Over here we are catching our breath above the piles of Christmas decorations, but I wanted to pop in to share our Thanksgiving table from last month.
If you are Canadian then you probably stuffed yourself full of good food a few weeks ago, and if you are American, you are probably salivating just thinking about the upcoming Thanksgiving dinner you will soon be enjoying with your loved ones.
Back in mid October, we enjoyed a nice meal at home with our little family on the Thanksgiving Monday.
My daughter and I share a love for setting a pretty table and together we went through our stacks of dishes and our decoration pile and came up with this years DIY table.
Basically, this table is a combination of up cycled items and re purposed decorations.
My decorating motto is to look at items with a critical and creative eye. If you like something but it isn't the right colour, you can always paint it, just like we have done with this table setting. If you need something, put it on your list and
remember to check your local thrift stores before buying anything brand new. Hello! Saving moula! When you love to change your homes decorations as often as I do, thrifting and collecting will save you so much money. Not to mention, it is always so exciting to root through junk and find something worth buying.
This years table proves you don't need to break the bank to get an appealing table scape. You may jut have everything you need to put a similar table together for next Canadian Thanksgiving or for this next weeks American Thanksgiving.
We snapped some pictures for your viewing enjoyment and I put together a source list at the end of this post.
Burlap Ribbon : Michael's Clearance
Plate Chargers: Value Village $2 each. (Original tag; Sears $12.99 each)
Gold Speckled Cups: Target clearance (.99 each)
Chalkboard "Name tags": Target $1 bins
Scrabble Pieces: Goodwill
Plate Stand: Antique store on clearance. Painted white.
Centerpiece Stands: Various thrift stores, painted white.
Wire "Candle Holders": Michael's 50% off, spray painted white.
Napkin Rings: St Vincent De Paul Thrift Store (Brand new. 6 for $1)
Plaid Blanket: Bible for Missions
Silver wear: Gift from my lovely in laws
Gold Flower vase: Junk store $1
Faux Pumpkins: Target 90% off clearance from last year.
Pumpkins and Pie: Market Place (Local family owned and operated country Market)
Flowers: My Mamas backyard
By shopping around and picking pretty and inexpensive things up along your travels, you too can throw together a pretty and creative table. And if you do, remember to send me pictures, I love seeing how our lives are able to inspire yours.