In this post: Looking for Thanksgiving table setting ideas? Find Inspiration in this burnished copper fall tablescape for a warm Thanksgiving dinner.⇒
I love to follow the calendar.
Every fall, I begin my decorating using very pale colors. They might be as colorless as whites and neutrals, or perhaps very pale pastels.
Gradually, I started adding more color but typically stick to my preferred softer palette until well into the season.
It’s not until we get closer to Thanksgiving that I start playing with oranges and browns. In today’s post I’m featuring one such table that celebrates these warmer tones.
While I’m still styling it in my soft French inspired way, today’s rustic copper fall tablescape would be perfect for a warm Thanksgiving dinner.
Thanksgiving Table Setting
The essence of this Thanksgiving table setting is communicated through the multi-level plate stack, building from a burnished copper charger to an ivory English country dinner plate.
Next come brown floral transferware plates. They form a lovely border beneath the pretty pink depression glass cups perched on top in sculptural fashion. I love to add height to my plate stack to add vertical interest to the table.
Plum and green hydrangeas form the base of the lush autumnal floral centerpiece, punctuated with blush pink roses and seeded eucalyptus. Seasonal berry clusters peek out of the voluminous blooms and wispy pops of burgundy amaranthus add movement to the display. The effect is both rich and soft at the same time.
The entire bouquet is presented in a bark covered planter for a lovely woodland feeling, its rusticity reminiscent of the season.
For a delicate touch of seasonal flavor, baby boo pumpkins nest sweetly in the vintage dessert cups to reflect the time of year. Their arched stems make a pointed statement as the guests sit at their place settings.
As a pretty alternative to a tailored table cloth, a gorgeous ruffled blush pink throw is tossed askew on the bare wood table. A most popular piece and one of my personal favorites, the throw is used as a foundation on this table, creating a feminine underpinning that balances the more rugged elements on the table.
Vintage brass candlestick holders add another note of warmth, embellished by golden bobeches with rose crystal drops. The ‘candlesticks’ are made of lucite with golden flecks for festivity.
The napkin cluster layers a russet linen hem stitch piece over a pale pink ruffle-edged napkin. Subtle copper napkin rings hug the pieces together as they are rolled tightly and the delightful ruffle detail peeks out the edges. The blend of warm tones tells the story right there.
This is a table of contrasts comprising deep burgundies and pale pinks, mixes of rustic woods with elegant crystal, and generally imparts a feeling of casual and formal peacefully coexisting. Is says this celebration is important but the celebrants are relaxed.
Delicate pink champagne flutes pick up the paler tones on the table, mirroring the rose crystal drops, the ruffled throw, the depression glass dessert cups and the pale pink roses in the centerpiece.
The warmth the table exudes would welcome any guest at this meal.
Combining burnished copper with rust and burgundy accents supplies the warmth of the fall season, yet the lighter pinks offer a charming and more personal way to celebrate this very special holiday.
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