For those of us living in the U.S., Thanksgiving is only three days away. We’re hosting friends from Minnesota and a few family members this year. I went back and forth trying to decide what style/color/type of decor I wanted. Last year we had a navy and gold theme, but I wanted something lighter and more rustic this time. So, I settled on a white, copper, and gray color scheme.
In addition to our every day white plates, glasses, and silverware, I added several DIY projects and a few thrift store finds.
Dollar store cylinder vases wrapped in white tissue paper, then dipped in copper acrylic paint add ambiance. Gold rimmed glasses, also from the dollar store can easily function as candle holders or vases. For added texture and color, pour in a little rice, dried corn, beans, or nuts.
By far my favorite part of this table setting are the log candle holders.
Free logs are the perfect rustic touch, and simple to make. Since cutting down the locust tree, we’ve had a pile of wood in the back yard. I dug out three of the smallest logs and cut them to various sizes. Some got a coat of copper paint, just to add a little more glitz.
Lined up on the table, they make a big impact. Each place setting is simple, consisting of a plain white dinner plate topped by a gold-rimmed crackle plate (from the thrift store). Cloth napkins I sewed from a geometric gray and cream fabric are neutral and can be used long after the holidays.
Super simple (and free!) napkin rings made from cut paper towel tubes, then painted copper.
We’re ready to go, just gotta make the food and wait for our guests. I suppose we should wait until Thursday for the food and guests.
Speaking of food, check back tomorrow for our meal plan. We’ve got the staples (turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce, and green bean casserole) but we’ve got a few new menu items this year. And I’m already salivating at the thought.
So tell me, do you have a theme for Thanksgiving? Or new items to add to your menu?