This post outlines how to create a Thanksgiving table with thrifted items!
We are hosting my husband and I’s dear high school friends for a Friendsgiving dinner this week! Some of them recently moved to Colorado, so we are so thankful to get to reconnect with them in our home! These friends are the kind that when we get together there are LOTS of laughs and it’s always a blast. I have a turkey thawing in my fridge as I write this post!
Whenever we host, I really enjoy “dressing up” the table. It’s a little creative outlet for me to put together a special table. The plates, silverware, and placemats are from Crate & Barrel, but most of the other items were thrifted or gifted to us. This post will outline some of the thrifted items I included and how to put them all together for Thanksgiving table!
Step 1: Linens
I like to build from the bottom up, so the tablecloth and placemats are chosen first. This vintage crocheted tablecloth I thrifted about 2 years ago and I have used it countless times! It’s a great base for a variety of tablescapes.
Next, the placemats we received as a wedding gift from Crate & Barrel. We use them over and over again because they are so neutral and easy to wash. The placemats we have are no longer available, but here is a link to a similar kind.
Possibly my favorite part of this table are the rust napkins, which were a wedding gift to us from my mama. She found them at a resale shop (of course)!
Step 2: Glassware
Next up is glassware! I thrifted these lowball glasses for my husband’s birthday a few years ago. I hope to write a post soon about how to thrift gifts, let me know if that sounds interesting to you!
Also, I thrifted these amber tumbler glasses last week for this Friendsgiving dinner, but I know I will get a lot of use out of them! My husband and I both decided we really like how tall and thin they are. They don’t take up a lot of space in our cabinets or in the dishwasher.
Step 3: Candles, Florals, and Decor
Lastly, candles and decor are the finishing touches! No matter the season, I love to include candles on the table. It provides such a cozy ambiance to a shared meal that is unmatchable! In this Thanksgiving table, I included tapers, tea lights, and my favorite oil lamp.
The oil lamp is from my lovely mama (resale shop, again) and the early American pressed glass dishes (holding the tea lights) are from my mom’s antique collection from my grandpa. She has graciously shared a few pieces with me for the time being (thank you mom!).
The brass candlesticks I thrifted and the rust tapers were a gift from my husband for our anniversary.
It’s always always always a great idea to add some florals or greenery to any table. I thrifted the glass vase and these dried florals were left over from the DIY Fall Wreath.
To be honest, I’m not a huge dried flowers fan. However, I do appreciate them more in the fall because it feels reflective of the season – everything drying out and muted brown taking over – so it helps me embrace that reality a little.
The wood tray was a hand-me-down from a cousin who was purging, and the salt & pepper shakers are from Crate & Barrel.
I hope this post helps you envision how to create a Thanksgiving table with thrifted items! Tag me on Instagram or Facebook or comments below if you create your own Thanksgiving table, I would love to see it!