Happy November! Can you believe this month has already arrived? That means it’s time to think about entertaining this holiday season, as well as gift giving, decorating, and SO much more if you haven’t already. Perhaps you’ve been in denial that this month would arrive… guilty over here! But alas, it’s here, and Thanksgiving is on the horizon. Today I am sharing with you some inexpensive and easy ideas for your Thanksgiving tablescapes. We’re not hosting this year, but I’ll still be putting together a table to share with you next Monday.
Before I jump right into my tables, I want to share with you my one tablescape tip: Find your jumping off point! All of my tables are inspired by one special find, color, theme, or quote, and then I run from there. Find yours and go with it! I’ll share each of mine below.
One of my all time favorite tables featured my DIY dream catcher place card holders. They were simple enough to create, and I drew my inspiration from the thrifted Mexican blanket which lays on the table.
This table also featured vintage thrifted finds (including another Mexican blanket) and I mixed in some more high end pieces for an eclectic modern bohemian look. This look came to me after finding these colorful vintage arrows.
Last year I had repainted the dining room and wanted a softer look on the table. As usual, I used thrifted finds and found several small vintage bottles to create “message in a bottle” place cards, and brought in lighter blues and greens, drawing overall inspiration from the colors of the sea as seen on my gallery wall and a sweet L.M. Montgomery quote.
This project of creating gold horse place card holders was actually for a Christmas tablescape I styled, but I thought I’d share it here as it would also work well for Thanksgiving or really any other events. That year I had gone to the Country Living fair and found a fantastic vintage saddle blanket which was my jumping off point.And lastly, this colorful kids table I shared last week was simple and fun to put together. The inspiration came in the form of vintage colorful plastic Indian toys. I’ve kept it set up or now so we can enjoy it for a little while before the colder weather arrives to stay.
All of these ideas are rather simple to recreate using your own thrifted goods and a touch of creativity! Are you entertaining this year?