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A Simple Thanksgiving Tablescape

Decor DIY

Thanksgiving, tablescape, table setting, fixer upper, joanna gaines, magnolia, sugar and succulents

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

I hope you have plans to enjoy some family time this week, and indulge in some great food! I am hosting my family for Thanksgiving this year and I decided to change up my tablescape from the one I set for fall. You can see the original fall decor in my fall home tour.

While I loved the pumpkins and greenery, we are already seeing much colder temperatures, some snow, and the leaves have long fallen. I thought the early fall centerpiece I made needed some adjustments.

Thanksgiving, tablescape, table setting, fixer upper, joanna gaines, magnolia, sugar and succulents

Taking cues from outdoors, I wanted to keep a clean, neutral look. I decided to gather some twigs and pine cones. I added them to my chicken feeder along with my favorite cotton stems and tea light candles in small mason/juice jars.

Thanksgiving, tablescape, table setting, fixer upper, joanna gaines, magnolia, sugar and succulents

To tie together this centerpiece with the place settings, I used a small grapevine wreath as a second charger under my china, but above my other charger plates, to add some depth and dimension.

Thanksgiving, tablescape, table setting, fixer upper, joanna gaines, magnolia, sugar and succulents I used cotton napkins in a natural color to tie together the neutral color scheme, and added my favorite element: the rusted steel leaves on top to complete the look.Thanksgiving, tablescape, table setting, fixer upper, joanna gaines, magnolia, sugar and succulents I had these leaves custom made for me by my favorite metal workers; Vintage Metal Co. they enjoyed making them so much that they've added them to their Etsy store! Head over there to grab a set for yourself!

To age the steel, I initially intended to leave them wet and outside for a few days. However, this method wasn't working quickly or efficiently enough for my liking. Instead, I took white vinegar along with hydrogen peroxide and salt. I highly recommend doing this process with gloves, googles, and outdoors.

Thanksgiving, tablescape, table setting, fixer upper, joanna gaines, magnolia, sugar and succulents

Mixing together 6 oz Hydrogen Peroxide,  2 oz White vinegar, and 1/2 Tbsp Salt- I dipped my metal leaves in this mixture and set them out in the sun. They immediately started to rust. I dipped each of them 4 or 5 times, letting them fully dry between each set. The result is the gorgeous patina you see on the leaves. 

Thanksgiving, tablescape, table setting, fixer upper, joanna gaines, magnolia, sugar and succulents

After I was happy with the layers of rust, I rinsed the leaves off in warm water. I then coated them with a clear matte spray paint so the rust wouldn't flake onto food services, or stain the napkins.

Thanksgiving, tablescape, table setting, fixer upper, joanna gaines, magnolia, sugar and succulents

I hope you enjoy my table! Have a fantastic holiday!! xox



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  • Jann Olson on

    Hi, hopping back to let you know that you will be featured at SYC this week.
    hugs,
    Jann

  • Grandmas House DIY on

    I love that they look like nests, so much fun and so simple! Thanks for sharing with us at the To Grandma’s House we go link party! Hope to see you tomorrow when the next party starts :)

  • Devyn on

    Your table looks absolutely gorgeous! I love the simplicity of it, and your leaves are spectacular!

  • Jann Olson on

    We got hit with a big storm at 5:00 today. Now I am really in the mood for more Christmas decorating. :) Love cotton as well and your leaves are fabulous!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  • Carol on

    Love the beautiful simplicity. Happy Thanksgiving!


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