With the impending arrival of cooler weather, I’m hosting outdoors with a simple Friendsgiving decor table setting for fall. Learn how easy the look is in this post!
Friendsgiving Decor Table Setting – Outdoor Ideas
I just LOVE entertaining outdoors! Living in Florida it’s just going to be coming into our better weather once Thanksgiving rolls around. It’s always a very long, hot and muggy summer here and we can’t be outside for long unless in the pool. Our 60’s ranch is a good size home, but the layout is not conducive to entertaining. The dining room is open to the kitchen and it’s small, with a table that barely seats six. So I’m excited to be able to spend more time out in our spacious garden, and we can spread out nicely!
Today I’m joining some blog friends in this post, hosted by Bre of Rooms For Rent. Be sure to scroll all the way down for more! While this Friendsgiving decor table setting looks lush, it’s sort of unlike me. There are no flowers! I decided to go with a natural theme and it all came from Trader Joes. They truly have the best flowers (and greenery) around that are reasonably priced.
There are just three heirloom pumpkins, magnolia clippings and eucalyptus, along with lots of apples. I did tell you that there were no flowers, but I had a few peach hibiscus from my own garden. *TIP* – For a Friendsgiving decor table setting take ONE OF THESE and write your friends names on the apples for each place setting. I have those and was planning on doing just that, but with our current room remodeling situation I couldn’t get to them!
While oranges, reds and yellows never make their way into my home, without a doubt with fruits and vegetables I make an exception! This Friendsgiving tablescape started with a massive copper confiture pan in the center of the table.
The place settings are basic and took just a few minutes to put together. Clearly the centerpiece is the star and drapes across the table. Here’s how I put this Friendsgiving decor table setting look together…
- Firstly I placed the confiture pan in the center of the table. Secondly I laid the eucalyptus across the center of the table. Half of it is facing to the right and half to the left, meeting in the middle. Then I draped the magnolia leaf clippings similarly over the eucalyptus in the same fashion…twisting and tucking artistically.
- After that I added the pumpkins on top, moving the greenery slightly to make space for them. The apples came next and sort of tossed around with no plan. Candles and lanterns came next. Always step back and take a look at your arrangement however you decide to create one!
- Lastly I created the individual place settings, flatware and stemware…in that order.
For the napkin rings, I tied a simple pink silk ribbon into a bow around a mini pinecone as well as a magnolia leaf with each friend’s individual name written with a marker.
Clearly the winds picked up so I knew that it would be too windy to light the dinner tapers. The lanterns have battery operated candles inside.
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