Just in time for Canadian thanksgiving, here’s my take on the classic tablescape. Because it’s me though, you know there’s tons of colour and pattern and then some more colour, with maybe a few classic elements like 18 inch taper candles. But then again, would you expect anything less from me? Probably not, so without further ado, my eclectic and colourful thanksgiving tablescape!
I’ve seen quite a few black and white buffalo check table runners this season, and since I loved the look so much I went made my own! Fabricville has a tablecloth fabric for 9.99$/m, so I purchased 0.33m, and then cut it in half and sewed it down the middle.
I’ve been hoarding some beautifully coloured candles (tapers and pillars) since I started spotting them in the value grab bags at Value Village, and haven’t looked back since. People toss away the most interesting things! Including very moody and dark candles that probably looked horribly out of context in their own homes. Did they not know those would have been perfect for thanksgiving?!
I used this weekend as to move my two ball eugenia topiaries in from the back porch. I gave them a healthy shower in the bathroom to wash-out any spiders or bugs, and to pack more soil into them before luging them into the dining room.
I’ve been told they’ll last the winter as long as I care for them properly and mist them daily to keep up with the humidity they would normally get. I’ve avoided all type of plant responsibility until this year, but now with two topiaries, a succulent/cactus garden and a fiddle leaf fig, I’ve got some work on my hands!
Can you spot the scratching damage that Boots has done to this sideboard? It used to be a radio, so the mesh part is actually like fabric. Replacing it with something else is still on my list of things to do! right after folding and putting away every load of laundry before the next load.
The Elk plate, glasses, and blue fawn are all thrifted! You know that the pie is store bought, and the pitcher was Oh Joy! for Target about 2 years ago. It’s too funky to not use.
Not to be outdone by the sideboard and the main table, the demo-lune is now host to a large gilded turkey. It’s the only piece of actual season specific fare that I have (as opposed to pumpkins) and I’m ok with that. One is good for me! It means I have less of a stockpile to keep year-round.
These salad plates were a Christmas gift from DH last year, the napkins are from Walmart (of all places!), and the chargers are my fabulous DIY Vinyl Otomi Chargers from a #12 months of DIY challenge –> here <–
And yes, in case it wasn’t obvious already, the centrepiece is from September’s #12 months of DIY with AFloral.com, and you can see the entire post –> here <–
Of course, as the evening gets underway you light the candles. Pro tip: if you’re trying to get a candle to stick in the holder and it just won’t, drip some wax into the bottom of the holder so that it glues the candle in place. or warm the bottom of the candle over a flame so that it stick in any small spaces.
And that’s all folks! You’ve now seen my eclectic & colourful thanksgiving tablescape.
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