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.
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.
Instead of using a tablecloth, I placed a cable knit throw down and overlapped strips of burlap to create mini-runners.
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.
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!
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!
In case you would like to borrow an idea, here is a complete source list for you:
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*!