19 Nov Green, Gold & White Thanksgiving Tablescape
There’s always something to be thankful for — even in 2020! This year, I’m grateful that I was able to come home to North Carolina earlier than usual due to my flexible schedule. Besides spending extra time with my family, another major bonus is that I was able to go all out on a table for our celebration. Here’s how I created this green, gold and white Thanksgiving tablescape.
Restyling Old Decor
I started by digging around to see what my mom already owned. She had a gorgeous set of glittery pumpkins, which included a pretty green one. This sage color immediately struck me as an unusual but super pretty shade for Thanksgiving. I decided to build the whole table around this hue and go for a soft look. She also had the gold charger plates (which, btw, are such a great staple) and the large white pumpkin.
In addition, I repurposed the taper candles from my wedding tabletop sample. I was originally testing out a few different colors and types of candles to see what looked best with the flowers and tablecloth. While these sage ones (they’re from Amazon) ultimately weren’t chosen, I’m so glad they came in handy for another occasion.
Adding New Flair
To finish off the look, I went on a shopping trip to get everything else I needed for the table from Home Goods and Michael’s. I was shocked to see that there was hardly any fall decor left. Everything had switched over to Christmas and holiday already. I learned an important lesson that I need to start much earlier to source the best items for Thanksgiving tables. Next year, I’m doing my shopping in October!
In the end, Home Goods still came through for me, and I was able to snag the white and gold tablecloth and matching napkins. Michael’s provided the rest: gold candlesticks, mercury glass votives and cinnamon-scented pine cones.
I also picked up some wooden beads from Michael’s for a little craft project. I created these turkeys as a special touch for each place setting by painting a face on each bead, gluing it to a wine cork and adding a real pom pom flower behind it. These could easily be turned into place cards by writing on the cork or adding a thin wire to the top to hold a card.
Once I set everything up, I realized it could use a bit of greenery to pull it together. I ended up cutting some ivy that grows in our yard. I really appreciated that I was able to do this because it would never be possible where I live in NYC. It’s so nice to be able to use the plants and flowers from your garden.
Another thing that I don’t take for granted at my parents’ house is having a spacious dining room table to eat around. We don’t have the luxury of a separate dining room in our small city apartment, so I had a blast decorating. The set-up here is great because the room has two sets of double doors that open up to allow air flow as an extra safety precaution during this pandemic. While Thanksgiving will definitely be different this year, I’m still so excited for some football, turkey and wine around a beautiful table!
What are you doing for your Thanksgiving table this year? Let me know in the comments!