Hi all and welcome to another round of Styled + Set! This holiday entertaining series is hosted by the talented Lory of Designthusiasm, and features 26 bloggers over four days for lots of Thanksgiving table inspiration!
I’ve done quite a few Thanksgiving tables over the years, not only from blogging, but also because I usually host and I love doing holiday tables. Tablescapes are such a fun, creative outlet for me and I love that they also elevate the celebration. There is just something about sitting down to a dinner at a pretty table that makes everything a little more special! If you feel the same way, you might want to check out my free e-book where I share twelve of my favorite tables (one for each month of the year!)
In years past I’ve often used a transferware turkey plate as a more traditional way of celebrating (you can see those tables here and here). This year, I wanted to change it up a bit. Instead of turkey plates, I’m using the cutest “Give Thanks” plates that I found at Home Goods! As soon as I saw them, I knew they would form the basis of my Thanksgiving table. I literally couldn’t scoop them up fast enough! Because they are white and gold, I let that set the tone for the whole table…..
I wanted to focus on whites and golds only, with the pears creating the only real color on the table. To do that, I used a simple white tablecloth and white napkins and just a flax colored runner down the center.
I created the centerpiece by combining some green leaves from my yard, fresh pears from the market, and faux pears from Pottery Barn. My pears are sold out, but you can find similar faux pears at Target and Joss & Main.
I think the key to making faux fruit or flowers look more realistic is combining some real with the faux. The mix creates a more believable look than using just faux alone. And it’s great when you can’t find what you need! For instance, I wanted both gold and green pears, but could only find green at the market. I mixed in the faux gold ones I already owned, and I think it worked pretty well!
The brass candleholders are a mix of vintage and Pottery Barn.
I’ve only recently started using gold flatware. I’m in love with the look for fall and winter and the warmth it brings to the table.
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