Is it just me, or did this week seem excruciatingly long? And to top it off – I can’t believe we’re now in November. This fall season has been flying by! For the past three years I have hosted a little Friendsgiving, and honestly it’s my favorite event of the year! I love to decorate, entertain, and cook all things Thanksgiving. But, this year the entire med school crew is spread all over the place on rotations and interviews, meaning Friendsgiving just isn’t going to happen. Though if you are able to host your own Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving this year, check out THIS post where I give you tips to host and my favorite recipes!
Even though I’m not hosting this year, I still wanted a pretty tablescape for the Thanksgiving season. Today as part of the #headoutwithus collab with other bloggers (check my instagram stories to see the other great bloggers involved in this), I’m sharing how I made my simple rustic and farmhouse inspired fall tablescape. This is ideal for if you just want a simple fall table for the rest of the month or if you want an easy tablescape if you’re hosting. Also, most of these items were just a few bucks, so it’s affordable too! If this is too simple for what you’re imagining, head to THIS post where I show you how to do a more extravagant tablescape with white pumpkins and live greenery.
Since my table is dark, I needed to use a light and neutral table runner to anchor my tablescape. Some of our friends gifted us THIS table runner in the flax color for our wedding, which is what I used. I also see that they now offer an ivory color, which would be beautiful as well!
Side note about this table: honestly I want to paint it, but it’s not high quality material so I have decided to wait until I get a nicer table. We also may be moving in the spring, and I would hate to paint this and then have it dinged up in a move. I am hoping my later summer/early fall project can be to lime wash a thrifted table.
Faux Greenery + Glass Bottles + Mini Pumpkins
I started with a eucalyptus garland you can pretty much get anywhere. I found a cute one on amazon HERE. I purchased these three mini syrup bottles from Dollar Tree over the summer, but found similar HERE, and equally spread them out along the eucalyptus. Then I went back and added in the two flip top glass bottles I found at Dollar Tree recently. THESE are the ones I used! I tried to find a comparable product on amazon to make it easy on you to order, but all of their flip top bottles have a red seal (and I’m not a fan of the red color on this tablescape).
Next, I hit the Target Dollar Spot where I found a ton of faux fall stems. I don’t typically decorate with the deep wine colors for fall, but I was drawn to these wine eucalyptus stems, and they fit perfectly in my tall glass bottles. I also found smaller fall stems in the dollar spot as well, and thought they they tied in with the garland and wine colored eucalyptus nicely. I placed the smaller stems in the mini bottles and thought it was so cute!
I also found a pack of these cute mini white pumpkins in the Dollar Spot and couldn’t resist. They add an extra little hint of fall to the centerpiece.
I usually am drawn to the chippy or raw wood type of candle holders, but for some reason I was drawn to these sleek candlestick holders. They give me industrial farmhouse vibes, and I’m here for it! I chose to just go with two of these holders and anchored my centerpiece by adding them on the ends.
In the past, I have used a white tablecloth to brighten my table, meaning I could use any color chargers. But this year, with only the table runner, I knew I needed a light and neutral charger. I stumbled upon THESE pretty chargers in the Christmas section at Hobby Lobby. Aren’t they so cute?! They have a white, chalky finish with a little distressing. Screams rustic farmhouse!
I used our everyday plates from Pottery Barn (find the set HERE). I also used our napkins which match our table runner (find the napkins HERE). I knew I wanted a cute appetizer plate in the shape of a pumpkin or leaf, but was not going to spend a fortune on these individual plates. I was so excited when I found these pumpkin plates in Target’s Dollar Spot! They are perfect for adding a touch of fall to the place setting.
That’s it! I really am loving how this table came together. It’s not too cluttered and still gives off rustic, farmhouse vibes. Now that this table has been photographed for the blog, I will probably put away the flatware and stemware, but leave everything else throughout the fall season. It’s a pretty reminder that fall is in full swing!
Now here’s the real question… when is it appropriate to start decorating for Christmas?
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