We are hosting Thanksgiving this year. We have much to be grateful this year and with my baby girl and boys coming home from college I want to get ahead of the holiday prep. And, with a recent Pinterest challenge, I inadvertently created a simple Thanksgiving Tablescape.
My favorite part of this simple Thanksgiving tablescape is our beloved and very popular dining room table gets all the attention.
How to Set a Simple Thanksgiving Tablescape
I start with the base layer for the dining room table. The base layer on the table was created with a roll of kraft paper. I didn’t measure the length, I just eyeballed it. Simple.
And, I mixed it up by setting the table runner to run the width of the table versus the length. I found it was easier to wrestle a roll of 5 feet of kraft paper versus eleven feet.
With a guest list that includes ages 2 to 87, I want to keep the table covered and easy cleanup. I have no solution on how to keep these chairs clean.
I have these galvanized chargers I bought in Knoxville and I love them. They make me feel a little bit southern, y’all. ! I have eight chargers and a guest list three times that number. I plan to use the chargers to hold side dishes or condiments.
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I plan to show off our new counters and serve Thanksgiving buffet-style.
The table will be filled with pie size pumpkins, mini pumpkins, and gourds. I will add my upcycled candle jars. They are small enough that they won’t keep guests from talking and passing the salt.
My mother adds salt to everything.
With so many guests, I will assemble the silverware in advance.