Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Quick & Easy Thanksgiving Tablescape

If you're anything like me, then you still haven't started planning your Thanksgiving tablescape.  I admit it- I'm a table setting procrastinator!  Thankfully, I'm going home for the holiday and my parents are doing the cooking.  Still, I always love to do the tablescaping.  Since we are flying in Wednesday night, that doesn't leave a lot of time for preparation and planning.  Thankfully, I have a few tried and true tips that create a festive table in no time.

1.) Pick a color scheme.  I like to mix colors and don't pay a lot of attention to "traditional" holiday hues.  Just because it's Thanksgiving doesn't mean you can't do a poppy pink or orange!

2.) Gather vases in varying shapes/sizes.  I recommend sticking with the same color here to give a little continuity.  Fill them with your favorite flowers.  Glitter Guide recommends choosing different types of flowers but in the same color in the video below.

3.)  Add a metallic accent!  My favorite is gold, but champagne is pretty too.  Whether it be small figurines, faux branches, or flatware, a little shine creates added visual interest.

4.) Don't worry too much about matching glassware, flatware, and dishes.  When everything matches, it can feel stuffy.  Make it fun!

Matte Mint Bud Vase $20/Golden Fig Vases $82/Gold Cabana Striped Place Cards $14/Helianthus Goblet $8/West Elm Gold Flatware $23/Feather Napkins $58/Kate Spade Sonora Knot Plate $24/

Here's a few more tips from the Glitter Guide:

Happy dining, friends!


  1. Very pretty! Love the napkins in particular!

  2. Totally crushing on those napkins...I can't help it!

  3. I'm all about using colors you love. I typically don't love most holiday colors. LOVE all of your picks.

  4. Loving every detail you chose! I've had my eye on that West Elm flatware ... might have to be an early Christmas present to myself!

  5. pretty ;-))


    new post !!

  6. Love this! I used the West Elm flatware in my post today too! Great minds think alike!

  7. These are such great tips. Setting a table can be so fun for the holidays!

    The Glossy Life

  8. I'm loving gold hardware right now! Especially the your west elm pick!

    x have a great thanksgiving!

    chelsie | mossypants.com

  9. I posted some Thanksgiving tables setting tips today too. Great minds think alike :) I love those napkins!

  10. Great tips!!! I hadn't really decided on the flower scheme yet, so this is perfect!

  11. Love your tips! Those green vases are really pretty and would look great with pink and white flowers {my faves}. My cousin made vases out of pumpkins for Thanksgiving last year and it was the most gorgeous thing. I just love pretty tablescapes. Oh and that video made flower arranging look so simple. If only I could do it!!! xoxo

  12. Cute tablescape! Too bad I'm not cooking this year because I'm missing out on the decorating for the meal! I have a $50 holiday card giveaway on my blog!Stop by to check it out!!

  13. the napkins have me swooning!! So beautiful! I will keep those in mind for next year. I love the pop of color! Happy Thanksgiving!

  14. Love your tablescape! I have been TRYING to get mine done for the past week so I can blog about it. As always life gets in the way. I love the jars. I have been running all over town hunting a few for my own table this year.

    Irene Jennings of Westport Fishing Charter


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