Womanista Decor: Thanksgiving Tabletop Decor

Thanksgiving is a time where you can really show off your entertaining personality. It can be really relaxed, fun and casual, or if you like entertaining in high style (hello, glitz & glam!), you can make it over-the-top and gorgeous. Womanistas, I love me some glitz and glam! But at the same time, I want our table to be warm and inviting. I want there to be lots of laughter and chatter and I don’t want anyone to worry about messing anything up, so I’ve planned our tabletop decor accordingly!

My china is cream with a gold rim, and my monogram in gold script (See? I really like glitz!) It’s the “Eternal” by Lenox and is from The Registry in Franklin, TN. I accented my china with a gold lacquer charger, gold flatware, and a metallic napkin – all from West Elm.

For the tabletop, rather than adding more sparkle I added pumpkins and candles down the center. Candles are an inexpensive way to add lots of ambiance and the pumpkins are repurposed from Halloween. And ok fine, the art deco crystal candelabras add a little bit more sparkle!

After I arranged the tabletop decor, I finalized the place settings with glassware and a pretty dessert compote (I’m obsessed with these from Arte Italica!) to give each setting some height and added drama (you’ve gotta have a little drama at Thanksgiving, so it might as well be in the place setting!) The wine glasses are “Grape” by Riedel – I like setting each place with a red and white wine varietal glass to add some elegance. I also picked up these crystal tumblers at a store in Ruston, LA having a sale (They were 75% off, and $5 each!)

The final tablescape for Thanksgiving! Each place setting is glam, and the earthiness of our reclaimed wood table, the candles and the pumpkins make the vibe a little more relaxed.

For more Thanksgiving table setting ideas, check out these from HGTV! Happy Thanksgiving, womanistas!

xo, the Womanista

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  2. Andrew February 14, 2013 at 11:06 pm #

    The gold cutlery is a bit Midas loud. A thread of gold around the napkin will catch the light to gleam.

    The sofas look out of place, faddish; simple chairs draped over with plain cloth would do.

    The gilt on the chairs don’t quite go with the rustic grain of the table. Either
    1. Shabby chic chairs with bare table, or
    2. Damask tablecloth in harmony with chandelier and chairs.

    • Woman February 15, 2013 at 3:10 am #

      Well, Andrew, I disagree with you. I love the texture combination of cozy timber and metallic gold as it catches a candlelit space. But I’m sure they your dining room and Thanksgiving table are beyond chic :-)

    • Lindsay Rhodes February 16, 2013 at 4:37 am #

      If we all followed the same rules, what a boring world we would live in. Accepting and appreciating different ideas might just spice up your life! Your grandmother called and she wants her tablecloth back:)

  3. susan m November 18, 2012 at 3:54 am #

    this is beautiful! job well done! it is not too “themed”, but warm and inviting.

    • Woman November 18, 2012 at 6:34 pm #

      Thanks, Susan!

  4. Sarah November 17, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

    When it comes to hosting and fabulous table-scapes Womanista has got it going on! Just STUNNING. Love those metallic napkins from West Elm…almost bought them myself;) XO

  5. Veronica S November 17, 2012 at 2:44 pm #

    Oh Gosh, I have NEVER celebrated Thanksgiving, ever. We don’t have that in Norway :(.
    What an amazing home you and your hubby got, such great taste!! I love the chandeleer (or how you spell it #NorwegianProblems) and the plates!
    Have a lovely Thanksgiving!

  6. Pikseen November 16, 2012 at 11:29 pm #

    After having read through your Thanksgivings entries, I wish we had things like Thanksgiving in Australia. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones x

  7. Elissa November 16, 2012 at 8:01 pm #

    Stunning! Shocker! Happy thanksgiving to you and yours!

  8. jenna sumner November 16, 2012 at 5:38 pm #

    Cassie, this is gorgeous!! You have such amazing taste in everything ! Now I know why you have the blog you have! Like the post said above, you ARE A+! I hope You, Charles, and your family have a Happy and blessed Thanksgiving!!

    • Woman November 16, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

      Thanks so much, Jenna! That is a sweet compliment :-) I hope you and your family have a fabulous thanksgiving also! xo

  9. Meghann November 16, 2012 at 5:10 pm #

    Beautiful! Warm and inviting with a touch of glamour. I am definitely stealing the white pumpkin and candle idea for my Thanksgiving table :)

    • Woman November 16, 2012 at 6:17 pm #

      Thanks! Tweet me a pic of your tablescape on thanksgiving! xo

  10. Michaelanne November 16, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

    Cassie you are an A+ hostess! This table is stunning! Wish we were going to be able to be there!!

    • Woman November 16, 2012 at 6:16 pm #

      Thanks, Mikey! Wish you were going to be here too :-)

  11. Woman November 16, 2012 at 4:34 pm #

    Thanks, lady! xo

  12. Nichole November 16, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

    Cass- This is so stunning but cozy! Great ideas. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.


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