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Thanksgiving Tablescape Tour – A Bountiful Harvest

Thanksgiving table setting with wooden centerpiece.

Hello Friends, I am so excited and honored to be joining this incredible Thanksgiving Tablescape Tour a bountiful harvest hosted by Bre over at Rooms For Rent. A fantastic group of talented ladies have been sharing their tables, all set up for Thanksgiving this entire week.  I have been completely inspired by their vision and story behind each setting.  I can’t wait to see the rest throughout the remainder of this week.

Pumpkins and gourds and apples on table.

Dining room decorated for Thanksgiving with a wreath by the window, wooden buckets full of vegetables and pumpkins on the table.

I knew I wanted to put a subtle but modern spin on a traditional table setting by using weathered materials, sleek shapes, mixed metals and a color gradient. It was equally important to me to keep some classic elements on this table so it would fit the style our home. I started brainstorming how to make this work on a budget and how to utilize what I aready had.

Wooden buckets filled with carrots, potatoes, and yams on the table as a centerpiece.

Large window with a dining room table in front of it set for Thanksgiving dinner.

When I began thinking about what the centerpiece would be, I knew right away I wanted to incorporate apple baskets. These wooden baskets are extremely affordable (especially at 50% with coupons). I gave them a quick white/gray wash with chalkpaint so they would have the weathered look needed to complete my idea (unfortunately this paint is not food safe  – so make sure to take that into consideration when using food).

Up close picture of a pumpkin, carrots, yams and apples on the table.

White wooden table, buckets filled with vegetables, wooden bowls on the table.

Once I decided on the baskets as a focal point, the rest came together quickly.  Apples alone would have been a great filler. However, remembering that I desired more color, I chose fruits and vegetables that could be arranged in a gradient of shades going from reds, oranges, yellows and greens.

Potatoes and cranberries in a wooden bucket.

A wooden bucket with pumpkins, potatoes and carrrots.

Pears and brussell sprouts in a wooden bucket.

Each piece of produce was picked based on some of my favorite dishes.  Cranberry Sauce, candied yams, mashed potatoes, apple or pumpkin pie, stuffing, brussel sprouts, pears and green bean casserole.

Square chargers with light brown bowls and plates on top.

The chargers are square and have the straight lines I was looking for when tying in the modern/industrial feel, but my favorite dishes kept it soft and classic like the rest of our decor.

3 buckets filled with vegetables on the table with a wreath behind it.

Colorful orange, green and yellow vegetables in the buckets.

The charger, and then two plates, a napkin and bowl on top of the table.

Frayed linen drapes the majority of the table giving it wrinkled texture (tutorial can be found on Craftberry Bush) and my Painted Fox Treasures tray (link in sidebar) mixes metals with the chargers, utensils and chairs.

Clear glasses on the table setting.

Aerial view of the table setting.

(Copper Tray from Painted Fox – affiliate link in sidebar)

This look could easily be repeated with any set of dishes and by filling baskets with fruits or veggies. Keeping the produce to one color would be a pretty variation also.  Other than weathering my baskets, this tablescape was easily done by simply putting things into place.

Side view of the table with a chandelier over top of it.

The best part to setting a table is why you are setting it. It is put together for loved ones to see, enjoy and experience. I know for our family, sitting around the table at Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful; it is a valuable season of gratitude that loved ones share together.  Through the years my holidays have looked very different; they have been spent with my parents and brother, away at college, as a newlywed, with in laws and now with children of my own.  What makes these gatherings special is the people.  I look back at the memories spent with grandparents who are no longer with us, feasts and laughter that left our bellies aching or watching my first born try cranberries for the first time. I sit at each and every dinner table thankful for those gathered around it and for those who made it possible to hold this tradition both now and then. It is bountiful, both in harvest and in love.

Thanksgiving tour poster.


Thanks so much for visiting. Don’t forget to stop by the other amazing women sharing thier tables today (they are linked below) and you can also head to Bre’s Rooms For Rent to start at the begining of the tour.

Thanksgiving tablescape blogger tour.

Shades of Blue Interiors | Jeanne Oliver Designs | Zevyjoy | Liz Marie Blog | Julie Blanner

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    1. Bre thank you so much and for hosting this beautiful tour. I had a wonderful time participating – it was an honor! Have a great weekend.

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