Thanksgiving is a delightful holiday that’s often built around large family gatherings. But what do you do when your family and friends are unable to join you for the day? Perhaps they live far away or have other commitments. There’s no reason in the world you can’t enjoy the holiday without a table full of guests. By setting your table with your very finest, you can make a romantic Thanksgiving dinner for two a special celebration that honors the traditions of Thanksgiving in elegant style.The specialness of this table is built around glimmering gold. The centerpiece is a gilded pumpkin candle glowing atop a gold painted pedestal dish. Pine cones are glittered in bronze and surround the large candle, while mini white pumpkins encircle the base. The Michael Aram salt cellar offers yet another tone of shimmer.The golds are balanced with whites and creams, and fine crystal offers its own fresh glint.I often group mixed candlesticks, as I love the romance that candles bring to the table and the various metals harmonize here. Crystal drops lend a note of complexity, as do the candles used in cream, smooth gold and a glitter dusted option.The plate stack is a simple clean white, with a gilded charger and a vintage dessert dish with gold edging. The pear candle signals the season while keeping with the elegance presented in this tableau.Stemwear is Ralph Lauren crystal in the glen plaid pattern. I love the varied shapes of the wine, champagne flute and old fashioned glasses.A broader view reveals a peek at the whole scene. Despite being set for only two people, it’s hard to deny that this is a holiday table that embraces the notion of being grateful and giving thanks.The napkins are an embroidered white linen layered under bronze sheers, with beaded rings in the amber tones of the autumn season.The serving pieces would, of course, carry traditional Thanksgiving dishes, but here I’ve filled them with golden pine cones and shimmer gourds.Walnuts are also on offer with another grouping of glowing pumpkins. The florals are tucked in glimmery vases that are actually candle holders with an effervescent sheen.At nightfall one can sit down to a meal at this table and appreciate how very special the privilege of giving thanks is. Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!
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