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A Farm-Inspired Thanksgiving

Are you Home for the Holidays?  What was your Thanksgiving table like?  We would like to share some ideas from our contributor Mary Cox from Horse of a Different Color.   She adds a touch of farm inspiration to her traditional Thanksgiving table.  It’s easy and inexpensive: who woulda’ thought to pair pumpkins with carrots and apples from the farm?  From warm orange hues and autumn leaves, fall colors for Thanksgiving are a must at every table.  Take a look at Mary’s tips for your next Thanksgiving Fall-inspired feast:

Carrots and Apples Tall Centerpiece Vase

What you need:

Small Apples


Rainbow carrots

Berry branches

We actually picked these apples off my neighbors tree (he doesn’t know it yet!) and added some lime, cuties and organic rainbow carrots for a festive centerpiece……a couple of berry branches and …Voila !!

Pumpkin Bowl For Your Butternut Squash Soup

What you Need:

Pumpkin the size of a soup bowl

Carve out the top (make sure that you cut in towards the center – so that the top will not fall through) and fill with your favorite soup (mine being squash) and

garnish with fresh parsley…

Apple & Candle Lit Center Table Piece

Apple candle centerpiece

What you need:

Apples (5)

Votive candles

Maple Leaves

Cuties and Berries

Carve out the center of the apple to suit the size of the votive candle.  Insert candles and arrange with leaves, cuties and berries.   Your guests will be asking if you have been featured on HGTV…

The Finished Thanksgiving Table:

From the Yard and the local vegetable isle:




Candles – various heights

Ferns or greens

Bright color leaves

We picked some fallen maple leaves and lined a tray with them and then added an assortment of gourds, apples, cuties……staggered our candle heights and threw in some ferns – easy schmeezy !!!

Pumpkin Vase Centerpiece (pictured above on the right)

Mid Size Pumpkin – carved out



Place this pumpkin vase next to the carrots and apple vase to add a good balance on the end of the table.  Place these farm-inspired pieces on top of your favorite fall colored table runner and… Ta Da!

Did you have a Happy Thanksgiving?  Share your tips & trips below… and let us know what you think about the farm-inspired Thanksgiving!


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