Thursday, November 24, 2011

Tablescape Thursday: A Rustic Thanksgiving

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: Give thanks unto Him, and bless His name.
Psalms 100:4 (ASV)

Last week I shared one of my Thanksgiving tablescapes from last year.  Well, actually, in order to accommodate our family, I had two tablescapes last year! 
So here's a look at the other one.

But first things first!  I have to give credit to Yvonne at Stone Gable, who inspired this tablescape!  Last year around this time, I was just beginning to enter blogland.  I had not yet started a blog of my own, but I was greatly enjoying many other amazing blogs.  As I was looking around for some tablescape inspiration, I stumbled upon Stone Gable, & I was forever hooked.  If you haven't yet been to her blog, hop on over there & take a look around....but I must warn you, you might end up spending hours over there!

Anyway, back to the table.  I had recently purchased the turkey plates seen above, & had a general idea of what I wanted the table to look like.....brown & green, somewhat rustic, etc., but couldn't quite pull it together in my head.  Then I saw her tablescape!  That was it....the look I was searching for!

  So are you ready to see the amazing table that inspired me so much? 

 Here it is:

{styling & photography by Yvonne at Stone Gable}

I just knew that centerpiece would pull it all together!

So I begin gathering up some hydrangeas.....some from my grandma & others from my mother-in-law....and went to work!  What made it even better was that Yvonne even had a tutorial for this amazing centerpiece.  (Feel free to click here if you want step-by-step instructions for yourself!)

So here's a closer look at hers:
{styling & photography by Yvonne at Stone Gable}

And here's a closer look at mine....a little different due to the materials & space I had available, but the same general idea.
A mix of hydrangeas, feathers, branches, & glittery acorns are the perfect mix for this rustic centerpiece.

So now that I had the focal point, I begin adding the dishes.
I started with my copper colored chargers, which tied in with the glittery acorns, & then layered on my green Gracious Goods dinner plates.

Next came the turkey plate.

Two napkins, one brown/taupe and the other olive green, are held together with this cute pheasant napkin ring with a feathery tail.  The glittery, copper-colored pheasant added just enough sparkle, while still being somewhat rustic.

 Gracious Goods flatware & place cards grace each setting, while two goblets, again one copper & one green, add some interest.

 For that final touch, a small votive was placed at each place setting as well.

So there you have it.

Copper Chargers - Hobby Lobby
Turkey plates - TJ Maxx
Green Goblets - Walmart
Copper Goblets - Tuesday Morning
Gracious Goods flatware & placecard holders - Horchow
Green & Taupe napkins - Burlington (Click here to see another tablescape using these napkins.)
Pheasant napking rings - Z Gallerie
{Click the links above to see other tablescapes using the same items.)

Thanks for stopping by.  I'll be joining  Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.  Be sure to take a peek at all the fabulous tablescapes over there, & if you haven't already, be sure to stop by Stone Gable.  You'll be glad you did!

Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Gorgeous table. Happy Thanksgiving! ~ sarah

  2. nailed my favorite design aesthetic: Rustic Lux!!! This is gorgeous...and yes, I concur with you about Yvonne being a fantastic source of inspiration!!!!! Your homage was fantastic!



  3. Wow you did an amazing job! I love brown/greens together and those turkey plates are so sweet. The centerpiece came out great and definitely ties it all together! Well Done.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    found you via the linky

    Lucky 7 Design

  4. Lovely~~~
    Happy Thanksgiving and tablescape Thursday :)

    Hope you had a blessed day,

    Kay Ellen

  5. Two very enthusiastic thumbs up! It's wonderful to garner inspiration from our blogger friends and neighbors!