I usually don’t set my table this early but I wanted to share this year’s color scheme with you. Just in case anyone out there still needs some ideas for their own table.
This year I chose shades of purple and gold as my accent colors because I found this great deal on dinner plates at Home Goods a few months back, and I’ve always wanted plates with a classic turkey design on them.
Since I host Thanksgiving every year I couldn’t resist the deal, four dinner plates for $12.99. Not bad huh?
So this morning I tried to take a few pictures and give you a glimpse of how my Thanksgiving table will look. I realize that shades of purple aren’t for everyone, but it really looks pretty with the brown and gold tones throughout the table.
I decided to use my miniature pumpkins for flowers. In case you missed it, you can see how I did this HERE.
And these are simple flowers I bought at the grocery store. Thanks Kirsten, for your fresh cranberry idea, I love the way they pop out of the flowers.
I even added cranberries (on small skewers) to the flowers inside the pumpkins too.
Now I seriously think these little guys might be my favorite thing about this whole tablescape.
My cloth napkins are a deep purple and these look quite dramatic against the gold chargers. And remember these pumpkin place cards from my rustic Thanksgiving tablescape? I simply changed the rough twine to sparkly gold ribbon.
And I like the simplicity of the Kraft brown tags with this new ribbon, do you?
The dinner plates are on top of gold chargers that I already had. And those are my Mom’s stemware with the gold rims.
I used a cream colored tablecloth with a dark brown floral design on it. And almost all of my candlesticks are thrift store finds. I bought them for under $3.00 each.
A velvet ribbon is wrapped around the glass vase. And green moss is tucked into the small pumpkins.
I haven’t put water goblets on the table yet. But honestly, we’re pretty casual. Sometimes I’ll fill a bucket of ice with bottled waters and cold drinks. And I’ll skip the water glasses altogether. Less dishes to wash. Am I bad?
You can get an idea of how it will look in the evening.
I think there’s something magical that happens when candles are lit and fresh flowers are on the table. But let’s not forget that the very best part of any Thanksgiving table are the people who are sitting there.
It’s being together. It’s looking around the table and closing your eyes and saying a silent prayer that everyone is safe and sound.
Patrick will be driving hours to get home. And I know you’ve got family traveling too. Lets be outrageously grateful when they arrive safely.
Blessings to you all. And thanks so much for stopping by during such a busy time.
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