Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Thanksgiving tablscape ideas

It is seriously hard to believe that Thanksgiving is next week. Where did this year go?!

It's a bummer we are so far from family this year. But the bird and I are working on putting together a friendsgiving to celebrate anyway. So not-to-worry, festivities are still in order, even in Dublin! :)

After scouring the web for creative ideas, I rounded up 5 easy diy crafts to spruce up any Thanksgiving tablescape.
1 // These mini rosemary wreaths can be used to wrap napkins, as a garland and as place cards.
2 // Use cranberry filled bags (or vases, bowls, etc...) for centerpieces.
3 // I love these pine scraps, cinnamon sticks and twine wrapped napkin rings.
4 // Gold mini pumpkins can be used as place cards, or centerpieces by filling tall vases with them.
5 // These Thanksgiving placemats have been seen everywhere, but I love the idea and look of them!

I also found this Thanksgiving Playlist for both food & tablescape prep and background dinner music.

27 comments:

Alyssa said...

I love love love this playlist–so many songs that are already favorites! And those napkin rings have been on my radar for a bit, they go perfectly with the "rustic" holiday decor I favor!

Nichole said...

Number 4 is my fave! I did a guest post yesterday with pears for place cards, but I really wanted pumpkins. It's so pretty!

Mree said...

I love the idea of a "Friendsgiving" So fab!!

Best, Mree

BLovedBoston said...

Love that pumpkin place card!! Trying something very similar this year!!

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Rachel Lynne said...

Love this play list! On actual Thanksgiving I will be at home with my boyfriend and we are just going to a buffet because neither of us know how to make a turkey!

ashley nicole catherine said...

oh those are all beautiful ideas! loving the mini wreaths!

Alexa said...

Loving the mini rosemary wreaths! Such a sweet idea!

emily | shell chicd said...

Oh my gosh I LOVE these ideas! So want to try the gold-dipped pumpkins!

Laura {happily ever} Parker said...

Love all these ideas! I can't wait to one day host our own Thanksgiving :)

Jillian Manesh said...

great ideas! im hosting thanksgiving this year so i need to start thinking about decorating! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

Lisa Love said...

I'm obsessed and LOVE LOVE LOOVVVVEEE all your ideas. They're perfect! Go for it. :)

miss b said...

Great ideas here. I like the rosemary wreaths - such a simple idea but effective and will be so fragrant too.
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The Now said...

mmmkay I may or may not be doing a similar post tomorrow. I promise I didn't copy...it's just that time of year. I can't wait to eat eat eat!!! xo

Kate Sullivan Corpuz said...

I pinned the mini gold pumpkin too- it's just perfect!

always, koru kate

Ally {Life as I know it} said...

These are all such cute idea for Thanksgiving decorations! I wish I was hosting at my house this year!

Alicia Mackin said...

Oh my I LOVE the napkins tied up with the cinnamon and this is not hard to do at all! K bookmarking this.

Allie of ALLIE NYC
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apartment-wife.com said...

oh goodness, you're going to have a gorgeous tablescape - make thanksgiving a tradition in dublin after everyone sees this :) love those rosemary wreaths -- could use again for christmas, no?

Kim Alston said...

these are FABULOUS inspirations. i love the gold mini pumpkins. this was the fastest year ever.
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Elle Sees said...

i love the ideas...and cute playlist!

Jane said...

i love that playlist! so bookmarking it! and i can't believe thanksgiving is next week. seriously.. where did the year go?!

Johanna said...

I love posts that include play lists. Love everything in here...bring on the turkey!

his little lady said...

Okay, could this post be any more perfect! Definitely getting all these songs put on my Spotify now for the big day ;)
xo TJ

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Jaime @ laviejaime said...

great playlist! i love the mini pumpkins & rosemary wreaths

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

I love the playlist! so fun. And great inspiration.

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

How stinkin' adorable!!! I love the first one!

emi said...

love the table ideas, and that playlist looks too good to be true. love, love love! XO

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Alison Dulaney said...

Love the idea of adding cinnamon sticks to a table setting. Beautiful inspiration!