Today’s post is the dressier version of tomorrow’s Thanksgiving table. I want to show you how you can use similar items (pears, white pumpkins and a branch of some sort) to create two different looks, depending on your taste and the look you are going for with your Thanksgiving dinner. As an added bonus, I’m partnering with some fabulous ladies who are sharing four other ideas for their tables. Bre from Rooms for Rent put this tour together and she will be sharing a gorgeous table at her blog every day plus four other ladies will be sharing each day this week!
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This is one of my absolute favorite tables and it’s so easy. Anyone can do it even if you have zero artistic ability.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own table look like this:
One large and low heirloom pumpkin
About 10 mini white pumpkins
7 brown pears
1 bouquet of sweetheart roses
1 bunch of leafy eucalyptus
Table setting (plate, napkin, bowl, wine glass, water glass, utensils)
Start by placing your heirloom pumpkin in the middle of the table. Make sure you get a short enough one that people can easily talk over it. Then place three pumpkins on either side of the large pumpkin in a staggered manner. Use more if you have a larger table!
The showstopper for this table are the rose pears. I saw this idea in a recent Southern Living magazine after my sister made me a cute example with some fall flowers in it. I can’t even begin to tell you how easy this is. You simply take a skewer, make a deep and wide enough hole for a short rose stem to fit in, and slide / push the rose gently in. You don’t want to have stem sticking out the top so make sure to trim the stems short enough.
Put the pears around the white pumpkins. You can have some standing up, some laying on the pumpkins or some just horizontal on the table. Play around with it. It looks good just like that but the finishing touches of the silver and the eucalyptus just make the table look dressier so I think they are very fun additions. I filled a gravy boat from Mariposa with acorns the kids and I collected and popped a rose pear on top. I love the dressy silver next to the completely casual acorns. The other side of the table holds a bottle of wine in it’s wine cozy with a gorgeous stopper. We got one of the Mariposa stoppers five years ago for our house-warming party and I use it ALL the time!
The drink table was something I found on the side of the road and then topped with a leftover slab of marble from our former kitchen. It’s sturdy even though it looks wonky… for whatever reason the person who made is didn’t screw in the boards straight. 🙂
The wine cooler and napkin holder are both from Mariposa. One lucky blog reader will win the napkin holder!
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Disclosure: I received product from Mariposa for this tablescape. All opinions are my own.