In this post I’m sharing an easy natural Thanksgiving centerpiece idea that is budget friendly and is so simple to create.
When it comes to setting a Thanksgiving table, I’m all about easy and yet always about beautiful! Thanksgiving is about bounty and harvest, family and memories and giving thanks for what we have. With emphasis on cooking and dining on the feast, I like to keep the table centerpiece simple. Thanks to Ashley of Modern Glam Home for hosting this Thanksgiving post today.
I based this idea around two things. The first is the trending charcuterie board and since I’m not a fan of the meats, cheeses and olives…that doesn’t work for me. My second muse for this setting is a cornucopia but without that physical object. Instead I started with an oversized cutting board. A horn of plenty without the horn if you will! The exact one that I have is available in the link below and I used it to give a focal and protect the table. But basically the rest is composed of thrifty finds for budget minded folks.
When shopping the grocery I looked to see what sort of autumn toned vegetables were available seasonally.
Natural Thanksgiving Centerpiece Idea Grocery List
- Red Pears
- Baby Eggplants
- Red and Green Grapes
- Indian Corn
- Heads of Red Lettuce
- Spring Mix Lettuce
- Pine Cones
- Seasonal Flowers
Putting The Centerpiece Together
After cleaning my cutting board I crumpled up some newspaper and placed it in the center. This was to give the natural Thanksgiving centerpiece idea that I was forming some height. Along with the paper I then added a layer of spring mix lettuce as a cover. Obviously I didn’t want any of the paper to show, so mission accomplished!
And then…I simply started piling on the veggies carefully! Starting from the center and working my way out on all sides. I look at centerpiece arranging the same way that I would look at any art object. What’s important is composition, color and flow. Always take a few steps back and indeed you’ll be changing things up!
Indian corn is one of my favorite fall grocery store items and I used it to create this recent tablescape – Simple Thanksgiving Bounty Table Setting. This table is at my beach house where we often host Thanksgiving. I had some dried beach grasses tucked away and added them to the “scape” for height.
A gold charger is topped with a mix of all vintage plates. Along with the plates, everything is from flea markets, thrift stores or yard sales on this table. I hope that encourages you to know that YOU CAN DO THIS! Vintage white linen rumpled napkins are tied with twine leftover from a package. Besides what’s mentioned there isn’t much else to do with a tablescape like this. Simple, simple and simple!
A sprinkle of cranberries and grapes and the natural Thanksgiving centerpiece idea is done! Add a few candles to light up the night. Definitely a fun tablescape and additionally it can be eaten afterwards! Clearly there are no rules and this is just to give you an idea to try!