Good morning, my dear readers…..I have several Thanksgiving tablescapes I would like to share with you and we will start with this one.
My confession is, I decorate for every single Holiday…it used to be for my kids and then I realized that it was for the biggest “kid” of all…..ME!!!
When I think of Autumn and all the beautiful colors of the leaves….it makes me think of woods and forests! And when one thinks of the woods, …one can not help but think of foxes, squirrels and all sorts of wood-sy animals, so you will notice foxes and squirrels scattered about.
This is the breakfast nook area…I used a round slice of tree with the bark still attached and on that slice, sits a fox and dessert plates. I mean, one has to have a Fox sitting on a slice of tree and dessert plates at the ready for that home made apple or pumpkin pie….am I right?
The round dining table is glass and I used orange-y colored place mats that I picked up at HomeGoods a couple years back.
My sidebar holds an arrangement that I bought at Hobby Lobby while living in Kansas City…so it has been around for many years. I added the candles and change them out from time to time.
This is my formal dining room tablescape which is pretty simple, but I really like it that way. I started with a burlap table runner…you can find these at Michaels in the Floral section. I used a burlap runner for that wood-sy feel and I feel it grounds the tablescape.
I added a second table runner on top of the burlap runner, because I liked the density of this burlap material and because it had a ruffle to soften the look.
I found the drinking glasses and the cute little squirrels last year at Pier 1, The little squirrels can also hold a name card. I think they are so cute.
For my place setting, I used my “woody” look flatware that I have had for years….and my rattan chargers. The hammered copper napkin rings sometimes go on one of my Christmas trees, along with copper cookie cutters!
I used pumpkin bakers with lids in a mushroom color. There are 3 of them in various sizes… with the larger holding 1.5 quarts, the middle one is a 1.25 quart size and the smaller one holds 28 ounces. They are from the Temptations Bake Ware Collection.
This is the fireplace mantle….which I find is always fun to decorate. There are a few gourds and squirrels among the fall leaf sprays. There are 6 stemmed glass candle holders in various sizes that continue the Fall colors making this very simple.
The sofa table holds my antique dough bowl and a ghost candy dish holding candy corn.
I placed Indian corn, a few gourds and pumpkins in the dough bowl and they are real. However, I prefer realistic faux pumpkins because the real ones don’t last very long….at least not in this house.
The entry table holds another squirrel and a ceramic pumpkin full of sunflowers and mums.
And I just had to add a bit of whimsy…. Mickey Mouse has donned an orange hat and overalls and welcomes guests to our home.
I hope you are enjoying the cooler Fall weather in your neck of the woods.
Hugs and Blessings!