Thanksgiving Tablescape

LAST UPDATED: Apr 07, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Nov 21, 2011 | By: Julie Blanner
Would you believe me if I told you that my Thanksgiving tablescape cost just $6?  I challenge you to use items you already own this year.  I’d love to see what you come up with!
Above, 1/4 lb of nuts {found at the grocery store}, a small unscented pillar candle fill a cylinder vase.
I repurposed my Grandmother’s carnival glass candlestick holders as nut pedestals.  Unfortunately, I don’t have any tapers on hand!  However, I love functional decor and the table is absolutely no exception.
I found the ticking stripe table cloth a few months ago on clearance for just $16.  It gives the table a soft, country feel when paired with my black chairs, don’t you think?  I keep a couple versatile tablecloths on hand – don’t be afraid to stray from traditional white!
I hope my family forgives me, but due to our recent move and being late in my pregnancy, I’m going to forgo using china this year.  I just want to keep it simple and easy and focus my energy on enjoying our family.
I cannot go without using silver though!  This set was also passed down from my Grandmother.
It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving in our family without Thankful For Cards.  It’s our favorite holiday tradition.  Every few years, I pull out the cards from years before as we reminisce. Get the free printable here!
Layer it up!  Adding a runner or doilies can add additional texture to your table without consuming valuable space and creating an entirely different look.
As you can tell, I don’t like to overfill my table – I prefer to keep the decor to a minimum and keep it all low.  That way, it doesn’t impede on our space, overshadow the meal or make it difficult to see one another across the table.

mini loaves of bread gift wrapped