Fall dining room and Thanksgiving table

It’s November which means Thanksgiving is near – I cannot wait to gather together with family in just a few weeks for our big Thanksgiving meal!  Today I am sharing my fall dining room and a simple Thanksgiving tablescape. 

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I honestly don’t think I have shared a whole post on my dining room (horrible blogger), but last year literally the week before Christmas I finished building this farmhouse table and painting/staining the chairs so I could host our big family Christmas meal.  I built the table from this Ana White plan and it’s definitely not perfect.  One day I will get some better wood and redo the top but it’s not at the top of the list right now.  The chairs came from Goodwill and facebook marketplace.  I actually have 4 matching chairs that I usually have on the left side that I got for $20 total at Goodwill, then I found a set of 3 wood Ikea chairs and use 2 of those at either end and the 3rd one as my office chair – think I paid $30 for those from Facebook marketplace.  They are very similar so once I painted/stained them the same they look like they match.

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The bench is another yard sale find for $5 that I refinished.  I do plan to build the matching bench to this table sometime but for now this bench works.  And the white cabinet is actually a family heirloom piece – my husband’s grandmothers and I am so thankful to have it!  I need to reinforce the shelves in it and then actually style it inside but I keep all my milk glass, vintage Pyrex, and vintage Ball jar collection in this piece and do pull them out and actually use them for serving or styling at times.  

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The buffet is actually the bottom of a china cabinet that I bought off marketplace for $100 – then resold the top for $25 Winking smile  It was the perfect size for in here, solid wood furniture. and I love it refinished.  I built the shelves by using 2x12x12 pine board and basically cutting it in half – my shelves are 66 inches long.  You can buy pipe brackets like I used here.

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Our house has a very open floor plan which definitely has its pros and cons but I sure do love seeing this view from the kitchen or living room. 

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For the table I kept it very simple with rattan placemats (mine are from Ikea but you can similar here), these white BHG dishes, this table runner from Kirkland’s, thrifted brass candlesticks, greenery, and Target dollar spot pumpkins. 

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I just love how it turned out!

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Candlelight makes everything better!

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The black words are new this year and came from this etsy shop!  I just love them and might have to order a Christmas set!

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I have had this arch (that I got at a yard sale for $8) on top of my hutch since last Christmas and just change out the decor around it. 

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I will probably just switch out the greenery to evergreens and do something very similar for Christmas soon. 

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I hope you enjoyed this fall/Thanksgiving tablescape  – can’t wait to gather with all the friends and t

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