Natural Elements and Metallic Tablescape

I am so excited to share with you this year’s Thanksgiving tablescape. Wayfair asked me if I would like to take part in their Holiday Tablescape Challenge, and I thought it sounded like fun. We were given a list of items and had to choose five items to incorporate on our table. Many of the items were in metallic shades of silver and gold which are perfect for the entire holiday season! I know so many of you are already decorating for Christmas, but I feel bad for poor Thanksgiving and wanted to give the “season of thanks” a shout out before moving on to the next holiday.

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I decided to keep my Thanksgiving table neutral in order to allow the metallics to take center stage. I incorporated a bunch of natural elements and various textures to keep the table cozy, warm, chic, and yet not too fussy and formal.

natural and metallic table

Instead of using a tablecloth, I placed a cable knit throw down and overlapped strips of burlap to create mini-runners.

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Sticks, pinecones, feathers, and rosemary sprigs carry the autumnal theme throughout the dining room. When decorating in neutrals, remember to layer lots of varying textures to keep the look from looking too flat.

Thanksgiving table

Below you can see how lovely the metallics look in the sunlight. The sparkling grape juice  in the glasses is an additional metallic accessory all its own!

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I found some $.50 cornucopias on sale in Target’s dollar spot and knew I could come up with something creative with them. I decided to have them work overtimes as a silverware holder, table favor, and place card holder. I wrapped the cornucopias in gold-fringed zebra ribbon to complement the pattern on the pheasant feathers and add an element of surprise. I also purchased $6 (on sale and with use of 50% off coupon) worth of animal-print craft fur from Joann’s to use as a table-runner on the side board. I love how it all came together!

thanksgiving table

metallic table

thanksgiving table setting

In case you would like to borrow an idea, here is a complete source list for you:

Wayfair items: gold square chargersgold flower ornaments, silver bowl, mercury glass vase, silver rectangular platter

Target items (currently as I type this) in stores: cream cable knit throw, gold feather napkins, wood coasters, gold/cream vases (clearance for $5), cornucopias (dollar spot for $.50)

Joann/Michaels items: ribbon, feathers, burlap, animal print craft fur, vase fillers

If you would like to see all of the participating bloggers from the Wayfair tablescape challenge, you can do so by checking out the Wayfair blog and the Wayfair Holiday Challenge Pinterest board. Now who wants to come over and eat with me at my table? I’ll even make you a new name tag *wink*!

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  1. says

    Just lovely, Beth! I adore how pulled together and thoughtfully arranged the table is without it being fussy or unapproachable!

    The cableknit throw? Brilliant. I like that the metallic accessories can be used throughout the holiday season, too.

    In conclusion, I love it all!

  2. says

    Absolutely STUNNING! I love the cable throw.( Yes, mom taught us well with that tip! lol) The pictures are beautiful! I love the animal print runner too! I asked myself… when did she get that? That’s new! Great job Beth.

  3. says

    Sweet idea with the cornucopia’s, Beth and the throw added some nice texture. I just used a white comforter cover on my last table for my next post. It just doesn’t have the texture that yours has though!

  4. says

    It’s lovely! The cable-knit as table cloth is such a great way to bring warmth and texture to the table! And now I want to run to the nearest Target to see if they have those mini cornucopias. You created a beautiful table setting…I’d jump at the chance to join you 😉 Just write my name down.


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