Hello! We are quickly approaching the wonderful holiday that is Thanksgiving! Images of family gathered around a table in a cozy home fill our minds and warm our hearts. This will be the first Thanksgiving for our little family in our new home. We are so very excited and I have been ecstatic about setting the Thanksgiving table.
In reality our family will not be able to all sit at this stunner of a tablescape but I could not contain my inner decorating desires and have created a lively, lovely table for the family fetes!
I want to give a breakdown of my budget on this table to show how the real stunners and showstoppers of this tablescape are very affordable.
Without further introduction, I give you the settings...
These perfect orange fauxmpkins (fake pumpkins) are from Michael's and they have served as decor in my home now for 5 fall seasons. I believe the pair cost $7! The glitter and gourd-like details elevate the little beauties from being cheap to being chic.
The beautiful toile table clothes are actually from Goodwill and I found a set of seven for only $20. This print is classic, the color is neautral and will compliment any scheme I could hope to create.
I have six places created, and the beautiful linen hemstitch placemats were $10 at a local antique shop, where in the same shopping trip I also purchased the beautiful salad plates for a (birds) song at $12. The beautiful hint of plum, chartreuse and rust were the jumping off point for my colors featured on the table...
The abundance of Magnolia on this table cost $0...I am very fortunate to live in an area where I can slip down the street and pluck some of these stunning leaves whenever they are needed. I keep a can of Rustoleum Gold spray paint on hand and it enhanced some of these beauties and also add a reflective guality to this decor. The Midas touch was also given to six lucky Magnolia seed pods, which each grace a place setting (I think they are my favorite part; perfect mix of texture and glamour for every guest).
The walnuts are also a free addition courtesy of my wonderful Mother in law, who has two huge trees at her lovely home. I bought these picturesque pears at Ingles for $5, and I have some left over for snacking; win, win!
85% of this holiday table was thrifted, which keeps the overall cost low, but the overall style high! The glass candlesticks are gifts from our wedding and the chartreuse tapered candles are also from our wedding. They were purchased from IKEA and we have a stockpile because they were such an affordable price and a beautiful color. Those beautiful red lacquer candlesticks and the matching planter are also from the same antiquing trip here in little Hogansville, Ga. $12 for three, chinoiserie chic pieces that will be on permanent rotation in my home is something that I am thankful for.
I also want to say I am thankful to everyone who has followed my short blogging career and sent good thoughts and prayers my way! I am very excited to see where this year will end and where the next will pick up...