Centerpieces are the heart of a tables cape and can make a service table really special. On the mother of all thrift hauls, I picked up some things with great potential.
I found a long vase that had some sort of artificial succulent in it that was so old and dusty it fell apart when I touched it.
I also found a bad full of Fall looking silks and other things, although I couldn’t really tell as they were all wrapped up in the bag. I feel like there is always a ton of potted cheesy looking florals at any thrift store. I decided to take the yellow ones from the great selection and bring them home for a new life. I also picked up a few terra-cotta pots super cheap. Silly me forgot to include them in this picture.
I cut all the yellow flowers off the stems and ‘repotted’ them in the long vase. It seemed that they looked way better when they were all closer to one another. I put a bunch of the random silks that were in the bag along the outside and it really filled the space in nicely.
The pumpkins were just hanging out in that bag of stuff. Lucky me.
Next I pulled apart all of the berry branches and other random little pieces that were in the bag. Many of the branches were all tangled and wrapped around each other. Once I unwrapped them, I cut them smaller so they could fit in the smaller pots. I used some lace from my stash to adorn the top of the pot and just arranged everything until it looked nice.
I originally had some ideas about painting the silks, but it turns out I didn’t need to. I was able to achieve the sophisticated look I was hoping for by just rearranging everything into a better composition.
Can’t wait to see these on the Thanksgiving tables.
I’m a sucker for a great looking tables cape and a decorated holiday. There’s nothing like a comforting space to tell you that it’s Thanksgiving. Of course the friends, family, and food are the most important. This time of year, things can get a bit hectic and it can be hard to put those looks together on a budget, but after a recent thrift haul, I was convinced that with a few minor adjustments, my Thanksgiving space could look incredible without spending a ton. I thought up a few projects that I’d like to share over the next few days and hopefully, you’ll be inspired to thrift some of your Thanksgiving.
The table runner…
I found this table cloth, and while I think the pattern is great; it’s a bit much. I was thinking that it would be so much better as a table runner. That way you still get to appreciate the pattern without the overload.
I came across this burlap on the cheap, so I happened to pick up several yards, thinking it would be great for Fall crafts. So happy I did as it turned out to be the perfect counterpart to this print.
I cut the tablecloth in thirds creating these long strips. I cut those strips in half, then I cut them in half once more. I cut 4 burlap panels the same size as my print pieces. With right sides together, I sewed the print pieces and burlap pieces together in an alternating pattern creating one long runner. Lastly, I stitched the edges under making a finished look.
This was a super easy project just using straight lines. Even if you can’t find a Fall tablecloth, (I admit I got lucky) you could certainly use a large piece of fabric or a sheet commonly found at thrift stores.
I can’t wait to show you the rest of my Thrifted Thanksgiving creations. Stick around this week for more!
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