Allow me to introduce you to the falliday table. Thanksgiving and the holidays are quickly coming and going, so I’ve got some quick tablescape and centerpiece ideas for you.
It makes me sad to design a fall table, undo it, and then create a whole new holiday tablescape. It’s a shame to only enjoy your efforts for just a few short weeks and have to put it away.
That’s why I’ve come up with this thing over at my shop, that we call “falliday”. It’s a little combination of fall, holiday and something that you can keep up all the way until January.
Enjoy as I show you how I put together a tablescape with all of the elements of falliday using:
I love using a table runner or a tablecloth to soften up my table a little bit.
To form the base of my falliday table, I’m going to use a neutral, holiday inspired runner.
I know we’re getting ready for Thanksgiving, but I love the green tones in here! It brings in the beautiful colors that we associate with the holidays and seasonality.
Next, I am going to use a breadboard to create my centerpiece.
You can always go for smaller scale breadboards and round breadboards. However, I opted for this oversized rectangular one because it makes a great table or island centerpiece.
You can leave this just for your Thanksgiving table and use all of your beautiful fall decor. But I’m going to mix it up a little bit.
I’m going to start my falliday table with some of my table top trees mixed with my line of velvet pumpkins.
This seems like an unconventional combination, but believe me, it will all work together in the end!
I start by creating a little bit of a zigzag with my tabletop Christmas trees because I’ve got multiple sizes. Whenever you’re looking for home decor, I love looking for multiples of anything.
This is especially good for creating an eyeline across the table. That means, you will actually be able to see the person sitting across from you!
It also creates pockets in your design where you can easily fill in with fall decor and holiday decor.
That’s where my velvet pumpkins come in. For this falliday table, I went for some unconventional colors of cream, gray, and blue. I love that I can do that with this collection.
Shades like these bring a lot of cool tones to this table. That means the design does not lean too far to Thanksgiving or holiday, even though I’m using pumpkins.
I start with my larger pumpkins all around the breadboard and then fill in with tiny one and medium sizes.
If you like how this is looking for your Thanksgiving table, you can leave it just like this.
Alternatively, you could take this entire table design and just put it onto your buffet.
You can also use tree stems to fill the empty spots of your falliday table! As a bonus, they can add a little pop of color and luster onto your table.
I love these beautiful, iridescent stems. They look gorgeous in the tree and throughout your home. Stems are an easy way to add a little bit of that holiday inspired glitter and glam.
Whenever I’m working on a tablescape, I always want to think about ambient lighting, the kind of lighting that makes your guests want to stick around for a long time.
I guess if you don’t want them to stick around long, you can leave all your lights on super bright. That’ll make them certainly want to leave early. But if not, just look for a couple of beautiful votive holders to place LED candles into. These will keep your table lit in a very soft, romantic way.
We’ve also got some beautiful napkins for the table. Having these placed down adds more functionality and creates a welcoming feeling, like you can sit down and start eating.
And of course, I can’t forget my beautiful little Staffordshire dogs! They go with this color story and will be a conversation starter for everyone on this side of my table.
Here’s the thing about the falliday table, I really don’t want to put it away.
I just want to enjoy the holidays and my seasonal decor today and through the end of the year.
I know there are a lot of purists out there who say to first decorate for fall, then Christmas. However, this is a great way to have all of your efforts really last throughout the rest of the year!
As you can see, there really isn’t anything wrong with mixing fall and holiday decor! It only takes 10 minutes and then you can leave it out as long as you want.
It’s as simple as grouping all of the beautiful decor that you have already around your home.
If you don’t already have pieces like these, I welcome you to shop my store, Village Antiques in Houston, Texas.
Even if you’re not in Houston, we’d love to help you over the phone or in a video chat. You can reach us at (713) 468 – 3931.
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I’m wishing you all the best this year for Thanksgiving and the rest of the holidays,
P.S. You can find all of these early fall decorating items at our retail store, Village Antiques in Houston.
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