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.
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.
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.
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/
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!
~ Basik Thoughts ~