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Simple Centerpiece

Yes, Thanksgiving is coming in just a few short weeks
and with all planning,
the cooking, the cleaning, the prep work, the company and the details...
a centerpiece that is charming and easy to put together for the table is key.

A table setting & centerpiece that is 
something you can put together with just a few things in a few minutes
during the busy holiday season
I don't know about you- but simple and easy to put together last minute
(since I am usually running around like crazy) is what I am looking for.

I love a table setting that allows Autumn, Christmas and just a touch of sweetness to mingle
and that invites conversations and laughs to linger just a bit longer
so... with that in mind- I went with simple but inviting, with just a few ingredients 
and just a few minutes to put together.

I set this inspiration table outdoors on our patio with a Thanksgiving late afternoon dinner in mind
Since it's outdoors, I wanted to incorporate a few of those natural elements and textures
and once again- non-traditional in colors over here.

After placing a simple striped burlap sack table running down the center 
a thick strand of pinecone garland came next. 

Next, just a few small white pumpkins to bring in a bit of Autumn

and then just a couple white ornaments
 to bring a touch of Christmas & elegance

I always think tables should have flowers-whether they are fresh or faux and these pink roses were perfect
and just $3 for a bouquet at the flower market at the coast the other day

I placed small bouquets of them in little silver and glassware and called it good.

I love that this centerpiece can be put together with just a couple of things and in just a few minutes 
and love it for a more rustic, relaxed table setting
but if are you looking for a little more elegance for Thanksgiving- stay tuned
 I will be sharing more inspiration soon.

Today I am part of a blog hop with some pretty amazing bloggers who are all sharing 
Thanksgiving inspirations of different kinds.

Heather and Vanessa at At The Picket Fence
Mary Beth at Cupcakes and Crinoline
Kristin at Yellow Bliss Road
Heather at  Setting for Four

Head on over to their blogs to check out their inspirations too!


  1. Beautiful! I'd love it if you'd add it to our link party @

  2. I love how the stemware acting as vases seem to be floating above the pine cones. Lovely post.


  3. I love how the stemware acting as a vase seems to be floating above the pine cones. Lovely post.


  4. I love the combination of the roses with the pinecones! You've created a stunning Tablescape once again! It's been fun partying with you again in this fun blog hop Courtney! xo Heather

  5. Love it .. Just beautiful .. Just like you sister. LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog my friend. Have a blessed weekend

  6. You always amaze me with your table settings. Gorgeous, elegant and beautiful! THanks for sharing, so happy to be in the blog hop with you.

  7. Love it, simple and chic. Lovely post

  8. You have make beautiful photos!
    Greetings, RW & SK

  9. Très délicat et romantique.
    Beautiful !!!

  10. so pretty Courtney...are you going to show us more of your pinecone garland and burlap runner? :o)
    I want to see it all-aimee

  11. Beautiful, Courtney. I love the combo of pumpkins, roses and pinecones!

  12. Gorgeous, and so romantic ♥
    Coming from Faded Charm to your blog, I already love it !!
    Bonjour de France

  13. Lovely Courtney. It's nice to not have the traditional colours every year.

  14. Absolutely stunning as always Courtney!! You always inspire me to think outside of the box and the beautiful pink roses combined with the white pumpkins is gorgeous. So fun to be part of the blog hop with you!

  15. Such a beautiful table, Courtney. I always love the way you combine colors and textures ~ stunning! It's so nice to be part of the hop with you ~ have a lovely weekend!

    Mary Beth