Fall is by far my favorite season in the entire year. There is something about the cooler temperatures that makes me feel so alive. I love the look and feel of layers, either under a blanket or bundled up in your favorite sweater. But more than that, I think it’s because my two favorite holidays of the year happen: Thanksgiving and Christmas (ok, I know that Christmas is technically in winter, but let’s be serious, as soon as Thanksgiving is over, we all start planning for it!)
There is something about getting ready for Thanksgiving that always makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside. Going to the farm to pick apples to bake in your apple pie (or apple crisp, in our home). Carving pumpkins and then roasting the seeds to eat. Racking up the leaves into big piles in your yard and then jumping into them. It really is a time where we celebrate the bounty that we have been blessed with: from food to family to friendship. I just love it all!
One of the things I love most is gathering with friends and family around the Thanksgiving table and enjoying a feast with them. From the home cooked turkey to mashed potatoes to green bean casserole and everything in between, it’s all so delicious and fills not only my tummy but my soul!
But no gathering in my home is complete without a tablescape. And today I want to share with you how to create the perfect neutral table for this upcoming Thanksgiving plus some fabulous cash back coupons with Save.ca (read all the way to the bottom to find out more!)
As much as I love seeing all the changing fall colors in nature, I don’t necessarily want them inside my home. So I decided that for this year, I wanted to stick with a neutral theme. My color palette was white, silver, gold and variations of brown. For textures, I wanted to also mix them up so I used everything from glass to metal to wood and various nature pieces. There is something so beautiful that happens when you layer not only your colors but also your textures to create a warm and inviting space.
So let’s start at the base: the table cloth. I wanted to do something unique and be able to incorporate a way where guests could write down what they were thankful for. So in order to create that, I used very inexpensive craft paper that I had leftover. I wrapped it around the table and secured it with tape. Then I used gold and silver felt markers to create spaces where guests could write down what they were thankful for.
For the dishes, I used our Wedgwood fine china. I love that we picked out a neutral style, in white, so many years ago because as trends come and go, white will never go out of style. If you don’t have fine china (or white dishes, for that matter), consider picking up some inexpensive white Corelle dishes instead. These are break-proof dishes that you will be able to use time and time again, through any season and trend!
I like the look of our everyday silverware, so I used it for this set up. Again, having chosen something simple, with straight edges really creates timeless look. You can find similar ones that are inexpensive here.
I absolutely love my linen napkins! Again, being neutral, they go with almost any look. Grab your set with these similar ones from One Kings Lane.
Now lets talk about the table decor! My favorite part! I did gather a few items from my local home decor store and they included: the candle centerpiece, the three larger pumpkins, the candles, the owls and some of the wicker balls. The pumpkins I got from the grocery store and spray painted them white and gold, to match with the neutral theme. The rest I found out in nature. It’s incredible what you can find if you are willing to go and look!
Finally to really complete this Thanksgiving tablescape, I added in some food! While typically we serve our food buffet style (because I never have enough room on the table to place it all), I do like to include a few items that act as more decor items rather than to be eaten. It adds to the layering effect and follows along with the bountiful theme. Just grab a few artisan buns from your local bakery and place some potatoes in a bowl and you are set! You could also add in more pumpkins, gourds or squash for a similar look.
I am so excited to let you know that I’ve partnered with Save.ca to bring you specific money-back coupons for you to be able to recreate a similar look for your upcoming Thanksgiving tablescape. Below we have TWO coupons for you: one for candles and another for pumpkins. All you have to do is download the Save.ca app from the app store onto your smartphone or tablet/iPad and redeem these offers through the app! I absolutely love Save.ca as I’ve been able to “save” so much money on my weekly grocery bills. And who doesn’t like cash back?! (Note: this offer is available while quantities last) So make sure you download the app and check out these two awesome cash back coupons plus other amazing offers with Save.ca!
I hope this inspires you to create something beautiful and meaningful for your upcoming Thanksgiving feast with family and friends. It doesn’t have to cost a lot (especially with using the Save.ca coupons using their app) to be special and memorable. Just a little effort goes a long way to make your guests feel welcomed and loved!
Love & Blessings,
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