Although Thanksgiving passed for us here already in Canada I thought I'd share how I decorated our table.
I decided not to buy anything new at all. Husband is silently cheering me on this one.
I wanted to rely on my ability to be creative with what I had already in the house or garden.
This is what I came up with for our table center piece.
I should have taken the photos the day I made it since some of the vine with the red berries from the garden had wilted a bit.
I was lucky enough to score the roses from our garden. I am sure they will be the last of the year.
I will admit that my girlfriend bought 2 little white pumpkins when we were at Rockton Fair and I added them to the table last minute.
Otherwise I used a little tray/stand to create the center piece along with 3 small wicker vases, a bunch of apples, some fake hydrangea flowers I had, a little fake bird and the other leaves, acorns, berries and roses either came from the garden or out while I was walking the dog.
The table runner was simply a piece of cotton fabric I had and tore to the size I wanted.
I also had those little wooden candle holders.
For the place settings I pulled out some of the pieces I've been collecting at antique shows.
I made the napkins the same way I made the table runner and then used scraps of lace and feathers.
I used vintage sheet music for place mats.
I added antique French postcards my hubby brought back with him from France and then as a last minute idea I created this Grateful list.
I printed them out on tan card stock, trimmed them and then mounted them on black card stock. I punched 2 holes in the middle on the side so I could tie the pencil on with some ribbon.
It was a fun idea because while we were having the appetizers we filled them out and then went around the table saying aloud what was on our list.
First 3 things on everyones list… Health, Family and Friends.
I also made up my own appetizers for the meal that turned out great. I'll share the recipes for them with you in another post.
As a big thank you to my US readers I'm making the Gratitude printable available to you (so sorry I didn't have this ready in time for my fellow Canadians!).
Add it to your Thanksgiving table as a keepsake and take any photos of your tables if you do. I'd love to see them!