Thanksgiving Table Setting

I know that Thanksgiving is a few weeks away for us US folks, but I couldn’t help and decorate our table!

And since it’s $30 Thursday, I decided to use the challenge to create something new for our table!

In case you’re new here, $30 Thursday is a monthly challenge where April from House By Hoff and Jen from Migonis Home test ourselves to create unique and easy ideas that can be made for $30 or less.

This month, we focused our attention on table settings!

Here’s what I came up with:

Thanksgiving Table Setting by The Wood Grain Cottage

I brought out my grandma’s dinnerware…. and set it on top of our handmade wooden chargers, tutorial coming soon!

Thanksgiving Table Setting by The Wood Grain Cottage

Thanksgiving Table Setting by The Wood Grain Cottage

And remember those denim leaves that I shared a while back? Well, I decided to give them a simple use and I’m loving how they look with our silverware….

Thanksgiving Table Setting by The Wood Grain Cottage

I love how they look with the plates…

Thanksgiving Table Setting by The Wood Grain Cottage

And the simple ratan ball makes it all pop!

Thanksgiving Table Setting by The Wood Grain Cottage

And of course, pinecones and wheat had to make an appearance…

Thanksgiving Table Setting by The Wood Grain Cottage

Thanksgiving Table Setting by The Wood Grain Cottage

I grabbed the huge cutting board at the thrift store…

Thanksgiving Table Setting by The Wood Grain Cottage

And there had to be a touch of plaid…

Thanksgiving Table Setting by The Wood Grain Cottage

I just love how it all works together…

Thanksgiving Table Setting by The Wood Grain Cottage

We’re simple people, and this is perfect for us!

Thanksgiving Table Setting by The Wood Grain Cottage

Thanksgiving Table Setting by The Wood Grain Cottage

Thanksgiving Table Setting by The Wood Grain Cottage

Thanksgiving Table Setting by The Wood Grain Cottage

Oh boy, I can’t wait to celebrate Thanksgiving!

$30 Thursday | The Wood Grain Cottage

April also had fun setting up her Thanksgiving table, isn’t it so lovely and cheerful?

Thanksgiving Table | House By Hoff

How’s that for a bit of inspiration? From our home to yours…

Shayna | The Wood Grain Cottage

Psst…. Don’t forget to follow our $30 Thursday Pinterest board… it’s loaded with easy {& affordable} ideas!

Lovely comments so far...

  1. amy ogden says:

    I love it! Love the simplicity and the way it makes you feel homey. Which is a perfect feeling for Thanksgiving :D Also noticed you set the silverware on your table backwards, and was just wondering if there was a reason for this? I love cutting boards too and recently started collecting them… just can’t seem to stop
    Wishing you a juicy Turkey for your Thanksgiving and may the day be filled with much Love, Happiness and Laughter, with memories to last a life time!

    • THANK YOU so very much, Amy! I love the way it “feels” too! :-D
      And I totally didn’t have a reason for setting the silverware backwards… I was just so darn excited with the way the fork looked with the denim leaf! :-D
      HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU!!
      -Shayna

      • amy ogden says:

        I came back to look at your table again and noticed the grapevine wreaths on the back of the chairs!!! I’m so in love with them I can’t stand it! I have to steal this idea and use it … just don’t know if I want to use it for Thanksgiving, (the whole family doesn’t come together for Turkey day) Or for Christmas when Everyone is here! I know all of my sisters are going to love them! and Yes, I will give you full credit!

  2. Shayna,
    your tablescape for Thanksgiving looks fabulous. Loving the chargers and how you used the denim leaves to hold the utensils; and nothing is more classic than blue and white. I have some blue willow plate ware and I plan to use it on our table too.

  3. You are very creative! The chargers are versatile too as I looked at your Pinterest challenge page. They can be used as an anchor for wall art or simply as you made them!! I see now your tie in to the blue leaves. So neat! And your touch of plaid. I also like the unusual mirror above the buffet. You went to soooo much work to create this visual delight I just wanted you to know I appreciate all the effort you give to ideas, photos, your upbeat posts when we know life isn’t a bed of roses every day…the enthusiasm is a bright spot in this world. As a little girl my mom played and my two sisters and I sang Jesus bids us shine in a clear pure light, Like a little candle burning in the night;In this world of darkness we must shine, You in your small corner, and I in mine.
    I’m not sure of your beliefs, but its like you , if you are a Christian, should realize you are doing just that! Shining light in your corner of the world…

    • Amen to that, Gwen! Beautifully said! I, in mine, <3 to shine for Jesus!!! Love it & HIM…
      Blessings & <3 to you in yours…corner that is!
      M

    • Oh. My. Goodness. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH, Gwen! I had a permanent smile all day because of you! You’re so right, my everyday life isn’t a bed of roses, BUT I do try to stay positive and only share happiness at the WGC! This is my place to share my love of home… and I’m gonna let it shine! :-D
      THANK YOU so much for your friendship… It’s valued more than you will ever know! :-D
      From one Christian to another… BIG HUGS!
      -Shayna

  4. I’ll be right over…absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! I’m thankful for all of your creative inspiration, Shayna! HAPPY THANKSGIVING…Blessings & <3 M

  5. Beautifully done. They are perfectly you! You guys are such a good team. Nothing like having someone who supports your creative visions ;) The table looks terrific!! I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  6. Love the wooden placements! They add dimension and texture!!!

  7. Oh the wood chargers are so fabulous, what a great idea and I love, love, love your tablesetting. The wheat is my favorite. Hugs, Marty

  8. These add so much to your beautiful table setting! You should be so proud. I love them! XO

  9. It looks beautiful!

  10. it’s beautiful Shayna! everything is, your table looks beautiful for Thanksgiving! :-)

  11. Hi Shayna-
    I just came upon your blog and you mentioned you are simple people. Well you might be simple, but your home is beautiful.
    I love looking at all these wonderful blogs, so I though I should do one myself – Maybe take a look – its still a work in progress. I haven’t listed everything yet, but there is some pictures and words explaining -
    Enjoy.
    Rose

    • THANK YOU so very much, Rose! I’m so happy you found me! Welcome to The WGC! :-D
      I can’t wait to take a look at your blog! Enjoy! :-D
      -Shayna

  12. Here is my website:
    rose23pete1979.com
    Thanks
    Rose

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