Now that we are only two weeks away from Thanksgiving (here’s a helpful timeline for you to prepare!) I wanted to share some fun ideas for you to incorporate into your own Thanksgiving by the way of this whimsical heirloom pumpkin themed table. After finishing my Autumn fireplace, I wanted to find more ways to incorporate the heirloom pumpkins into my decor, so I figured a larger than life pumpkin table runner would be the perfect touch.
Growing up, I always took the lead on setting the table. My mom always had cloth napkins and tablecloths in every color and we pulled the gold flatware out for fancier occasions. Fast forward to today, I still love setting the table and channeling my creativity to make a display worthy of Better Homes & Gardens magazine!
If you’re new to setting the table, don’t be intimidated by the task. The simplest rule to abide by is to start with a clean base (like a white tablecloth), add your base layer (like some wood chargers or placemats, add a runner, either with natural elements (like in these photos) or with a table runner, and finish with some small details (even just votive candles are perfect!)
Because Thanksgiving is the season of enjoying a plentiful harvest, I wanted to include as many natural elements as possible when creating this table. I love using Silver Dollar Eucalyptus (which you can source at Trader Joe’s for $3 a bunch), and I had to find a way to let my heirloom pumpkins shine once again this season.
While the pumpkins are stunning on their own, the thing that stands out the most in these photos are the little details. Inside each napkin is a sprig of rosemary and cinnamon to add some aromatics and each place setting as a personalized banner (free printable below!) adorned onto a leftover piece of fruit.