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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!


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