It all started with these old wooden buckets I picked up on clearance at Dillard's this summer for just a few dollars each.
While I was working in the kitchen preparing dinner, the girls were creating these beautiful rustic arrangements with faux leaves, gourds, berries, dried lotus pods and artichokes. (I got the artichokes in a Bountiful Basket one week and never got around to cooking them. I just let them dry out on the counter to use in floral arrangements. No sense in wasting them, right?)
Next, the runner was brought out and we started looking for some candles. The little golden votives were a find at the Dollar Tree a couple of years ago when I put together a Casual Fall Tablescape.
Out came my trusty white dishes, layered with some ticking-striped napkins... another fun clearance find from the same shopping trip as the wooden buckets.
Each place setting was adorned with a pinecone. For an extra sweet touch, a little tag with a handwritten name could welcome each guest.
The table is all set. A wooden cutting board with some yummy breadsticks beckons the guests to come to the table to partake in a delicious meal prepared by loving hands. Are all your Thanksgiving plans set? Are you hosting at your house this year?