It is time for this month’s Pinterest Challenge. I am so excited to join the Thanksgiving Place Setting Pinterest Challenge with these creative women! This challenge was the motivation I needed to plan my Thanksgiving place settings in advance.
Thanksgiving Place Setting Challenge
Now, it is time for all of you to see how one inspirational photo can generate so many ideas. Hopefully, this leaves you with some ideas and help you plan your Thanksgiving table in advance. And, if you are stopping by from First Day of Home, welcome to Everyday Edits.
Our inspiration for the Thanksgiving Place Setting Pinterest Challenge came from Lindsey Brunk and her blog post. You will want to check out the full place setting details and photos here.
I loved the dark and stormy backdrop to her gorgeous, simple place setting. The muted colors were warm, the greenery centered the table and the silverware popped off the dark chargers and table linens.
The Thanksgiving place setting challenge was what I needed to get ahead of the holidays. This year, we host Thanksgiving and with a guest list of twenty. I want an easy, table setting.
With an equal number of children and adults I want to keep my table settings simple, festive and kid-friendly.
Thanksgiving Place Setting
With our kitchen demo running over budget, I did not want to spend money to create 20 place settings.
Taking elements from Lindsey’s table setting, I created a place setting with textured layers and color.
Adding one layer at a time turned an ordinary salad and dinner plate into a family friendly and pretty seasonal place setting.
I began with brown craft paper for a table runner. It was an easy way to protect the table and give the table an earthy, organic feel.
The added bonus was kraft paper makes for easy cleanup.
I loved Lindsey’s chargers.
Last fall, I purchased these galvanized chargers on a visit to see my sister in Knoxville.
I think galvanized chargers are a southern thing, but this Colorado girl loves them.
My favorite set of plates were from World Market. They were a Pottery Barn knockoff find a few years ago.
And, like my galvanized chargers, the dinner plates work year round.
I used cotton gingham napkins I found online this summer. Usually, I think of gingham as a summer pattern, but I loved the contrast between the blue and orange pumpkins.
I tucked a paper napkin as a safety net for spills and sticky fingers.
And, I added a pumpkin to each plate with a note to pumpkin up.
And, finally we splurged on new pewter silverware. The pewter finish has an understated vibe.
I loved Lindsey’s silverware! We purchased our everyday silverware 20 years ago when we moved to Columbus, Ohio.
We moved to Columbus with two children and returned a few years later with one more.
With the place setting done, I turned my attention to the table. And, the limited real estate remaining on the table.
I loved how Lindsey added a floral arrangement to the center of her table.
For this place setting, I used my upcycled Anthropology candle jars and added new votives. The glass painted pumpkins are oversized votives too.
Thanksgiving Place Setting Pinterest Challenge
This Pinterest challenge reminded me how just a few small changes can turn one inspirational photo into something that fits your life and style.
I can hardly wait to set my Thanksgving place settings for two tables this year!
Please check out the other bloggers and their Thanksgiving place settings. This was such a fun challenge! Thank you Cindy for the invite! You can check out her place setting challenge here.
ENJOY AND HAPPY FALL DECORATING FRIENDS!