Hello everyone. It’s time for our Thanksgiving tablescape round up and I am beyond excited to be joining 21 fellow bloggers for this fun blog hop. Our talented friend Amber of Follow The Yellow Brick Home is the person behind this delightful round up that is guaranteed to be filled with a plethora of tabletop ideas and inspiration from this brilliant group of bloggers that Amber brought together for us. If you are coming over from Angelina at Petite Haus, welcome! I am so glad that you are here! Make sure to check out all the links at the bottom of my post for more beautiful Thanks giving tables.
Thanksgiving is by far my favorite holiday because it is family – Gathering around the table, catching up with our families and being thankful for all of our blessings. The world just seems to fade away for those few hours that we’re all gathered around the dinner table. It’s all about the well-seasoned turkey, tasty gravy and plentiful sides. And for the ultimate holiday treat, my Mom’s flan, which no family gathering can be without! For me, the ultimate gift is seeing everyone eating, laughing and enjoying each others company. There is no bigger blessing sweet friends!
Today, I am excited to share my “Alfresco Thanksgiving Table”. It is a traditional table that is bursting with charm, color and lots of textures. From the striking centerpiece to the eye-catching place cards at each place setting, these neutral and inviting colors are a delightful way to celebrate the holiday and a sure way to make your guests want to linger a little longer.
Because Thanksgiving is such a special holiday for me, I like to make the occasion truly unforgettable. That doesn’t mean going full-on fancy. Although it may seem that way! You can achieve a sophisticated and elegant look with everyday dishes and pieces you already own. In fact, the only items I purchased to style this table were the fresh autumn vegetables and a small bunch of hydrangeas!
And because the weather was still warm and the skies were so beautiful, I decided to bring our dinner party outdoors. We truly got lucky! I couldn’t ask for a more glorious backdrop.
Nothing says this is a special occasion like a beautiful pressed tablecloth and napkins. Don’t be afraid to bring out your pretty linens. New or vintage, these will set the tone for your table. In addition to the tablecloth, include a table runner for a pop of color.
Use Place Mats. I love using these Willow Chargers from Pottery Barn. They anchor the place setting, add visual interest and texture.
You don’t need fancy china. Of course you can if that is what you want to use. After all it is Thanksgiving but pretty white dishes can be just as stylish and fancy. These delicate and beautifully proportioned white plates are my current obsession.
Go the extra mile and add a pretty napkin ring or handmade place card. For this place setting, I made these lovely place cards using a rubber stamp with the message “Have A Joyful Thanksgiving”. An element of surprise that will make every guests feel special. (I will share this fun and easy DIY this weekend.)
And don’t forget the centerpiece. This can be as simple as using harvest vegetables. They will look beautiful, add color, are inexpensive and can become part of a another meal. Tuck in a some fresh flowers and greens from to add a bit of texture.
This is the time to bring out your pretty glassware and flatware. Use your copper mugs, colored glassware, vintage pieces. Mix your metals! They are all welcomed at this table.
Candles are key for creating ambiance. Add a few votive candle holders, and pillars to add warmth.
I hope I have inspired you to create your own Thanksgiving table. It doesn’t have to be complicated! Basic white plates, simple linens and fresh produce, can help you create your own little masterpiece.
Thank you for your visit. May you all have a most beautiful and blessed Thanksgiving. Next up on the blog hop is Judith of Botanic Bleu. Be sure to give her a visit too for more pretty tabletop inspiration.
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