I am so happy to be joining 18 other tablescape bloggers this week to share our Thanksgiving Tablescapes. I chose to style my table as a bountiful harvest Thanksgiving table, with the harvest flowing from a grapevine crafted cornucopia.
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When I think about a Thanksgiving tablescape I always think about the harvest and imagine a table piled high with pumpkins and gourds, corn and wheat. I know this is a fantasy idea, but I wanted to take a cornucopia and have it flow down the length of my table. I think this fantasy table would be colorful with orange pumpkins, yellow wheat, green gourds and colorful Indian corn. I decided to keep my table much more neutral than that with shades of white, cream and tan.
I began with with a brown paper runner down the center of my table and added jute placemats for a neutral colored table that had a variety of textures. I topped these with a white wood grain charger and added a cream dinner plate with a pretty fluted edge. These are from the Pioneer Woman Collection at Walmart. I found the white salad plates embossed with pumpkins at Hobby Lobby. Each place setting was topped with a little whitewashed pumpkin. I should use these for place cards, but I really need to work on my hand lettering! Neutral napkins were rolled and tucked into tiny grapevine wreaths with a little feather added for a bit more detail. I fashioned a cornucopia of grapevine by wrapping it around a frame of chicken wire. The cornucopia sits at the head of my table elevated on a small grapevine wreath to keep it steady. It is from this cornucopia that my harvest centerpiece flows from.
For stemware I selected a fine Bohemian crystal white wine glass that my husband had before we got married (yes nearly 37 years ago) and some pale yellow water glasses. Artichokes, gourds, berries, leaves and feathers tumble out of my grapevine cornucopia.
A garland style centerpiece provides everyone with some of the focal point of the centerpiece in front of them and I always serve my Thanksgiving meal in buffet style, so I won’t need space on the table for platters.
Thanksgiving Tablescape Blog Hop