3 Simple Thanksgiving Centerpieces
When I became a vegetarian a few years ago, I knew I would hate giving up turkey on Thanksgiving Day. I’m not a fan of tofurkey because … well, it’s fake. I typically include a vegetable soup at Thanksgiving, something creamy and a little rich. Since so much time and energy is invested in cooking the meal, I like to keep the table decorations easy and uncomplicated. Today I’ve got 3 simple Thanksgiving centerpieces for you. I’ll choose one of them for my Thanksgiving table this year which I’m sharing here on my blog this Friday. I’m joining several other bloggers who are sharing their inspiration for Thanksgiving Day, so be sure to visit their blogs listed at the end of this post.
Thanksgiving Centerpiece #1
I can’t imagine Thanksgiving Day without a few gourds somewhere in the house. It’s easy to group them together in the center of the table for a pretty centerpiece. Elevate the pumpkin to give the centerpiece just a bit of height.
When I was a kid, I only remember orange pumpkins being available at this time of year. Now we have access to white, gray, and even this peachy colored pumpkin at the local farmer’s markets.
Even the grocery stores are getting in on the trend of offering a variety of squash and gourds for both eating and decorating. I feel like a kid in the candy store looking at all the varieties.
Of course, Baby Boos are still my all-time favorite!
It only took a few minutes to arrange this simple Thanksgiving centerpiece. I like to figure out my centerpiece ahead of time and add it to the table a few days before the holiday. It’s one last thing I have to do the day of the event.
Thanksgiving Centerpiece #2
For the second option, I’m still working with natural elements. This one happened quite by chance. I had a few pine cones lying around and didn’t feel like finding a permanent spot for them, so quickly tucked them into a mason jar that was sitting out. And voila … idea number two was born.
I took wide burlap ribbon and ran it down the table to act like a runner. Then it was just a matter of lining up the pine cone-filled mason jars and adding a few elements like leaves and Baby Boos.
A stretch of pretty ribbon tied around the mouth of the mason jar completes the look.
I don’t have a lot of rules when it comes to decorating, but one tenet I do follow is to never have a centerpiece that’s too tall or too big. First, I don’t like when centerpieces obstruct the view of the people across the table. You can’t have a conversation that way. I also don’t like when there’s no room on the table for serving pieces because the centerpiece hogs all the space.
Thanksgiving Centerpiece #3
My final simple centerpiece includes a trio of pretty candles, perfect if you’re serving Thanksgiving dinner a little later in the day. I love the ambiance candles lend to the dining room.
The glow of candles add a little romance.
I like to wrap my pillar candles in pretty scrapbook paper. As the candles burn down, you simply trim the paper. To keep it in place, I wrap a twine bow around the candle and paper. No gluing or taping is required.
One word of caution when using candles at the dining table. Think twice about using scented candles. You want guests to enjoy the aroma of the food. For this reason, I like to use unscented candles on the dinner table.
So which of these 3 simple Thanksgiving centerpieces will I choose for Turkey Day? One thing is certain … it will include Baby Boos! Stop back on Friday to see my decision.
Which centerpiece do you like best?
Visit my blogging friends to see what Thanksgiving tablescape fun they’ve whipped up!
Domestically Speaking – My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia – Cupcakes and Crinoline – Stone Gable
Inspiration for Moms – Yesterday on Tuesday – An Extraordinary Day – Town and Country Living
Major Hoff Takes A Wife – My Creative Days – Kaleidoscope of Colors – Dukes and Duchesses
H2O Bungalow – Our Southern Home – Sweet Pea – Morena’s Corner – Hymns & Verses
Fresh Idea Studio – Restoration Redoux – Uncommon Designs
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Absolutely gorgeous and so creative.
I love all the natural elements on your table. It is my favorite time of year so anything that reminds me of that is stunning! Your table is beautiful!
Everything is so pretty, as always! I love those pine cones in the jars, just gorgeous! Pinned
These are all fabulous ideas. Love the jar especially. Great tip.
All three are so pretty! My favorite is the first with the pale orange pumpkin on the pedestal.
Ooh all 3 are pretty but I’d have to pick the 3rd one. Love those Baby Boos 🙂
Love all 3… they are all gorgeous, but I think that pinecones mason jars are so clever!
These are all so beautiful! Love the little pinecones in the mason jars!
The first two are my faves, Jennifer…but I’m strongly leaning on #2. I’m loving the simplicity of your table. 🙂 I need to take note! [wink]
I love it all, especially the pine cones! Pinning!