Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Thanksgiving tablescape


I had no idea what I was going to do for a tablescape this year other than the fact that it would involve leaves. I picked up some felt leaf mats at the Dollar Tree when they first came out and knew that the rich deep red would be a good building base for a fall/Thanksgiving table.

I also found some amber tinted votives at the thrift store over the summer and I knew I wanted to use them. I decided to pull out my gold table runner and the glass tray and get started.



Each place setting consists of a leaf mat, white plate from my Greek Key collection, a leaf salad plate by BHG from Wal-mart, thrifted goblets, white napkin tied with raffia and a handmade tag. Each tag has a Bible verse of thanksgiving and was printed in Amienne font. I printed four verses on cardstock, then cut them out with a tag template. I added a cornicopia sticker from my scrapbooking stash to each one. Some faux leaves from Michael's was inserted into each.



I thought I'd share how I built the centerpiece. If you wait until the first weekend of November to get fall craft supplies from Michael's, it is either a curse or a blessing. You see, everything is gone and picked over, but what's left is 80% off. I got the packets of leaves for 19-cents each. I went in looking for some filler for the tray, but they did not have what I wanted. I settled for a couple of bags of green gourds and pumpkins, some 99 cent bags of fall color gems,  and two leaf garlands with berries and pumpkins in the steams.

I started with the tray and votives.

 
Next I added the gems.


Then I added the pumpkins and gourds and pulled leaves, berries, and more pumpkins off the stems of the garland. I arranged them in my tray until I was satisfied.


The remains of the garland were woven into the chandelier (top photo).

Thanks for stopping by. I hope each of you have a Happy Thanksgiving.

I'll be sharing at Tablescape Thursday and some of these great parties:


5 comments:

  1. I love your centerpiece arrangement, so colorful! And the place settings hosting those leaves and tags are adorable! Beautiful tablescape!

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  2. I love the idea of using so much depth in your centerpiece. Loving all the layers.

    Thank you so much for linking up to Dare to DIY!

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  3. Your table turned out great! Thanks for joining the Dare to DIY!

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  4. Your table looks really pretty.

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