Thursday, November 1, 2012

Thanksgiving Table Setting

Now that Halloween has past, are you thinking about how you will set the table for Thanksgiving?

I've been playing with a neutral color scheme with touches of gold after finding an antique gold-rimmed goblet set an an estate sale a few weeks ago.  I thought I'd share some tablescape ideas that are both rustic and glam that will hopefully inspire you this upcoming Thanksgiving...
I always start my tablescapes with an idea that I want to use for the centerpiece(s).  In this case, I had just found two tall glass domes that I simply propped up on a pair of ruffled cake plates that I already owned.  I made the small bouquets under the glass by filling small iron urns with nature-inspired materials like cotton, pheasant feathers, petite pinecones, and walnuts (glued to floral picks).  My girls love finding acorns and always bring them to me to use for decorating. I simply scatter them throughout the table or they look great in glass vases with candles.
 Since I already owned the gold chargers, I pulled them out and paired them with my cream dishes and added a simple glittered leaf (from the Christmas ornament section at Walmart) to dress up the napkins.
I fell in love with the brown-striped burlap ribbon from Hobby Lobby and used it for table accents on each end of my long trestle table as well as lots of small white pumpkins, pinecones, raffia, and wooden candlesticks...

Now it's just all ready for the feast!

Kristen

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48 comments:

Cristina Garay said...

Stunning!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

It's beautiful! I'm craving an elegant gold and ironstone table this year too, but I really need to find some of those gorgeous glasses to make it all work :) Really lovely, Kristen!
Cheers, Andrea

Kristen said...

Beautiful and elegant!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

just so gorgeous, Kristen! Love the vintage glassware and touches of gold! thanks for joining in for the party, always love having you!

The Shabby Chick said...

How beautiful your table is I have looked high and low for cotton branches and can't find them up here.Happy Fall looks like your going to have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Pattie

Jenny said...

I need to find a Hobby Lobby! Love that burlap ribbon. Also am in love with that rusty vase you have the cotton displayed in. Love, Love, Love!

Jenny

Vesna said...

Very lovely!! Good job!! Wish you a great day Kristen!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Kristen, this is gorgeous. Love the colors and such great use of natural elements and texture.

Deb Hen said...

So pretty... If you get a minute please stop by www.vintageonadime.blgspot.com. And maybe link up to Welcome Home Wednesday....Debbie:)

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

What a perfect Thanksgiving table! I just might have to "borrow" some of your ideas, like that burlap ribbon and lacy leaf on the napkins.

~Lynn

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the gold rimmed goblets. Can I come to your house on Thanksgiving? :) haha.

Visiting from The Charm of Home.

Beth said...

Your Thanksgiving table looks fantastic!
I will take some tips from you when decorating mine. Hope to share with you soon at WelcomeLaneDesigns.com.
PS - Enjoyed meeting you at the
Southern Bloggers Conference!
Hugs,
Beth

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Just gorgeous Kristen!!...Just love all of your creative touches throughout the table...and I spy a beautiful table runner made by your mom!!!...I have lots of those gilded leaves in my Christmas stash...never thought to used them on napkins...a fantastic idea!

Amy@eatsleepdecorate said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love how you incorporated the cotton. Nothing says southern like some puffy cotton from the fields! P.S. Love your settee as well!

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

Wow, that is such an elegant table setting! I love the gold and white paired together. You definitely have a talent for tablescapes! I'm so glad you shared!
Debbie

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

Simply stunning tablescape! I love the warmth of the gold accents against the coolness of the white.

Anne Boykin said...

Hi Kristen, What a beautiful table! I love the addition of the leaf on the napkin. Lovely.

Anne Boykin said...

Hi Kristen, What a beautiful table! I love the addition of the leaf on the napkin. Lovely.

Diana Browning said...

Beautiful and Inspiring table setting.
I love the litle pumpkins on the candlesticks !

Diana@107Vintage

srpprcrftr said...

First I am hoping that nasty Sandy stayed away from where you live? If you got hit by any of it hope all is ok at your house. That nasty storm was a real stinker, no respect for anything or anybody.
Second, I love your table, it's breath taking, gorgeous and so welcoming looking. Who wouldn't want to sit down at that table and partake of one of life's wonderful happenings. You are such a talented young woman, enjoy your blog very much.
I had no idea HL had that burlap brown striped ribbon. I'll have to find out if they have it here in CO. Sure hope so. Have a wonderful weekend.

Mary said...

Oh I love all these elements together on your table! Your cotton and feather urn under your dome is wonderful!

tablescapesbybev said...

This is so lovely! It's just too beautiful to mess up with bread crumbs and gravy drips.

Maria Morley said...

How pretty! I love the gold accents so much. And your serving pieces are just gorgeous! :-) You sure do know how to set a table!!

Liz said...

What a GORGEOUS table! :)

~Liz

Vanessa said...

Hi, Kristen

You table is beautiful! I so enjoyed looking around your lovely blog and I am a new follower. I found your blog from Inspiration Friday link party. Love for you to stop by www.homesweetbutterfly.com. Have a great weekend.

Vanessa

Little Miss Maggie said...

Beautiful table. Very different and original.

Hollie Joy In The Morning said...

Gorgeous whites!! Love it=) Happy November~Hollie

Debra said...

Stunning and elegant!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Sophia, your Thanksgiving table is so beautiful. I am planning to do a similar one with gold-rimmed plates, gold chargers,and cotton for a centerpiece! But I don't have any of that vintage gold-rimmed stemware that looks so gorgeous on your table.

Ann Krucek said...

Beautiful! It caught my eye right away. I like the mix of rustic and elegant!

blesid thrifter said...

I can't tell you how much fun I've had this morning with a cup of coffee and your blog! I'm been so inspired... new follower who can't wait for what you come up with next! Your creations and home are simply stunning! jules

MyJourneyBack said...

Very pretty. Thanks for sharing

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Kristen, It's stunning! Beautiful photos and beautiful table! I adore all of the white...it make the brown pop! Thank you for sharing. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House which goes live at 8am CST on Monday. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Atta Girl Amy said...

I hope you'll link this up to our party! It's too pretty not to show off once again.

And I can't wait to see how you use the treasures you found when we were shopping together. I'll still getting mine in place.

Hope all is well with you and yours.

Atta Girl Amy
www.attaglrlsays.com

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Beautiful. I love your use of cotton and other natural pieces on your table.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Katarina said...

This is awesome! :-)

Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate said...

I'm in love with your table! I found you on Hometalk and I'm so glad I did! Lovely!

Laura from Top This Top That said...

Kristen- what a gorgeous table. Just love your arrangements with the cotton. Thanks for linking up at the party. Glad you were there!

Sorella Style said...

Oh my this is gorgeous! I love the neutral color story with the gold rimmed goblets as the inspiration.

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Hi, Kristen! So glad I popped by on the suggestion from Shirley at Housepitality Designs. Your tablescape is gorgeous! I love all the layers.

Sherry said...

Just beautiful! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Everything in this table is simply stunning!
FABBY

Babs said...

Fabulous! Love the glass dome with the cotton and acorns, also the glittery leaf ornament on the napkins. So pretty!

Beth@A to Z said...

Girl you are amazing! I was proud of my metallic tablescape and then I saw yours. LOL! We actually had some similar ideas which makes me smile but I am LOVING yours. Featuring it today on my blog. Thanks for linking up.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This is creamy dreamy Thanksgiving perfection! I love the cotton bolls with the white pumpkins and all the simply stunning details!
This is one of the best Thanksgiving tables I have seen all season!!!

Gracie said...

Hello!

Your Thanksgiving Table Setting is beautiful! Can you tell me where I can find the banquest and table for purchase? Thank you =)

Gracie said...

Your Thanksgiving Table Setting is beautiful! Where can I find the banquest & table for purchase?
Thank you =)

Katie Nathey said...

I am in love with this tablescape, it's gorgeous just like the one this year! I actually included them in a thanksgiving tablescape roundup I recently posted, http://upcycledtreasures.com/2013/11/50-nature-inspired-thanksgiving-tablescapes/

Thanks for all of the inspiration :)
~Katie @ Upcycled Treasures

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