I have been eyeing up the basket of honeynut squash at my local Trader Joe’s for a few weeks now. I’m not sure that I have ever seen honeynut squash before – if I have I never paid them much notice – but this year they kept jumping right out at me with their pretty, muted color and miniature size. They practically begged me to take them home.
And this past weekend I finally gave in and grabbed a few for my cart with the idea I could use them to create a pretty Thanksgiving tablescape.
And now I’m kind of wishing I was hosting Thanksgiving dinner, because I love how it turned out.
We had an extremely dreary, rainy weekend here which means there was no sunlight to work with for pictures – but that’s ok. The cloudy skies and candlelight created a cozy vibe.
Aside from the squash, I also grabbed some seeded eucalyptus from Trader Joe’s – everything else I already had on hand. A rich autumn-hued plaid throw in place of a table cloth, basic silver chargers, pretty white dishes, and brown linen napkins.
A couple thrifted brass candlesticks, basic ivory pillar candles, a scattering of clear glass tea light holders, and a sprinkle of acorns – it all worked together to create a cozy, elegant, nature inspired table that was super easy to put together.
You probably also noticed I pulled out my antique wood dining chairs – I felt like a change and thought the rustic warmth of those old chairs would add to the overall look. What do you think?
Who knew honeynut squash could look so good?