I have a confession to make. The whole reason I actually even got started with yesterday’s post was because I loved Paper and Cake’s printables. When I first saw those two designs, I fell in love with the Elegant Table design. It really made me wish I was hosting Thanksgiving this year (well, sort of). Then I realized, why not just put together a mock tablescape. Using mostly items I already have on hand, and inexpensive fill-ins, I was able to put together a pretty fall table:
I used the Elegant Table menu card, napkin rings and wine glass tags. I had intended to use the place cards, but I accidentally printed everything out incorrectly…and on my last page of cardstock!
Instead of punching holes in the wine tags, I tucked them in to the tablescape to accent the centerpiece.
If you’re like us and you have no china on hand, these glass plates from Dollar Tree look very pretty over simple, inexpensive chargers.
Our dining and living rooms are decorated with lots of red and gold tones, which makes holiday decorating fairly simple. But, since I’ve already used those tones for a Thanksgiving dinner, I wanted something a little different. Since we already have so many gold toned items on hand, I knew that I wanted to include them in the tablescape. In order to change things up a bit, I decided that I wanted to include a deep blue hue as well. The only problem is that I don’t have any blue table linens or decorations. And as I searched stores I still couldn’t find anything-until I randomly ended up at Pier One and saw their scarves. And as luck would have it, buried deep within the red and green scarves on the rack was one lonesome blue scarf. It was perfect. I love the simplicity of the design and the ruffled edge against the rustic elements of the gourds, pine cones and berries.
I hope you see now that it doesn’t take much to have a pretty table. I know that there will be a number of beautiful Thanksgiving tables showing up in the next couple of weeks, and I can’t wait to see how everyone celebrates the holiday!