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Gilded Golden Thanksgiving Decor Wishlist

The only thing better than a little bit of sparkle and shine this time of year is a lot of sparkle and shine. With Thanksgiving a scant week away, there is still a bit of time to pick up something special for your table. This year I am finding myself very inspired by items with a lovely warm golden tone. Here are some of my favorites.

  1. Gold Antler Place Card HolderPottery Barn
  2. Hurricane Glass Candle HolderCrate & Barrel
  3. Gold Magnolia GarlandCrate & Barrel
  4. Dorota Highball GlassesAnthropologie
  5. Herb Garden Napkin RingsTerrain
  6. Mimira Dinner PlatesAnthropologie
  7. Gold Twig FlatwareWorld Market
  8. Brass & Glass Globe CenterpieceWest Elm
  9. Oak Branch Candle HolderH&M

The other thing I like about these pieces is that they aren’t holiday specific – they’re all things that can be utilized throughout the year. I’m generally willing to spend a bit more on something if I feel like I can get plenty of use out of it.


Your Thanksgiving Table

Normally I just do a photo round up and leave the interpretation of what should be used to you, but this year I decided to explain why I found these particular images inspiring.
1. I am a big fan of outdoor gatherings, mostly because the weather is rubbish most of the year here. When the stars actually align and you can make the thing happen? A simple, carefully curated table is best: candles for lighting, cloth napkins so they don’t blow away, durable plates and glasses that can hold their own against a rougher setting, and lovely greenery to reflect the natural beauty of your surroundings.

2. While traditional can be a fitting adjective during the holidays, I’ve always admired a table setting that brings a little cheek into the equation. Mismatched place settings, a pop of plum, and centerpieces that have edible elements? Of all the images I’ve pulled for this post, this one is my favorite.

3. This is undoubtedly the most magical time of the year; adding some fairy tale whimsy to your table is a wonderful way to make your party just that much more special. The pieces I think really push this table over the top are the wood slice chargers, the wrought iron flat ware, and the silver and mercury glass elements incorporated into the centerpiece. Very royal banquet in the enchanted woods.

4. A lovely table doesn’t have to be overly complicated. A muted pallet like this one, paired with a single statement element, like that adorable painted pumpkin centerpiece, can impress your guests without making them feeling like they have to watch their elbows.

5. My family has always been more for buffet style dining, we lay the feast out in the kitchen, fill our plates, and then head to the table. Something like this fun brown paper table cloth can still give a nod to traditional place settings, and also help you subtly manage the seating arrangements if you have guests that tend to clash.
5. I’ve spent most of this post exalting the unconventional table, but all those thoughts and words aside, tradition can be lovely and nostalgic. Occasionally we find ourselves having to celebrate away from our loved ones, and setting a table that evokes fond memories can make the day a little less lonely. It can also help bring a table of strangers into an impromptu family for the day.

What kind of table do you like to set? What are your tips and tricks for entertaining?

 

 

 

Images from here


Last Minute Table Inspiration

Are you getting excited? Is your turkey defrosting, family traveling, and pies baking? I know many of you are old hats at this whole entertaining thing, but for those of you hosting for the first time or finding yourself at a loss when it comes to visualizing your perfect table layout, here are some beautiful tablescapes from My Domaine.

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What do you think? Personally, I am loving the splashes of purple in that top one. The mix matched place settings are also a really cool idea. It is perfect for people who aren’t used to entertaining large numbers; mix what you already have with some new pieces, and you have a gorgeous table that has a lot of visual interest. Good luck, and I’d love to see what you come up with!

All images are from MyDomaine.com


Thanksgiving Table Wishlist

Just because I am not hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year doesn’t mean that I haven’t considered what I’d be setting my table with if I was. Whether deciding to stick to the more traditional natural colors or mix things up with saturated jewel tones, I think having some sparkly bits scattered about the table is a wonderful idea. While I must confess I have a certain fondness for the current rose gold trend when it comes to adorning your table, I am equal opportunity when it comes to all things gilded. Here are some of my favorite table elements:

Thanksgiving Table

  1. Geo Glass HurricaneWest Elm
  2. Oregano Napkin RingsTerrain
  3. Quartet Flatware SetTerrain
  4. Pomegranate Salt & Pepper ShakerNeiman Marcus
  5. Shining WishboneAnthropologie
  6. Ambrose Champagne FluteAnthropologie
  7. Foxed Mirrored Townhouse LanternsWest Elm
  8. Francesca Glass Serving BowlPier 1
  9. Vintage Style Pie ServersWorld Market

What are you planning for your dinner table? Are you for or against sparkly bits?