Gorgeous Thanksgiving Table and Printables

Are you ready for something spectacular?  Well, Amanda from Shindig Parties put together a BEAUTIFUL Thanksgiving table using her new Thanksgiving printable collection.  I love the elegance of this and the fabric garland just adds another unique touch!

Here is  how Amanda describes it in her post:

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Entertaining at my house this year for Thanksgiving has given me the decorating “bug.” I’ve been hard at work trying to make something truly special for our guests and I would love to show you all what I’ve been up to. Maybe I’ll inspire you to try some of the same techniques with your own Thanksgiving tablescapes.

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The fabric garland is a fun one and super easy! It’s very versatile, too. Hang it on the stair bannister, drape it across a mantle or do as I did here and swag it around your chandelier. There is no sewing involved — just some fabric and a pair of scissors. Cut, tie, cut, tie…. that’s about it. And what a show stopper! Pretty, don’t you think?

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Specialty napkins…. personalized menus….. and a fabulous table runner — great details to add to your Thanksgiving table. Here I used the Shindig Parties TO GO Thanksgiving Collection papers to mat my menu. I typed a menu in Word and printed it onto white cardstock. Then I cut it out and put it over the decorative paper from the Thanksgiving collection and then added some ribbon and a 2″ logo from the collection. I have a full tutorial here.

For the napkins, I used inexpensive natural colored muslin, some ribbon, brown lace and a few embellishments that I found on the jewelry making aisle at Hobby Lobby. A project well worth a few hours time — simply beautiful.

And my favorite, the table runner, I made with burlap and corn husks. Yes, you heard me right. Corn Husks. That’s not a ruffle — well, not a fabric one anyway! It’s a corn husk ruffle. Simple and inexpensive, too. I’m planning to have a tutorial later in the week so check back if you’d like to make one of your own.

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For the sideboard, I used some natural materials like over sized pine cones, fresh pine sprigs and nuts to fill a decorative container. I added willow branches and a natural fiber tassel to the olive jars and set out my pilgrims (which were a very special find a few years back after I learned that I descended from 5 people on the Mayflower including Captain Miles Standish). For the wine bottles, I used the Thanksgiving Collection’s wine bottle labels of which one is personalized with your family initial.

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The centerpiece was too easy — I bought a few bags of mini pumpkins and used some peasant feathers for a little drama. First I put moss in the container, added the feathers, then the pumpkins and accented with a few acorns from my backyard.

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For this part of the display, I took a pie pumpkin and wrapped it with a few grapevine strands and added a brown satin ribbon. The candle was wrapped with a strip of burlap which I frayed on the edges by pulling a few strings out. I then added a strip of the Thanksgiving Collection’s decorative paper to coordinate with the menu and added a 2″ Thanksgiving logo also from the collection.

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WONDERFUL job Amanda!!!

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Comments

  1. Shelley, you MADE my day! Thank you so much for sharing my Thanksgiving table today on your website. I hope that it brings some turkey day inspiration to those entertaining family this year.