It’s that time of year when I start tinkering with table setting ideas for Thanksgiving dinner. I try to do something different every year and when I spied a trio of lanterns, I realized I had the beginnings of a fall centerpiece for turkey day. (This post contains affiliate links.)
Today I’m joining a wonderful group of home decor bloggers who have come up with their own interpretation of a gorgeous Thanksgiving tablescape. All the links are at the end of the post and I know you’ll find plenty of eye candy to inspire you.
I found short, globe-type lanterns at HomeGoods and paid less than $10 a piece for these simple beauties. They’re battery operated so no need to mess with burning candles.
My lantern fall centerpiece is what I call a layered tablescape. I started with an off-white thin throw for the table cloth. I then layered a light rusty orange runner on top of that. I gave the lanterns a little height with wood slices, and then spread fall leaves, small burgundy flowers, and thistles to add dimension and texture.
My poor home has seasonal identity confusion right now. There’s a fall table setting in the dining room, and there’s a bit of Christmas going on in the sitting room. You can see just a peak of the tree I set up in there.
Most lanterns are too tall for a centerpiece, but these shorties allow an unobstructed view across the table.
I used my dark gray plates from Crate and Barrel on top of wood chargers and then added rust-colored napkins encircled with a grapevine napkin ring.
Amber glassware from World Market completes the look, along with a few gold acorns.
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