Welcome to the 169th Tablescape Thursday!
Thanksgiving is only one week away! Wow, this month has flown by. For this Tablescape Thursday I put together a tablescape with the little ones in mind. Do you set up a “kids” table each year for Thanksgiving? Sometimes I think sitting at the kids table would be more fun than the grown-ups table.
Though this table was created with little ones in mind, there are three things I would change on this table if children were going to be sitting here. 1. There would be just one glass at each place setting. 2. I’d remove the salad forks which could prove a little confusing for the youngest ones. 3. I wouldn’t have acorns on the table since they could end up in mouths or being hurled through the air. 😉 With those three changes, I think this would work pretty well as the children’s table for Thanksgiving Day.
I ran across a cute pinecone turkey place card holder at Martha Stewart online. Their pine cone turkey was made by gluing feathers to the back end of the pinecone for the turkey’s tail.
This little turkey could still hold a place card, but instead of feathers for a tail, I created a “fan” shaped napkin fold for the tail. Tutorial for this turkey napkin fold can be found HERE.
Dinner plates the color of yellow autumn leaves are by Noritake, part of their Colorwave Collection. Rattan chargers dress up the “kids” table without being overly fussy or formal.
These whimsical turkey plates would work great as salad or dessert plates for the kids table because they were very inexpensive. At only $2.99 each, there would be no angst if one gets broken during Thanksgiving dinner.
The pumpkin I decorated with ribbon before Halloween is still looking nice and fresh, so it worked as a handy centerpiece for this round table setting. You’ll find the super easy tutorial for adding ribbon to a pumpkin, HERE.
Dollar store glasses let the little ones dine in style just like the grown ups. At only $1 a glass, it’s not a big issue if one gets broken. Again, if children were sitting at this table, I’d just use one glass (probably the tumbler) at each place setting to keep it nice and simple.
This napkin fold is really easy. I’ll try to post a tutorial on it soon, in case you would like to duplicate this look for a Thanksgiving table setting.
I’m looking forward to the beautiful tablescapes posted for this Tablescape Thursday!
Resources for this table setting:
Rattan chargers: Pier 1, recently
Dinner Plates: Provided by Noritake
Salad Plates: Better Homes and Gardens, Walmart, recently
Glassware: Dollar Tree, 1-2 years ago
Flatware: Gourmet Settings, Treble Clef, HomeGoods, years ago
Napkins: Kohl’s, years ago (Napkin fold tutorial can be found HERE.)
Turkeys: Old Time Pottery, years ago
Pumpkin: Easy tutorial for covering with ribbon can be found HERE
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