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A Festive Thanksgiving Tablescape

October 8, 2016

Fall & thanksgiving tablescape, festive colors - orange, burgundy + green | Happy Grey Lucky

The holiday season has begun! I honestly can’t believe it’s (Canadian) Thanksgiving already on Monday. Where did the time go? Not that I’m complaining because fall is my absolute favourite time of year. Not just for the cooler weather and gorgeous tree colours but also for the emphasis on entertaining. Gathering friends and family, eating delicious food, and of course creating beautiful tablescapes to make it all that more special.

We had a little early Thanksgiving dinner last weekend as I’m out of town on Monday (sisters trip to California!). Now with two tiny humans needing constant attention, I don’t have a lot of time for decorating. This floral garland was super easy to throw together and looks like I put in so much effort than I actually did! Win-win.

Fall & thanksgiving tablescape, festive colors - orange, burgundy + green | Happy Grey Lucky

I started by laying my greenery on the table from one end to the other. Magnolia leaves are my favourite for fall table garlands but my local flower shop didn’t have any so these simple green leaves did the trick. (There are a few birds of paradise leaves underneath to make it look like I used more greenery than I actually did.)

Fall & thanksgiving tablescape, festive colors - orange, burgundy + green | Happy Grey Lucky
Fall & thanksgiving tablescape, festive colors - orange, burgundy + green | Happy Grey Lucky

Rather than traditional high vases, I used low glasses filled with inexpensive orange and purple mums to give me the look of a floral garland without actually having to put together an intricate flower garland.

Fall & thanksgiving tablescape, festive colors - orange, burgundy + green | Happy Grey Lucky
Fall & thanksgiving tablescape, festive colors - orange, burgundy + green | Happy Grey Lucky

H&M is an unexpected but amazing place for linens like these printed stamp motif napkins. Gorgeous colours and so reasonably priced!

Fall & thanksgiving tablescape, festive colors - orange, burgundy + green | Happy Grey Lucky
Fall & thanksgiving tablescape, festive colors - orange, burgundy + green | Happy Grey Lucky

Fruit is such a fun way of changing up a traditional floral garland. I added pumpkins (of course!), tangerines, grapes, and – my favourite – pomegranate. (Nicky ate my centerpiece though during dinner so there’s pros and cons to using fruit lol.)

Fall & thanksgiving tablescape, festive colors - orange, burgundy + green | Happy Grey Lucky
Fall & thanksgiving tablescape, festive colors - orange, burgundy + green | Happy Grey Lucky

I also added some IKEA block candles that I had lying around to add more white to the mix.

Fall & thanksgiving tablescape, festive colors - orange, burgundy + green | Happy Grey Lucky

That’s it! Easy peasy. What’s your favourite way to decorate for the holidays?

In this post:

IKEA dining table, junior chairs, wall mirror, plates, flatware + candles | Structube dining chairs | Nuvo Lighting pendant lamps | Bed, Bath + Beyond gold chargers | H&M linen napkins | Riedel wine glasses + champagne glasses

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