Hey there, Everybody! I hope your week’s off to a great start. I have a simple Thanksgiving table to show you all today! And you don’t have to break the bank setting it either.
See? Ain’t it cute? And it’s so simple to put together. Really.
When it comes to decorating for Thanksgiving, and fall in general, I don’t like to go out and buy a bunch of harvest themed trinkets, and get all decked out. There’s nothing wrong with that, if that’s your thing. I’m just too lazy and too frugal I guess to spend a bunch of money and time shopping for a season that unfortunately just seems to fly by in my house. I like to keep things a little more subtle with white pumpkins and pine cones, maybe a few acorns and branches of bittersweet, but that’s usually it. Other than that, I try to stick to using what I already have. A few essentials that always come into my fall decor is burlap, brown paper, pinecones, white and green pumpkins, and bittersweet. I have accumulated a few fall themed decor items over the years, but not that many. Every once in awhile, something will catch my eye, like this Give Thanks Banner. I picked it up at Lowes last week, because I’m a sucker for burlap and haven’t gotten around to doing this tutorial yet! I have it hanging on my front porch, but I thought it would be a perfect backdrop for this neutral tablescape, so I brought it in yesterday.
My girls get so excited for Thanksgiving. The food, the family, the smell of pies baking for a few days before Thanksgiving day. It warms my heart to see how meaningful and special it is for them already. It’s funny. My husband and I never really set out to start family traditions, but over the years, the recipes we make and the books we read together, the people that we see, are already such important memories for them. This year, Aubrey asked midsummer how much longer until Thanksgiving because she wanted to know when we were going to make cinnamon sugar pecans again. A few weeks ago, Jenna asked how many more days we needed to wait because she can’t wait to see her big cousins that we typically only see on Thanksgiving. It makes me so happy to think that one day, they’re going to look back with memories of Thanksgiving dinners with family, or maybe even teach their own kids the recipes that they love most now. I decorate because I love it, it’s like therapy for me to create. But it’s the memories that we’re making that makes the holidays what they are, and that’s where the real joy is.
This table is simple and stress free, perfect for this busy time of year. I used gold chargers that I bought at Christmas Tree Shoppe over ten years ago. I actually saw very similar ones at Dollar General this week though! Other than that, you’ll see a $3 bunch of eucalyptus, this cake stand, some small gourds from the grocery store, napkins from target that I already had (these are similar), a few prairie grass clippings from our yard, and my own dishes and glassware.
I hope this week is treating you well! Thanks for reading. I’m off to work on a project for a very special client, and hope to share it with you this week!