22 Nov Fresh Fall Tablescape
I don’t know about you, but for me – Thanksgiving has got to be one of the best days of the year! I’m a sucker for traditions, everything fall, cozy sweaters, cool breezes and obscene amounts of comfort food! And for my family, one of the greatest parts about Thanksgiving is sitting around a beautifully set table with those you love, sharing moments of thankfulness together.
This year, I decided to take a fresh approach to my Thanksgiving tablescape by going with a light and airy color scheme. I went with blush, copper, gold, and gray – and I think you’re gonna love it!
So here’s the low down on where I got the goods:
Center Copper Vase – Marshall’s
Copper Chargers – Pier 1 Imports
Gray Dish Set – Williams Sonoma
Goblets – World Market
Gold Napkin – Bed Bath and Beyond
Patterned Napkin – Anthropologie
Copper Leaf Napkin Ring – Targer (Dollar Section! Holla!)
Gold Feather Place Card Holders – West Elm
Tall Mercury Glass Candlesticks – Marshalls
Bird Candlesticks – Target
Large Pumpkins – Target
Small Pumpkins – Marshalls
Flowers – Shea Hopely Flowers
Gallery Wall Framed Verses – Hobby Lobby & Francesca’s
Table – IKEA
Brown Chairs – World Market
Gray Chairs – Target
In my personal opinion, copper and gray should be primary colors – if that makes sense. I love the combination of warm and cold hues that come together and create such a vibrant display. That’s why I decided to use them in this tablescape – to make it feel cozy. And with pops of gold and blush added in to the mix – everything really came together.
You know you’ve created a good tablescape when it can make your inexpensive IKEA table look high end!
For the napkins, I decided to fold the dinner and dessert napkins together to make them look super full and unique. I haven’t seen this done before and I admit, I really like how it turned out! This is a super easy classic napkin fold but it looks so interesting with the two different napkins! And then I tied them all together with my dollar section napkin rings – I told you, the dollar section is like my second home! And with these gray dishes and copper chargers, it all came together really nicely!
A great way to add a personal touch to your table is to make some handwritten place cards. I used my Pentel brush pen to do some quick calligraphy – this pen is wonderful for anyone wanting to start out with hand lettering. This is a great way to make your guests feel welcome and eliminate any awkward “so…. where should I sit?” conversations.
The best part about this setting is that it wasn’t planned to be super uniform. I was able to use everything I already had without having to go out and buy new pieces. That is why I love eclectic design elements – they’re good for living on a budget, utilizing the décor you already have (and more than once) and they make you get creative and think outside the box.
And finally, you can’t have a perfectly set table without some gorgeous blooms to tie it all together! The wonderfully talented Jacksonville local creative, Shea Hopely Flowers, made this floral centerpiece. She captures raw beauty in her work and I hope you’ll go check out her business!
So, if you’re a little intimidated by the big event coming this Thursday – don’t be! You can get creative using what you already have. And if you’re looking for some new pieces, I hope you found some inspiration here! (And don’t forget to look up some coupons before you shop!)
I hope your Thanksgiving table turns out exactly as you want it! And along with your beautiful table set, may your Thanksgiving be filled with lots of warmth, good food, love, and laughter!