Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love all of it, from planning and preparing the meal to lingering with friends and family at the table long after we have finished eating. Part of the preparation that I enjoy includes designing the holiday table. Because it is a day that is focused on thankfulness (and not presents), it seems fitting to plan a table that feels natural and unpretentious. I like to save the “good” china for Christmas and stick with the basics for Thanksgiving. Some of my favorite elements include basic white plates, nubby fabric napkins, gourds, branches, herbs and candles.
Just because I like things basic does not mean that they have to be boring. This year I have noticed the trend of painting pumpkins and I love the idea. I can’t wait to give it a try. The chalk paint adds interest but the matte nature of the color keeps things decidedly low-key. Along these lines, if I am going to add a metallic element, I like to incorporate natural copper or brass. The matte color adds warmth and substance to the table, without any over-the-top shine. The images below incorporate many of my favorite components.
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I don’t know about you but I am feeling inspired by these beautiful images. I can’t wait to start planning our Thanksgiving table.