Thanksgiving Table

Yesterday I hosted Thanksgiving at my apartment. It was just three of us: my sister Sophie, my friend Carol, and myself. I figured there was no need to go crazy on decorations, but I wanted the dining room table to look festive, so I started with a centerpiece.

All of this being for one day, I decorated on a budget.

Autumn Potpourri: Marshall's ($5)
Vase: Recycled from an event (free to me!)
Fake Willow Branches: Pier 1 ($6)
Ribbon: Windsor Button ($.79/yard)

Voila! Centerpiece done. And smelling very autumnal. This would be very easy to replicate for Christmas too; winter potpourri, pine branches, and some Christmas ribbon.

Next up, flowers. I cut down a cheap bouquet and set them with fall-colored glass beads, complete with glass acorns.

Stemless wine glasses: Pier 1 ($2 each)
Fall Bouquet: Shaw's ($5.99)
Glass Vase Filler: Pier 1 ($5)

For a table runner over our red tablecloth, I went to a fabric store and bought a yard of burlap. Less than $5 and a perfect rustic touch!

The bar needed some love too. I had bought candles hoping they would fit in the stemless wineglasses (before I decided on flowers), but no go. I got use out of one though!

Cranberry Candle: T.J.Maxx ($3)
Leftover Vase Filler
Salad Plate: Bed Bath & Beyond (I think about $4 - this is part of my dishes set)