Can you believe that Thanksgiving is just 10 days away. Hopefully your are making your plan for your meals, activities and your tablescape for the big day. Today I wanted to share with you a simple, neutral Thanksgiving table and a family prayer.
In years past I have gone all out with my table decor for the holidays, but this year I just feel simplicity is key for our Thanksgiving table.
The goal for this tablescape was to only use items that I already had in order to spend our Thanksgiving budget on feeding our family and friends.
It was fun pouring through my supply of decor items to see what I could come with for the table, making sure to look for neutral tones or natural items.
Simple, Neutral decor items
Several years ago I had purchased varying white plates from the Habitat for Humanity store for entertaining.
When using white plates, seasonal elements can be added for every holiday, making them super versatile. When purchasing from Habitat you can also feel good that your purchasing within a budget while supporting those in your community.
I love using cloth napkins instead of paper, the ones on the table are a beautiful persimmon color that came from Pottery Barn years ago at an after season sale.
On top of each napkins are different natural elements, from wooden acorns, to the rustic flower you see. These items actually came out of some old vase filler I had and I pulled out all the interesting pieces to place on top of the napkins. Each place setting has a different natural toned element on top, giving it visual interest.
Best of all are the beautiful glasses that are on the table. Can you believe those came from the Dollar Tree? They have been the best product I have purchased from them. Do not discount your local dollar store, you never know what treasures you will find.
Simple, neutral tablescapes can be just as beautiful as very elaborately decorated holiday tables, you just need to be creative. Your table should reflect you and your home and how you want to portray that to your guest.
There are so many beautiful things that you can do with your table for Thanksgiving, yet simple decor is often what makes people feel the most comfortable. Yes, I want my holiday table to be beautiful, but beauty does not have to be complicated.
Comfortable and at ease is how I want family and friends to feel when they come to my house for the holidays, or just a casual visit.
Sitting at the table, sharing a meal, having conversations and just loving on our guest is the whole purpose for opening up our home.
We live hard in our home and in certain areas it shows, like the water spots on our table, but it does not keep us from inviting friends and family into our homes.
If you are not opening up your home because of little imperfections, I hope that you will begin to look beyond those things.
I wanted to share this prayer with you, it too is simple in nature but holds so much truth.
Wishing you and your loved ones a most blessed Thanksgiving.
Till next time
Julie Briones says
Love the thankfulness given to the Lord, Sonya! Thanks for sharing!
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Thank you so much Julie. Hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving friend
Love the prayer, Sonya! I’m glad you and I are both posting about Thanksgiving today! I’m really trying to improve my gratitude practice because I’ll admit I’m not always good about that. Your neutral Thanksgiving table is very pretty, too!
Marissa | Squirrels of a Feather says
Super beautiful post, Sonya. Sending you lots of love and hoping you have plenty of things to be thankful for coming your way this year and the next!
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Aw Marissa, thank you so much. I have tons to be thankful for this year and hope you do as well.