I wanted to share our thanksgiving table setting that I put together for under $20. Actually, I only spent $10 at the dollar store today to complete the look. I had most of these things already at home.
I’ve been admiring everyone’s gorgeous fall themed table settings online. You all have so many beautiful ideas. I really like textures and layers. I went back and forth about a burlap runner or runners or using placemats. I found some burlap squares today so that’s kind of the best of both worlds.
I really wanted the table to be personalized and to let my guests know that I am thankful for them, so I found some really cute printables over on Pinterest.
You can find the adorable, customizable place cards here.
And these leaf cut outs here.
I liked the idea of having an element on the table to say that we’re grateful to be together. I originally wanted to add something to the table that said “Gather together with grateful hearts” but time ran out on me, and I think the printable elements that I did add, let my guests know.
I took the burlap squares outside and shook them out best I could without unravelling them. Burlap always makes such a mess. If I sewed, or had a sewing machine, I would try to hem the edges. (has anyone got a successful trick for this?) They still made a bit of a mess but were super cute on the table. I’m really glad I found these because otherwise I was going to try to cut some from the giant roll we have and it would have definitely been much messier.
What I used :
- 3 pack of burlap squares. Craft section. X2. $2 each
- Leaf theme napkins $1.25
- 6 pack of leaf bowls $4
- Plates from our local GBF thrift shop. $0.50 each. & Some from Dollar Tree that were $1 each
- Plastic pumpkins and greenery from the dollar store. Probably a total of $5 worth. (I already had these)
The centerpiece is a breadboard that I found at our local GBF thrift shop for $2!!
I think it’s important to show that we can still have nice things on a budget. The most important thing is gathering with friends and family but I love how the table setting turned out and I didn’t have to break the bank to achieve it. I think it was really cozy and showed my guests that I was thankful to have them join us.
All and all, we had a great home cooked meal with family and friends. It was really wonderful. My husband really is the chef of the house, though I do love to cook thanksgiving dinner. I wasn’t a ton of help to him this year, but he always leaves the stuffing and gravy making to me, maybe to make me feel like I’m good at something. Either way, it’s always nice to work together in the kitchen.
I shared a bit of my thankful list yesterday on the blog. Of course there are a million other things that are on my list but I wanted to share a bit about my day and all of the things that made me happy.
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I am thankful for YOU! #whatareyouthankfulfor I hope you all had a wonderful weekend surrounded by loved ones and happiness.