The Thanksgiving holiday is coming very shortly, so today I am sharing a tablescape with simple, rustic elements (and of course a little bit of pretty) fit for the occasion. I do hope you enjoy the post.
Isn't this beautiful? Jarrahdale pumpkins or cucurbita maxima are very rare in the United States. I of course was immediately attracted to the soft, muted color of this wonderful gourd, and it is the inspiration for my table this year.
To pay an homage to this pretty pumpkin, I created my own with a simple burlap modgepodge. Here is my process:
I began with a large foam pumpkin I found on clearance at Michael's Crafts.
With a paintbrush, I painted the pumpkin with Modge Podge.
I encased the pumpkin in a light blue burlap, and then used the brush to paint the Modge Podge all over the outside of the pumpkin, being especially sure to paint down into the creases.
It made the perfect foundation for my rustic centerpiece of soft, muted color.
Finally, I added a faux leaf right on top.
It is the perfect soft grey-blue; it mixes sublimely with the rustic, woody elements such as cotton, pinecones, and leaves,
the subtle grey-blue flowers,
as well as the soft green foliage and grey pussy willows.
To create the centerpiece, I began with my simple candelabra and placed the pumpkin right in the center.
Two large pillar candles will provide a bit a warmth for the table, which is a great juxtaposition to the coolness of the color palette.
The setting began with rustic chargers and fleur-de-lis plates of soft blue.
Gorgeous tom turkey plates with just the right amount of rustic brown, beautiful blue, and grey will make for perfect dessert service. I'd like to thank bloggy pal Susan at Between Naps and the Porch for putting the bug in her readers' ears about this pretty pattern from Williams-Sonoma. To see this and more inspiration, you may visit her post here.
Tiny pumpkins of jute threaded with hemp thread
hold the crocheted napkins. I love these little rope-like pumpkins, a placecard will fit easily between the tiny twists.
This Thanksgiving, I am going for no-fuss, no muss, so I kept things simple...adding gold flatware and crystal to complete the setting.
If you enjoy this post, please visit the archives! You may also visit my full profile to view my other blogs. Connect with me on my Facebook Page, Parsimonious Décor Darling. You might like to visit my other blog hubs,