Amaizing Grace Thanksgiving Tablescape
See my Amaizing Grace Thanksgiving Tablescape concept for celebrating gratitude this season.
This year I wanted to do a little something different with my thanksgiving color theme. My Amaizing Grace Thanksgiving Tablescape is comprised of a mix of maize or corn. Which is how I came up with the fun and cheeky little name of Amaizing Grace. I think it is a fitting theme for a Thanksgiving table, but I also really like the hymn and it’s history, the origin of the hymn is pretty fascinating.If you are not familiar with with the origin story of the song, I do implore you to take it upon yourself to google it and educate yourself, you might just learn a thing or two. I do know it will bring a long topic of discussion over the dinner table, which is always fun at our house, and a great tip for any dinner.As I mentioned above, I wanted to do a non-traditional fall color theme for the table. Honestly, after Halloween I was a little over all of the orange, so I went with a lovely sage and maize color story. The dried maize has a lot of pretty burnt umbers, sienna and even aubergine tones in the corn cobs as well the more traditional golds and sunny yellows.I created a flatlay of silk greenery including sage and olive leaf branches for the dusty green tones. Then layered in the dried maize of varying sizes, shapes and colors. The husks added a great feather like texture to the greenery along with a lot of fullness.I kept the napkins simple with a basic Belgian linen in pale beige, atop a basic white plate, and fall leaf charger. I do like to keep my serving plates white and simple at Thanksgiving, it just makes the food look better, and photograph better too. That is a total blogger trick right there!A golden Ikat table runner is my little unexpected pattern that I feel makes the entire table pop. It added just a touch of some whimsy but still kept the color story cohesive. In some way it has a slight nod to a tribe pattern, even though it derives from the East Indies archipelago traditions, it sort of makes me think of the first Thanksgiving as well.I pulled the feel of the corn husks to the buffet mirrored into the large hand woven seagrass style basket, which makes a nice background statement for the room. Then added a few extra olive and sage branches around the base of the candle sticks for just a touch of green.At each place setting we used a mini ear of dried corn along with the Belgian linen napkin, and my water glass wine goblets I picked up a few seasons ago from Pottery Barn. I love these glasses because they can go both casual and fancy, they have a great hand weight to them and just a hint of green in the glass which really plays up the sage tones nicely. Even though you may not be hosting a crowd this year, you should still plan to set a pretty table and enjoy the company of those that you have around you. I know many families that have opted for a Zoom-giving this year, which is a fun idea to host for the 2020 holiday season. They are cooking together and then having their traditional meal together just with screen time instead. Whatever your tradition, old or new, just have a safe and happy holiday season.Also be sure to check back in later this week for the full recipe on my Cran Cherry Couscous seen below, along with a few other tasty Thanksgiving side dishes that will not disappoint this holiday season. I am sharing this recipe, along with a few other of our favorites for the season.I hope you all have a safe and happy holiday season. If you loved this post check out some of our other great Fall Idea posts: