Category Archives: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Table {with a touch of turquoise}

Thanksgiving is this Thursday, so today I’m sharing a tablescape that I styled with autumn flair and a touch of turquoise.

For the centerpiece, I arranged pumpkins and pine cones in a ribbon-wrapped wooden crate.  The tablecloth is a satin throw.

I found the dinner plates for $2.00 each at the thrift store, which is my favorite place for sourcing vintage china.  These plates have a gold and silver leaf motif, and I placed them on top of two chargers — the bottom is silver and the one on top is amber glass.

{I purchased the giant, ceramic acorns at the craft store a few years ago.}

Layering equals elegance, and it also gives you the chance to introduce more color and texture.  So, not only did I layer the chargers, but I also doubled-up the napkins and ribbon.

Tall tapers in a dark hue also add elegance and a bit of drama…

and a small box of truffles adds a personal touch.

It can be easy to overlook the details for creating a festive Thanksgiving table, but it doesn’t have to be difficult to create one.  Look in your yard or take a walk in the neighborhood and collect pine cones, acorns and dried foliage.  Bring in that pumpkin from your front porch.  Add a few candles, and you’re in business.  Happy Thanksgiving!

All photos from Porter House Designs.

Fall Dessert Table Ideas

Attention Fab Fall Party People!  In this post, I’m sharing photos of my Autumn and Thanksgiving Dessert Tables!

Not only are these tables infused with a surprise pop of blue, but they also feature my new Autumn Printables.

The hues were inspired by a vintage quatrefoil pattern.  I digitally enhanced the print and used it to design the printables.  I love the unique variations of the pattern, and blue is a fun, unexpected color to use in autumn decor.

Orange burlap makes a great backdrop and tablecloth, and you’ll see I displayed cupcakes two different ways:  on a cake plate with a mini-pumpkin tower in the center {above}, and…

on a small bale of hay {which you can get at the craft store}.  The candy corn topiaries are a take on my baby shower topiaries. This does take a huge dose of patience and hot glue…but since Halloween candy is now on sale, why not try it?

For the base, I used those gorgeous colbalt-blue Saratoga water bottles.  LOVE the way they turned out!

These Dessert Tables are perfect for Thanksgiving or Autumn birthdays.  I hope you were inspired!

Design and photographs by Porter House Designs.