This weekend is Canadian Thanksgiving. Since it’s so early this year, the weather outside is beautiful and I thought it would be fun to set up dinner under our pergola in the backyard.
In case it gets cool as it gets later in the day, I’ve included some cozy throw blankets too.
I started the table off with my handmade macrame table runner. I knew I wanted to do an all white table this year, so I wanted to include lots of texture to keep it interesting. The macrame runner was the perfect base.
All along the runner and down the centre of the table I used some white pumpkins, big ones and mini ones too.
The flowers are some wild ones from the edge of the forest. They look great in these tarnished silver julep cups.
I also included a few antlers. I love how rustic they are and their great texture.
One more favourite detail for the centre piece, are these fun pumpkin tassels. They add a little boho vibe to the table along with the macrame runner.
At each place setting I started with some vintage finds.
Last month when I was at the antique fair, I stopped by the booth that always has vintage silver cutlery. I visited the $1 a piece section and picked out 6 place settings with random patterns. I kind of love that they don’t match. They add a lot of character to the table.
Then just the other day I spotted some vintage silver goblets at the second hand store. I thought they’d be cute with the vintage cutlery, but I couldn’t decide and didn’t get them. I went back yesterday and wonders of wonders they were still there waiting for me.
They’re just perfect, with a cute little pumpkin inside.
I used my everyday white dinner plates and plain cotton napkins for this table. Then I layered on my “give thanks” plates.
I made these plates a few years ago with dollar store plates and a ceramic marker. You bake them in the oven when you’re done to make it permanent -you can see my whole tutorial here.
I love how fun and inexpensive these little plates are, and I bring them out every year.
Next, I layered on some fall leaves. You can see how I dried them and ironed them with wax paper to preserve them here.
Since this table was all white and I wanted the leaves to tie in, I spray painted them. I used a piece of paper to cover up a portion of them and sprayed the rest white.
On top of my leaves, I added a little sweet beginning to the dinner in a miniature glass cloche -some maple fudge.
Everyone always loves a special little sweet treat.
And that is my neutral outdoor Thanksgiving table this year.
Lots of fun neutral details to create an interesting fall table.
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Hopefully you’re feeling inspired.
With an Outdoor Thanksgiving Table, life really is a party!
And now for some more inspiration. I’m joined by seven great bloggers who are also sharing their Thanksgiving tables for the Fall Year of Feasting post. Once a season we all plan a feast and share it to inspire you. Be sure to check out their beautiful tables.