Thanksgiving Tablescape

LAST UPDATED: Apr 07, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Nov 21, 2011 | By:
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!
A candle in a vase, surrounded by pecans.
Above, 1/4 lb of nuts {found at the grocery store}, a small unscented pillar candle fill a cylinder vase.
A set thanksgiving table with white plates, candles, and wine glasses.
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.
A set thanksgiving table with white plates, candles, and wine glasses.
A set thanksgiving table with white plates, candles, and wine glasses.
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!
A set thanksgiving table with white plates, candles, and wine glasses.
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.
A set Thanksgiving table with white plates and silver silverware, with a name tag on the top of the plates.
I cannot go without using silver though!  This set was also passed down from my Grandmother.
A set Thanksgiving table with white plates and silver silverware, with a name tag on the top of the plates.
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!
A close up of a name tag on a plate.
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.
A small bowl of walnuts on a set table.
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.
A set Thanksgiving table with white plates and silver silverware, with a name tag on the top of the plates. Wine glasses and walnuts are also on the table.
A set Thanksgiving table with white plates and silver silverware, with a name tag on the top of the plates. Wine glasses and walnuts are also on the table.
Disclosure

mini loaves of bread gift wrapped