In this post: For elegant inexpensive Thanksgiving table decorations, try DIY gourd crafts. This centerpiece brings personality to a unique holiday table.⇒
Each year, I love to approach my holiday table settings from a new perspective. If I did all oranges last year, you can be sure this year I’ll be going blush and cream, or golds with white. Not that long ago, a rare calendar event created a built in theme that inspired a unique Thanksgiving table. The circumstances of the holiday were so unique, that they’ll never occur again in my lifetime. It was the one Thanksgiving where Hanukkah fell on the same day, and my table setting paid homage to both holidays. While this won’t be happening again anytime soon, it provided a chance to see a table set with the traditional bronzes of the season updated with the infusion of unexpected blues.
The color feeling I went with is centered on the browns and golds of autumn, laced with the delicate blues that typify Hanukkah. The hydrangea florals fit right into the story.
For elegant but inexpensive Thanksgiving table decorations, the DIY centerpiece revolves around a variety of gourds I painted with iridescent paint, happily strewn with dreidels and Hanukkah gelt.
The place settings are built around blue and gold plates decorated with autumn fruits.
(See resource list below.)
Layered napkins pair blue ruffled linen with bronze shimmer sheers, all wrapped in jeweled rings. Golden goblets serve wine, while tortoise shell glasses hold water.
Despite the autumn palette, the table glows and shimmers, aided by glitter dusted candles and gilded touches.
The variety of fruits can be seen in the long view.
Candlesticks in blue mercury glass add another nod to Hanukkah.
The centerpiece seen from above underscores the unusual holiday mix.
Glittered acorns add a festive touch to the autumn tableau, as the colors blend to give a homey glow.
The full view hints at the feast that’s to follow. Potato latkes are served alongside turkey and trimmings. Can you think of another odd holiday pairing that rarely occurs together?
Thanksgiving Table Decorations Source List
To get the look, click on the items below for direct links to the products. Where actual items were no longer available, I’ve provided similar options. If an item is out of stock but may be restocked, I left it on the list.
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- Copper chargers
- Ivory dinner plates
- Autumn fruits salad plates – from Pier 1, discontinued, sometimes available on ebay
- Sheer bronze napkins
- Blue ruffle napkins
- Beaded napkin rings
- Amber crackle goblets
- Tortoise glasses
- First Love flatware
- Burlap tablecloth
- Gold footed bowl
- Blue mercury glass candlesticks
- Blue glitter candles
- Votive candle holders
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