Setting a budget friendly Thanksgiving Table

Have you ever looked at table setting ideas for Thanksgiving? Those tables are loaded with crystal, silver and fine china, they are amazing. I don't own crystal or fine china, I have casual blue and white china, Hadley pottery, blue Fiestaware and my grandmother's Noritake. I have don't own silver, I have pewter. That's OK, I like a more casual table and every year I have a great time setting a budget friendly Thanksgiving Table.

I reuse decorations. I repurpose dishes for centerpieces. I sew table runners. I pick things up on clearance and at the dollar store. I order my flowers when I order my food from Peapod. I want my table to look good and I want to save some money while doing it. I also want my tables to reflect the fall colors and look of autumn.

Flip through the photo album and see if I don't have fun tables which reflect the season that also don't break the budget! Now, who wants to cook the dinner? Kidding. (No, I'm not really if you're willing.)

Setting a great table makes me Sew happy!

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Here is last year's post from the day after Thanksgiving where you can see the table runner and one table a little more clearly.


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