The Thanksgiving table started with the turkey. Doesn't it always? I found this at William Sonoma a few years ago and thought it was so cute. I made the mistake of mentioning to my family over Thanksgiving dinner that first year that I thought the turkey would be something nice to hand down for generations. Well, I haven't heard the end of that since. Everyone now jokes about the, "oh so special, meaningful turkey." Well, guess what? Now it is and we laugh over it every year. :)I was also teased because someone that year had to spend the entire dinner staring at it's butt. Now at dinner "he" goes up in the china cabinet and is replace with flowers the day of the meal.
The gourds next to the turkey came from Hobby Lobby a while back. I decided this year I wanted to do a white on white look so I painted them. The chevron pattern is big this year so I tried that on one and stripes on another. The other two I painted white like the table. The pinecones on the ends of the table also came from Hobby Lobby a while back (They might still carry them.) and I painted the tips of those white.
I added some mercury glass candle holders that I have been eyeing at World Market. They also have some pretty ones at Pottery Barn. The large candle holders stayed on the table from Halloween and I put some smaller pinecones in the center of the table to bring in the natural element there. I made the table runner out of painter's drop cloth which is made of canvas and can be painted. I used a stencil to add some white and a little design to it. Tomorrow I will give a quick DIY tutorial on that.