simple thanksgiving tablescape

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Reposting this from a previous Thanksgiving. Enjoy!


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With my Handmade Christmas challenge, I’ve been focusing on Christmas with a passion this year. But in the midst of untangling lights and digging through decorations, I realized Thanksgiving approached with very little hubbub. So I went with the vibe and kept my turkey day peaceful and simple. 

I planned my menu and made the obligatory trip to the market. Then I turned my attention to the table. What to do this year with items I already have… hmm…

I loved the little paper pumpkins I made in October so much that I decided to transfer them from the chandelier to the table.

hanging paper pumpkins at My French Twist

Next I brought out a variety of crystal candlesticks. I love grouping together different sizes in one vignette, and they make a fun base for displaying Autumn candles and paper pumpkins. I also brought out a battery-operated string of lights I had bought earlier in the year. At the time I didn’t know how I would use them, only that I found them adorable. The bulbs are encased in small silver mesh globes that remind me of pumpkins. How perfect!

simple thanksgiving tablescape -

Here’s a photo with the lights turned on.

simple thanksgiving tablescape -

simple thanksgiving tablescape -

For a filler, I took my pug for a walk through the neighborhood and scavenged for magnolia leaves and dried hydrangea blooms to pick. Just goes to show you that sometimes truly beautiful tablescapes can be assembled from items you already have at home – coupled with a bit of imagination. 

simple thanksgiving tablescape -

simple thanksgiving tablescape -


simple thanksgiving tablescape -

simple thanksgiving tablescape -

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Hi, I'm Wendy. Southern by birth, Francophile by marriage, bohemian by nature, and minimalist by choice. Check out and join me in a year of making beautiful things.

Comments · 6

  1. Wendy the simplicity of this is just beautiful!! I love the lights and the dried hydrangeas . Thank you for sharing with us at TaDa Thursday!!

    P.S….we have 2 pugs, aren’t they just the funniest little dogs 🙂
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