Monday, November 2, 2015

Retro Thanksgiving Tablescape



I've compiled all of my fall vintage goodies to create a spectacular  Retro Thanksgiving Tablescape for you. 

Together with these wonderful blogs you can see a great assortment of Thanksgiving tablescapes and centerpiece inspiration. 





Always trying to bring those special retro pieces into all of my decor. I combined some rustic wood, burlap and fresh flowers with retro glassware and Gurley Thanksgiving candles.


The pop of color is the teal from both the pallet wood and the vintage ball jar that holds fresh sunflowers. 


The first layer is plaid fall colored fabric, it was wide and long enough to cover my table. Then I put a piece of natural burlap before placing the teal wood table runner on top. The top is covered with an antique cream table runner and fake fall leaves for added pops of color. 


DIY: Wood Plank Table Runner: I bought planks of wood at the local hardware store and stained them using Minwax Ebony stain. After allowing that to dry, I used Rustoleum Lagoon to lightly spray each plank. Next, I  secure the planks together by using mending plates (this ensures that it will lay flat on your table). Final step is taking a sander and distressing the wood to your liking. 


To make it even more distressed, I left it outside in the rain and sun for awhile to really make it rustic. 



Fresh flowers really make this unique. Also adding the little pumpkins from the pumpkin patch. It was fun to create this little tablescape to really get in the mood for a festive Thanksgiving. 

Let me know if you have any questions. 

~Amanda 

Looking for another great fall project?

Check out my Happy Fall Embroidery HERE