WHITE AND GOLD THANKSGIVING TABLESCAPE WITH FALL FOLIAGE

It’s already mid October, can you believe it? I fell a little behind with my fall decorating this year, since I have so many updates happening in our home that I’ve been working on, but I’m so excited to finally be tackling all of our new projects which I’ll be sharing with you all very soon! I’ve joined some fabulous blogging friends for the Styled + Set Fall Entertaining tour this week, hosted by my friend Lory, of Designthusiasm. You can find everyone linked down at the bottom of my post. If you’re coming over from Kelly, of My Soulful Home, welcome to my home, I hope you enjoy your stay here! Don’t you love Kelly’s beautiful grey and copper table? Today I’m sharing a very simple and elegant way to create tablescapes for the upcoming holiday season. I created this easy to put together, white and gold Thanksgiving tablescape, with just a few key elements that you can easily create yourself in no time at all. I kept it simple and minimal to minimize the stress level of holiday entertaining. Come on in and take a look!

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A white and gold Thanksgiving tablescape, with beautiful fall foliage in warm, earthy tones is a simple and elegant way to entertain for the holidays!

When I shot our dining room last week for this post, I realized that you won’t see this room like this again – the next time you see it, it will be reveal day with an entire new look! A few elements will remain as is, but we already have our new rug and table set up, and now we’re waiting on the chandelier. We’re adding moldings to the upper half of the walls, painting a medium grey from the crown molding down to the baseboards, and I’ll be painting some new artwork as well. I’m going for a classic and timeless look with some modern elements, and I’m so excited for the change! OK let’s get back to talking about my white and gold Thanksgiving tablescape…

A white and gold Thanksgiving tablescape, with beautiful fall foliage in warm, earthy tones is a simple and elegant way to entertain for the holidays! I started with a white and gold palette to keep my table mostly neutral, and from there I added some warm fall colors with my faux foliage that is always a staple for me. If you’ve been reading with me for a while, then you’ve seen me use my faux stems very often. I LOVE them. They’re rich in color and texture and add great variation to my tablescapes. I always use them in different combinations, you can see last year’s Thanksgiving tablescape here, where I sprinkled a few stems throughout a bountiful spread of fresh produce. You can also click here to see how I used a faux garland as the basis for a pattern on pattern concept from last year as well.

This year, using some of the same faux stems, I wanted to create more of a woodland theme, adding some foliage with berries as well. I layered them all together for a ‘just picked and gathered’ look.A white and gold Thanksgiving tablescape, with beautiful fall foliage in warm, earthy tones is a simple and elegant way to entertain for the holidays!

To create my centerpiece, I simply took my stems, and layered them one over the other, making sure that the actual stems were all tucked underneath one another. Starting at each end of the tablescape, with the foliage facing the plates, then working toward the center. If you find some stems are visible, you can bend and arrange the leaves to hide them. I love faux florals for this reason as well as many others – they’re so easy to work with. Don’t be afraid to mix and match different combinations – I have three different variations that I’ve used here, all in warm, earthy tones.
A white and gold Thanksgiving tablescape, with beautiful fall foliage in warm, earthy tones is a simple and elegant way to entertain for the holidays!My mother-in-law recently gave me this gorgeous collection of vintage brass candleholders and I love them. Some are in pairs and some are singles, but they all have a beautiful patina that is so pretty. I love the varying heights, especially with the tall tapers. It makes me think of an old-world table you might have seen in a renaissance painting. I used a large glass cylinder in the center, with a pillar candle as well. It was a bit dark and rainy out when I shot this, so it was tricky to get the light I wanted, but I love the moodiness the light brings to the colors on the table.A white and gold Thanksgiving tablescape, with beautiful fall foliage in warm, earthy tones is a simple and elegant way to entertain for the holidays!The gold tones of my chargers, flatware and wine glasses accent the warm tones in my faux fall stems beautifully. I wanted to keep the base of the tabescape crisp and clean with a white tablecloth, allowing everything else to stand out.A white and gold Thanksgiving tablescape, with beautiful fall foliage in warm, earthy tones is a simple and elegant way to entertain for the holidays!I nestled some votives into the stems for a little bit more dimension in the centrepiece. Make sure to be really careful when you do this, sometimes those leaves can pop up and you don’t want them to catch a flame!A white and gold Thanksgiving tablescape, with beautiful fall foliage in warm, earthy tones is a simple and elegant way to entertain for the holidays!

I love the feel of the colors and warmth of the candles against my black dining room walls – I’m a little sad to see these walls go, but I’m more excited for what I’m planning to do in here!A white and gold Thanksgiving tablescape, with beautiful fall foliage in warm, earthy tones is a simple and elegant way to entertain for the holidays!

A white and gold Thanksgiving tablescape, with beautiful fall foliage in warm, earthy tones is a simple and elegant way to entertain for the holidays!Thank you for joining me for this quick tour of my white and gold Thanksgiving tablescape. I always love to set a beautiful table, but I usually like to keep it simple and attainable – using pieces I already own, and simply mixing and matching to create different combinations. It’s important to me to create tablescapes that you feel you can replicate easily as well, and not feel overwhelmed when you see it, or discouraged thinking you can’t achieve this too, or you don’t have the time. My goal is to inspire you with simple tips that can help you achieve beauty in your every day! Simple is always elegant, timeless and classic! No need to stress about setting a beautiful table. If you have great basics, you can create anything you want! If you break it down, the elements you see here are: a white tablecloth, napkins and dinner plates, gold chargers, stemware, flatware and candles for some shine, some classic wine glasses, a glass cylinder, white taper and pillar candles, votives, and my faux stems to create the centerpiece. Building up a collection of beautiful basics can help you achieve beautiful results!

A white and gold Thanksgiving tablescape, with beautiful fall foliage in warm, earthy tones is a simple and elegant way to entertain for the holidays!

Please be sure to head over next to see Yvonne, of StoneGable – she always has the most gorgeous tablescapes and is so talented! The rest of today’s lineup is also listed below, as well as all of the very gifted bloggers on the tour this week – you will definitely find incredible inspiration for your Thanksgiving table next month! Enjoy! xo

MONDAY’s posts:

Monday Thanksgiving 2018

Life on Virginia StreetCedar Hill FarmhouseTaryn Whiteaker
So Much Better With Age | Town and Country Living

TUESDAY’s posts:

Tuesday Thanksgiving 18

Designthusiasm | On Sutton Place | Shabbyfufu
French Country Cottage | Julie Blanner | Craftberry Bush

WEDNESDAY’s posts:

Wednesday Thanksgiving 18

CitrineLiving | StoneGable | Maison de Cinq
Maison de Pax | Setting for Four | My Soulful Home

THURSDAY’s posts:

Thursday Thanksgiving 18

Happy Housie | Ella Claire | Sand & Sisal
Zevy Joy | Styled with Lace | Dimples & Tangles

12 Comments on WHITE AND GOLD THANKSGIVING TABLESCAPE WITH FALL FOLIAGE

  1. Dana
    October 17, 2018 at 9:53 AM (4 weeks ago)

    I look so forward to your posts. Another beautiful table, I love the colors.

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    • tamaraanka
      October 17, 2018 at 10:05 AM (4 weeks ago)

      Hi Dana! You’re so kind, thank you very much! This was really so simple to pull together!! You can totally do this too!

      Reply
  2. Heather Luckhurst
    October 17, 2018 at 10:38 AM (4 weeks ago)

    Love your gorgeous foliage and berry branch centerpiece Tam! And of course all the shimmery gold accents too! Stunning tablescape! xo Heather

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    • tamaraanka
      October 17, 2018 at 7:42 PM (4 weeks ago)

      Thank you Heather! You’re so kind! Love touring with you!! xox

      Reply
  3. Sheila
    October 17, 2018 at 11:17 AM (4 weeks ago)

    Your table is so gorgeous Tam! I love your faux foliage (it looks so real), and the mix of vintage brass is so perfect for fall! But can we talk about your dining room??! I’m so excited to see the changes!! I adore this room now, but I know whatever you do will be equally gorgeous!

    Sheila
    xo

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    • tamaraanka
      October 17, 2018 at 5:34 PM (4 weeks ago)

      Sheila thank you my friend! You’re always so sweet, I’m so happy you like it all! And I’m excited to get started on the changes in our dining room too! Can’t wait to share it!

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    • tamaraanka
      October 17, 2018 at 5:33 PM (4 weeks ago)

      Thank you so much Barbara! I’m so happy you like it! xo

      Reply
  4. Yvonne @ StoneGable
    October 17, 2018 at 8:14 PM (4 weeks ago)

    Classy, stunning and oh, so beautiful! Just like you Tamara! I’d love to have dinner at your gorgeous table!

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    • tamaraanka
      October 22, 2018 at 10:50 AM (4 weeks ago)

      Yvonne, you are so kind, that’s so sweet! Thank you so much, that means a lot to me – you inspired me more than you know! Always so fun to tour with you! xox

      Reply
  5. Kim - Sand and Sisal
    October 18, 2018 at 12:57 PM (4 weeks ago)

    The table is beautiful Tam! It is so glamorous yet warm and inviting!

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    • tamaraanka
      October 21, 2018 at 8:34 AM (4 weeks ago)

      Kim, thank you! You are always so kind! I’m glad you like it, it means a lot to me! xo

      Reply

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