My simple Thanksgiving table decor is so incredibly simple this year there's not even a dining room table involved.
Because really, I still can't figure out what side of the paper plate the plastic knife goes on. Or where to place the Garfield coffee mugs. So I went ahead and set up my centerpiece on my coffee table instead.
I started off with a piece of slate that used to be on someones roof.
Roof . . . table . . . same difference.
I took an ironstone soup tureen and filled it with walnuts, then set a pumpkin on top.
And then I just put some wooden doodads in there as an accent.
Thrifty Tip - I put a plastic Tupperware bowl in the tureen to take up some space, so I didn't have to use four pounds of walnuts (since when did walnuts get so expensive?) and it also gives the pumpkin a solid place to set.
The acorn garland is something I bought at Michael's years ago on clearance and it always ends up somewhere in my house for fall. Best $1.49 I ever spent.
Of course I had to add a vintage camera.
There's no thermos at least. My TCA (Thermos Collectors Anonymous) sponsor told me that was step #1 to recovery.
The turkey planter was bought at a garage sale last year for 50 cents.
I actually had a festive plume of feathers in its back earlier, but when I turned around to pick up my camera one of the dogs pulled the feathers out onto the floor and started to eat them.
Dog-spit feathers just aren't as photogenic as you would think.
See the dog pillow that is sort of out of focus in the background? Whenever he makes an appearance here on the blog, people start asking me where I bought him, so I finally decided to add a link to where you can find him - Pottery Barn Dog Pillow Covers (you can get them personalized too).
Are you doing the whole big Thanksgiving thing at your house this year?
You can always grab a paper plate and join me on the sofa for a little turkey and roofing nails.
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You crack me up! I've noticed now that I no longer have the matriarchs of the family around to judge my ability to host a party, we get less and less formal every year. We've yet to pull out the paper + plastic; but the silver stayed in the drawer last year. It's sooo liberating!!!
I love this centerpiece. It is fun and from the heart and I don't know when walnuts became sooooo expensive. I just don't buy nuts anymore they are more than meat! I will splurge for the holidays though. Blessings, Catherine
I did put out one area of Thanksgiving decorations but I didn't do a centerpiece on my dining room table. That's because its covered in Christmas decorations. There is quite the menagerie of holiday décor going on in my house right now.
Vickie @ Ranger 911
Simple is good, Pam, and your coffee table centerpiece is lovely. (I'm loving the dog pillow in the background, too!) The only photo missing is one of your dogs smiling with feathers stuck between their teeth. woof woof
Thanks for the chuckle. Your sense of humor is so much fun. Love the vignette.
Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces
This is charming, Pam! Such a great feeling of fall...I love the walnuts. I always forget about nuts! We're mostly into greens here now, although the turkeys will be out in force on the Thanksgiving table!
Just enough in my book but I miss seeing a thermos. You are so funny.
Musings from Kim K.
You totally crack me up and I'm surprised there isn't a thermos in this Thanksgiving vignette! I'm not hosting this year, but I do have a whole fireplace mantle decorated to Thanksgiving decor. With our all crazy snow, I'm tempted to bust out Christmas.
Love the centerpiece for Turkey Day. Going straight to Christmas here.
No, we are off to family. Yea!
I'm really not sure where this month has gone
but it has gone so fast thst I have not gotten
any decor out. Intended to but...
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