With our first major fall holiday down and Thanksgiving on deck we have a tiny bit of work to do. Besides storing away all things Halloween, it’s time to start thinking about your Thanksgiving table. I like to keep my table setting pretty traditional, but I always add a little fun twist in one way or another. If you’ve read any of my past tablescape DIY’s then you know I’m a huge fan of hunting and gathering for my centerpieces. I wrote a whole post titled, ” DIY Fall Centerpiece Hunter and Gatherer” if you’d like to read it. I really like being able to use natural and organic elements I can find around the house, in the woods or in my neighbor’s backyard. Hahahaha.
Thanksgiving Table Setting + Pumpkin Succulent DIY
Did you read my post “Pumpkin-filled Fall Front Porch“? I have a ton of gorgeous pumpkins all in good shape, thanks to our cool weather here in Upstate NY. After coring one out I fitted it with a plastic container and filled the container with soil and a glass canning jar filled with water. I popped a few succulents into the soil, added a few branches from my friend’s Chinese crab apple tree to the canning jar and snuck in a couple of branches from my Dappled Willow bush.
This main centerpiece needed to have a little height so I placed the entire arrangement in a pedestal bowl that I purchased a while back from Pottery Barn. Check out the photos below:
To fill in the gap between the bowl and the base of the pumpkin I added reindeer moss, a couple of air succulents and a leaf for added color and texture.
Table Decor and More
Centerpiece completed! Now for the rest of the Thanksgiving table setting! I headed to Pottery barn for inspiration. I love shopping Pottery Barn this time of year. They have fabulous pieces for great pricing. Once I walked in my eyes immediately rested on these great traditional Thanksgiving plates. I fell in love with the soft colors and the sale pricing was fabulous. I already own Pottery Barn’s classic Great White dinner plates and layering the two dishes was going to give me all the pop of contrast I needed.
After a small search through the linens my mind was quickly made up! I love a good plaid and this table runner has all the “feels of fall” that I was looking for. These ruffled napkins in a deep terra-cotta color perfectly compliment the colors in the runner and the little berries in the pumpkin centerpiece.
Layer it Up!
So, the biggest design secret I can offer up to all areas of your home has to do with layering. As you can see here in this table setting, I layered the Thanksgiving plates on my white plates and added a bright reddish-orange linen. When I layered those dishes on my table runner something didn’t feel quite right. Once I layered in these vintage wood pates chargers everything fell into place.
I love a good candlelit table and with all the warm and yummy fall colors I knew this would be the perfect table for such an ambiance. Pottery Barn has tons of gorgeous candle votive holders that are really well priced. You might notice some of these pieces from past posts. I like to use them all throughout my house and for now I am borrowing them from other areas of my home. A few of my favorite votive pieces are from the eclectic mercury collection and the antique collection. The tall candlesticks allowed me to play with the height of the tablescape and balance out the scale of the centerpiece.
For a finished natural look I placed a dappled willow stem to the bottom of each plate. The place card holders are just printed sheets of cardstock. Last, I layered in more dappled willow branches the width of my table. The complete look feels natural, eclectic and colorful. I really think everyone will enjoy this year’s table setting!
I hope this post, Thanksgiving Table Setting + Pumpkin Succulent DIY, inspires you to think creatively about your own holiday table.
I’m so very grateful for all of your love and support. Wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving from me to you!
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