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Thanksgiving Tablescape

October 2, 2017

thanksgiving tablescape

I must say writing a post about a tablescape in the days after the horrific violence in Las Vegas and Edmonton and what feels like weeks of devastation and destruction, feels frivolous and superficial. And while I’m not sure what would be an appropriate post to write, I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge my deep sadness and send thoughts of love and prayers to those affected in particular, but all of us really.  I honestly have no words.

thanksgiving tablescape

So I’ll forge ahead as planned and share a Thanksgiving Tablescape I created.  Because while it really is just a dose of pretty inspiration, a momentary distraction, the timing is poignant.  For those of us whos loved ones are safe, who have a home and food to share with friends and family – we are among the lucky ones. Oh so blessed.

thanksgiving tablescape

thanksgiving tablescape

If you read my post on transitioning your space for fall, you know that I’m not a fan of typical fall colours like red, yellow and orange. Instead I like to capture the feeling of the season using texture and accents.  This table was no exception.  I created an ode to Alberta with a touch of glam using a non-traditional accent, wheat.  I loved the simplicity of the bundles of wheat and the golden colour was splendid. Considered one of the oldest grains, cultivated since the beginning of human history and a symbol of abundance, life and fertility – it felt like the perfect addition to a Thanksgiving table. Paired with black, it creates a luxe, yet understated look.

thanksgiving tablescape

If you’ve followed along for a while, you know I’m crazy about texture and thinking outside the box, so with that in mind and to add a bit of glam to the table, I used faux fur for as a runner. Seasonally appropriate and perfectly unexpected.

thanksgiving tablescape

Although I love mini white pumpkins as much as the next stylist and blogger, I liked the idea of creating a table without incorporating the somewhat overexposed gourds 😉 Vintage brass candlesticks with black candles complete the center of the table.

thanksgiving tablescape

I’m normally a purest when it comes to glassware – clear. But I couldn’t help myself when I spotted these black wine glasses at HomeSense. I loved their almost gothic look and how they paired with the simple black salad plates.  The etching on the plates almost looks like grains of wheat – perfection.  A simple white napkin, my go to gold flatware and two stalks of wheat complete each place setting.

thanksgiving tablescape

thanksgiving tablescape

thanksgiving tablescape

Whether your Thanksgiving celebration includes tablescape or not, I hope that you are safe and surrounded by the ones you love.  Happy Thanksgiving friends!

xx
Neelam

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6 Comments

  • Reply Jennifer @Jenron-Designs. October 5, 2017 at 10:29 am

    I really love the wheat centerpieces you created, perfect for the fall season! You have a very talented eye for setting the table, let me know if you would be interested in the Designer Supper Club Blog Hop, I am trying to pull one together!!!

    • Reply Neelam October 5, 2017 at 11:41 am

      Hi Jennifer,
      Thank you so much! I love creating beautiful tablescapes, almost as much as styling spaces! Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂
      xx
      Neelam

  • Reply Caroline October 23, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    I am loving the dark dinner plates, black faux fur runner, and especially the black rug!! I was wondering where the floor rug was from. Very cool and unique holiday look!

    • Reply Neelam October 23, 2017 at 9:22 pm

      Hi Caroline,
      Thank you so much! I had a lot of fun putting this look together. The rug was actually a HomeSense find. Thank you so much for stopping by!
      xx
      Neelam

  • Reply Kristi November 24, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    Where are the salad plates from? They are incredible!!

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