I had yesterday off and besides running errands I took time to try-out my ideas for the Thanksgiving table decor. I wanted to assemble several elements from our standard decor, as well as some newer ones, and fresh pumpkins. I wanted to create a breathable decor that would be classic yet modern.
Ever since I acquired my mercury glass pumpkins last year I’ve been dying to use them on my Thanksgiving table decor again. They’re only relevant one month a year, so I wanna get my fill of them!
I’ve opted for the runner I used at Christmas, down the middle of the table (on the length). In a symmetrical layout we’ve got three mercury glass pumpkins, two larger votive candles in gold and silver with a forest silhouette, three smaller tea-lights with jewels, and two white & green pumpkins. The centrepiece on the Thanksgiving table decor will provide light, interplay of colours, and a palette against which the evening will take place.
I’m still unsure with napkin set I should use for the place settings. I have two sets (8 total) of the blue medley napkins from this summer’s target line. They’re beautifully patterned, and the right size! The blue, gold, and silver will all go nicely together, but the blue isn’t super seasonal.
The red pattern from Pottery Barn’s winter collection last year is beautiful and picks up on the tones in the table, while looking wonderfully seasonal. I can also use my bright red ribbon to tie the utensils together.
Earlier this week my friend Shelley went to the Isle d’Orleans to go pumpkin picking, and brought me back half a wheel-barrow worth of pumpkins, squashes and gourds! I’ve got them set up on my front porch as a beautiful display of the season. No one has smashed them in the dead of night (yet) but I think that has more to do with leaving the porch light on. I’ve got various styles, sizes, and hues on display which helps frame our entrance.
If you’re in the Quebec City area, I highly suggest you take a trip to the island on a quest for pumpkins while you still can! It was 40$ for an “all you can carry” in a wheel barrow. I got about 20 pumpkins out of it, and I paid less than I would at a grocery store. If you’re looking for other things to do on the island, check out my post about antiquing on the island.
I’m looking forward to setting the table for our third annual Thanksgiving, and am sure that it will be another stupendous evening.
How are you celebrating this year? What did you do for Thanksgiving table decor?
To see what we did this year, click here.