11.17.2011

3 Ways to Set Your Thanksgiving Table

I cannot even believe Thanksgiving is next week.  Who, what, when, where, why and how did that happen??  I really love Thanksgiving, and while we go to our parents' homes for the feasts, I still like to scheme up ways I would set the table if I were hosting.  Here are 3 ways I would do it up:

Woodsy Whimsy:

For this table I would use a color palette of pale blue, rust and gold.  I would start with a base of my favorite, a burlap table runner (see how I DIY'd mine here).  These pale blue scalloped dishes are absolutely gorgeous and mimic the scallops on your apple or pumpkin pie crust!  Mix them up with these uber adorable squirrel plates for an eclectic look.  I would use pretty rust colored linen napkins, with these beautiful antique gold rosemary napkin rings. Napkin rings can sometimes be pretty cheesy, but not these!  Lastly for the center of the table I love this pedestal filled with golden pears, and these fun mini log salt and pepper shakers to complete the woodland look.

Fresh & Modern:


Here I am going the way off the traditional Thanksgiving beaten path and pretty much doing my own thing!  Who says your table setting has to be all harvest-y and turkey-y and "pass me the cranberry sauce"-y (making crap up now).  These python place mats were the starting point for me mainly for their unexpectedness.  Pair them with simple white plates, modern flatware and these interesting wine glasses.  For some added bling, these rose quartz salt and pepper shakers are amazing!  They'll be like the earrings of your table.  I would keep the centerpiece nice and simple, using cylinder vases with gorgeous modern floral arrangements in purples, greens and fuschia.  Add a final pop of color with citron linen napkins and you are good to go!

Traditional with a Twist:      


And for those of you who can't stand the thought of anything but a traditional tabletop, I give you my take.  I adore this pheasant tablecloth and it's rich hues.  Pick up the olive green and cream with these pierced ceramic lanterns.  A "Give Thanks" platter for your slices of turkey, tofurkey or whatever it is you may serve.  Finally, pretty amber colored wine glasses and little terracotta bowls for your condiments add to the warmth of this table setting.

Do you host Thanksgiving at your home?  Which is your favorite table setting, and how do you like to set yours?

2 comments:

  1. OH I love these looks... I have to figure out how I am setting my table for Sunday, I am hosting a Thanksgiving meal here. I think I am going to do the burlap and then beyond that - eek! I don't know! Love the wine glasses in the last one! Abigail was partial to the squirrel plates! :)

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  2. I love them all! Woodsy Whimsy sure would set the tone for a cozy Thanksgiving! I unfortunately am not hosting Thanksgiving this year...kinda makes me sad especially with these great table scape ideas! :)

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