Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Table Centerpieces

 I thought I'd share a few of my past Thanksgiving/ Fall centerpieces because I usually create them by shopping my house first.  I hope these will spark some ideas for you to create and set the prettiest Thanksgiving table yet.

  You can click the photos to be taken to the full post where I usually show or tell how I put them together.





Aubergine with amber and olive...love this color combination.  A ceramic pumpkin is perched upon a grapevine wreath and surrounded with silk mums and pheasant feathers.  

A rustic, autumn centerpiece is created with a wreath, facorns (fake acorns...you all know by now how much I like these) a cake stand and bark candle.

Here, I took an antique wicker tray and filled it with a small collection of vintage leather encased decanters.  This could be a cetnerpiece on its own (click the pic to see) and is flanked by silk greenery, shed antlers, pinecone candles, tealight candles and grapevine balls.  

This figurine was perfect to create the effect of a little boy walking his dogs through a field of pumpkins.  He looked so cute with my Spode Byron dishes.  I like creating tables that have a bit of a theme to them.

Grapevine balls sit atop a scrunched up tablecloth with apples scattered around...you could so easily replace this concept with gourds or mini pumpkins!




From a recent post, this centerpiece was created with a retired blanket from one of my boys' rooms, some Fall picks/sprays and a bunch of gathered wheat.

This one was made by starting with a top of an old chest that we use as a side table.  I simply topped it with some pinecones, fall springs and nuts, silk mums, candles and cute chipmunks.

How about an old flower seed box filled with candles?  You could add fallen leaves, acorns, pumpkin or squash seeds, etc.

Whatever you do, I hope that each of you has a most blessed, safe and Happy Thanksgiving.  I am thankful for so many things and so many people.  My readers and my customers are among those that I am most thankful for.  Thank you.  Enjoy tomorrow with your friends, family and loved ones.



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8 comments:

  1. These are all amazing ...but I think I like the fourth one down the best. Those turkey plates sure would look good mixed with my stuff.

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  2. You are so talented. Each table is lovely. The aubergine touches are especially pretty. Have a lovely Thanksgiving, Olive

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  3. Ohhh how lovely! I could hardly pic a favorite!!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you~

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  4. Nancy, each one is gorgeous. You are a very talented lady! Thanks for the inspiration. We are not eating till tomorrow evening, so I plan to arrange my flowers in the morning. I spent today making mini pies ~ apple, pecan, and pumpkin.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. I'm thankful for your friendship, Nancy...........Sarah

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  5. Shopping the house always seems to yield such great tables! We just don't know what great things we can create until we take an objective look at all the things already surrounding us and use them in an unexpected way. You always throw down some awesome stuff! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Nancy! It's going to be a good one for you guys this year!

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  6. Love it! Can't choose which one from them they're all lovely. Another great ideas in here. Got my eye on your next posts.

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  7. Hi this is my first visit to your blog, it's just lovely. I saw your comment on Joan's For The Love of a House blog, & thought I'd stop by. I'm really enjoying your posts. And I can't wait to read more. I'm now your newest follower.

    Please stop by when you have a moment, I love company and friends are always welcome!

    Mary

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  8. Such beautiful centerpieces, Nancy! I love the one with the tall floral arrangement (with large orange flowers) and the leaf dishes. So classic and elegant! You always have such inspired ideas for the table, it's such a pleasure to look at them.

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