How to Decorate Your Thanksgiving Table
It’s Thanksgiving! Well almost. If you are cooking this Thanksgiving you are probably already caught up in the hustle and bustle and hopefully you have started defrosting the turkey. We are having a very low key Thanksgiving around here. In fact, I am barely cooking. When my oldest son was little he gagged on a piece of turkey and he decided at that moment that he did not like turkey. Not that he has ever tried it again mind you. And neither kiddo likes stuffing. So since it is just the four of us there is no reason to kill myself in the kitchen making food only my husband and I like.
And it is Dungeness crab season here on the west coast!!!! So the menu for us is Dungeness crab for the hubby and I and homemade Mac’n Cheese for the kiddos. Super easy.
Even though we are not having company for Thanksgiving, I still wanted to decorate my Thanksgiving Table.
If you are having company over and your table will be full you can do this on a buffet or coffee table instead.
The key to a great tablescape is height and texture and a little shine. No matter what decorations you use. I used pumpkins that I picked up at Hobby Lobby and painted using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Gold and Silver Craft paint.
I varied the heights of the pumpkins using old candlesticks and books that I ripped the covers off and tied with twine. Some of the books are not old. Just books that I know we won’t ever read again. So don’t feel like you have to search out vintage. But I love how the edges give a little texture.
I also kept everything neutral with just a small pop of color.
I also added texture using pumpkins that I decoupaged with music sheets. A super quick project. I added a little more visual interest by placing the pumpkin in a vintage grain scoop.
The base is actually the top of an old dresser. It was a piece that I was going to repaint and sell but when I really got into it, the wood was really rotted and not worth my time. But I already loved the patina on the top so I took it off and backed it with felt so it wouldn’t scratch the table. You could use a vintage bread board or even a piece of scrap wood.
It’s always good to add a little shine as well. I added a few mercury glass votives. You could use any type of candle.
Hope you will find a little inspiration here for your own Thanksgiving Table!
Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!