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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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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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Happy Thanksgiving, friends! Wishing you blessings and a day filled with delicious food and the company of family & dearest friends! #celebratingalloflifesjoys

-Photos by Rose Angel Lopez // Calligraphy Coasters by Laura Hooper Calligraphy

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GRATEFUL. THANKFUL. BLESSED.

Grateful, Thankful, Blessed

Good Morning, friends! Thanksgiving is just a couple of days away and while I give thanks for my many blessings each and every day, I’m brightening my daily morning routine with some encouraging words that serve as a daily reminder (Grateful. Thankful. Blessed.).  While words alone may not solve what I may be going through during a particular day, it will remind me to put things in perspective, look at the bigger picture and know that things could be worse.

-Photo by Rose Angel Lopez

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FRIDAY’S FAVORITE FINDS

Happy Friday, guys! What are your plans for the weekend? Admittedly, while I have planned out my Thanksgiving menu, I have not gone grocery shopping yet, so I’m sure I will be amongst many others like me at the store (yikes). I found this great Thanksgiving menu planner where depending on your answers, it will build a Feast To Please Everyone, along with recipes! If you will be hosting guests this holiday, check out these 10 Tiny Steps to Get Your House Ready for Thanksgiving.

Have a great weekend and enjoy a few of my favorite finds!

‘PAMA Pomegranate Mimosa’

Friday's Favorite Finds
via Culinary Hill

‘Hot Pink Earrings’

Friday's Favorite Finds
via Illy Couture

‘Chocolate + Nutella Roll Cake’

Friday's Favorite Finds
via Call me Cupcake

‘Modern Thanksgiving Table’

Friday's Favorite Finds
via Williams-Sonoma

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Food & Drink Recipes: DIFFERENT WAYS TO USE CRANBERRIES THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Have you started planning your thanksgiving menu yet? Do you ever think cranberry sauce is the forgotten food item with everything else gathered on the Thanksgiving table? With cranberries being the classic and delicious staple during the holiday season, how about using cranberries in a different way? I’ve rounded up a variety of alternate recipes that uses cranberries – to kick up the forgotten side dish.

Cranberry Recipe Ideas

Click on the links below for all pictured recipes in this post. Happy planning!

{top left}: The Great Pumpkin Pie recipe by Sally’s Baking Addiction 

{center left}: Cranberry-Pecan Pie Crust recipe by Home is Where the Boat Is

{bottom left}: Cranberry Sauce and Apple Crisp recipe by Just a Taste

{top right}: Cranberry Sauce Parfait recipe by Well Plated

{bottom right}: Cranberry Sangria recipe by What’s Gaby Cooking

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