Simple Thanksgiving Tablescape

4 Materials
2 Hours
A no-fuss, simple Thanksgiving tablescape with dried hydrangeas and tiny paper pumpkins.
With my Handmade Christmas challenge, I’ve been focusing on Christmas with a passion this year. But in the midst of untangling lights and digging through decorations, I realized Thanksgiving approached with very little hubbub. So I went with the vibe and kept my turkey day peaceful and simple. 

I planned my menu and made the obligatory trip to the market. Then I turned my attention to the table. What to do this year with items I already have… hmm…

I loved the little  paper pumpkins I made in October so much that I decided to transfer them from the chandelier to the table.
Next I brought out a variety of crystal candlesticks. I love grouping together different sizes in one vignette, and they make a fun base for displaying Autumn candles and paper pumpkins. I also brought out a battery-operated string of lights I had bought earlier in the year. At the time I didn’t know how I would use them, only that I found them adorable. The bulbs are encased in small silver mesh globes that remind me of pumpkins. How perfect!
Here’s a photo with the lights turned on.
For a filler, I took my pug for a walk through the neighborhood and scavenged for magnolia leaves and dried hydrangea blooms to pick. Just goes to show you that sometimes truly beautiful tablescapes can be assembled from items you already have at home – coupled with a bit of imagination. 
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