTRAL = VERSATILE!



I decided to do a FANCY NAPKIN for this table and tie it off with some burlap twine. It was super easy because I watched a lovely man on a youtube video show me how and I have attached the video at the bottom of the post just for you!



And in case you want a lesson on where all that silverware should be placed, Liberty Tabletop has created this wonderful template as a guide on Dining Etiquette.

Click here to check it out:  http://libertytabletop.com/2015/08/formal-dining-etiquette-by-liberty-tabletop/

Hopefully I have INSPIRED you to get creative with your THANKSGIVING table. And don’t forget to check out the video below. He’s adorable!

Happy Thanksgiving!

~ Basik Thoughts ~

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