HOW TO CREATE A RUSTIC FALL THANKSGIVING TABLE ON A BUDGET USING NATURAL ELEMENTS PAIRED WITH BLACK AND WHITE PIECES!
Have you started thinking about Thanksgiving yet? I know for me I like to keep it simple when it comes to decorating the table. We all have enough to do with baking and preparing the feat for that day, right? This year I’m taking my decorating inspiration from nature and adding black and white pieces to get the look I want.
If you’ve followed me for long you know today’s part of the Cozy Living Series hosted by the beautiful Jennifer from Town and Country Living. Myself along with other bloggers have some special ideas lined up for you today that will give you that cozy Hygge feeling. So pour yourself a cup of hot cocoa, put your feet up, and check out the thumbnail below for more inspirational ideas.
All of my family moves south for the winters so it will just be my immediate family for Thanksgiving. As I grow older I really strive to make my life as simple as possible and decorating the Thanksgiving table easy and as budget friendly as possible.
NATURE FOR INSPIRATION
This year I looked outside to see what had survived the frost in my garden and used those things for setting the table. The entire look didn’t cost me a dime to create. A can of matte black spray paint was used on the old brass and pewter candlesticks, the Paper whites are being forced to bloom, and the Rosemary was snipped from the garden.
BLACK AND WHITE PIECES
One of my favorite tricks for decorating is always use white or off white dishes as the base and then build from there. If you like pops of color add simple, inexpensive things for those: such as napkins. They’re easy to store and cheap enough to swap out for different events or holidays. Oh and every plan must have a splash of black to ground it all.
WOOD, METAL, AND WHITE
I first set the table using a black and white tablecloth only to realize there was too much pattern for a simple natural look so I replace it with a plain white tablecloth. Another way to perk up a table is by adding chargers under the dinner plates. I keep 3 sets of chargers in my stash; wood, white, and silver. Those three seem to work for every occasion.
FREE RUSTIC PRINTABLE
To make is all tie tighter I created a rustic printable tag to tie around each Rosemary vase that makes it all work for Thanksgiving. If you’d like a copy of the “Grateful” “Thankful” printable you can find that here.
Whatever your style is I hope you make Thanksgiving a happy and thankful day spent with family and friends. Life is short, enjoy those special moments and don’t stress over things you can simplify.