One of my dream jobs (I have several at this point) would be to throw beautiful dinner parties for people- from everything to setting a beautiful tablescape to cooking a delicious meal. So that friends and family can gather around a table, feel special because someone took the time to create something beautiful, something delicious, just for them.
THAT is my goal with this Thanksgiving tablescape. Creating something beautiful for the people that you love doesn’t have to be expensive or take a lot of time. It can be as easy as making on trip to Michael’s, getting a few things (of which happen to be 70% off ATM) and putting it together in a way that shows people in a unique way that you care about them.
And what better time to do that then Thanksgiving/friendsgiving??
Creating this tablescape is really super simple.
Linked is every single thing that you will need to re-create this, for only 30 dollars!!! Start with your table runner. You will be using a greenery garland (from the dollar section at Target, unfortunately it is not posted online but should be in your store!) and fake maple leaves. Attached to the greenery are the biggest leaves from the maple leaves bundle (depending on how many people you have, you may need more than 1 bundle. I have 6 people coming to my Thanksgiving and only needed 1 bundle). I wrote “thankful” on my leaves, but you could just as easily leave them blank as well. To attach the leaves to the greenery I used the black mini clothes pins. Spread that down the center of your table.
Next, you are going to create the mini glass bottles. How cute is the eucalyptus with the cinnamon stick?? Cut off a small piece of eucalyptus from the bundle and just shove it on in there with a cinnamon stick. Easy as that. Place the bottles intermittently along the line that they runner made down the center of the table, along with the gold geometric candle holders.
As for the place setting, stack a few of your plates/dishes on top of the gold chargers to create depth and layering. On top of that, a light colored napkin, and on top of that, more of the same greenery that you used for the table runner, tied into a circle with another maple leaf attached with a black clothespin with your guest’s names on them.
I love having names on a table because it says “yes, you are intended to be here, I am excited for you to be here, and you belong here”. At least, that’s what it says to me!
I also picked up a few mini pumpkins from a local pumpkin sale (for like 50 cents each) and scattered those down the center of the table as well.
Lastly add some glasses, a few bottles of wine/drinks and flatware to fill the table a bit more and YOU ARE DONE! How easy was that???
Not only does it look beautiful and festive, but it serves a purpose of showing an extra little bit of love to the people sitting around your table. And isn’t that what bringing people to the table is all about??
I hope this was helpful!! I get so excited about people gathering around the table because I really believe that something special happens when we sit down and share a meal together. I would LOVE to see pics of your tablescape on Thanksgiving or friendsgiving or any other day of the week really! Tag me on IG and show me what you create!
Thanks so much for reading, friends!