Thanksgiving is this coming Thursday. I got my start with an extensive floral design career, traveling the country designing amazing weddings. But, this year- I’ve gone back to my farm roots and designed this Thanksgiving table that is wonderfully simple, yet so pretty. Use things you have and add a few new items. Cranberries, acorns and Honeycrisp apples with a touch of burlap bring this country Thanksgiving table setting together. These stunning melamine plates are from Le Cadeaux. Being melamine, you don’t have to worry about the kids breaking them. You can hardly tell these are plastic at first glance. They are absolutely gorgeous, heavy-duty and look like a ceramic dish. Dishwasher safe and very durable. I used an 11-inch dinner Antiqua Mustard plate and Allegra red salad plates. So pretty together. We also incorporated Le Cadeaux’s water glasses and red goblets. Just gorgeous and super durable.
One of my favorite stores is Tractor Supply. If you visit as often as we do, you probably already know they have a wide array of country decor items to keep any country girl happy. If you didn’t know they have all these beautiful items- you need to take a trip to Tractor Supply store. This gorgeous metal and wood Bantam rooster was my centerpiece. He’s sitting on top of a little wooden box I had- placed inside a wooden wall hanging that came from TSC. Then we overflowed the box with Honeycrisp apples. I draped the table with a folded painter’s drop cloth and then topped that with several burlap bags. (I’ll use these later at the barn and in my display for the farmers market next season) We filled Mason jars with fresh cranberries and acorns. Acorns were also sprinkled generously on the table to add a very natural feel.
Tractor Supply has a great selection of Mason jars and such. If you look through their aisles, you’ll find all the things you need to create a simple, rustic and country looking table setting. We love using Mason jars as drinking glasses. I have a wide variety of quilted jelly jars, taller Mason jars and wide-mouth versions. Mix and match everything. Use a mix of different Mason jars for glasses, flatware and even napkins. There is no reason everything needs to be perfect.