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Creating a Thanksgiving Tablescape

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Elm Leaf Glass Gold Large Plate

Add a touch of glitz and elegance to your Thanksgiving tablescape and give thanks in style. Begin by creating a centerpiece with this gorgeous beaded Marrakech table runner and holiday glass pumpkins – it will certainly capture the harvest of the season. Don’t forget to offer drinks and appetizers before the meal as a nice welcoming way to start Thanksgiving. Your guest will go “nutty” for the acorn-shaped nut bowl in pure Vagabond House Pewter.  

When decorating your tablescape, repeating patterns create a pleasing effect to the eye. Sticking with two to three colors and a few complementary textures is the key to a harmonious look. Add these adorable pinecone placecard holders with each guest’s name and consider an accent piece at each place setting. The unique Elm Leaf glass plates in the gold, brown and sage colors dazzle with a smooth finish and can be used not only as dinner plates but make striking serving platters too.  

Consider serving the turkey on two platters, with light and dark meat on each for your guests. The Paillette gold stemware is hand carved and painted with a textured finish. Place bottles of wine and water directly on your table. Don’t be afraid to mix silver and gold together throughout your tablescape, the Hermitage flatware makes it easy with this five-piece stainless, gold-plated setting.  

Lighting is everything when it comes to creating ambiance in a room. Dimming overhead lighting and the use of candles will enhance and bring focus to the table.  Whether you use tall taper candles with crystal for a more formal setting or a more casual look with a grouping of pillar candles, do be sure to add additional candles around the room to complete the decor. Mix and match seating for additional guests and try adding a decorative element to the back of each chair for a festive look. 

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1. Rajasthan Placemats  
2. Royal Limoges Gold Dinnerware  
3. L’Objet Pinecone Gold Placecard Holder
4. Paillette Gold Stemware Wine Glass
5. Paillette Gold Stemware Glass
6. Gold Beaded Napkin Rings
7. Simon Pearce Glass Pumpkin Medium
8. Simon Pearce Glass Pumpkin Small
9. Brocade Border Napkins
10. Beaded Marrakech Table Runner
11. Elm Leaf Glass Sage Small Plate  
12. Acorn Nut Bowl  
13. Hermitage Gold Flatware
14. L’Objet Carrousel Gold 2-Tiered Server
15. Elm Leaf Glass Gold Large Plate


Michele Hatch has been an interior designer for over eight years and has worked on both hospitality and residential projects locally and across the nation. She is the owner and principal designer of Stellar Interior Design here in Orange County. 


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