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this year's thanksgiving tablescape

I love a good tablescape. Even when we aren't hosting a big holiday dinner, it's always so fun for me to change up the decor in our dining room to match the season. This year's set-up is easily my favorite one yet. I went with neutral tones -- grays, browns, blues and of course lots of greenery, to tie in to the colors of the kitchen that sits adjacent to our dining room.

The large, overflowing-with-painted-pumpkins centerpiece is easily my favorite part of this year's tablescape. I have been coveting the large dough bowls that are currently trending in the design circuit. They can get a bit pricey so I was holding out until I found the perfect one. Alas... Target to the rescue! When I spotted this large natural wood bowl, I knew it would be the PERFECT focal point for my tablescape. I am linking to the one I purchased below (#1), along with some other great dough bowl options!


To put the centerpiece together, I simply picked up a handful of different sized pumpkins at the pumpkin patch; kept the white ones white and painted the orange ones a dusty grey-blue (but you could pick any color that matches your home decor or holiday color scheme).

Next, I clipped some greenery from a couple trees around our house, and interspersed the stems throughout the pumpkin arrangement. I then flanked either side with an assortment of candlesticks (from Target, Amazon and local antique shops).

Lastly, the place settings! I kept it simple with white plates and white napkins draped on top, and then upcycled a set of gold chargers from The Dollar Tree by spray painting them "Smoke Gray" by Krylon.

The DIY wood-burned rosemary wreath placecards tie the whole design scheme together by bringing in the greenary and natural wood tones. I simply purchased a pack of mini wreaths, and wrapped about two pieces of fresh rosemary around each - securing with fishing wire.

I then wood burned each family member's initials into a small round wood plaque to sit on top, and finished the whole thing off with a silver and white butcher twine bow! This DIY took me less than 30 minutes -- it's simple, easy and sure to be a crowd pleaser!

I put together this tablescape in conjunction with some superbly talented friends. You can check out their beautiful tables by clicking on their names below!

1) Katelyn Melton

2) Chrissy Marie Blog

3) Stephanie Hanna

4) Mama Jots Blog

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