Thanksgiving is less than 5 weeks away, and now is the perfect time to start thinking about dressing up your dining table. I like to plan out the table weeks before and then you have the couple of weeks prior to Thanksgiving to concentrate on the menu.
I talked about it in my FALL HOME TOUR, but this year I went with non-traditional fall colors. Beacause of the blue in my dining room rug I wanted to stay in the blue and gray family and bring in the feeling of fall and Thanksgiving with texture, more then the traditional browns and oranges.
The base layer of the table is a classic white runner, I used it here for spring and here for summer. On top of the runner I layered a scarf, yes I found a scarf in the accessories section of Target and laid it diagonally across the table. I love thinking outside the box when decorating. It makes for a unique space and is usually more cost effective.
This was a light and fresh base, so now I needed to bring in some fall warmth. I had made these felt place-mats last year and thought they’d work perfectly for fall as well. I loved the look and new I was going in the right direction.
ITS IN THE DETAILS
To pull in more of that warm fall feeling I added the sweetest felt garland that I found at Target. It has a beautiful gray leaves, that matched the place-mats, mixed with other leaves in warm fall colors. It was a perfect fit!
I flanked each side of the table with brass lanterns, and placed some fresh green eucalyptus in between. To finish of the table I sprinkled around some white pumpkins and gold votives.
SHOP THE DETAILS
I love the glow of candlelight. I’ll move the lanterns once it’s time to eat and enjoy our meal, but I love to set the scene and have everything lit as friends and family arrive.
I really like how the table feels warm and yet light and bright all at the same time. It also blends well with our existing rug and the rest of the house.
I hope this gives you some ideas for your own table this Thanksgiving!
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