So, in my recent post on our Casual Evergreen Thanksgiving Table Setting, I promised that I would share the coordinating table that I would set in our breakfast room for Thanksgiving. Happy to share this Green and Brown Natural Tablescape for the rest of our Thanksgiving guests!
For our main dining room table, I started with this Easy & Budget-friendly Natural Centerpiece that I built with fresh evergreens and pine cones that I forged from our yard. Incidentally, it has become a big hit on Pinterest!
Once I finished it up, I decided to create our Thanksgiving table setting around it (socially distanced, of course!). We will have only ten people for Thanksgiving dinner, so I set our dining room table for six, and the breakfast room table for four.
I must say how sad I am that we cannot share Thanksgiving dinner with our Dallas family. This is not “normal” but we are in a “new normal” this year.
Details of our Green and Brown Natural Tablescape
As I mentioned, the table setting in our dining room inspired the design of this new tablescape. When you have to separate your guests, it is important for both tables to feel the same so that one table does not feel “more special” than the other. Giving them all the same dining experience is certainly something to strive for.
Because of the smaller scale of our new marble breakfast room table, I created a similar, yet smaller centerpiece. I always enjoy forging our yard for natural materials to use! I am super grateful to have an abundance to choose from.
The Placesettings (& a big find!!)
To coordinate the two tables, I used the same napkins as placemats but turned them in a different direction than I did on the dining room table. I also used all of the same glassware, napkins, napkin rings, flatware, etc. Since we entertain a lot, I typically buy ten to twelve of most pieces, especially for the holidays.
And, now for the BIG FIND! Sometimes, when I drop off donations to Goodwill, I stop inside to see if there are any table treasures that might be out there. I flipped out when I found these little brown vintage wine glass with the special scrolling!
I knew they would be perfect to add to this table setting! The warmth they add just tops everything off so beautifully!! Can you believe that I bought them for only $1 each! WHAT A FIND!! I will be serving dessert in them so I am working on that now.
It is always so fun to coordinate tables for our guests. One thing I enjoy doing for Thanksgiving dinner is to play “musical chairs” of sorts and have everyone switch seats for dessert. This gives everyone a chance to chat with other folks to wrap up the dinner.
At the end of the day, the main thing I am most grateful for this year is that both of our kids will be home from college and will be sitting around our tables. They have both become statistics by contracting COVID in Fort Collins, CO, and Bozeman, MT in the last month! UGH! At least, they will be coming home with the antibodies! Right?!
Another thing that I am very grateful for is my loyal readers like you! It truly makes this blogging journey worth all of the work. It is such a joy for me to bring you ideas and inspirations throughout the year and I look forward to the opportunity to share my gratitude to you. I wish you a very blessed Thanksgiving!