I have a confession, I’m not hosting Thanksgiving this year, yet I still wanted to play around with putting together a table setting, because I’m strange that way. Right after Halloween, these pretty fantasy pumpkins were marked down to $1, so I scooped up a few knowing that I could use them around the house as simple Thanksgiving Day decor, and as a Thanksgiving centerpiece seemed like the perfect place. You all know my love for neon runs deep, so I thought I’d play around with adding little touches of it for Thanksgiving, nothing too overboard, just a bit here and there.
I loved the idea of using other garden items I already had at home instead of spending money on fresh flowers (especially since this was just an experimental table setting), so I transplanted some succulents we have in big pots outside into smaller terracotta pots.
I added some paint to the terracotta pots and pumpkin stems to give them a little pop of color, and layered in lots of candles.
I experimented with painting a white pumpkin, but really they are so pretty all their own I decided to just paint the one and let the rest stay as is. I added little bits of moss to succulents planted in votive holders as well.
I’m still in love with the table we got for a fabulous price at World Market, so I didn’t want to fuss it up with placemats and chargers. Just simple white herringbone napkins. By the way, I know my place settings are completely wrong, forgive me. I threw this together in 20 minutes while baby napped, proof that a pretty table can be pulled together in a pinch.
The paints I used were the Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Acrylic Craft Paints in Putty, Sycamore Bark, Granny Smith and Neon Orange. Her paints are the best on the market without a doubt. Complete thick coverage in 1-2 coats.
To see how deep my obsession with Neon runs, please visit here.