Thank you Christmas Tree Shops andThat! for sponsoring this post. The holiday season is officially upon us! Soon, historic Main Streets will glow with twinkling lights while out-of-town family members venture from near and far. Calendars begin to fill up quickly. So, I reserve […]
Thank you Christmas Tree Shops andThat! for sponsoring this post.
The holiday season is officially upon us! Soon, historic Main Streets will glow with twinkling lights while out-of-town family members venture from near and far. Calendars begin to fill up quickly. So, I reserve the first weekend in November for my friends by celebrating Friendsgiving,
In preparation for my upcoming gathering, I took a trip to Christmas Tree Shops andThat!’s where I was able to create a picture-worthy Friendsgiving tablescape for under $100!
Usually, I don’t decorate beyond my fall decorations that go up early September – as you might remember in my 3 Ways To Decorate Your Mantel For Fall post here. However, when my annual Friendsgiving dinner comes around, I pull out all the turkey-themed decor for the occasion.
Since this is Matt and mine’s first holiday in our new home, I wanted to update our decor by making 2019’s Friendsgiving tablescape Instagram-worthy. I knew Christmas Tree Shops andThat!’s would be just the place since they have high-quality items at affordable prices – just the place for a girl on a limited budget!
No matter the holiday, I always approach tablescape design in three steps: tablecloths & place settings, height & light, and final touches.
Choosing a tablecloth, runner or placemats for the place settings to sit atop is always important before leaping into the fun party decorations. For my Friendsgiving, I fell in love with the perfect tablescape anchor – a plaid circular tablecloth!
It’s important to have place settings for each person. I set a large white dinner plate below a decorative plate for salads, sides, or appetizers. As you can see, I couldn’t help but purchase the Harvest Turkey Cermanic Dinner Plates for the occasion. I finished each place setting with a fabric napkin gathered with a decorative napkin ring. The accent of pumpkins, gourds, and deep fall hues perfectly complement the turkey plates.
I am drawn to glasses and mugs that are on theme. So, I couldn’t pass up these glass mugs. The drinkware is great for hot cider or chilled cranberry sangria – pop in a cinnamon stick or two for extra festive flair!
With the place settings down and the tablecloth steamed, it’s time to add some height and light!
Christmas Tree Shops andThat!’s is home to a large selection of candlestick colors and styles. I kept my candlestick choice simple. For the length of my table, I chose candlesticks that came to two separate heights. But, if your table is longer, I suggest using candles at multiple heights.
While candlesticks are a great way to add a glow, including fragrant candles – like pumpkin-shaped mercury glass jar candles in pumpkin spice – complement the autumn ambiance.
Now that the table is set and the candles are flickering – it’s time to add the final touches. I added a larger mercury glass candle holder to the table for additional light and decor. To tie the Thanksgiving theme together, I added two large woodland turkeys and sprinkled scented pinecones across the table.
I pulled off my entire tablescape for just under $100 and you can too! Christmas Tree Shops andThat!’s annual Friends & Family event starts November 5th and runs through the 11th. You can expect 20% off your entire purchase! Mark your calendars – you won’t want to miss it!
Are you hosting Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving this year? If so, do you have any plans for a tablescape? I’d love to read all about it – comment below!
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