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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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…
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.
VISIT SOME OF MY OTHER HOLIDAY TABLESCPAES:
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.
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.
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.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.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!
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!
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