TRY a SOFT and SHABBY THANKSGIVING TABLE

We don't often think of "shabby Chic" style as being very harvest-y or using the typical Thanksgiving fall colors of deep greens, reds, oranges and yellows. I mean you wouldn't even think of using a soft, pale green tablecloth, sweet pink roses or trailing ivy right? I mean that doesn't sound very harvest-y! Or would you?? If you are looking for a Thanksgiving table scape with a very soft, pretty, romantic feel, yet still captures the look of Thanksgiving. Take a peek at my shabby chic style Thanksgiving dinner table. I began by layering a soft green square brocade table cloth at an angle, on top of a rectangular green tablecloth. I love the layering effect on tables is adds so much character and texture. Then I set my table using my soft green dishes, flatware, goblets and gold napkins.
For the centerpiece I used a fun ceramic vase which has a lovely harvest fall scene painted on it and then filled it with wonderful flowers from my back yard (Yes, I do live in sunny California). I chose pinks, oranges, reds, and yellows. So yummy! I added greenery like trailing ivy and lemon tree leaves for a full rich feel. Around the base of the centerpiece I added more ivy and lemon leaves. Then added hydrangea blossoms, and several tiny pumpkins. Anchored on each side of the vase were pewter goblets filled with spice potpourri and candles tied with a soft orange ribbon.
Most of the items I used in this Thanksgiving table scape were found from around my home or yard. I totally love that! Just going around your home finding things that you already have and putting them all together in a new and lovely way! So, try something different this Thanksgiving... add a few roses...find a couple of your treasures from around the house and create your own unique and Shabby Style table setting. Let me know if you think that maybe pink roses and ivy do say Thanksgiving. Well at least a "SHABBY" Thanksgiving!!