Thanksgiving is going to be here in a hot minute and Christmas tip-toeing down the chimney. To make life a little less crazy here is an easy Thanksgiving centerpiece.

This arrangement can easily be duplicated if you have more than one table to set or if you want to create a smaller display.

I justify the cost of the mini pumpkins and gourds because they last from September through Thanksgiving.

Every time I run to the store for my Dunkin Donuts ground coffee or Kroger Vanilla Caramel Creamer (don’t judge) I grab a pumpkin or the mini gourd and pumpkin bundles in the produce section.

I love how the orange and white pumpkins (both real and fake) add color and texture to the table.

Farmer’s markets are a great place to find slightly bruised pumpkins and gourds at a discount.

Scroll to the bottom of the post for a list of Farmer’s Markets in every state! There is no such thing of too many pumpkins!


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Sidenote: Growing up, my kids’ favorite book  Too Many Pumpkins, written by Linda White. It was my favorite book too. Coincidentally the author, Linda White, lives in Colorado.



The ideas for an easy centerpiece are endless, I like to use objects from the produce section or shop my house. I think when we use what we have we unleash our creative side that sometimes gets lost in to-do lists and perfection.

  • mini pumpkins
  • faux pumpkins
  • acorns
  • Indian corn
  • candles
  • berries (see the note below)

Some of my favorite decor staples are the tiny berries, broken twigs and displaced pinecones that make their way to the bottom of the storage bin.

I love to add a candle to a low-profile centerpiece. It adds a little twinkle and glow against the pumpkins and table settings.

What do you think of a bowl or tray full of pumpkins and gourds for your kitchen or dining room table this Thanksgiving?

Easy Thanksgiving Centerpiece

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May you all find that moment to capture the spirit of Thanksgiving.

So before you carve up the turkey, try and carve out a little time to give thanks.

Oh and here is that farmer’s market list.

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