Do you need some inspiration for your table setting this Thanksgiving? I’ve got a few ideas that I put together that I think you’ll find easy enough to replicate. First off, my style is simplistic. I like things clean and classic. I am also on a budget, so using things I have on hand in new ways is a gift of mine.
First off, I knew I wanted to use my great grandmother’s Currier and Ives dishes from the 1940′s. If you’ve been following this blog long, you’ve seen these before. I used them in my Fourth of July Tablescape. These dishes belong to my mom and my grandmother and since they will both be joining my family at Thanksgiving I know it will bring smiles all around to see these family heirlooms being used.
I’m also using the same Better Homes and Gardens Soft Square Dinner Plates as I used in the Fourth of July Tablescape AND in my Fall Tablescape. These dishes are classic and easy to mix and match with ANYTHING. I use them as the base for a lot of parties and get-togethers. They are sturdy enough to be used everyday but nice enough to be used with “the good company.” LOL. In this place setting I am using them like a charger. I placed a standard sized brown cloth napkin in between the plates and placed a mini pumpkin right on top. Easy – check. Classic – check. Frugal – check.
For the runner, I bought 4 yards of burlap in Walmart’s craft department. It was around $3 per yard. I can reuse this for LOTS of things! Along the middle of the table I placed 2 small vases of flowers (the same vases I used in the patriotic tablescape for holding popcorn!!}.
I LOVE using fresh flowers and Walmart has them super cheap. I bought two bouquets for these two centerpieces and mixed ‘em up. The daisies were just $4.99 and a dozen orange roses were just $9.88. Fresh flowers make a nice, affordable statement. That same ol’ white pumpkin from my fall tablescape made another debut on this table, front and center. Here’ the how to on the pumpkin. Simple 5 minute decorating…my kind of decorating.
So in total I spent around $30 and re purposed a BUNCH of stuff I already had! Not bad for a heirloom + country chic tablescape. What do you already have that you could use? Now, start with that and build around it! You can totally do something nice with THAT. Good luck! I’d love to hear what you did!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I’m a participant in the Walmart Moms Program. Walmart has provided me with a product sample and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. Participation in this program is voluntary and the opinions stated above are entirely my own.