Monday, November 23, 2009

Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Yesterday I posted about the table decor in our dining room for Thanksgiving. However, since we are having too many people for everyone to fit at the dining table, some people will be sitting at our kitchen table. I wanted the kitchen table to look just as festive. So today I rumaged through some decor items I already owned to put together a simple and easy centerpiece. Here's how it looks:

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My MIL(and favorite author) had the creative idea to spray paint some pine cones silver. She was also wonderful enough to spray paint some extras for me. (Thank you!) Aren't they pretty? So I didn't even have to gather nor spray paint the pine cones. They look a bit more Christmasey than Thanksgivingey, but I like their simple elegance.

 I had purchased the silver charger plate a few weeks ago at Old Time Pottery for $1. The frosted glass candle holder I bought at IKEA for around $3 or $4. I almost forgot I had it because I had yet to use it anywhere! I placed the silver platter on a piece of fall patterned scrapbook paper. Around the centerpiece I sprinkled a few scrapbooking die cut felt and paper leaves that I had on hand. I also added a couple more candles with votive holders I found on clearance this summer from World Market.

I didn't have another tablecloth, so I just used a white sheer curtain I had tucked in the closet. It's a bit wrinkled(ok a lot wrinkled), but I literally threw this whole setup together in about 2 minutes.
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Here's the whole table with the wrinkled "tablecloth", the napkin rings I made, and the Martha Stewart favor cones. I had to dismantle the whole set up after some photo taking to keep the cats from eating the pinecones or playing with the die cut leaves before Thursday.

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Linking up to all the fun parties:



  1. This is beautiful! Simply lovely. Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Your table looks so special and very inviting. You might have people fighting over that table with all of its silvery splendour!
    Blessings and best wishes to you and your family this Thanksgiving.Natasha.

  3. They look so pretty! Thanks for the link to me as your favorite author. :)

  4. I have that exact same white star hook decorative piece--posted on your side bar-but I painted mine.
    Thanks for posting to the party.

  5. Very Pretty. I love that it is quick and easy too!

  6. Very pretty table! Love that candle holder.
    A very happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

  7. I loove silver pinecones, so pretty!


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