Hi Everyone! We are still a couple weeks away from Turkey Day but I am getting a head start on my planning and decorating. We are hosting Thanksgiving for a crowd this year and with all the food planning and preparations, table decor is the last thing I want to be worrying about that week.
I wanted this table to be a neutral color theme of white and gold with a touch of brown accents. As I started putting things together though, it seemed to be missing something so I ended up purchasing a fall bouquet of silk flowers from Michaels on the 80 percent off clearance rack. I cut each floral stem individually and then just stuck them in here and there down the table for an extra pop of fall color.
Last month, when Michaels had their fall and Halloween carving pumpkin sale, I scooped up a bunch of these pumpkins at 70 percent off. I was so excited to find that bargain because the original prices for them in my local stores were pretty expensive…especially when you are looking to buy more than a couple. I loved the idea of real pumpkins, but for me it just wouldn’t have been practical. It can be hard to find a big selection of sizes for real pumpkins around here close to Thanksgiving and buying them in October would mean taking the chance of them going bad. Since I wanted to set this table up early and plan to reuse these pumpkins year to year, for me it made the most sense.
Candles are such a beautiful, warm and romantic touch to the dining table. In keeping with my theme of white and gold, I found both these pillar candles and taper candles at my local Home Goods. The prices were very affordable and the interesting designs added a little visual texture to the table centerpieces.
For napkins, I went with an alternating pattern which made use of these two sets. I recently bought the Taupe color ones on a clearance from Target and my mom has had the fall harvest ones for ever. There were not enough of either to complete the table but put them together and we had enough for everyone and it even added some extra flair to the table.