Thanksgiving is right around the corner and it's always been my favorite holiday to host. This is our first Thanksgiving in Minnesota, in our new home, and thanks to family that are willing to make the trek over from Wisconsin to spend Thanksgiving with us, the tradition continues and I'm hosting Thanksgiving again this year! So this year, even though my Christmas tree is already up, I'm going all out with our Thanksgiving table.
If you have been with me for awhile now, you know how much I love to shop at Gordmans. When Gordmans invited me along with 12 other bloggers to check out their fall decor, I jumped at the opportunity because I love everything they have in their store (not to mention the rewards program and 20% off coupon). Monday thru Wednesday this week, each of us is going to share our #gordmansfallfinds on our blogs and social networking. This is a great opportunity for you to check out what Gordmans has in stores, and how each of us home decor bloggers use it in our homes. Plus, you are all invited to go HERE and sign up to receive a 20% off coupon!
The first blog in the line up today is Life On Virginia Street so be sure to check out her #gordmansfallfinds!
I have to admit to you all, I have never created a "real" tablescape before. I've always thought I was much too causal for that. Plus hosting a large amount of people and having younger kids in the family made it a bit difficult to create a tablescape.
This year though, we are having a much smaller crowd with only 9 of us so creating a tablescape was very do-able. There is plenty of seating for the adults at our kitchen table with the younger kids sitting at the island.
This gorgeous turkey was the inspiration for my tablescape. The metallic bronze finish made such a statement and was the perfect centerpiece at our table. Everything else that I purchased from Gordmans, the pumpkins, the hurricanes and candle holders, the pinecone floral...it all just coordinated so well and fell into place with each other.
I used my rusty metal grate that used to be on the lower shelf of our TV stand to anchor my table decor from Gordmans. Even though the turkey has a more traditional look to it, it still works really well with the rusty patina of the grate. The tablecloth, also found at Gordmans is very casual, but still looks great with the very inexpensive plate chargers and classic white plates. Plate chargers can get very pricey and unless they are something you are planning on using often, don't feel any shame in getting ones from your local dollar store (which these are!).
No matter what time of day you are having your meal, adding ambiance with candles is always a good idea. I feel that candlelight, even in daylight, helps to slow the meal down; making more time to enjoy the food and enjoy each other.
For my first ever tablscape, I think it turned out pretty good. Tablescapes don't have to be as complicated as you think! This is a simple tablescape and the result is still as pretty as the complicated ones. And all I did was add a tablecloth, centerpiece vignette, inexpensive plate chargers, and cloth napkins with napkin rings. For those of you visiting from the other talented blogs participating in the #gordmansfallfinds blog hop, welcome to What Rose Knows! I hope you have the time to explore my blog and stay awhile. And for my readers who want to see more, I've posted the line up below. Please take some time to visit the other blogs participating! Next in the line up is Our House Now A Home!
Monday, Nov 16
Tuesday, Nov 17
Wednesday, Nov 18
I would like to thank Gordmans for inviting me to participate in this blog tour! I have always been a fan of Gordmans and can't wait to return for some Christmas decor!
I also want to make sure you all go HERE sign up for the 20% off coupon for your next visit to Gordmans!