Are you ready for the holiday season yet? It’s almost impossible to imagine November is one week away and the season’s frenzy is about to start. I know I’m a little behind schedule this year when it comes to planning ahead. If you’re like me and need some quick ideas to prepare, I have a simple, elegant and bountiful Thanksgiving tablescape that you can easily pull together for the holidays – all with grocery store items. I’m all about quick and easy, but there’s no reason it shouldn’t be fabulous too! I’m always so happy to join in with a very talented group of bloggers for the Styled + Set Blog Tour, hosted by Lory of Designthusiasm. Each season, we gather together to bring you the very best for your holiday entertaining. If you’ve just come over from Randi of Randi Garrett Design, you’ve definitely been treated to a visual feast! Randi’s tables are always exquisite! Thank you for joining me today, I’m thrilled you’re here and I hope you stay a while!
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Last year, I also created a simple table, using a few seasonal decorative staples. You can read about it here. Our dining room looked quite different a year ago, and I’m still in middle of transforming it. I’m looking for a new table in a light finish and I’ve been debating for a while now about painting our black walls something completely different.
If you’re new to CitrineLiving, you’ll see that I love to use anything brass or gold. It’s a constant theme in our home, from lighting to fixtures and also on my tables. You’ll notice that I also love to mix metals, which is easier than you think.Let’s jump right into my tablescpe and talk about how I pulled this centerpiece together literally in a few minutes with a quick trip to the grocery store. No joke. I had all of 30 minutes to figure out what I was going to use so I grabbed some flowers and seasonal produce to create this look. Lately, my time is consumed by our master bathroom makeover that we’ve been working on. If you haven’t been following along with our progress, you can check it all out here. Getting back to my table, because I’m so busy and time is short, this table ended up being completely last minute and on the fly…It took some tweaking to get it right, and I’m very happy with the results. By the time I got home from the grocery store, my $50 flowers (yes, I was desperate) didn’t go with my concept one bit – they were far too Springlike, so I ran back to the store and grapped some oranges to take their place. I added a mix of fresh and faux greenery and foliage to complete the look. Last month I created a Fall table using only faux foliage and let me tell you, these faux stems quickly became my best friend this past weekend! You can see that table here.Once I arranged all of the fruit on my side platters and footed bowl, I used my faux stems to create a base for each fruit platter.After placing my footed bowl with the oranges in the center, I simply wrapped some more of the faux stems around the base to build it up and fill in all of the empty pockets. I used fresh greenery and berries from the flowers I had bought (I guess it wasn’t a total waste!), and tucked them in and around the oranges, along with a few faux sprigs as well.I cut off the branches individually from some other stems and tucked the extra pieces to fill it in even more. The beauty of having an inventory of faux foliage is that you can reuse it for so many different occasions – and not only on tables. I love to use fresh greenery also, and I’ll often go out into our yard and cut some branches to bring the season indoors. So simple and so affordable. You can see how I easily did that for Summer (here) and Fall (here).
Getting back to mixing metals, I used my wedding china with silver trim and mixed it with my gold chargers and flatware – mixing is fun and casual and brings a little bit of variety and personality to your table.
The gold tones work so beautifully with all of the autumnal hues of the fruits. Simple stemware keeps the table from becoming too busy as well. You can definitely add some detailed crystal to the mix if you want! You can make anything work as long as you’re balancing out the elements – if one thing on the table is dominant, keep the other items more simple. That’s my personal preference, but really, it’s up to you! Use your tablescape as a way to express your creativity!I brought out our new gold pillows from our master bedroom (see it here) to reinforce my color palette even further – I’m always moving our pillows around to create a fresh new look throughout our home. It’s such an easy way to breathe new life into your home.
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Next on our tour is Jennifer from Celebrating Everyday Life – you’ll love her rich and vibrant table! There are so many fabulous bloggers being featured all week long, you don’t want to miss out on all of the season’s gorgeous inspiration. Be sure to check back here each day to see all of the new ideas throughout the week. Thank you so m much for stopping by today, I’m so happy you stopped in – I’d love for you to come and visit again, you’re always welcome here! You can sign up for my newsletter right at the bottom of my post – you’ll always have my latest news delivered straight to your inbox. I hope you enjoyed my elegant and bountiful thanksgiving tablescape, enjoy your holiday planning and Happy Thanksgiving! xo
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