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The Thanksgiving Table

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Dinner Plates // Salad Plates // Tablecloth – old (similar) // Wine Glasses // Green Water Glasses – old (similar) // Short Candlesticks – old (similar) // Tall Candlesticks – old (similar)

Can you believe Thanksgiving is only a week away?! It seems to have snuck up on us, and if you’re in the same situation, I wanted to share an easy and elegant Thanksgiving tablescape that I designed for a friend last year. Even if you wait until the last minute, you can create this look using things you’d find at the grocery store! (And no one will ever know!)

When designing a centerpiece I usually go straight for the flowers, but since Thanksgiving is all about food I wanted the arrangement to be mostly composed of edibles: fairytale pumpkins, gourds, ornamental kale, and rosemary to be precise. With a few ruffled chrysanthemums thrown in. Use one larger pumpkin in the center to anchor the arrangement, then taper the extra pumpkins and gourds off on either side. I used two sets of crystal candlesticks in varying heights to add some sparkle, and the taper candles are from Trader Joes!

Starting with my everyday Wedgewood dinner plates and salad plates I pulled in the greens from the centerpiece with depression glass water tumblers and vintage demitasse cups ready to hold a post-meal espresso. Place cards always elevate a dinner party and are helpful for keeping guests you know will bicker about politics at opposite ends of the table. (Especially this year!) I improvised with rosemary, twine and the paper bag from my grocery run. Whatever your table decor, Thanksgiving is really about taking a moment to cherish your blessings with family and friends.

You can find more autumn-inspired table ideas here and the best pumpkin pie recipe ever here.

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xx, SF


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