Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Thanksgiving Display in a Tray


With Thanksgiving coming up this weekend, here in Canada, I've added some additional décor with this special holiday in mind. 
I had a lot of fun creating this Thanksgiving display in a tray and thought I'd share the details with you.


Surprisingly, inspiration started with these new fall-coloured plaid napkins I recently purchased at a local kitchen store.
They were tucked inside three brown mugs and centered in the tray - all ready for a cup of steaming hot coffee with perhaps a shot of Bailey's Irish Cream. :)
From there, I played around with other various themed items arranging them around the mugs until I liked the composition.
Naturally, my leaf bowls (Walmart a few years back) and a few faux mini-pumpkins fit in perfectly.
Mr. Turkey was moved around to different areas in the tray but ended up perched on this candleholder. Originally, I had a 3 wick candle in this spot but moved that out in the end.
The leaf bowls are ready for perhaps some morning cereal or porridge.
The wheat arrangement is something I brought out of my fall décor storage from a few years back.
Below, you can see it is just a cylinder vase I filled with wheat grains as a base topped with wheat sheaves.
This tray is ready with dishes for a morning meal  but if you were serving a buffet type meal for Thanksgiving , it could serve as a decorative....

The "Give Thanks" pumpkin reminds us of the true meaning behind the holiday.
The secret to getting a display in a tray to look its best is to vary the heights of the items you use.
This can be accomplished with stacks of dishes, candleholders, cake plates and taller arrangements in pitchers or vases.
The benefit of having everything in a tray is that it provides a border to group the items and it can all be moved with relative ease if necessary.
Have I inspired you to try decorating in a tray? It can be round, square, rectangular, woven, metallic, plastic, deep or shallow - use whatever you've got!
Give it a try - just keep playing until you like what you see!

Thanks for visiting!

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16 comments:

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Gorgeous display! Love those leaf bowls and plaid napkins. Happy Thanksgiving!

Susie Holler said...

OH LORI I LOVE YOUR TABLES AND DISPLAYS .YOU ARE SO CREATIVE AND EVERYTHING YOU COME UP WITH ARE SO BEAUTIFUL I HAVE BEEN INSPIRED MY SO MANY OF YOUR TABLES AND YOUR COLORS ARE JUST MAGNIFICENT.DO YOU SAY HAPPY THANKSGIVING IN CANADA ?IF SO HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL HAPPY THANKSGIVING.SUSIE

Lanita Anderson said...

Love your Thanksgiving display....especially the beautiful fall napkins!! Thanks for sharing!
Blessings,
Lanita

Lori Schumaker said...

So pretty! I'm pinning! So glad I stopped by from Imparting Grace:-) Annnnd... I love your name :-)
Blessings and smiles,
Lori

Valerie Roberts said...

What beautiful items you have. You have put them together in such a gorgeous manner. Your photo's are superb. You have given me some great ideas. Thanks.

Nancy Roberts said...

Gorgeous vignette!!!

Ann Krucek said...

Just gorgeous! This caught my eye right away - first one I choose to visit in the link party because it grabbed me! Great mix of colors and textures, just perfect for the season.

Pamela said...

Stunning! Love the turnkey.

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Happy Thanksgiving in Canada, Lori. You always create such stunning groupings and your tray display is just perfect. Love the plaid napkin, leaf plate, turkey and wheat.

Katherines Corner said...

It's absolutely gorgeous. Happy Thanksgiving and Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Watch for your feature on Monday xo

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Wow what a gorgeous centerpiece. Happy Thanksgiving to you.
I would love to have you join and share this at our Monday blog party Cooking and Crafting with J&J.
Thanks.
Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

Emily Wilson said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I especially like your leaf bowls. I don't have much decor that is specifically Thanksgiving, but I like your little turkey. I'll have to keep my eye out for one!

Mar C @mypaintbucketlist.com said...

Wow. Your center piece is just beautiful. All the images are gorgeous!Very inspiring! I'm so glad I happened by! :)

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Lori,
My what a beautiful centerpc., it is really lovely and building it on a tray
is such a great idea as it will make it very easy to move if necessary.
It has great balance and looks so much like Fall..............
Everyone will enjoy it I am sure. Thanks for sharing this great and beautiful
idea.

Blessings for a Wonderful Fall,
Nellie

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Gorgeous vignettes!
You must be a professional stylist.
Love it all.

Lindi V said...

Very pretty! I love those plaid napkins! I can see why you would be inspired by them :)