Candle Cozies and Thanksgiving Tablescape

I decided to use my Silhouette white heat transfer roll to help me out with my Thanksgiving tablescape.  I typed out my letters in Word using the font Organic Elements in size 350.  Then, I cut my letters out and traced them backwards on the back of the heat transfer paper and cut out the letters again.  

I had some remnant fabric that I used to iron on the letters following the package directions.

And voila!  Cute candle cozies for my Thanksgiving table!

For my tablecloth, I used an old blanket that was actually in a bag headed for Goodwill.  It was the perfect cozy-neutral look I wanted.

I used sushi rollers as placemats and really liked the woodsy texture they added.  The plates are from the DollarTree, the mugs are from Target, and the placecard holders are from The Christmas Tree Shop.

 I used my adorable personalized nametags made for me awhile back by Lovely Scribbles.

Here’s the chandy cam for you! ;)

As you might have noticed, I stole Layla’s word for my tablescape!  I was going to use giving, but I liked gather better.

Now all that’s missing is a family and yummy food!  This year we are actually celebrating the real meal down in Virginia, but I thought it would be fun to have a special family dinner together sometime this week.

And before I forget…..

The winner of the Stacie Ann pillow cover is Amanda!  Congrats!

If you didn’t win and want one of Stacie Ann’s creations, be sure to get your Christmas order in soon!

For more fab Thanksgiving inspiration, be sure to check out Amanda’s party!


  1. Tracey says

    I love the chandy cam! And now I am really bummed I didn't make it to that Christmas Tree Shop you told me about while at Relevant. Next year!

  2. Danielle says

    I was literally thinking about doing the same thing this morning. As always your ideas and execution are pristine. Love love.

  3. Blondie's Journal says

    The candles are absolutely the cutest! Thanks for giving the directions…that takes a lot of time. Your table looks beautiful, you take good night pictures. The blanket looks great as a tablecloth and I love the 'placemats'

    Happy Monday! {ugh!}


  4. Debra from Bungalow says

    A silhouette machine… too!

    Your table is beautiful and so creative as usual! LOVE it.

    Stop by and enter my giveaway to DaySpring!

  5. Brooke Trogdon says

    AMANDA WON!!! I Actually know her! Okay so If I didn't win, at least someone I KNOW did. YAY!

  6. Handbags*N*Pigtails says

    Well look at it this way: poor girls have to be even more creative b/c we dont have the big fancy tools to do the trick for us:)(Not that I wouldnt want my own Silhouette or anything…)
    The table looks beautiful and Im loving how cozy that blankie looks on the table.
    Have a blessed Thanksgiving!!!

  7. Richella says

    Very pretty, Beth! It all looks so warm and homey and inviting. . . all the things that a Thankgiving table should look.

    I've become enamored of the word "gather," too. Last year my husband and I helped to start a new church, and guess what it's called? "The Gathering Church." Meaningful on several levels. I'm in charge of church decorating (we meet in a school gym, so it's a bit of a challenge). I was thrilled to find a cool wooden box at Hobby Lobby that says "GATHER" on the side–just right for holding flowers. If I were to use it at home, I can imagine it would be a great box for holding napkins and utensils for a buffet. Or flowers for a centerpiece. Or a potted plant. Or. . . well, you know how it goes!

  8. Gina at Gigi's Creative Designs says

    WOW! What a great idea. Your table is beautiful and so warm and inviting. I an looking forward to setting my table for thanksgiving dinner, we just bought a new hone and also a new dining room table and chairs and I purchased new dishes and everyting to go on the festive table. Your giving me alot of wonderful ideas. thanks for your great insperation.

  9. The Mulberry Girl says

    It looks so warm and welcoming! How lovely! We are still up in the air with our Thanksgiving Day plans – so frustrating!

  10. Fashion Meets Food says

    wow your table looks absolutely gorgeous! Wonderful job! I am a new follower of your blog!


  11. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says

    What a great idea! I have that Silhouette bundle, too {and no machine}. I like your thinking girl! : ) Your table looks great. Love the "chandy cam" {you and your technical jargon since you've been at Nate's show}! Hey – I love that sign on your buffet in the background – "Bless This House". Did you make that?

    I hope you have an enjoyable meal at this lovely table. I should do something similar, since my kids and hubby are in retail and we won't be having a "real Thanksgiving". I could do something this weekend though. Maybe. Hmmm. I have to think on that. Just full of good ideas, you are! : )

  12. Amanda @ Serenity Now says

    Beautiful!!! I love the glow from those gorgeous candles. :) Great use of the transfer paper! Would you mind if I added this link to my Thanksgiving Recipe Round-Up this week? Any recipes, tips, or tricks that are Thanksgiving related are welcome. No need to link back–I just need some good ideas and have a nice list going with recipes, decorating ideas, etc. :)

  13. Rachelle says

    It looks great. You made me laugh, us poor girls make due! :) No fancy Silhouette machine here either.

  14. Courtney {a thoughtful place} says

    Still cutting out over here, too. Unless santa decides to cut me a break! Those look great and I still am in love with your brick wall!

  15. PammyJ says

    now I know what my Thanksgiving centerpiece will be….sweet! Thank you for the inspiration!

  16. Kim's Treasures says

    Such a beautiful table! Great candles and placecards! Wouldn't it be nice to have a Silhouette??? I would love one too!

  17. Jemsmom says

    You never disappoint and I am so inspired! If I don't even do a tablescape, I am going to have a Thanksgiving dinner for my small crew before we head home to Tennessee for Thanksgiving. Thanks for always sharing and inspiring. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  18. Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top says

    The candles are so pretty. The whole table is so warm and inviting. Makes me want to come over and eat dinner with you guys. ;)

  19. Southern Fried Gal says

    Oh Beth – it is gorgeous! And I love that you chose the word gather – perfect! Thanks for the idea! If you get a chance I would love to have this linked to my Practice Hospitality: Thanksgiving Edition this week!

  20. Lemonade Makin' Mama says

    LOVE this! I wanted to do a similar one with Thanksgiving for, well… obviously for Thanksgiving. :)

  21. Amanda says

    Yay! I won! Thanks so much for the wonderful giveaway! This made my day! I can't wait to use the pillow to beautify my home. ;)

    Your table looks amazing. I wish I had half your creativity.

  22. { L } says

    Gorgeous! And actually my very FAVORITE part is the word you used: GATHER. That brings such a beautiful tone to your table.