I am ecstatic with anticipation for Thanksgiving which is just around the corner!! There is nothing like Fall for warmth! Although the temperatures may be cooler, I have always perceived Autumn as warm. The warm colors of the leaves on trees, a log in the fireplace, and gathering with family....the warmth in our hearts, all lend to this wonderful time of the year.
Last year, when I was new to blogging, I shared my traditional Thanksgiving Tablescape, which is typically how I set my table each year. The space in which we gather isn't overly large, yet I quite enjoy it, because it also lends to a feeling of warmth and intimacy. In today's post, I am going to share a tablescape and a few tips fit for a smaller, even more intimate gathering. I hope you enjoy the post!
Choosing a color scheme that exemplifies the season's warmth is the direction I took in today's table setting. Golds, rustic reds and coppers, oranges, and earthy browns made perfect choices. I began with a gold tablecloth. I love the maple leaf motif and the cloth's iridescence, which captures light beautifully.
Right in the center of the table, I set glittered maple leaves. I love these little fellows, they add a little touch of glam and shimmer.
On top of the leaves, a traditional woodland stand.
Creating a Multi-dimensional Centerpiece
To create a centerpiece, I chose to use gilded and glittered pieces. These pieces also capture and reflect light magnificently.
I placed a large gold pumpkin and copper acorn on the woodland stand,
followed by glittered pumpkins and copper-red candles.
I wove a sparkly brown ribbon down the middle of the table, strategically placing glittered gourds and leaves throughout.
Here is a shot of the centerpiece. Warm, no?
Building The Plate Stack
I began with these lovely rustic-looking chargers. I love that they almost look like carved wood!
were followed by woodland plates.
I set one each of (shown from left to right)
Pheasant, Red Grouse, Quail, and Wood Duck.
On each plate, I set a copper napkin folded length-wise. I like the way these napkins play off of the coppers in the centerpiece and leaves of the tablecloth.
A small brown saucer came next,
and to bring in a little more shimmer, I added a sparkly maple leaf to each.
Warm beige napkins with gold capiz shell napkin holders were placed on each setting,
and in each, a glittery autumnal spray.
To complete my tablescape, I again chose items that would not only capture light, but exude warmth.
were followed by crystal wine goblets. There's nothing like crystal for reflecting light, especially warm candlelight!
Finally, I set gold flatware in a traditional manner to complete the setting.
Here is the completed tablescape.
A few closeups of the details:
Thank you for stopping in!! Enjoy Fall! :)
From my collection:
Maple Leaf tablecloth and Napkins, Generic, TJ Maxx/HomeGoods
Rustic Chargers, Pottery Barn
Brown chargers, generic, Hobby Lobby
Traditional Woodland Plates, Spode Woodland Collection, Horchow/Neiman Marcus
Traditional Stand, Also Spode Woodland Collection, Tuesday Morning
Small brown saucers, generic, Tai Pan Trading
Beige napkins, HomeGoods
Gold capiz shell napkin rings, Horchow/Neiman Marcus
Autumnal Sprays, Hobby Lobby
Flatware, Wallace Grand Duchess Collection Horchow/Neiman Marcus
Crystal Wine Goblets, Godinger Dublin Collection, Horchow/Neiman Marcus
Brown goblets, generic
Glitter Acorn, Big Lots
Glitter pumpkin, thrifted painted pumpkin by yours truly
Smaller glitter pumpkin gourds, Ross