A Fruit & Flowers Table Centerpiece

I know Thanksgiving is over, but I thought I would do a quick post about my table centerpiece, because I had a lot of fun putting it together and I love the way it turned out!

A few weeks ago I spotted this faux wood box Thanksgiving centerpiece from Erin at Earnest Home Company, and knew instantly I had to try her tutorial for myself!

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The box was easy to make!  I ended up getting my wood at home depot and having it cut there.  My box ended up being 36″ x 8″ the perfect size so there was still room on the table for the dinnerware.

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Grocery Store Thanksgiving Table Decor

I’m hosting Thanksgiving Dinner again this year, my third in a row, which I love!  I love gathering supplies to create a pretty table and gathering recipes for the big meal, and gathering my family and friends together in my home.  As I was looking for inspiration I noticed a trend this year…all you need for a pretty table is a visit to the grocery store.  Here are some of my favorite tables from around the internet!

thanksgiving tablescapeFirst up…sometimes a simple grouping of one item makes the biggest impact.  Like the bunches of kale above from Grace at A Storied Style or the bowl of apples below styled by Jennifer at With Heart.

2015-11-02 12.09.17Add in some flowers, like this uncomplicated grouping a single color of roses in the center of the table designed by Julia of Cuckoo 4 Design.  Surrounded by pomegranates and cranberries these coral roses creates a gorgeous focal point that’s easy to pull off!

Thanksgiving Table Setting - Cuckoo4DesignIf you want to get a little bit fancier mix flowers, fruits and vegetables like the table below from A Thoughtful Place.  Also…how clever are those vintage drawer pulls used as napkin rings!

pink thanksgiving tableHead down the bread and cheese aisle to make a pretty (and edible) centerpiece.  They look beautiful casually piled together…a feast for the senses. Fall Tablescape Ideas - The Inspired RoomLooking for a simple way to display, without needing a vase or pedestal..check out this post by Design Mom for putting together a no-fail centerpiece with items all purchased form the grocery store…plus it can be easily customized for your budget and table size.

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And, for my favorite DIY I plan to use for my own table…this faux wooden box designed by Erin of Earnest Home Company.  I adore her blog and this DIY!

faux wood box centerpieceI plan on filling my box with none other than fruits and veggies of course!  Here’s a peek at what I’ve gathered for my own table so far.

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I’m so predictable with my color palette!  But, when you only buy orange blue and white that is what you use for every holiday!  I’ll share my table…well tables (one for the kids) next week.  Have a great weekend!

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Set Your Table For Thanksgiving

I feel like Thanksgiving has approached so quickly this year…wasn’t it just summer?  I am hosting Thanksgiving again at my house, so I have been thinking a lot about my menu and how I’m going to set the table (my favorite part for sure!).

I put together a little post using items that are readily available to purchase before next week, in case you are hosting as well and want some last-minute tips and inspiration!

Thanksgiving Table Inspiration | www.theanatomyofdesign.com

If you want even more inspiration here are three additional posts from years past:

Setting the Thanksgiving Table:Family-Friendly and Formal

Setting the Thanksgiving Table: For a Buffet

Setting the Thanksgiving Table: In A Transitional Style

I’ll be back later this week with a peek of my own table plans!

ONE (TARGET): Candle Holders | Dinner Plate | Salad Plate | Flatware | Placemat | Napkins | Napkin Rings
TWO (PIER 1): Gold Rimmed Dinner Plate | Gray Dinner Plate | Gray Salad Plate | Gold Patterned Salad Plate | Napkin | Drinking Glass | Garland | Leaf Platter | Flatware
THREE (WORLD MARKET): Runner | Wood Charger | Dinner Plate | Salad Plate | Flatware | Drinking Glass | Candles
FOUR (ANTHROPOLOGIE): Chalkboard Runner | Dinner Plate | Salad Plate | Napkin | Flatware | Terrarium

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Setting the Thanksgiving Table: Stunning & Simple

We had our second Thanksgiving dinner at the beautiful home of some very gracious friends.  Her dinner table was so lovely I had to get a photo.mhouse3She used a very simple palette and kept everything symmetrically balanced around that gorgeous flower focal point for a very stunning effect.  Don’t you think it’s a great formula for setting a pretty table anytime of the year?

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I’ll be back Monday with a brand new Room of the Week.

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Setting the Thanksgiving Table: My Own Table

We’re celebrated Thanksgiving early this year (yesterday!) because our family is leaving tomorrow….we’ve been calling it fakes-giving.  So, I thought I would share a few little snippets of my own table.  I spent the day cooking with my darling sister-in-law and we were racing the fading sunlight to snap photos of the table.

mytable1I bought some pretty red-orange flowers for the center bouquet and we gathered pine branches and maple leaves to round out the centerpiece.  A brown tablecloth, some polka-dotted wrapping paper, gold spray-painted pinecones, and lots of little candles for the center.  I used some simple white mid-century plates I have topped with our utensils wrapped with some clay leaves I made last week.mytable2mytable3We had a wonderful dinner, and hopefully I’ll be hungry again for our second dinner on Thursday with friends.  I have some posts already lined up for the rest of the week…so see you in December!

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