With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I teamed up with guest blogger Heidi Rascusin from My Happy Now Blog, to share with us a cool and casual tablescape for Thanksgiving. My favorite part is the Eucalyptus along the table, the inspiration for our newest and almost sold out twirl dress! I love incorporating flowers and nature into any setting, and a greenery at a Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving tablescape is a must for me!
A Cool + Casual Tablescape for Thanksgiving
MEET HEIDI: MY HAPPY LIFE BLOG
There is just nothing like a beautiful Thanksgiving tablescape setting the scene for family and friends gathered together to eat, laugh and give thanks.
As I thought about how I wanted my table to look, I considered the modern gathering.
The friendsgiving, the potluck style, the deep fried turkey and the pumpkin pie cheesecake.
I also thought about the Christmas obsession and how everyone seems to want to deck the halls long before grace is said around the Thanksgiving table.
So I came up with a spread that would marry the two holiday feels ~ both classic fall and the start of Christmas ~ and kept it truly casual, complete with paper plates and napkins.
No tablescape is complete without fresh greens, and I chose eucalyptus this time, although edible greens are always a great choice like rosemary or sage.
I found rose gold paper plates at Target, along with leaf-patterned napkins of the same color and gold polka-dot napkins.
Because paper plates scream backyard barbeque, I layered them over my white dinnerware and gold chargers.
I bunched the two napkins together and tied with two different kinds of twine.
I then placed a fun and modern card on each setting.
I used a short table runner that I found at Target in Christmas colors as my base, and placed pumpkins and trees on top.
I chose classic white and gold, but also incorporated rose gold and a peachy pink which is picked up in some of the cards. This color combination is really speaking to me this season, but I knew it needed to be broken up just a bit. The pop of green eucalyptus did just the trick.
I think the trees definitely feel Christmas-y without being over the top for a classically fall holiday.
When it comes to décor, I am a less-is-more person.
I believe choosing items intentionally and carefully allows for a bigger impact.
I love the simplicity of good design without too much clutter.
I really enjoyed arranging this tablescape with both practicality and aesthetics in mind, and I hope it inspires others to do the same.
The beautiful prints for each setting came from oliveandeveco.com ~ she has a whole assortment of Thanksgiving designs which are just darling! You will also want to check out both her Christmas and everyday designs.
Hope this inspires you!
Feel free to tag us if you use any of these ideas in your tablscape this holiday season!
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