This weekend is Thanksgiving in Canada, and it’s time to think about a beautiful table. This year I went with a rustic neutral look, and I really love how it turned out.
It was super easy, and inexpensive to put together, since I shopped the house, and went foraging for the vines and flowers. I hope it inspires you.
I started out with some simple white table runners that I had picked up on clearance at Ikea ages ago, and tucked away. When I took them out of the packaging and unrolled them, I got a disappointing surprise. My plain white runners had a pattern all the way down the middle. Boo. In my excitement I hadn’t looked carefully at them. I hummed and hawed for a while, and came up with the solution to layer burlap over them to cover up the pattern down the middle.
It actually worked really well, and in the end I liked the layered effect it helped create.
On top of the runners, I layered the wood slice chargers that my brother-in-law cut for me last year. They aren’t perfect…there’s a few cracks in them, and the bark is coming off of some, but I think it all just adds character.
This year I used simple white plates (which makes clean up easy since they can go in the dishwasher), and layered on the “give thanks” plates I made a few years ago. You can find the tutorial on how easy they are to make here.
On each plate I made a little placard out some brown paper cut into a leaf and the sweetest little squirrels.
The squirrels were a fun craft store find a few months ago that I tucked away for Thanksgiving. And the squirrels inspired the other animals.
Did you spot them?
They’re nestled is different spots down the centre of the table.
The animals are tucked into a grouping of pumpkins and, pretty tarnished silver julep cups filled with wildflowers, and some wild grapevine willed with grape clusters.
The vines and flowers were gathered on a morning walk -pretty white fall asters, and the last of the Queen Anne’s Lace.
And last but not least, white pumpkins -lots of them, in all different shapes and sizes.
What could be prettier than a row of big white pumpkins.
With a pretty and easy Thanksgiving table like this one, life really is a party.
This post is linked up at Between Naps on the Porch.