In this post I’ll share details about our farmhouse style Thanksgiving table from our Canadian Thanksgiving holiday last weekend!
I had fun putting together a few decorations for our Canadian Thanksgiving holiday last weekend in our kitchen and on our big kitchen table. I had meant to just share it for fun on Instagram, but we took quite a few photos that turned out really well, so I decided to go ahead and make a full blog post out of it. I also thought I actually came up with quite a few little ideas that might be useful for anyone reading who will be celebrating American Thanksgiving in a few weeks, or who will be having any other fall-ish get togethers over the remainder of the season. So here’s my farmhouse style Thanksgiving kitchen! 🙂
My Farmhouse Style Thanksgiving Table
I’ve been wanting to re-finish this table since the beginning of summer, but I still haven’t tackled it yet. With the big porch project going on, I just haven’t wanted to add to the chaos around our house by having our kitchen table a complete mess for a few days while I sanded everything down and refinished it. I actually think it looks pretty great with all this rustic fall decor for now though, even though it’s pretty banged up.
My Farmhouse Style Thanksgiving Centerpiece
I did yet another crazy thing thing and used some non-traditional colors and even some totally out-of-season faux berries in the centrepiece. I think they all came together to create a really harvesty look that’s perfect for our earlier Thanksgiving here in Canada. I was in my favourite local garden centre The Glasshouse and I just couldn’t resist those blueberries.
Faux florals and berries are so great to keep in the house because they’re so convenient and they can be used over and over again. I like to fill in with a bit of real greenery though when I can to make a larger piece like this centrepiece feel really full and abundant. I just clipped a few little boxwood branches from our shrubs out front and the bright green worked perfectly with all of the other bright colors.
I just used a few little over-turned votive holders inside the long trough box as little risers for the white pumpkins, to give it a little bit more of a Thanksgiving-y feel. That long trough box has been such a great decor staple. We made it few years ago for just a few dollars and I’ve painted it several different colors and used it for all times of year.
Those stunning lanterns that you can see in the background are also from The Glasshouse. Definitely pop in there and check out their home decor if you’re local. They had quite a few different lanterns, which I love for when you have an open surface like this dresser in our kitchen. You don’t always need to do something elaborate when you have lanterns as beautiful as these. I just popped a ceramic pumpkin in one, and a little vase of faux fall flowers in the other and called it done! I think they really help set a cozy tone for a holiday gathering like Thanksgiving with basically no effort at all. Which was great because you know I definitely played around with that centrepiece for quite a while to get it juuuust right. 🙂
How do you cozy your home up for Thanksgiving? Do you use traditional yellows and oranges or do you play around with different colors a bit too?
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.