Fall Leaf Thanksgiving Table: Hanging pressed fall leaves, and pink heirloom pumpkins, ombre leaf cookies, and cloths pin place cards make a beautiful table.
This Fall Leaf Thanksgiving Table was inspired by all the beautiful leaves that are turning colours outside right now. We’re lucky enough to live on the edge of a forest, and the colours out our window are gorgeous.
Fall Leaves and Pink Pumpkins
The first thing I did to create this table was to go for a walk and collect leaves. Then I pressed them in a some books for a few days, so they would dry nice and flat.
I used some simple white thread to hang them from my light fixture.
They’re so pretty and it’s such an easy, and inexpensive idea that has so much impact.
I knew I wanted to use these amazing heirloom pink pumpkins on the table, so as I was searching for leaves I looked for yellow, burgundy, and peachy-orange. These pink pumpkins are a real favourite of mine. I love the colour, but also the amazing shape of them -they look like something right out of a fairytale.
I layered the pumpkins on a vintage pink tablecloth, used as a runner on the table. It’s a great way to use a vintage cloth if it has a few stains on it. Around the pumpkins I layered more of the pressed leaves. For candles I used these inexpensive church candles from dollar tree. I thought that with our leaves hanging down that the glass canister would make it a little more safe.
For the place settings, I started with my favourite handmade pottery plates from France. I just love these and they are like a little bit of art for the table. Their organic shape is perfect for our earthy vibe.
On top of that, I layered some wood plates, that also have the organic shape to them.
The napkins are some made from some unfinished linen fabric. They’ve been washed a few times and have a beautiful frayed edge.
On the napkin I added another pressed leaf with a simple clothes pin. These clothes pins have been spray painted gold, and then I used a fine point sharpie to add everyones name and use them as place cards. Love this simple, but special and personalized touch.
I also added a pretty sugar cookie. I used my Grandma’s sugar cookie recipe, and cut them out with a maple leaf cookie cutter.
To make the icing in an ombre effect, we divided the cookies into five piles, and then started with adding just two drops of yellow food colour and two drops of red food colouring to create a beautiful soft peach. For each pile of cookies we added two more yellow, and two more red drops of food colouring to the icing. I love the result, and these cookies looked beautiful with our table. And everyone loves a little sweet treat at their spot. 😉
I used my gold cutlery and some amber glasses to finish things off.
We Were Together
In the background I added one of my favourite quotes “we were together, I forget the rest”, and few more fall leaves.
This is such a pretty table, and I love how it’s the traditional fall colours -almost. This is also one of the more simple tables, but it still feels really special.
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With a pretty Fall Leaf Thanksgiving Table, life really is a party.
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