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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Our Thanksgiving Table

We are hosting my in-laws for Thanksgiving this year, which is perfect because they make the turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and pie! I'm hardly responsible for anything, so I focus my energy on the table setting. And eating.


In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I decided to be thankful for what I already own, and create the table using only items I had on hand.


These mini-pumpkin votives are my favorite part. I just cut out the top, emptied the guts and inserted a tea light. The kids think I'm some sort of creative genius now. I didn't bother telling them I probably spied this idea on Pinterest!


The Paper Pumpkin Placecards were my starting point, so I pulled green and orange, along with the natural elements from them.

thanksgiving table

Sticking with a casual paper theme, the runner is a roll of brown packing paper.


The jute and sisal pumpkins are from our Tricked Out Pumpkins created for Halloween. The bread plates are quirky dishes I picked up on clearance from West Elm awhile ago, and the green flatware and goblets are 'vintage' World Market.



To keep things clean and un-fussy, I layered basic white Pier 1 dishes with white linens we brought back from our trip to Belgium.

thanksgiving table

To give the centerpiece a little height, I draped a scrap of burlap over a cake stand and topped it with the Decoupaged Pumpkin.


Simple white carnations in mason jars tied with jute string, and mini-pumpkins and gourds make up the remainder of the centerpiece.


thanksgiving table

I love the peek of the Fall Mantel with our Thankful Tree.


The buffet holds white stems in a burlap-wrapped vase, and more paper pumpkins.


The Scented Pinecone Wreath rounds out our simple Fall decor.




All the table needs now, is to be surrounded by my family. My cup runneth over....
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  1. adore burlap and love the paper pumpkins!

  2. Being thankful for what you have, so wonderful Cass. Your table is beautiful, and how lovely that your inlaws handle the big ticket food items! Hope it's perfect for ya'll!

  3. Your table is absolutely beautiful!!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  4. gorgeous! i need to figure out a tablescape for thanksgiving asap! xo

  5. I love that you're "thankful for what you have". I'm definitely adopting the same motto. I just tagged your paper pumpkin tutorial and can't wait to try it!

  6. Cass, this is by far one of my favorites this season! The table is beautiful, but the fact that you took the time to stop and think about the true meaning while decorating is what I truly love! Great job! And, have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  7. It looks really great! You're certainly ahead of the game. :)

  8. So so pretty, C! Those pumpkin votives really are adorable. And I am in love with the gold/white Mod Podged pumpkin! Glamourous : )

  9. Looks great Cassie!! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving :)

  10. Your table setting looks great!!! Love the various pumpkins and carnations...those flowers last forever! :)

  11. This is so pretty. I love the little skeleton key dishes, paper pumpkins and especially the little carnations in the jute-string-wrapped jars. Gorgeous!


  12. So adorable Cassie! I love the tea lights in the little pumpys! Happy Thanksgiving, friend.

  13. Can totally use that runner idea for other party ideas! :)

  14. This is so pretty! I say pull up at foldout table and eat right beside it then you can look at the awesome-ness all dinner long1

  15. Cassie, you never disappoint me with your tablescapes. Is it wrong I am hosting the in-laws this year and all I have done is pick up pine combs for the table? oh and I did buy wine- priorities, right! being thankful is right though, we all are blessed!

  16. Oh my word loving your tablescape!!! xo

  17. Woot! I quite like the idea of the burlap and the cake stand :)

  18. I love it! It's fun and festive and yet elegant at the same time. And there is plenty of room for food, which is the most important thing. Happy Thanksgiving!

  19. Cassie I love this - it looks so pretty! You did such a great job. The colours look fab!
    Rachie xo

  20. So creative, chic and fun!!Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

  21. What a beautiful table! I love how you were able to pull that together with things you already owned- you're inspiring me to step it up! I would not have anything to put as a centerpiece!

  22. So cute and fresh! Happy thanksgiving.

  23. Cassie, this is so wonderful! I adore your paper pumpkin placecards and your inviting table, thank you so much for linking up today!

  24. I love the way you mixed the rustic with the classic elegance and your place card pumpkins are to die for!


Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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