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Styling the Thanksgiving Tablescape

Styling the Thanksgiving Tablescape

November 20, 2016

We styled this table for a Friendsgiving that we hosted in the same house we shot our fall collection - up in Tomales Bay, CA. Our friends over at Glitter Guide featured the tablescape as a "How To Style The Perfect Thanksgiving Tablescape" and we wanted to share the photos here, too! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends!

1. Pick a Color Palette
Whenever I design a tablescape I like to pick a color palette first. It helps me define the mood of the table and narrow down the materials I want to use. We focused on soft greens, lavender linen napkins, and all white porcelain from Hudson Grace. We wanted this table to have a light, natural feel. The view from the table of Tomales Bay was so beautiful and we didn't want anything to take away from that, so we chose to keep things simple and somewhat neutral. 

2. Bring In Natural Elements
We were in Marshall, CA, which sits on the Marin Coast in Northern California. There is so much natural beauty in this part of the world and we wanted to bring as much of that inside as possible. We created a eucalyptus garland and interspersed sprigs of local flora that we clipped in the forest next to the house (don't tell!). On each table setting we placed a persimmon and we used those same persimmon's throughout the garland for a little extra texture. 

3. Choose Your Lighting
I always love the look and feel of candlelight at dinner. My favorite thing about these candelabras is that they really make a statement! The fact that it was just two standing pieces made them easy to position, too. I loved the mix of the soft gold against the palette of the table and they picked up our brass flatware nicely. Later in the evening the candles cast a beautiful glow and they sat high enough on the table so that they weren't blinding to whoever sat in front of them. 

4. Make it Fun!
One tradition my family loves to celebrate at Thanksgiving is taking your place card and writing on the inside what you're thankful for. We pass them around the table and then everyone reads the card they were given. We like to guess who the card belonged to. This game is always fun because it's a mix of lightheartedness and sentimentality. 


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