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You asked for it, so here it is! A complete do it yourself thanksgiving tablescape, just in time.

I paired with a few local vendors that helped make this table just incredible!

The first step to creating a perfect tablescape is to determine a certain theme, color scheme or inspiration. I really have been loving everything botanical lately. I really wanted to incorporate different real food elements of fall such as pears and squash. My main color for the table was a bright squash color. I found this gorgeous velvet runner in that very color at home goods. Those of you who know me, know I can’t resist the velvet.

So after finding my starting point on the table (the runner), I started to build the focal point of the tablescape. I bought a few butternut squashes from my local grocery store as well as some pears for each place setting. Molly grace makes, did calligraphy phrases on pears! What a fun medium to work with. After compiling all these fun pears in the center I placed this beautiful floral centerpiece from Berry Branch Design. She really does some of the best floral pieces!

You always want to create your center before setting all the place settings. For the dishware, I wanted to keep with the earthy theme and found these imperfect round clay plates from Target’s Magnolia market line. I like to mix and match and have a variety of plates on each tablescape. Wooden flatware (also from target ) worked perfectly in keeping with my natural theme. For each place setting, I set a dinner plate, salad plate, dinner fork, salad fork, knife and spoons, one water goblet, one juice glass and to complete the look, mini breadboards.

So there you have it, the perfect Thanksgiving tablescape for your family dinner. Of course, no one would know about your beautiful table if you didn’t send out some of these lovely invites, designed by JKF Design co.

A huge thank you to Lauren Dobbish for capturing this table so perfectly! We had a little fun at the end and let Mr. rusty test out the table. He was the pawfect model 😉

I hope this helps you all bring this thanksgiving magic to your homes, enjoy!

Dinner Plates

Salad plates

Green Glassware

Wooden flatware

Golden napkins

Pear Calligraphy

Molly Grace Makes


Floral designs

Berry Branch Design

Stationery design

JKF Design Co

caroline + mike

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ainslee + eric

"While Carianne helped us plan our wedding, she made sure to listen to every idea and was never afraid to tell us when something was unrealistic or if she felt there was something that would add to our vision. We are so grateful for the kindness and patience she showed. She worked to take the stress off of us and our families. We have no regrets from that weekend and we have her to thank for that. We don’t know what we would have done without her!"

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kelsey + ross

"Carianne's strength is definitely executing on a wedding vision! With our busy, growing careers it was great to have her to touch base with vendors and bring so much peace of mind the day of. She has an eye for design!"

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"My husband and I are NOT big wedding people... we ended up eloping last minute, 4 months before our wedding date! Carianne was so excited for us and went with the flow. She took everything in stride! She helped us plan and execute our local wedding reception and gave us so many great ideas and tips. My entire family gushed about her the next day! I am certain that we couldn't have pulled off the most perfect wedding reception without her help. I think every bride needs a coordinator, and I'm recommending Carianne to everyone!"

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Savannah + Mijamin

“ I came to Carianne with only three months left to plan my wedding and in need of some serious help! She asked questions I didn’t think of and her ideas were magical. During the process, she made sure things were going smoothly and stayed within my budget while still making my Pinterest dreams come to life! My parents are forever grateful for her coming and taking a huge weight off their shoulders. It was the best day of my entire life and Carianne made that happen!”

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Meggan + Kyle

"From the moment we met Carianne, we knew we trusted her to help us execute our perfect wedding day. She was so helpful throughout the planning process, checked in frequently, and even helped us find vendors. When our wedding weekend arrived, she was so helpful and stayed to work out every detail the day before the wedding. I knew I didn't have to worry or even think about how a thing because she took care of everything. It was such a help to myself, my husband, and our families to have Carianne there to take care of all the details. You would be crazy to not hire Carianne for any event you may have!

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