How to Make an Easy and Beautiful Thanksgiving Centerpiece and Tablescape

Easy and Beautiful Thanksgiving Centerpiece and Tablescape - find out more at cupcakesandcrinoline.comThanksgiving is such a wonderful holiday.  A day of the year set aside to count our blessings.    When I think of Thanksgiving my mind goes to pictures I had seen when I was a child of the Horn of Plenty and a feeling of abundance.   Thanksgiving tablescape and centerpiece - cupcakesandcrinoline.comAs much as I truly love to entertain, I have never done a tablescape or an ornate centerpiece.  That seems odd, doesn’t it? I’ve set the table with beautiful dinnerware and flowers but I’ve never really gone all out.  

To be honest, I was totally intimidated by the entire process but once I started to look at pictures on Pinterest I realized that you just have to let yourself go…have a theme, stick with it but throw caution to the wind and keep adding to it and that’s what I did with my very first tablescape and centerpiece created especially for Thanksgiving and to share with you!Faux flowers to create a lush and beautiful centerpieceI started with a basket from Michaels, flowers, flowers, flowers (all faux) from Michaels and Pat Catan’s, florist foam, wire, and floral picks.

When I purchased the faux flowers I thought I had gone overboard and bought far too many but when all was said and done, I used them ALL! Close up of Thanksgiving Tablescape with pumpkins, gourds adn antlers one at cupcakesandcrinoline.comTo start I placed a table runner on my table to anchor everything.  Mine was a paisley fabric round tablecloth I found on clearance at Walmart.  I simply folded the tablecloth to a runner configuration.  I plan on cutting off the excess and making napkins with it but that’s another post ūüėČ Thanksgiving tablescape with mini pumpkins, gourds, antlers and faux flowers on a paisley tablerunner with salvaged pallet wood - via cupcakesandcrinoline.comNext, I added salvaged pieces of pallet wood to the center of the table and placed my centerpiece on top of it.

Now, in days gone by I would have stopped there but not this time. I added some plastic antlers (Halloween department at Walmart – $3.18!).  Next, I added small pumpkins and decorative gourds around the base of the centerpiece.

Easy Thanksgiving Tablescape and Centerpiece from cupcakesandcrinoline.comI placed my kitchen Rosemary plant to the left of the centerpiece along with a pomegranate.  Behind that I placed a wooden bowl of fresh pears…and continued…

Faux hydrangeas in a small metal urn - Thanksgiving tablescapeI placed a faux hydrangea into a small metal urn and placed that next to one of my placesettings.Tablescape with Pioneer Woman dishes, silverware and glassware with plaid napkins via cupcakesandcrinoline.comThe placesettings are all Pioneer Woman dishes and silverware (from Walmart).  I added some plaid napkins (clearance item from Target)….

Thanksgiving centerpiece and tablescape with mini pumpkins, pomegranate, antlers, gourds and Pioneer Woman dishes and silverware - cupcakesandcrinoline.comI placed a few of the sprays of leaves left from my centerpiece into my gilded honeycomb pitcher and placed a mercury glass mason jar with a candle in it next to that.   Pin it now save it for later in orange and green

Easy and Beautiful Thanksgiving Centerpiece and Tablescape from cupcakesandcrinoline.comAsymmetry did NOT rule here…I pulled and decorated from items I had around my house and just kept adding to create a one-of-a-kind, lush and inviting setting.  19 Thanksgiving Tablescapes and CenterpiecesI hope you enjoyed my first venture into creating a tablescape.  Be sure to check out the other beautiful tablescapes and centerpieces created for Thanksgiving by my friends below:

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