It’s Thanksgiving time… yet again! I can’t even believe that we are almost a month away to finish off the year. Holiday season is so much fun and I love to decorate our house, but today, let’s talk about tablescapes.
The same way we eat food with our eyes, having a beautifully styled table setting, not only makes the food look good, which is always a plus in my book, it helps creating a warm and inviting atmosphere to greet our guests, especially during the holidays.
When I’m hosting dinner at home, I like to set up a side table for the food, usually my kitchen island, because it’s quite big, to hold everything and I like to display the dessert, by using my sofa table – this way, there’s a natural flow and the main dining table remains stress free and we can enjoy how special it feels.
For this Thanksgiving table, I’m keeping it simple, yet elegant, but also interesting enough by adding different layers, textures and heights. I recently bought this beautiful arrangement of silk peonies, and I think the table looks just as good as if there were fresh flowers.
My current color crush is blush pink, white and gold. I always have a white table cloth around, which makes the perfect base layer for any color scheme.
The center piece that I’m using, is a beautiful candle holder (now on sale) at Target filled with a combination of different pumpkins. I mixed metallics for extra sparkle, but also to help balance everything out.
A touch of cinnamon to make it holiday compliant and a little white and gold tag, which you can either write the name of your guest or wish them Happy Thanksgiving, is the perfect personal touch to hold the napkins.
One other thing that I love to do is to mix and match wine glasses. In this case, I’m using a crystal glass for water and a sleek and taller glass for wine.
As far as the proper plate/silverware/glass setting,.. I always look up what’s the proper way to do it, but in the end, I place it the way it feels right for me… I don’t know about you, but breaking a few etiquette rules here and there is totally fine by me.
I have quite a collection of candle holders. For this look, I’ve used a few different ones throughout the table, to mix and match, not only materials, but also heights.
To complete the look, I have used a cotton doily (8″) underneath the appetizer/dessert plate – it makes the small plate stand out on it’s own.
The table is finally set and ready for guests! Happy Thanksgiving! Make the best out of it!
White and Gold Tag
Glass Gold Lantern
Apetizer/Dessert Plate with Gold Rim
White Table Coth
Beaded Charger Plate
7″ Faux Pink Peonies
Tall Wine Glass
Crystal Water Glass
Glass Candle Holder
Candle Holder in Different Heights
Metal Candle Holder