Thanksgiving is a big deal around here. My husband is the cook in our home and goes all out for Thanksgiving. I think we make a pretty good team – he cooks and I decorate. He’s just the best cook around and I look forward to sharing his recipes and tips in the future!
I come from a family with three brothers and no sisters. Thanksgiving was no joke, y’all! My brothers had a contest every year to see who could eat the most. For two weeks before Thanksgiving, they would eat as much as they could at every meal to stretch their stomachs out. I’m not joking. My family is full of weirdos. Every year my brother Steven wins. Every. Single. Year. My youngest brother comes in close second. This, honestly, might be my favorite memory of Thanksgivings while living at home. I don’t know why I think it’s so funny when my brothers eat a ton, but it’s hilarious and makes me laugh just thinking about it.
Though I won’t be spending Thanksgiving with my family this year, we will be headed to Dallas to spend the long weekend with my husband’s family. We have fallen in love with our friends close by so we wanted to host a Friendsgiving! I put together a little mock-up of what our table will look like. Multiply this by 3 + 6 kids and you’ve got our guest list! I was so excited to throw this together and am even more excited to share it with you!
As some of you know, my husband is in graduate school and we are not made of money. My goal is to share realistic inspiration that is budget – friendly. This whole tablescape cost me under $30, because we had a lot of the supplies already. My favorite part of this is the napkins. Hellllllooooo adorable! I am so in love with the black and white farmhouse plaid. Anyone else? I am a fan of the red and black, too, but I love how clean and crips the white and black are together. I got the fabric at Hobby Lobby and did a quick stitch around the edges to prevent fraying.
The silverware I actually got from Wal-Mart! Not even joking. I love the color and the contrast against the black and white. The placemats are just craft paper from Hobby Lobby that I wrote our guests’ names on. Easy peasy!
Here is one of my best kept secrets: do you see the runner? It looks super fancy and is a look that is really trending right now. I bought that fabric at Hobby Lobby for 40% off. I reuse it all the time for different projects.
The pine cones are foraged and by foraged I mean that I picked them up while on a walk with my son. Sprayed them down with white spray paint and BAM! They look beautiful and really add texture to the center of the table.
If you are in need of help styling your Thanksgiving or Christmas tablescapes, shoot me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org! I’d love to help you! I can help virtually or in person if you are located in Lubbock!