Gathering. Spending time with friends and family around a table. Is there anything better?
That call for gathering that fall brings is probably one of the reasons it’s my favorite season! Even if it’s not Thanksgiving, the season gives you an excuse to throw a roast in the oven and invite some friends over! And Thanksgiving? Well, that is the best holiday of all. I love that it is a truly American celebration. I can’t think of anything more beautiful than spending a day with those we love and giving thanks for all we have.
And what better time than Thanksgiving to create a table that feels special! Today I’m excited to be sharing a Thanksgiving table as part of my friend Bre’s Thanksgiving Tablescape Tour!
I’ve done quite a few fall and Thanksgiving tables over the years. From traditional autumn tables using turkey plates, to rustic greens and golds, to completely neutral tables with white pumpkins. But for this table, I knew I wanted to do something that used the rich colors of fall, but in a less typical way. As I was mulling over some ideas I got it into my head to do a table using a rich plum color. And that’s how this Thanksgiving table in shades of plum was born!
Unlike most of my tables that are created around my salad plates or sometimes the flowers, this one was shaped by these gorgeous plum colored linen napkins I found! They are so gorgeous that the second I saw them I knew I would be using them for this tablescape!
Figs are so representative of the bounty of the season that I thought they would work really well for a non-traditional Thanksgiving table, and of course, they play off the deep plum of the napkins.
The Scarlett plates from Pottery Barn are one of my favorites! I find that they go with almost anything. They can go dressy or casual, and the paisley is somewhere between a blue, gray, or purple so they mix with a lot of different table settings.
The flowers are a mix of white roses, vintage hydrangeas, and a little purple bloom whose name I don’t know! They’re in a vintage wine cooler.
Some white pumpkins, figs, mercury glass votives and eucalyptus continue the centerpiece. The grainsack runner adds texture and an element of casualness (you know I’m always aiming for that casual chic balance!)
I layered the decorative salad plate on top of a white dinner plate, and then used two chargers. It’s Thanksgiving, remember?! The silver charger seemed too plain all by itself, and I loved the mix of the “fancier” silver mixed with the casualness of the seagrass one underneath. So two it is! 😉
Believe it or not, these figs are faux! They look so real! I have used real figs in a table in the past, but I was unable to find them this week so when I found these, I knew I had to have them. They’d look great in a bowl on a coffee table as fall decor, too.
I used a different wine glass from my regular Pottery Barn standards. These are cut crystal and the coupé shape gives them a note of added elegance that I love!
Here’s wishing you lots of reasons to celebrate this fall! This warm and rich fall table would be perfect for everything from dinner parties with friends to Thanksgiving, or that hybrid, Friends-giving!
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For even more inspired takes on Thanksgiving tables, be sure to visit some of my friends who are also sharing below!
If you enjoyed this post, you might want to check out a few of my other Thanksgiving tablescapes!