Life Love Larson: Simple & Natural Thanksgiving Table


Monday, November 25, 2013

Simple & Natural Thanksgiving Table

I mentioned before that we are hosting Thanksgiving again this year. Our dining room table is a little tight with eight people, but it is cozy and I love eating in the dining room (because we never do so otherwise)!  Besides the bouquet, I already had everything on hand, so this table came together quickly!

The placemats are pieces of cut kraft paper. I purchased several rolls of this paper at Dollar Tree last year, and am using it again this year!  The silver chargers are also from Dollar Tree, but you can get these almost anywhere for cheap.

In the center of the table, I placed a piece of scrap wood from our recent hardwood install. It was already stained and was the perfect size, I just added some gold craft paint to the sides to glam it up a bit. I like how it adds a little height in the center of the table.

The gold candlesticks are from an antique store, and the striped candles are from Homegoods (from last year). I added some mercury glass candle holders (from Michael's) and a few pears to finish it off. The autumn bouquet is from Trader Joe's.

I used paper napkins, accordion folded them, and tied them up with twine. The place cards were an easy DIY watercolor project.

Super simple and natural, and I love the mix of silver and gold. There is still plenty of time to throw together a festive looking table!  Happy Thanksgiving, friends!


  1. Wow! gorgeous tablescape! I can't believe those place mats are paper! LOVE IT! If you get a chance, you should link up to my party going on now:

  2. It looks so pretty! Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. This is great! What a simple way to make napkins you have on hand into something a little more chic. And the pine cone name tag holders are awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  4. This table is seriously GORGEOUS, Andrea! Thanks so much for linking up to the "Get Your DIY On" link up! I'm featuring you on Sunday! Bring your holiday wreath!

  5. Such a gorgeous table, Andrea!!! I know you guests felt special sitting there!!! Don't you just love those gold stripe tapers!? Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful!

  6. Your table is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing! You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button. Here is the link to this week's party! Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse