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HOW TO CREATE AN ELEGANT WHITE & GOLD THANKSGIVING TABLESCAPE

Holiday: AN ELEGANT WHITE & GOLD THANKSGIVING TABLESCAPE

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving day is only 3 weeks away! With all the preparation involved, if there’s one thing you can prepare ahead of time, that’s your tablescape. If you will be hosting Thanksgiving this year and need some tablescape inspiration, keeping reading!

Give thanks in style and see how you can create this white & gold Thanksgiving tablescape. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have already seen a sneak peek of the video I posted of this tablescape. Today, I’ll share how you can bring the unexpected elegance to the table by combining simple elements that sets the festive mood as you welcome your guests to the dinner table. Best of all, you may already own most of the items needed to recreate this table look!

AN ELEGANT WHITE & GOLD THANKSGIVING TABLESCAPE

AN ELEGANT WHITE & GOLD THANKSGIVING TABLESCAPE

AN ELEGANT WHITE & GOLD THANKSGIVING TABLESCAPE

Get the Look…

Infuse your thanksgiving table with a sense of glamorous sophistication! The clean and crisp white gave the table a classic feel and adding gold, gave a touch of shine and twinkle to the table – the duo color palette accentuates the elegant look.

Table Linen & Dinner Napkins:
  • To help set the scene for a gathering with friends and family, I kept it simple, yet classy and elegant. Start off by dressing your table with a white tablecloth (I purchased mine from, here) and use coordinating dinner napkins. I placed the top portion of each dinner napkin underneath each dinner plate and let the remaining gently hang over the table.
Table Setting:
  • For your table setting, you will want to coordinate your look with gold-rimmed dinnerware, flatware and glassware. Let’s start out with the dinnerware. I found these stunning dinner plates and bowls from Home Goods. Guys, it was love at first sight!! If you don’t own gold-rimmed dinnerware, check these out from Dollar Tree! They sell them in a bulk of 12 which is great when hosting a large crowd!
  • This past summer, for my birthday present, my mom, sister, and significant other, each purchased me these beautifully designed Lekoch white and gold flatware from Amazon, so that I can have a set of eight. When pairing these two items together, it gave off a sleek and luxurious look!
  • For the wine and water glasses, I used my antique gold-rimmed ones I had for a while now. If you are looking for vintage gold-rimmed wine glasses, hop on over to Etsy, many sellers have a variety of styles available to purchase. Otherwise, you can find them here or here.
Table Decor:
  • Creating this table requires little tasks that can help you tackle! No flowers required on this table…no need to stop at the grocery store or the florist. If you want flowers, save those arrangements for other common areas in your home.  If you’re one who loves white pumpkins (like I do) you may already have a few decorated around your house. Depending on the length of your table, grab a bunch of pumpkins in assorted sizes from medium to mini.
  • For a glowing arrangement, add a few off-white unscented pillar candles (I purchased mine from Ikea). Place the candles on glass candle holders (similar ones found, here). By arranging  and grouping the assorted sized pumpkins and candles down the center of your table, you will create a striking display that becomes a focal point on the dining table.
  • While I did add white linen dinner napkins, I had to add these ‘Wine Turkey Pie’ – Rose Gold Foil Thanksgiving Napkins from Laura Hooper Calligraphy. Sometimes guests like to have a handy paper napkin available (wink, wink) and these are not only festive but pretty too!
  • Put on the finishing touch to your Thanksgiving table by adding personalized place cards. I used the forks as my place card holder to display guest names. To coordinate with the color scheme, I went into my party stationery stash and used white place cards with a gold border.

AN ELEGANT WHITE & GOLD THANKSGIVING TABLESCAPE

AN ELEGANT WHITE & GOLD THANKSGIVING TABLESCAPE

AN ELEGANT WHITE & GOLD THANKSGIVING TABLESCAPE

AN ELEGANT WHITE & GOLD THANKSGIVING TABLESCAPE

AN ELEGANT WHITE & GOLD THANKSGIVING TABLESCAPE

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you’ve enjoyed my inspiration for preparing your Thanksgiving tablescape!

For other Thanksgiving tablescape inspiration ideas, check out these posts I have shared in the past: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5.

-Photos & Table Styling by Design by Occasion

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WREATHS – THEY’RE NOT JUST FOR YOUR FRONT DOOR

WREATHS - THEY'RE NOT JUST FOR YOUR FRONT DOOR

WREATHS - THEY'RE NOT JUST FOR YOUR FRONT DOOR

When it comes to door decor, we typically find the most popular are wreaths hung on the front of people’s front door. Other areas where wreaths are commonly seen hanging are walls, windows, and above fireplaces. But I would like to share with you that wreaths also make great table decor too! It’s a simple and great way to accent your dining table! Whether you have a small dining table or a large one, you can place your perfectly sized wreath on the center of your table. Faux or real…anything goes!

Remember this post, where I shared how to create this DIY Tri-color Eucalyptus wreath? Well, I dug this fall wreath out of my storage bin and decided to decorate our dining table with it. I nestled three clear glass votive candle holders in the center of the wreath, for an elegant ambiance. Since we have dining for eight, the size of this wreath is plush and brings a pretty fall festive touch to the table.

Give your dining table a makeover and brighten it up by accenting it with your favorite fall wreath!

-Photos by Rose Angel Lopez

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Entertaining: PUMPKIN-INSPIRED OUTDOOR FALL TABLESCAPE

With the autumn season, savor the early fall evenings that are not too brisk but cozy enough to dine outdoors. Whether you are dining alfresco on your deck, patio, or backyard, debut your tablescape with a spectacular display of white pumpkins to celebrate the season!

Entertaining: PUMPKIN-INSPIRED OUTDOOR FALL TABLESCAPE

Entertaining: PUMPKIN-INSPIRED OUTDOOR FALL TABLESCAP

Entertaining: PUMPKIN-INSPIRED OUTDOOR FALL TABLESCAPE

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen the sneak peek video I had posted of today’s featured post. Inspired by my table linen, designed with a motif of pumpkins, I decided to create a table runner filled with medium to large white pumpkins. In between the pumpkins, I displayed an assortment of mismatched antique brass candleholders, topped with white taper candles that casts a flickering glow down the center of the fall-themed table.  Wooden charges were used to bring warmth to the table. I kept the place settings casual and subdued with white tempered glass dinner plates and my Rook flatware - the black flatware handles give off that rustic vibe. A nod to the fall season, I placed dry pinecones with a name tag on each dinner napkin. I used my vintage clear crystal stemware to add a little luster to the table.

Entertaining: PUMPKIN-INSPIRED OUTDOOR FALL TABLESCAPE

Wondering what decadent flavors to feature in the dinner menu? Check out this delicious One Pan Pork Chops with Apples recipe and for dessert, this easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifle recipe.

Entertaining: PUMPKIN-INSPIRED OUTDOOR FALL TABLESCAPE

Entertaining: PUMPKIN-INSPIRED OUTDOOR FALL TABLESCAPE

I hope my effortlessly pumpkin-inspired fall tablescape has inspired you to create your own and to entertain outdoors this fall season with good friends and family.

Happy Entertaining!

-Photos & Table Styling by Rose Angel Lopez

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New Arrivals: FALL FAVORITE ENTERTAINING ESSENTIALS

With the change of seasons coming near, I’ve been exploring all the new decor and home accessories available online and in stores. Inspired by the fall season and how it brings beautiful ways to gather and dine in the season’s bounty, I’ve rounded up a few of my fall favorite entertaining essentials. Whether you are dressing your table or hosting guests, these stylish picks are perfect additions to your entertaining essentials!

Take a look…

New Arrivals: FALL FAVORITE ENTERTAINING ESSENTIALS

Comment below and share your favorite(s)!

1. Agate Spreader 

2. top shelf bar tool set with stand

3. Pumpkin Moscow Mule 

4. Clarke Bowl 

5. Flora Napkin

6. Nova Coaster (set of four)

7. Gold Scroll Tumblers

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Spring Entertaining: USE FAUX BOXWOOD TABLE DECOR FOR YOUR OUTDOOR TABLESCAPE

Entertaining:

Use Faux Boxwood Table Decor for your Spring Tablescape

The weather here in Western Pennsylvania can get be pretty sketchy in the month of April. Since it appears that we are finally in the clear for a good stretch of warm spring weather, we finally uncovered all our deck furniture yesterday. We gave the deck railing and wood floor a good cleaning and we are happy to be able to start using our outdoor living space this spring and summer!

Typically, when I host a lunch or dinner party outdoors, I love to use fresh flowers on the table or a potted flowering plant. However, when done right, sometimes it’s ok to use faux plant decor. The benefits are you don’t have to be concerned with your flowers wilting from the hot sun or flying insects wanting to perch on your flowering plant buds, and no need for water…you don’t have the hassle of caring for a live plant.  However, I just had to add a touch of fresh blooms from my flowering plant – it added a bright and vibrant pop of color!

Inspired by my new faux boxwood topiaries from Home Goods, I decided to add a lush of green to the already greenery outdoors by pairing the topiaries with my boxwood leaves placemats. To add to this casual outdoor dining tablescape, I used my gray, vintage designed disposable plastic round plates (purchased from Marshalls), silver plastic flatware set, and my clear acrylic wine glasses and tumblers – all of which are perfect and ideal for outdoor entertaining. When all these decor elements and tableware essentials were grouped together, it gave a cozy and welcoming look!

Spring Entertaining: Use Faux Boxwood Table Decor for Your Outdoor Tablescape

Spring Entertaining: Use Faux Boxwood Table Decor for Your Outdoor Tablescape.

Spring Entertaining: Use Faux Boxwood Table Decor for Your Outdoor Tablescape

I love how the design of the acrylic glassware looks like real glass!

Spring Entertaining: Use Faux Boxwood Table Decor for Your Outdoor Tablescape

What drew me to purchase these faux topiaries were the two-tone painted pot. The modern mix of light gray and gold is totally my style!

Spring Entertaining: Use Faux Boxwood Table Decor for Your Outdoor Tablescape

Spring Entertaining: Use Faux Boxwood Table Decor for Your Outdoor Tablescape

Our deck sits up high from the ground and we are surrounded by tall mature trees, which makes us feel like our deck is a tree house. I really like how the greenery continues to flow onto the outdoor dining table!

Spring Entertaining: Use Faux Boxwood Table Decor for Your Outdoor Tablescape

Spring Entertaining: Use Faux Boxwood Table Decor for Your Outdoor Tablescape

Spring Entertaining: Use Faux Boxwood Table Decor for Your Outdoor Tablescape

This tablescape was so easy to put together for easy-breezy spring entertaining…effortlessly chic! Happy Spring!!

-Photos + Tablescape by Rose Angel Lopez

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