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