Hi, sweet friends! With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I thought I'd share a simple idea that you can throw together in no time if you are hosting.
My Fall Charcuterie Spread is perfect for the coffee table.
We love coffee table entertaining so much in our home that I think it will be a routine theme on the blog next year.
Nothing is cozier or more casual than sitting around the coffee table catching up and chatting over a gorgeous spread that look like you spent all day on…..when you did not!
You can make it very casual or very elegant. Below you will find tips on creating your own!
This would be perfect for the night before Thanksgiving, while food is being prepped for Thanksgiving dinner or for a light dinner after all the Black Friday Shopping!
Today's fall ideas tour is hosted by my very talented friend, Amber, from Follow the Yellow Brick Home. Her home is one of my favorites. Amber's attention to detail and collections are so beautiful.
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Create a simple fall charcuterie spread with nothing to cook or prepare! Easy ideas for a centerpiece and more to make Thanksgiving a breeze!
Clear your coffee table and place the items out of sight. A closet or the laundry room work!
I am using a fall colored throw for my tablecloth.
Great Items for a Coffee Table Tablecloth
- throw blankets
- pretty flat sheet- if end are too long, cut of the end with pinking shears.
- table runner
- new throw rug (yes I have rugs that I have bought just to use on tables!)
- tablecloth folder to look like a runner
- blanket scarves
You'll want to add some flowers or greenery. This is a thrift store urn. I used one of my drinking glasses to hold the water and flowers.
I trimmed the roses down that I purchased at Aldi. I then when in the yard and cut some magnolia leaves to fill in with. Any kind of greenery would work, especially boxwood.
To create a casual look and more visual interest, place your flowers slightly off center. This is where the centerpiece is built. You'll see more of it in a minute. I layered the top of a butter churn, decorative pumpkins and a fall candle.
I always lay my serving pieces out before I fill them up. It's easier to move things around while they are empty. The right side of the table was filled up on the spot. I tood the carving boards to the kitchen to style with my food.
As you can see, there is plenty of open space around the outer edges for people to place their plates and glasses.
You'll notice that everything used here is straight from the store….no cooking involved! I did prepare the cucumber slices and celery sticks….so easy and can do ahead.
This little 3 tiered server is amazing! Before I used it here, we even had it on the counter holding avocados and bananas. The addition of this stand gives you height so you have a series of highs and lows on the table. It creates a much better presentation that everything flat across and the dame height. You can always raise serving pieces by propping them on books or place boxes under the table cloth out of sight.
I used 2 handled carving boards. I could have used 1, but I like the idea of 2 here. I am on the lookout for a really large one.
It's casual yet elegant. The gold tones and roses lend to elegant while the wood tones, white ceramics and rumpled throw give it ease.
A combination of sweet and savories make this side of the table simple and perfect for munchies.
This is what you find on my boards (all from Aldi)
- goat cheese
- pre-sliced white cheddar
- baby carrots
- grape tomatoes
Luckily, we had not had a frost yet so I was able to go to my herb garden and trim off some flat leaf parsley. I tucked it in here and there for texture and color.
Be sure to have some toothpicks out for easy serving.
Twinkle lights make everything fabulous. These wired fairly lights are battery operated and look beautiful on a tablescape and everywhere else!
I typically place my cheeses first on my board. I used 3 so I did one on each end and one in the middle. Then start to fill and tuck in with everything else.
Of course, Bentley is going to wherever the food is!
I hope you've been encouraged to open up your home for simple entertaining!