As your savvy shopping fashionista, I felt it was only necessary that I pull together some holiday inspiration for your Thanksgiving table. If you caught my post over the weekend, you know that I’m well aware of the damage that holidays are capable of doing to our bank accounts so I’ve paid special attention to how you can decorate on a dime. I bounced around to a few DC Goodwill stores over the weekend to capture the bargains that you’ll find with a little Goodwill shopping before the big day this week.
While planning out my own Thankgiving tablescape, I came across this picture on Pinterest which led me over to the Sweet Something Design blog. I loved the earthy, rustic look that this design featured. The styling of silk leaves don’t look tacky at all and mixing them with pine cones and other (free) things from nature made this feel so homey.
Here are a few things I found in my Goodwill journey over the weekend.
Silk flowers and leaves: I spent enough time sitting in the shopping cart at craft stores with my Mother in my youth to know that even though plastic flowers might look cheap, they can be insanely expensive. Especially when prearranged, silk flowers can come with a hefty price tag. I love the look of leaves and candles on the table for Thanksgiving, though. The Glebe Road Goodwill store had both prearranged Thanksgiving style silks as well as loose ones begging to be styled on my Thanksgiving table. The arrangement was only $4.98 and the leaves were $1.97.
Votive Holders: There is a striking comfort and calm that comes by candlelight. The glow of a freshly lit candle may be exactly what your table needs to help you relax! For functionality’s sake, I’d recommend a tea light style candle nestled in a decorative votive holder. This will be the safest and easiest way for you to incorporate candlelight among the many hands passing around platters and bowls. Check out these two affordable styles I found at Columbia Pike Goodwill store.
Dishware: Oh, my weakness! I love anything chic for the kitchen and dining areas, dear readers. That love doesn’t come cheap either. That is, unless you are shopping at Goodwill. I found so many beautiful sets that all featured individual pieces for under $3.00 each. I love that at Goodwill I can mix and match without having to buy more than I need. There are some incredibly unique vintage style glasswares at Goodwill, too. I like to serve condiments in vintage mugs and tea cups for a retro flare at the dinner table. Mixing shapes of dishes at each place setting can create great depth in your display so don’t be afraid to mix and match.
So, dear readers, if you’ve found yourself in a bit of pickle when it comes to trimming out your table this week, swing into Goodwill for some inspiration. From vintage to contemporary, there are decor items of all kinds that are awaiting a place at your table!
What’re your favorite Thankgiving tablescape ideas? I’d love to hear them!