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Olive Thanksgiving Tablescape – Thrifty Style Team

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I can’t wait to share my Olive Thanksgiving Tablescape – Thrifty Style Team.

Welcome to the October installment from our Thrifty Style Team! This is the place where we get together with our talented and creative blogger friends the second Friday of every month. We each display, makeover, repurpose or transform something from our homes or thrift stores. A giant thank you to our friend Julie of Redhead Can Decorate for coordinating this wonderful group! This month we are each showcasing thrifty ideas and recipes for Thanksgiving. I am sharing my Olive Thanksgiving Tablescape – Thrifty Style Team

If you have been following my blog posts for the past couple of weeks, you have seen some of the table decor that I created. My inspiration for an olive Thanksgiving tablescape began with a visit to Ballard Designs store.

It all started when I spotted this olive topiary from Ballard’s.

I decided to create my own version:

Once I created these, I was inspired further to make olive branch place cards.

I painted a glass vase to look like stoneware. This was a fun and thrifty project.

What did I use on my thrifty tablescape?

  • Wood slice chargers. These were leftover from Jenn’s wedding reception several years ago.
  • White beaded dinner plates from the Dollar Store. I purchased mine over 10 years ago. They look exactly like the white Emma beaded plates from Pottery Barn.
  • Olive green napkins from my stash.
  • Olive branch place cards that I made.
  • Faux stoneware vase. I painted a glass vase to look like stoneware. You can read the tutorial here.
  • Olive topiaries that I also created. Tutorial here.
  • Mismatched wine glasses.
  • Ruffled table runner like THIS one.
  • Mom’s silverware
  • Votives from my stash. I’ve had these for years.

These are the beaded dinner plates from the Dollar Tree. I purchased 30 of them as that particular year I was hosting Thanksgiving at my house and needed a lot of plates. A set of 4 Pottery Barn beaded plates costs a whopping $56.00.

The only new addition to my table were these taper candles. Can you believe that they are battery operated with a remote control? Even Honey Bee was impressed. They look like real burning candles, but there is no danger in knocking one over and starting a fire.

Thrifty Tips for a beautiful Thanksgiving Tablescape

  • For table decor inspiration look online, in magazines and seasonal catalogs
  • Use what you already have
  • Mix and match. Use different patterned plates. In my case I used different wine glasses as I didn’t have six stems of the same shape.
  • Create and make what you want

I hope that you have been inspired in some small way today – and that you found my thrifty tips to be helpful.

Don’t forget to pin this to your favorite Pinterest board!

Now let’s see what my talented, thrifty team members have created for Thanksgiving!

Redhead Can Decorate –How to Create I Miss My Mom Tablescape

Our Crafty Mom –Thanksgiving Hostess Gift Idea

I Should Be Mopping the Floor –Thanksgiving Floral Centerpiece

The How to Home-Fresh Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Sweet Potatoess

DIY Beautify –Pleated DIY Paper Table Runner for Thanksgiving

2 Bees in a Pod –Olive Thanksgiving Tablescape

The Tattered Pew –Free Thanksgiving Place Cards

Cottage on Bunker Hill –Make Ahead Holiday Breakfast Baked Goods

Amy Sadler Designs –Heirloom Pumpkin Kitchen Dish Towel

Simple Nature Decor –Pine Cone Napkin Ring for Rustic Thanksgiving Tablescape

Zucchini Sisters – Thanksgiving Door Hanger Dollar Tree DIY

Sonya Burgess – Styling a Simple Thrifted Thanksgiving Table

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