Saturday, November 23, 2013

Thanksgiving Tablescape

Hello everyone! I'm so glad my kids are out of school for a week and we can all enjoy relaxing and visiting with family. We always host Thanksgiving and Christmas at our house and I wouldn't have it any other way. I love hosting the holidays! I'll be doing a lot of cooking and baking next week, so I wanted to go ahead and share my Thanksgiving tablescape with y'all. You can click HERE to see my Thanksgiving Decor post with a ton of pics.

My dining room table has six chairs, but I only have four at the table right now. We usually have eight guests for Thanksgiving, so we put four in the dining room and four at the kitchen table.

My kitchen tablescape is pretty much an exact replica of my dining room tablescape, so I'm just showing my dining room one today.

My table runner is from Dollar Tree. :)

I just used my everyday plates (they're Better Homes and Gardens from Walmart) with some gold chargers from Michael's, some green napkins from Anna's Linens, and my "homemade" napkin rings. More on the napkin rings at the bottom of the post.

Here's a closer look at the napkin rings.

Here's where the other two chairs are from my dining room table. I put them off to the side and bought a little table from Kirklands to make this into a little sitting area. I just ordered white chair covers for these chairs. I think I'll like the white much better than this pattern. 

These are my "homemade" napkin rings. I bought these plain wood napkin rings from Hobby Lobby. They came in an 8 pack for $3.99. (I made these years ago, but I just checked, and Hob Lob still carries these) I painted them gold and tied some Fall ribbon around them. You can see in the pic below how the inside is still the natural wood color. 

painting wood napkin rings

This is the craft paint I used on the napkin rings.

And this is the Fall ribbon I used. I cut 14 inch strips and just tied them onto the napkin rings. I love this idea, because I can change out the ribbon for different holidays. I have Christmas ribbon, Easter ribbon, etc. I just keep all the ribbon strips in a ziplock bag in the buffet in my dining room.

Well, that's it for now. I don't know if I'll be posting much this week with the holiday, so y'all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


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  1. Your table is beautiful. Your napkin rings are so smart and you can change out the ribbons. I really like those chairs over to the side too. Happy Thanksgiving. :)

  2. Your table setting is so pretty! I love how you jazzed up those napkin rings. Such a simple idea that makes a big impact.

  3. This is so pretty, Lisa!! The colors are perfect and I love the centerpiece! What a great deal on the table runner. I love the napkin rings,'s those little thing that make a difference. You have inspired me to get my dishes out and start a tablescape. Believe it or not, I fit 8 at my table for 4!! We have an oak table in our family room for games, etc., and I just borrow the chairs. It's cozy but at least we are all together!

    Have fun cooking and prepping...that's part of the excitement!! And keep that camera handy! :)


  4. Your Thanksgiving tablescape is just beautiful, Lisa! Isn't it fun how a small length of ribbon can just make the most simple thing look extra special -- very clever!

    Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  5. Your table is lovely! Hope you have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving.

  6. Your table looks so pretty and festive! I hope you had a very happy Thanksgiving!!


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