Many of us that are hosting Thanksgiving this year have begun to plan the menu for the big feasting day! While you may be dreaming about turkey with mountains of mashed potatoes and gravy and endless pie, lets not overlook the Thanksgiving table decorations!
This year my Thanksgiving table has any natural elements to it that are easy to round up and some of which you may already have! I like to use natural pieces when decorating for the Thanksgiving holiday, because most of the time I can get them for free from my own yard! This makes it more budget friendly and I don’t have to run out and buy new things to complete the look that I want! Since the Thanksgiving dinner is the main event I like to keep my decor simple and low key so conversation can flow easily across the table during the Thanksgiving meal.
I am hosting Thanksgiving dinner at my house again this year! While I decorate my table with my white dishes and cloth napkins you can rest assured that we will be eating off of paper plates and using paper napkins come the big day.
I simply don’t have enough dishes and napkins for the size of our family to use, plus that would be a ton of dishes to wash afterwards!
Lets not forget that this girl completely dislikes doing the dishes!
It always my last to do chore.
I don’t want to spend my time in the kitchen washing dishes when I could be spending time with family.
Our dining table is long and can seat 8 comfortably around it, but because it is so long it is hard to find a table runner that is the right size. If you have a long farmhouse dining table like I do I am linking my table runner HERE. It is the perfect length and size and is a pretty natural linen color. Did I mention it is less then $12!
My plaid tablecloth is some fabric that I bought at Joann Fabrics and draped across the table. I just loved the colors of it and it is so soft!
The stem wear glasses were a thrift store find and were only 10 cents each! They aren’t super heavy because the top of the glass actually pretty thin. So I only bring them out for special occasions. I found some similar stem wear glasses if you are looking for some.
The centerpiece is a wooden dough bowl with two medium sized faux pumpkins surrounded by an assortment of fall foliage. Some items are faux leaves that I had left over in my fall bin, and some are leaves and pine cones that I picked up on my daily walk to the mailbox.
On each end of the wooden dough bowl centerpiece I added more real dried leaves that had fallen from the trees, a cute real pumpkin that I picked up on our anniversary trip and these cute mini turkeys that I got from Michael’s Craft store.
Each place setting was complete with its own mini pumpkin pie. Normally I would have made all the mini pies by hand, but with the clock ticking down until Thanksgiving, I ran to Walmart and bought the 50 cent pies.
I am not even sure they will even know its store bought!
They will be to excited to start out with a little mini pie!
I mean doesn’t that sound like a great way to start and end Thanksgiving with pie?!
If you have the duty of bringing pie to your Thanksgiving get together, Check out my round up of 50 Pies for Thanksgiving! It has every traditional Thanksgiving pie as well as some you may never have tried. Its the perfect list if you want to make something a little different for your Thanksgiving dessert.
For each pie I removed any signs of it being store bought…..aka the little tin pie pan that it came in. I used a natural coffee filter as my pie pan. I simply trimmed down the sides to be the same height as the pie and then tucked in some dried leaves in various colors and sizes under it.
The wooden chargers are from Walmart and were less then $3 each. They aren’t made of real wood, but they do have a raised grain on them that gives them a pretty convincing look. I found mine in the wedding section inside Walmart.
The side table is where the desserts are served during our Thanksgiving dinner. I have my basket of small white dessert plates ready to be passed out. They can easily be moved to make room for more dessert if needed. I love having my dessert plates fit neatly inside this little round basket. The plates and the basket were thrift store finds.
I moved my recycled glass bottle candle holders over to the corner of the table and I love them tucked in this little corner.
The dining room fireplace got a neutral fall look. I moved my collection of white ironstone pitchers over to the mantel to frame my round brass mirror. I added some wheat stalks to add some height and finished it of with my Book Page Oak Leaf Wreath.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my Thanksgiving Table Decorations, if you have any questions leave them in the comments below!