hlw0008@auburn.edu/ November 16, 2017/ DECOR, TABLESCAPES

 

 

This year, I wanted to break with tradition when it comes to the Thanksgiving table. The heavy feel of the warm colors doesn’t fit in with the light airy decor in the rest of my house. Since white and light grey are popular colors in kitchens these days, this tablescape is a fresh look for many people to use, offering more balance with the rest of their home.

 

 

 

 

We’re just leaving north Alabama after a fun week of visiting family and I had to share the gorgeous tablescape that mom and I put together. She has a beautiful white dining room table so that was the perfect neutral starting point for a classic Thanksgiving table. I used my trusty white dinner plates and invested in neutral mismatched salad plates from TJ Max. I threw in a pop of color with gold flatware from Target.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve seen so many stunning tablescapes that included eucalyptus garland. Most of what I’ve seen online were wedding reception tables but I wanted to bring that home for a more everyday look. I visited our local florist back home, Duggar’s, and ordered 2 bundles of eucalyptus for $15 each. I only needed one and a half for our table of 6 so I’ve planned to use the rest in Christmas wreaths later on. Here’s a great DIY video for making a eucalyptus garland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

While I was at the florist, I spotted this darling little rosemary bush. I tied it up with a pretty ribbon and placed it in mom’s kitchen. The aroma and natural beauty of the plant added a lot to the room. Perfect for grabbing sprigs of the fresh herb while cooking!

 

 

 

 

I hope you feel inspired to change things up with your Thanksgiving table this year. Please send pictures of yours- I’d love to see them!

Happy decorating!

Hannah

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