In a previous post, I blogged about which direction I should take with my Friendsgiving Tablescape. I was debating on whether to go natural and rustic or sparkly and glamorous. In the end, I found a happy middle ground. The result is a warm and welcoming combination of rose gold accents, white pumpkins, frosted faux flowers and sprigs of natural greenery.
When setting a table, a good rule of thumb is to start is with the actual plate setting. This is the anchor of your table and I like to set all the places with everything (chargers, plates, place cards, cutlery, stemware, napkin, etc.). Once all the places are set, you are more than halfway there. After that, it is just a matter of creating a centerpiece.
I almost always incorporate candles, they truly transform the simplest table into a magical space that make people want to linger.
For these pumpkins, I spray painted a few with metallic rose gold paint. I found some small self adhesive gems and applied them to the natural white pumpkins to elevate them a little.
For the kid’s place settings, I found these cute Thanksgiving Poppers at Balduccis’ and added some dazzle by painting on fast drying glue and shaking glitter on it.
Instagram has been a wonderful experience to make friends with strangers, connect and support fellow bloggers, and network with local Connecticut residents and businesses. I’m so happy that The Printed Society reached out to me with a kind and generous offer to make a Friendsgiving banner and tents cards with rose gold ink. They are so pretty and festive. My guests really appreciated them!
Here is a close up of the tent card that The Printed Society made for Catherine.
As you prepare for the long Thanksgiving weekend, I hope that you don’t take too much on. Yesterday I blogged about Balducci’s Food Lover’s Market. I totally meant it when I said that it was pure bliss to be able to hand off some of the Thanksgiving meal to someone else. Whether you get it catered or make reservations, the opportunity to gather with family and friends is the sweetest part. Hopefully, this tablescape has provided you with some ideas and inspiration to create a beautiful place to be together.