With Thanksgiving happening NEXT week, and my trip to Houston this weekend (yay!), I knew I needed to get my Thanksgiving tablescape done like NOW. Given that I’ll be enjoying my lovely creation for less than 2 weeks or so, I decided to use what I had on hand, but I did buy 2 new candle holders (me, candles, I know…love them) from Dollar Tree. So this tablescape cost me about $2 and 30 minutes of time.
Here’s what my table looked like from Halloween. Hot mess. Like usual. Hey, I’d like my house to look like a catalog, but we live here.
My husband wanting to make a cameo…
After I cleared off the table, I took my linen tablecloth and threw it in the dryer with a damp towel to get the wrinkles out. I also wanted a black runner, so I merely flipped over the one I had on there to begin with.
I whipped out all my fall pumpkins and decorative pick thingies from Michaels, and I channeled my inspiration from this photo from Pinterest into my very own creation.
I knew I wanted to do something sort of creative with the napkin fold, so I googled and found a tutorial for a pocket fold, but it was all text…and I learn when I see. So, here’s how to do a pocket fold on a standard napkin. I didn’t iron the creases
out of laziness so that maybe it’ll help guide you.
Once step 5 is done, flip napkin over again, slide in silverware, menus or party favors into pocket. You’re done! Once you do one, you’ll do the rest in under 30 seconds. I swear. I ended up folding mine up about 1/4 of the way up rather than 1/3 so that my menus fit.
My menus are about 3.5 inches wide by 7 inches tall (3 to a page in landscape mode).
At dusk with the candles lit, there’s a warm glow over the table. Ah. I love it.
And I do love it unlit as well with the natural light bouncing off all the metallics on the table.
Best of all is I used what I had on hand, got creative and repurposed (flipped over the runner I already had). I didn’t make placecards since it’ll just be Daniel and I, but I did set out 2 more place settings in case friends stop by (especially if we’re all going Black Friday shopping). Also, I try not to be too matchy-matchy—I used gold & red napkins on the table to add some interest. And all my pumpkins/pinecorn/floral picks are different colors, yet in the same hues/finishes so it just all creates a unique, eclectic tablescape that I love.
What’s your inspiration for your Thanksgiving table décor? Or do you leave it out all together to make room for food on the table? I’d love to hear about it in the comments.
Be back Wednesday with my fall mantle + some Glue Dots projects later this week.