Now that I have been blogging for almost a year, I have made some really great “blogger friends” who have guided me along the way to grow into what I am now. Stephanie Watkins over at Casa Watkins is one of those lovely people! She has opened the door for many of us and hosts this exciting Blog Hop. I am thrilled to announce that I have joined the Create and Share Challenges! These amazing bloggers create such incredible things, I am honored to be a part of it!
Be sure to stop by these 14 other AMAZING bloggers to see what they came up with! While you’re there, show them some Thanksgiving Love!
Right away I knew that I wanted to create something that could incorporate my love for anything vintage and antique. I love how elegant yet, comforting the table turned out. All the colors really played well together, and all in all became a very inviting tablescape.
Along with the antique charms, I added some old family photos of generations past. One of them even dates back to 1901! I am so thankful to have these keepsakes, because it is nice to remember where we our roots come from. What better way to incorporate them into our Thanksgiving Blessings than to remember them while we celebrate? So I placed them in between some of the other sections of the centerpiece.
Candles make such a difference! I found these candles at my local thrift shop. They really added something magical about the tablecape. Even with the easily lovable colors of fall, all of the pieces truly come together perfectly. The contrast in textures from the smooth Milkglass to the rough burlap… there really is a great amount of appealing aspects to this. The best part is, they are all easy things to find, create, or borrow!
I tried to imagine what a true Farmhouse Thanksgiving Tablescape would look like, and I kept coming back to the same things, antiques from past memories, and all the natural harvest details that are available right outside the door. Strings of leaves adorn along side of harvested Indian Corn and pumpkins.
How can you make this into a DIY Table? Easy! I tried to decide what fabrics to put into the mixture, and I could only think of one that I would settle for. Burlap. So I took a yard of burlap, and cut the pieces right out. The fact that I didn’t draw the lines to cut, really give the burlap an old farm feeling. The more worn and torn the look, the better in my opinion. So I used burlap for the table runner, make-shift place-mats, as well as napkin rings that could simply be tied to hold the pieces together.
I wanted to take advantage of the fall colors, and help them stand out by using the beauty of natural colors surrounding them. Whites, browns, etc.. The white dishes were a given, and these amazing collectible pieces of Milkglass really bring this table together. Again some of them were truly nice heritage pieces that have been passed down. But what if you don’t have Milkglass?
I truly am so grateful that you stopped by to take a look at this cozy, yet elegant Vintage Farmhouse Tablescape. I pray that this gives you some inspiration to create something beautiful this year. And remember, it doesn’t need to be a thought out drawn process… just use what you have, and then the simplicity can be an added charm!
May you and yours have a blessed Thanksgiving from Danielle at Creatively Homespun.
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