I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is only a week away! This year, we’re staying in Arizona and will be hosting a small group for dinner at our house. Though we’ll be a tiny bunch, I still want dinner to feel special, and plan to set a charming table.
As I played around with different color and theme options for my table, I thought about my post from last week. I wanted to stay true to my concept of decorating for the holidays by combining pieces I already own with items that can be used throughout the year, for more than one holiday.
I thought that it would be a fun challenge to style one place setting three ways. I started with the basics, a muslin tablecloth, burlap placemat, white dishes, mason jar cup with a black and white striped paper straw and simple enamel flatware.
White, Brown, Gold & Black
I love that this place setting is rustic with a touch of glitz. The place mat and napkin were both made with fabric purchased from Joann Fabrics, I left the edges raw. The pumpkin is from the dollar spot at Target (I covered it with gold glitter) and the place card was made using a simple manila tag, stamped with a sweet message and tied with twine.
White, Brown, Green & Black
For this place setting, I flipped the polka dot place mat over to create a more subdued vibe. The napkin was made with fabric purchased from Joann Fabrics. I painted a little pumpkin black and for the place card, I stitched my guest’s name onto a simple manila tag (using embroidery thread) and tied it around a mason jar with yarn.
White, Brown, Ikat & Gold
This might be my favorite place setting of the three! The simple burlap place mat stayed (though I think it would look great with the polka dot side up too). The napkin was made with fabric purchased from Joann Fabrics. I reused the glittery gold pumpkin and stamped a delicate white feather with the word “thankful”. The place card was made using a simple manila tag, stamped with my guest’s name and tied around a mason jar with yarn.
Are you doing anything special to personalize your Thanksgiving table this year?