setting a rustic Thanksgiving table

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It is hard to believe that Halloween has come and gone and Thanksgiving is around the corner. One of our favorite parts about Thanksgiving is setting the table. Last year, we went to the homes of six L.A. ladies and helped them create tablescapes for Thanksgiving. This year we wanted to create a simple and rustic table using beautiful driftwood, succulents and white pumpkins.

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To create this centerpiece, you need succulents of varying sizes and colors, and white pumpkins in various sizes. We found our sticks at Rolling Greens in West L.A., but we also loved these birch sticks and these natural ghostwood branches. First, we created a base by overlapping 6 long sticks. Next, we placed the pumpkins on top of and next to the stick base. Once our pumpkins were in place we added succulents. To prepare the succulents we removed all of the dirt, leaving only the root, and then submerged them in water to clean them. Once they were dry we added them to the arrangement.

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We kept the place setting simple.  We used small pieces of manzanita branches on each napkin and tied them with a soft beige ribbon. To make the place cards, we printed our guests’ names onto tent cards from Paper Source. Paper Source offers printing templates for their place cards on their website, which makes printing very easy!

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We loved the simple, rustic elegance of this table and the fact that it will last for weeks! For more Thanksgiving decor ideas see our table settingplace settings and our place cards ideas from years past.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Hallman + Ashley