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November 27, 2017

My Thanksgiving Tablescape

Thanksgiving Tablescape

As most of you know, I’ve had technical difficulties for the past couple of days. I’ve missed so many posts and it’s been hair-pulling and blood-boiling for me. I switch host provider. But because it was a nightmare switching to the new provider, I ended up back at my original provider. They got me back up in less than two hours. I will NEVER do this again. And because I was down for those days, I have posts to make up for. Instead of posting three days a week, I will have to post four days (possibly five days) a week for the remainder of the year. Lucky you!

Anyhoo, this is a post that was supposed to go live a few days before Thanksgiving. Enjoy!

The Holidays have got to be my favorite time of the year…with the exception of my birthday, of course (Yes, I consider it a ‘holiday!).  I love how  you can decorate in whichever style you please for Thanksgiving or Christmas. You can NEVER go wrong…whether it be traditional, modern, shabby chic, rustic, diva-like, country…the styles are endless! Every year, I tell myself ‘Next year I’m gonna change it up.’ But I always end up going the super Southern traditional route.

This year, we are hosting Thanksgiving dinner in our Memphis home where I created this Thansgiving tablescape. It was super fun preparing and creating this. Today, I am sharing with you the super easy and affordable way I achieved this beautiful Thanksgiving tablescape. Most items used for my tablescape are items I already had.

My Thanksgiving Tablescape

1. Table – The great news is ANY table will work: big, small, wood, glass top, round, square. I have a glass top round table, an antique wood table I painted a couple of summers ago, and an ‘real’ dining room table. I knew the latter table is what I wanted to use for the holidays. But any table you may have will work for your tablescape.

2. Table Runner – There are a plethora of holiday table runners out there…I mean gorgeous ones. I found this one at HomeGoods. It’s covered by the place settings on both ends, but the ends of this runner feature silver and gold beaded and embroidered pumpkins. They are absolutely stunning! This was probably the only newly purchased item for this setup.

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3. Candles – And who doesn’t love candles?!? Candles always add the perfect ambiance and touch to any situation. And we ALL have candles, right? Just so you know, I typically don’t purchase expensive candles. Ikea, HomeGoods, and Target are my favorite places for beautiful fragranced candles. I am a huge lover of anything mercury. So it was only natural for me to include my mercury candle holders to this setting. But I also fell in love with these glass candle holder and thought I would incorporate theme in the scheme as well.

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My Thanksgiving Tablescape

4. Greenery – Greenery can actually cost you nothing. I normally just go outdoors and clip, clip, clip the greenery and hollies. But this year I went partial artificial, partial live greenery. I already had most of these faux greenery and hollies. After a photo shoot at a local church, they were having a magnolia tree trimmed. I picked up  a couple of small brances and added it to my tablescape as well as my buffet

5. Linen Napkins – I don’t use linen napkins on a daily basis…or monthly for that matter. But I’ve always loved having them…just in case. I used both monogrammed and non-monogrammed because I only have four monogrammed napkins but six settings, I had to bring out the regular napkins. But I think any type of clothe napkins will do.

My Thanksgiving Tablescape

6. Dishware/Flatware – I normally purchase four-piece settings because we typically use our four-seating table. Because of this, I ended up using coordinating placements. I love mixing gold and silver. But because I had more silver than gold, I brought out the gold flatware.

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7. Seasonal Fruits – Not completely necessary but sporadically placing seasonal fruits into your tablescape not only add additional color, but also add a hint of warmth no matter your style. I’m a HUGE lover of white pumpkins and knew it would make the perfect centerpiece for this setting. So that’s what I used!

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8. Great friends/family, cocktails & wine, and conversation – I’m more of a vodka and spumante drinker (haven’t learned to ‘love‘ wine just yet). Having cocktails made with Purity Vodka, spumante, and wine is a MUST to ensure you’re pleasing everyone. With these combinations, a great time is guaranteed to be had!

Some of my favorite dinner plates!

I think these tips would work just as well with a Christmas tablescape; just a few Holiday decorations here and there and as your centerpiece.

Did you incorporate a holiday tablescape for Thanksgiving? And how was your Thanksgiving? I would love hear all about it.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I love having you here. Have a glass of wine and stay a while. And as always, have a beautiful day.

Happy Holidays!

Brought to you by Purity Vodka.

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  • Reply Joanna

    Your table looks so pretty, I love the decorations! I actually had troubles with my blog as well last night, I ended up losing 2 posts. Luckily I have them all in word as well, stored on my computer so I could upload them again.

    November 27, 2017 at 12:09 pm
    • Reply Candy

      Doesn’t that just sucks? Well, I’m glad you were able to recover your posts!

      November 28, 2017 at 11:37 am
  • Reply DeDe

    Wow that looks like the perfect set up! So classy and simple.

    November 27, 2017 at 12:41 pm
  • Reply Ithfifi

    Oh wow! Candy you do everything with such style! You look absolutely gorgeous (feel like I am always saying this!) and your table set up is like something from a glossy magazine! I hope you had wonderful and warm moments with your loved ones, I am sure they loved all the hard work you put in 🙂

    November 27, 2017 at 1:34 pm
    • Reply Candy

      You are absolutely THE SWEETEST!!! But I almost wished I could have photographed after I was completely done with the setting. Thank you so much!!!

      November 28, 2017 at 11:36 am
  • Reply Karolina

    This table decoration is to die for! all those cute details – amazing! And for the first time ever I thought I could actually have gold silverware! 😀

    November 27, 2017 at 6:19 pm
    • Reply Candy

      I’ve never really been into gold flatware either. But I really wanted to offset the silver I had going on. Thanks for stopping by!

      November 28, 2017 at 11:35 am
  • Reply Indu

    Awesome table decoration. You have provided each detail from candles to napkins and green touch. And your pics portray all well.

    November 27, 2017 at 11:14 pm
  • Reply Michelle Leslie

    Your table looks STUNNING Candy. Somehow you managed to make it look casual but oh, so elegant at the same time. Sorry about your computer issues, that sucks and I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving

    November 28, 2017 at 12:40 am
    • Reply Candy

      Thank you so much Michelle! I never really care for stuffy settings. I definitely try to easy elegance with my Holiday settings!

      November 28, 2017 at 11:34 am
  • Reply Keshia

    Beautiful table setting! It’s your last year holiday setting that got me in gear. This is elegant & I also enjoyed the colors.
    Glad you are no longer having server problems.

    November 28, 2017 at 12:15 pm
    • Reply Candy

      Thank you so much Sis!!! Kisses!

      November 28, 2017 at 12:46 pm
  • Reply Courtney Blacher

    I absolutely love your table set up! It’s really beautiful, the color combination keep up the gorgeousness!

    November 28, 2017 at 9:35 pm
  • Reply Nicole Flint

    I love the table set up. Cozy yet still chic and well put together. THe greenery adds a nice touch!

    November 28, 2017 at 9:46 pm
  • Reply Agnes

    What a beautiful setting and your dining room decor is fab. Nice touch adding the pumpkins to the table as well, it adds more beauty.

    November 28, 2017 at 10:14 pm
  • Reply Amy

    I love this setting. It is sleek and classic and so lovely. Great for inspiration 🙂

    November 28, 2017 at 11:46 pm
    • Reply Candy

      Thank you Amy! That’s what KUWC is all about…inspiration!

      November 29, 2017 at 9:18 am
  • Reply Bea

    This Table Decor is absolutely beautiful. The combination of the fall & winter decor is stunning!

    November 29, 2017 at 12:33 am
  • Reply Samantha

    Sorry to hear about your technical issues; what a pain! Your Thanksgiving décor is beautiful! Mine was pretty simple: a nice tablecloth, nice napkins, & cute turkey candle holders that we lit at dinner. I love Homegoods! They have such cute stuff. Those cocktails look delicious!

    November 29, 2017 at 1:28 am
    • Reply Candy

      Thank you so much! HomeGoods is absolutely amazing! Even though I need NOTHING, I always find stuff I need there!

      November 29, 2017 at 9:17 am
  • Reply Nati

    I love dressing the table in different and special ways! I love your Thanksgivings table scape, it is classic but very chic!!

    November 29, 2017 at 4:24 am
    • Reply Candy

      Thank you so much Nati! It’s one of my favorite things to do for the Holidays!

      November 29, 2017 at 9:16 am
  • Reply Taylor Smart

    such a dreamy table to sit at! absolutely stunning gal!

    November 29, 2017 at 4:28 am
  • Reply Nina

    These decorations look perfect. I love the candles and the napkins. Also who doesn’t love a bottle of vodka?

    November 29, 2017 at 6:15 am
  • Reply Ellie Plummer

    Your table decorations are beautiful. How creative and thoughtful!

    November 29, 2017 at 7:41 am
  • Reply Evelina

    OMG your table looked incredible! Everything was perfect! It made me thinking how I am going to be decorating table for Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas lunch.

    November 29, 2017 at 8:36 am
    • Reply Candy

      These tips would work just as well for you Christmas table. Thank you!

      November 29, 2017 at 9:14 am
  • Reply mily jain

    Such a pretty table….the decor seems so fresh and lively…Your dress is also on point and perfectly suited to the occasion!

    November 29, 2017 at 9:08 am
  • Reply Elizabeth O

    That is such a beautiful and awesome table setting. It looks so classy and elegant setup. I really love your Thanksgiving tablescape.

    November 29, 2017 at 9:36 am
    • Reply Candy

      Thank you so much Elizabeth!

      November 29, 2017 at 9:45 am
  • Reply steve walters

    A truly Instagram worthy tablescap! You are a master when it comes to this kind of thing. I’m so impressed!

    November 29, 2017 at 11:23 am
  • Reply Emily Terrell

    Your tablescape makes me long for when I can start decorating for each holiday! It is gorgeous. And so well put together. Just like you! Also, glad that vodka was on the menu. My type of drink!

    November 29, 2017 at 2:33 pm
    • Reply Candy

      I’m always looking forward to decorating the table! Thank you so much!

      November 29, 2017 at 3:13 pm
  • Reply Marnie

    you make table-setting so easy! Thank you for listing down all the essentials and giving us valuable tips! They would come in handy!

    November 30, 2017 at 8:32 am
    • Reply Candy

      Thank you so much Marnie!

      November 30, 2017 at 10:39 am

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