Simple Thanksgiving Tablescape

How to create a simple Thanksgiving tablescape! This is a great mix of elegant and casual! #gordmansfallfindsThanksgiving is right around the corner and it's always been my favorite holiday to host. This is our first Thanksgiving in Minnesota, in our new home, and thanks to family that are willing to make the trek over from Wisconsin to spend Thanksgiving with us, the tradition continues and I'm hosting Thanksgiving again this year! So this year, even though my Christmas tree is already up, I'm going all out with our Thanksgiving table. 

If you have been with me for awhile now, you know how much I love to shop at Gordmans. When Gordmans invited me along with 12 other bloggers to check out their fall decor, I jumped at the opportunity because I love everything they have in their store (not to mention the rewards program and 20% off coupon). Monday thru Wednesday this week, each of us is going to share our #gordmansfallfinds on our blogs and social networking. This is a great opportunity for you to check out what Gordmans has in stores, and how each of us home decor bloggers use it in our homes. Plus, you are all invited to go HERE and sign up to receive a 20% off coupon!

The first blog in the line up today is Life On Virginia Street so be sure to check out her #gordmansfallfinds! 

 

How to create a simple Thanksgiving tablescape! This is a great mix of elegant and casual! #gordmansfallfindsI have to admit to you all, I have never created a "real" tablescape before. I've always thought I was much too causal for that. Plus hosting a large amount of people and having younger kids in the family made it a bit difficult to create a tablescape. 

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How to create a simple Thanksgiving tablescape! This is a great mix of elegant and casual! #gordmansfallfindsThis year though, we are having a much smaller crowd with only 9 of us so creating a tablescape was very do-able. There is plenty of seating for the adults at our kitchen table with the younger kids sitting at the island. 

How to create a simple Thanksgiving tablescape! This is a great mix of elegant and casual! #gordmansfallfindsThis gorgeous turkey was the inspiration for my tablescape. The metallic bronze finish made such a statement and was the perfect centerpiece at our table. Everything else that I purchased from Gordmans, the pumpkins, the hurricanes and candle holders, the pinecone floral...it all just coordinated so well and fell into place with each other. 
How to create a simple Thanksgiving tablescape! This is a great mix of elegant and casual! #gordmansfallfindsI used my rusty metal grate that used to be on the lower shelf of our TV stand to anchor my table decor from Gordmans. Even though the turkey has a more traditional look to it, it still works really well with the rusty patina of the grate. The tablecloth, also found at Gordmans is very casual, but still looks great with the very inexpensive plate chargers and classic white plates. Plate chargers can get very pricey and unless they are something you are planning on using often, don't feel any shame in getting ones from your local dollar store (which these are!). 

How to create a simple Thanksgiving tablescape! This is a great mix of elegant and casual! #gordmansfallfindsNo matter what time of day you are having your meal, adding ambiance with candles is always a good idea. I feel that candlelight, even in daylight, helps to slow the meal down; making more time to enjoy the food and enjoy each other. 
How to create a simple Thanksgiving tablescape! This is a great mix of elegant and casual! #gordmansfallfindsFor my first ever tablscape, I think it turned out pretty good. Tablescapes don't have to be as complicated as you think! This is a simple tablescape and the result is still as pretty as the complicated ones. And all I did was add a tablecloth, centerpiece vignette, inexpensive plate chargers, and cloth napkins with napkin rings. For those of you visiting from the other talented blogs participating in the #gordmansfallfinds blog hop, welcome to What Rose Knows! I hope you have the time to explore my blog and stay awhile. And for my readers who want to see more, I've posted the line up below. Please take some time to visit the other blogs participating! Next in the line up is Our House Now A Home

 

Monday, Nov 16

Life On Virginia Street

What Rose Knows

Our House Now A Home

Katalina Girl

Sabby Style

 

Tuesday, Nov 17

The Chronicles Of Home

Winthrop Chronicles

Pocketful of Posies

Her Heartland Soul

 

Wednesday, Nov 18

Walking In Memphis In High Heels

The Striped House

Designer Sweet Spot

Tulle & Trinkets

 

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I would like to thank Gordmans for inviting me to participate in this blog tour! I have always been a fan of Gordmans and can't wait to return for some Christmas decor!
I also want to make sure you all go HERE sign up for the 20% off coupon for your next visit to Gordmans!

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1.0   Tiffany at The House Down the Lane
11/16/2015 11:03:20 AM
Hi, Rose ~ For having never done a tablescape before, you nailed it on your first try! This is so gorgeous, and it feels "casual." I like the colors and the gold details. Gold seems a good metal for fall and Thanksgiving {I have know idea how I came to that conclusion, but it works for me}. :0) Happy Thanksgiving!
2.0   Ruthie @ Refashionably Late
11/16/2015 11:07:10 AM
Rose your table looks great! I love the bright orange colors with the plaid table cloth! I love how you put it all together!
3.0   Karen
11/16/2015 3:45:44 PM
Rose, as always, this is beautiful! I'm so excited for you to enjoy Your first Thanksgiving in this home! Pinning!
4.0   Heather @ The Deans List Blog
11/16/2015 6:43:44 PM
I always forget about shopping at Gordmans for home decor - but I think i'm going to have to stop by tomorrow after work! Your table looks great!
5.0   April R @ Uncookie Cutter
11/16/2015 9:32:14 PM
This is great, makes me wish we had a Gordman's here! I love that metal grate!
6.0   Erin @ The Organized Life
11/17/2015 10:12:42 AM
First, welcome to Minnesota! I've never done a tablescape either, but I love the causal, yet festive one you created!
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