Better late than never right? If you haven’t heard, we’re having joint Thanksgiving this year with both of our families for the first time which is kind of a big deal. But don’t worry, we’ll have lots to talk about! So I put myself in charge of decorating the table this year and I didn’t want to spend a lot of money so I used lots of things that I already had lying around. Ready set go!
I started with my usual table runner from Ikea and I wanted to for a layered look so I used my gray placemats and flipped over my summer placemats which are cork underneath to add some texture. Then I added a strand of mossy garland to add a pop of color and a bit of nature.
Then for even more color I added some orange cherry blossom stems I had that usually hang out in my living room.
I knew that I wanted some height that wasn’t too overbearing and wouldn’t block conversation too much, so I added these candlestick holders I bought from ZGallerie a few months ago. They’re metal so no animals were harmed to make them, and I love their metallic finish against the natural fibers of the moss, cork, and jute table runner.
To cover the awkward stems in the middle of the table I used a metal dish I found during my BFF thrifting adventure. It’s really heavy so it did a lovely job keeping the stems in place.
Then I added some simple white candles to the tray to add a little visual interest to the center of the table without blocking anyone.
The candles alone weren’t cutting it for me so I added a couple smudge pots I thrifted a while back and stuck some white candlesticks in them to add a little height. This let me create a simple centerpiece without taking over the table, which I love.
Now you can’t have a thanksgiving dinner without some ceramic birds amiright? So I added this thrifted quail and a set of bird salt and pepper shakers I picked up at Pier1 last year.
Then to add another layer and a nice finishing touch, I sprinkled some metallic dots I had leftover from this project.
I apologize for all of the grody iPhone photos, but like I said this was last minute. Also, I’d like to mention that my mom helped me settle on the perfect arrangement, so thanks mom! Overall I only spent $8 for the moss garland because I already had everything else. Pretty good! If you need some more Thanksgiving tablescape ideas check out last year’s post. Well I’m off to the Outlets!