Every year I post a round-up of my favorite Thanksgiving tables, and this year is no exception. But before I show you everyone else’s decor, I wanted to show you one idea I had on how to easily put together a festive centerpiece only using items you can find at the grocery store!
As you can see, I created my Thanksgiving tablescape using different pumpkins and gourds and then adding colorful flowers.
With the exception of the crepe paper leaves (which I bought at the dollar store last year) everything was found at Trader Joes. Now I know not everyone has a TJ’s near their home, but my regular grocery store also sells pumpkins, gourds, and flowers, so don’t be put off by the Trader Joes purchase. I just find their prices to be better than my Ralphs.
I have an unusually huge table, so my centerpiece is also quite large, but i think this could easily be done on a smaller table.
I knew I wanted to use the vegetables and add a pop of a contrasting color, so I went with the fuchsia you see in some of the flowers, and in the napkins.
I also wanted to play with different textures, so I chose the most unusual gourds I could find. But another choice could have been to only use white and neutral squash and then the flowers would have popped even more!
To hold the flowers I just used my beloved mason jars in different sizes. I added the crepe paper leaves at the last moment to make the centerpiece feel less fussy.
I also stacked smaller pumpkins on top of larger ones to add height and interest. Just make sure not to make your tablescape too high! You want to make sure your guests can talk to each other across the table.
When dinner was finished and I was done with my arrangement, I moved the pumpkins to my book shelves to start my autumnal decorations. You will also notice them pop up in some of the cooking posts I have ready to go!
By only using items I found at my grocery store I was able to keep the cost of my tablescape low, and ended up with a lovely display that can be used all season long.