Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to spend with friends and family in fellowship over a meal. Today I am styling a simple thrifted Thanksgiving table idea that you can create for your home.
Welcome to my first post as part of The Thrifty Style Team. I am so excited to be part of this amazing group of talented bloggers. Once a month we post thrifty ideas for your home.
Thank you to Julie from Redhead Can Decorate for hosting this amazing group of bloggers.
The theme is affordable, thrifty styling and decorating ideas for your home.
Simple thrifted Thanksgiving table
Creating simple tablescapes is something I love doing. I believe that you do not have to create a big, fancy table scape to have a beautiful table. So I wanted to share my styling a simple thrifted Thanksgiving table.
Currently I am living in an apartment with no real dining space, though I do have a thrifted table off my kitchen area. In my previous home I had a round dining space in our open floor plan, you can see last years simple Thanksgiving table here.
Simple is always my theme when it comes to my home styling and holiday decorating.
I have always had a love of vintage and thrifted pieces and using them in my home and on my table. Every year I enjoy the challenge of pulling out the same pieces and creating something a little different.
This year I am in a different space and using a completely different table so creating the styling plan was all new.
Styling the table
The first thing I did was pull out some of my favorite thrifted pieces that I knew would work on my simple tablescape in order to figure out what I wanted to use.
Once I pulled out all of those pieces I was able to come up with an idea for the simple tablescape.
First I always use white plates I purchased from Goodwill several years ago. They vary in styles but are all the same size and of course color.
This creates lots of visual interest on an otherwise neutral table.
From there I pulled out four pieces thrifted linen fabric scraps from my pile that were close to the same size.
I rolled those up, added a feather and a small turkey name tag from the Dollar Tree, then tide them up with twine.
I just love how simple they are.
Then it was time to add in some visual interest and warmth to the table. There are so many ways to do this depending on what you have on hand, but here is what I did.
Adding simple thrifted pieces
When styling the center of a holiday tablescape it is important that people sitting at the table can see one another to commune with each other.
I try not to over complicate the centerpiece so that is possible.
For this particular simple Thanksgiving table I wanted to use my brass candlesticks.
I have a ton of thrifted brass candlesticks but only wanted to use a few in order to keep it clean and simple.
The ones I choose were mini candle sticks that I thrifted several years ago.
They use mini taper candles that I happened to have a set of in a warm beeswax color.
From there I added bamboo utensils, some of my favorite thrifted brown transferware and some leftover mini gourds and pumpkins from earlier in the fall season.
The only money spent on this table was for the turkey name tags, everything else I had on hand.
Styled thrifted Thanksgiving table
Here you can see the the entire table.
Now the table is styled for a simple Thanksgiving gathering, isn’t it beautiful?
These are some ideas to get you started on styling your simple Thanksgiving table.
It goes to show that you don’t need to spend a ton of money or time to create something beautiful for your friends and family this Thanksgiving holiday.
Be sure to visit all the links below for more amazing thrifty ideas for your home this Thanksgiving.
Redhead Can Decorate –How to Create I Miss My Mom Tablescape
Our Crafty Mom –Thanksgiving Hostess Gift Idea
I Should Be Mopping the Floor –Thanksgiving Floral Centerpiece
The How to Home-Fresh Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Sweet Potatoess
DIY Beautify –Pleated DIY Paper Table Runner for Thanksgiving
2 Bees in a Pod –Olive Thanksgiving Tablescape
The Tattered Pew –Free Thanksgiving Place Cards
Cottage on Bunker Hill –Make Ahead Holiday Breakfast Baked Goods
Amy Sadler Designs –Heirloom Pumpkin Kitchen Dish Towel
Simple Nature Decor –Pine Cone Napkin Ring for Rustic Thanksgiving Tablescape
Zucchini Sisters – Thanksgiving Door Hanger Dollar Tree DIY
Sonya Burgess – Styling a Simple Thrifted Thanksgiving Table
Till next time
I am totally with you when it comes to styling a table. Simple way. Your vintage finds are beautiful and that wooden table is gorgeous. Enjoyed being with you in this fabulous event.
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Thank you so much Maria I just love finding and using vintage pieces in my home and that table was a great find. It is actually meant for outdoors but I like using it inside. So happy to be part of the Thrifty Style team with you and excited for more fun post.
Sonya– this turned out so lovely. I can’t pass up a brass candestick at a thrift store…yours look like wonderful finds and give your table the prettiest glow! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! xoxo, kristi
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Kristi thank you so much. I have a hard time passing up brass candlesticks at the thrift store myself and I have quite a few in my collection. Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving.
Michelle James says
Sonya, your Thanksgiving tablescape is so lovely. I love how you used thrifted brass candlesticks and the feathers were a great addition!
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Thank you so much Michelle, i love those feathers and thrifting for brass candlesticks is so much fun.