Friendsgiving {thanks}: Setting the Table

Fall is easily the favorite season full of warm memories, and thankful hearts. I love it, that’s for sure.

It’s just too easy to complain, so I love that there is a holiday and really a season set aside for just the opposite, remembering what you’re thankful for. Being thankful is a powerful weapon. It can take you from feeling depressed and low to feeling like you can conquer the world. No matter how heavy the circumstance – there is always something you can be thankful for. 

With the full hearts comes the full homes. Fall is full of parties, friends, and family. You will undoubtedly be searching Pinterest for some good decoration ideas or tablescapes. Well per the norm, I don’t have an extra $100.00 to spend on the table decor. Here are a few of my solutions mixed in with some fall pieces you can get from AMITY RISE.

Friendsgiving {thanks}:



Using a wreath and a large plate you can create depth and interest. I also put some dried flowers into the wreath to add some fall colors.

DSC_6777Use your favorite cake stand that you already have. Or you can always buy this one –  it’s in the store!


The table runner is a simple, natural runner than I use over and over for multiple occasions – but it goes great with every season. This one is from Pottery Barn, but I think you can find them in several stores.


Take a large apple with some great color. Cut out a circular wedge from the top, pour some water into the apple,  using $4.00 flowers layer them into the space you cut out, set it on a bowl turned upside down, and done. Cute, fall and extremely affordable. One bunch of flowers got me the whole table. Surprisingly these lasted weeks! I like to use the bowls to give your table different heights.

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Lastly, is this tray. This tray is also in the store right now. It’s the perfect amount of vintage. Loving this piece for fall displays. It added an opportunity for height and to set apart the drink (cranberry tea).

DSC_6919Even if you use simple, affordable components – if you layer them and create different heights you can’t go wrong. For fall I like to think texture, and layers more so than colors. It will give you a unique, but beautiful tablescape!

A special thank you to TabbyZPhotography once again for the beautiful pictures!! If you are interested in her work or need a photographer check out her website (TabbyZPhotography).

1 Comment

  1. Can’t wait to eat another amazing fall meal at this awesome friends giving table courtesy of amity rise and the spectacular Lipscombs please! 😉

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