As you all know, if a holiday is approaching, then my table is set. Hands down one of my favorite things to do, I love to set a table. In addition to all this table setting-fondness, getting this chore done early leaves you more time for the task at holiday hand, which is cooking. Here is a little Thanksgiving table setting inspiration.
Late last spring, we cut down a tree in the backyard to make way for the chicken coop. Said tree ended up being the perfect circumference for a charger plate, so I had Sean cut me 10. I sanded each and painted on a couple coats of polyurethane, and from here these DIY wooden charger plates became the theme for this year’s Thanksgiving table.
Earthy tones with hedges of wheat to bring a bountiful feel to the table. I ended up skipping a tablecloth because I wanted to keep things rustic, but with an antique mix. Brown transferware dinner plates and the orange tones of the salad plates dress up the wood and add that Thankgiving-y color palette. I picked up the Bakelite flatware at a tag sale for a couple bucks, bringing in that warm butterscotch color.
My rule of thumb is always the same when setting a table. Mix and match and add plenty of texture. Nothing is too overboard in my book. Shop your house for fun things to use as a centerpiece, and always remember to have candles, whether tapered or in votives. Or both!
The goal for every holiday is to stay organized, and by setting your table early is one less thing to worry about.