Rustic and Lace Thanksgiving Tablescape

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I wanted to do something different with my Thanksgiving Tablescape this year. So I came up with the idea of instead of having a typical runner or placemats, I would make 2 runners and use them as long placemats. I also decided to use the unexpected lace. I love the way it turned out.
I choose this beautiful lace from It was scalloped on both ends so I cut it down the middle to create the placemat and that created a natural "wood runner" of my table in the middle.
I gathered, birchwood, pumpkins, florals and pinecones to create a beautiful centerpiece.
Then added distressed cream chargers to contrast on the bright white of the lace then added some simple white dishes.
To add interest and texture I then just simply placed dried grapefruit slices. They also smell amazing! I love that this table was so simple but, elegant and beautiful!
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Tara Boettger
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  • Ruth Ruth on Nov 15, 2016
    You did a beautiful job on the table scape! The lace dresses it up but it remains clean-looking and uncluttered. Absolutely love it!