Thanksgiving Tablescapes (For real life)

Alright ladies, real talk. Every single year I absolutely gawk at all of the gorgeous Thanksgiving tablescapes that float around the interwebs making us all fell let than up to par. Being the designer that I am there is such a HUGE part of me that would love to go all out and decorate the heck out of my thanksgiving table... but... I am still of the age where I travel to my parents or in-laws and just show up with a box of cookies. Ya feel me?

But, even if I were hosting my very own Thanksgiving (which I will be one of these days) I still don't think there would be time in the day to make my table as perfect as what Martha Stewart would advise. My schedule just seems to fill up to much for that. I think we might ACTUALLY lose an hour of every day when daylight savings time is over. It sure seems like it.

Anyway, here are some of my favorite Thanksgiving table scales.... and my ideas on how to make them fit your real life.

Thanksgiving Table Scapes | Sarah Barksdale Design

I love this table! When it comes to Thanksgiving decor you really can not go wrong when you give things a "harvest" theme. Luckily, lots of pumpkins are going on sale now that halloween is over. to pull of this look all you need to do is run to your local grocery store and pick up a few pumpkins and squashes, then snag a few branches from the back yard and your done!

Thanksgiving Table Scapes | Sarah Barksdale Design

This table is stunning isn't it? This look seems a little mor intimidating than the last, but it shouldn't be too hard to pull off. Keep things simple. Grab a few similar candle sticks form your attic or from Home Goods. Dont worry so much about the gold accents if you dont have them.... snag a can of gold spray paint from the craft store and spray some baby pumpkins. Once you are done fill a few glass vases with them and you have a glam table in no time.

Thanksgiving Table Scapes | Sarah Barksdale Design

If you have some left over gold paint and really want to jazz things up. Try spraying some fallen leaves from the yard and making place cards out of them! I love this idea!

Thanksgiving Table Scapes | Sarah Barksdale Design

This is one of my favorite ideas I have seen lately. I have a rosemary bush in my yard and it would be so cute and easy to cut a few branches and make tiny wreath place cards with them. Plus it would make the table smell amazing!

Thanksgiving Table Scapes | Sarah Barksdale Design

If you are a little overwhelmed with setting a magnificent table, then don't sweat it. Go simple with the table and style a bar cart nearby instead. It is a smaller area to tackle and it will have just as much impact! Baby steps my friends...

How will you be styling your Thanksgiving table this year?

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