Earlier this month during a brainstorming session, Nicole mentioned how fascinating tablescapes are. After a google search that lead down the rabbit hole that is Pinterest, I found a lot of inspiration! I don’t know about anyone else, but sometimes with pinterest or things I see online, I don’t know where to begin to achieve the same thing. Or, sometimes I feel like I don’t have the time, energy or resources to create something of that caliber. After some experimenting and planning, Nicole and I came up with Tablescape Tuesday!
Every Tuesday, from now to Christmas, we’ll be sharing different tablescape styles and themes including some tips and tricks we’ve learned along the way. Hopefully this will help spark some ideas so you can spend more time around the table this Holiday, enjoying delicious food and great company!
Here is the first tablescape of this mini series. This one was really fun to set up because using a truck for a center piece meant that it can be filled with fun decorations! We hope you enjoy it, and please let us know your thoughts!
- The Silverware and plates are actually plastic from the local dollar store!
- The pumpkins and flowers were also dollar store finds.
- The glitter leaves were on sale at Michael’s craft store.
- The green metal truck was from Target.
Tips & Tricks:
You can use any type of truck or car that you wish for the centerpiece and decorate it with festive fall elements. Sometimes it can be difficult choosing a color scheme. By choosing color elements from the center piece, it can make it easier to find accent colors to pull the theme together. I thought it would be great to pull the warm auburn colors from the wood on the side of the truck, to match it with the copper flowers that were added to each of the plates.
I wanted to help balance the center piece on each end, so adding a tin candle to the front and back of the truck helped achieve that. Also having the silver tins helped tie in the silverware and silver rim around the plates too.
Please join us next week for a new Tablescape Tuesday to help with your holiday event planning!
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