Styling A Romantic And Elegant Thanksgiving Table

elegant fall table setting
It all starts with flowers for me when I plan a table setting and it's one of my favorite ways to get creative in my home with design that can be temporary and not expensive. I'm sharing tips in this post on how I started this look...
that I will be keeping up for a few days throughout the weekend for entertaining purposes...
pink roses and lisianthus autumn

While out doing some errands I made a stop at my favorite local florist as I can always find more unusual flowers there. I look for what is one sale, and this week it was roses and in the prettiest blush pink.

chinoiserie vase blue and white with flowers

I cleared off the sideboard buffet, that really is a vintage dresser from a friend:~). Knowing that I wanted to go with the roses, I decided to do a pink and blue theme...color comes first to me in styling a table.

These vintage planters don't hold water, so I used a Mason jar in each and filled out the bouquets with last week's stock and greenery cut from my garden.

blue cinderella pumpkin

Next step was a centerpiece and I plopped this pale blue cinderella pumpkin onto a cake plate. It's low enough to see over the center of the table and I filled it in with some pinecones and acorns.

white baby boo pumpkin

I covered the rustic table for this setting with a vintage French lace tablecloth for the pale look that I had in mind. The underplates are my every day white plates from Pottery Barn and the blue and white plates are French antique ironstone that I love and use as often as possible.

pumpkin spray painted with chalk paint

The white baby boos are plastic and I painted them with chalk style paint. You can see more about that HERE if you'd like more fall inspiration.

Tip: I used some paper shredding from packing material on the top of the faux stem for texture.


french style table setting for thanksgiving

I may have a slight obsession with monogrammed linens that is close to hoarding, even if they don't match up with my initials.

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Candlelight dinner is the best and the style is romantic and on the soft side of Thanksgiving. 

pale blue pumpkin

I'm not a fan of overdone or contrived and try to create simple yet elegant settings. Hopefully that was achieved and it really took very little time to do.

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Maybe a photo overload, but I just upgraded to a new camera and trying it out today.

blue pumpkin and acorns

blue and white chinoiserie cachepots

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