Did you have a chance to tune in to the Facebook LIVE video tutorial on How to Make Your Own Thanksgiving Centerpiece that I did for HomeTalk the other night?! If you missed it, you can still view part 1 here and part 2 here. Part two is the main video and it has had over 101,000 views (so far!!) – I feel so incredibly blessed! We had a few technical difficulties at first, but we finally got it all sorted out and I can tell you I had a blast. I loved every single minute of it. I didn’t have a chance to share all the resources I used in the tablescapes so I’ve put together a handy list here for you of the elements that I used in creating what you see in the videos. And just in case you are wondering, the apron I am wearing in the video is from April Cornell. That question came up a lot 🙂
Farmhouse Thanksgiving Centerpiece DIY
We began the show with a Farmhouse inspired Thanksgiving Centerpiece. This look is very simple yet beautiful with the neutral tones of white pumpkins and soft touches of green. The “secret ingredient” to this table is cheese cloth! It is the soft, romantic fabric that is the base for the arrangement. It really shows up nicely on the video against the dark table.
Farmhouse Thanksgiving Centerpiece elements:
Cheese cloth – this one is very similar to mine (affiliate link)
Leafy vines, or green branchesWhite pumpkin
Cream candle holders – mine are antiques that I purchased at a small shop near the village of Bakewell in England.
Mercury glass votive holders – this set is very similar to mine (affiliate link)
Antique white dinner plate: “Rose Point” by Pope Gosser
Antique green swirl/floral small dinner plate: “Alma” by Henry Alcock & Co.
Cream flatware: World Market
Mint green crochet edge napkin: Pier 1 imports
Galvanized napkin ring: dollar bins at Target
The second centerpiece in the tutorial is the rustic farm-to-table style Vegetable centerpiece. I love how this has many of the ingredients necessary to make a hearty and delicious soup the day after Thanksgiving – just add turkey! I like to think of this as a deconstructed cornucopia centerpiece.
Rustic Farm to Table Vegetable Centerpiece elements:
Wood tool caddy – I found mine at an antique mall but here is a link to a rustic barnwood one (affiliate link)
Vegetables of your choice from your grocers produce aisle! I used Kale, carrots (with greens still attached), mixed peppers, pears, and artichokes.
Bamboo skewers if needed to help the peppers stick out
Dark green ceramic embossed dinner plate: Walmart
Pumpkin salad plate: Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart
Goldtone flatware: I found mine at an antique mall but here is a similar set (affiliate link)
Copper napkin ring: dollar bins at Target
Ralph Lauren paisley napkins: HomeGoods
The third centerpiece we made was what I call my Autumn Splendor table. This table was featured on the blog recently and you can read all about it here. The rich tones boldly announce the arrival of Fall! I shared some easy tips about working with wooden boxes that make quick arrangements like this even easier!
Autumn Splendor Centerpiece elements:
Plaid fabric: I believe this is a Waverly or Ralph Lauren fabric, I bought it many, many years ago and sewed this.
Antique Cream Cheese box: Flea market find
Antique Sewing Machine Dresser Drawer: Antique market
Ornate Southern Living at Home “Jackson” Cake Stand Plate: one viewer found it on ebay here!
Flowers + Pumpkin from your local fruit stand/grocer: I used mums, berries, roses, fall leaves
2 gallon ziplock bags for impromptu container liners
plastic grocery bags make great “fill” for arrangements and they’re waterproof!
Assorted Brass Candlesticks: I shop antique shops for these, look for unique shapes/designs like these (affiliate link)
Moss for base of candles: Michaels Craft Store, but you can also get moss here (affiliate link)
Burgundy Taper Candles: Amazon (affiliate link)
Wooden scalloped charger: Michaels Craft Store
Paige Dinnerware Set in Amber by the Pioneer Woman: Walmart
Linen napkin with velvet trim: Pier 1
Leaf napkin ring: I found mine at an antique mall (surprise!) but here is a similar set (affiliate link).
Faux bamboo flatware, natural: Caspari
Classic Blue & White Thanksgiving Centerpiece
The final centerpiece that I shared was this classic Blue & White Thanksgiving Centerpiece. It is by far my most popular centerpiece and has become my signature design. I am passionate about this combo!
Classic Blue & White Thanksgiving Centerpiece elements:
Blue & White cachepot/tureen/pot/planter whatever item you have. I found this one at a local antique mall.
Boxwood clippings, white + blue Hydrangeas, white garden roses
Paige Dinner plate in Linen by the Pioneer Woman: Walmart
Blue & white salad plate: “Pomeroy” by Royal Doulton
Blue twill napkins: HomeGoods
Antique flatware: antique store find
And there you have a rundown of all the items you saw featured on the videos the other evening. I sincerely want to thank you for watching. I will be returning to HomeTalk’s Facebook LIVE feed on December 19th at 1:00 EST for my Holiday Home Tour, so please mark your calendars for that. And again, if you haven’t had a chance to watch the show yet, you can view part 1 here and part 2 here.