I can spend hours on end tablescaping. What’s tablescaping? It’s creating a setting place at the table that is unique to your tastes or a theme. I had the opportunity to create a Thanksgiving tablescape using Marks & Spencer Home. In the past, there have been so many etiquette rules about which plates/silverware/glasses etc need to be set. I say, let’s have fun breaking those rules.
I wanted to set a table employing all of the favorite elements and tricks. Below I show the end result and each element. —>>>
[h5]Bringing It All Together[/h5]
- One of my favorite tricks is using tea cloths as placemats. I used an old fashioned Basket Weave Tea Towels ($18 for 4) They contrasted the floral elements perfectly.
2. I added some large seeded vases ($36) to add a vintage feel that also embodies the colors of fall and Thanksgiving. The perfect pumpkin orange? I think so!
3. A table isn’t complete without florals and these Anemone Blackberry Thistle plants in marble ($64) really brightened up the table. They might be my favorite items from Marks & Spencer.
4. One helpful trick is starting at the center of the table and building outwards. For the center piece I LOVE this Antler Dinner Candle Holder ($50). It will transition perfectly into the Holiday season.
5. Rather than an over all table cloth, I chose this gray Rib Woven Runner ($22) to help bring together all the center piece items.
6. The Ophelia pasta bowls ($10) are an element that brought my personal taste out, which is probably one of the most important parts of creating tablescapes. Finding a way to project your personality within the settings is so much fun. I’m a huge fan of pasta bowls for any type of meal, especially a big one like Thanksgiving! The curved up edges stop your food from spilling over on the table (less clean up for mama!)