Hello there sweet friends and I am glad to have you joining me here today… If you are visiting from Julie at Julie Blanner welcome, she is such a talented friend with impeccable taste! And a big thank you to Lory at Designthusiasm for hosting this fun tour!
This blog hop is all about Thanksgiving entertaining. As you know, I love flowers and I love pumpkins almost equally as much ;). So today I decided to combine the two for a simple table “look”.
I wanted to incorporate the blues I already had in our dining room rug and these fun glasses from past summer. So I shopped our specialty market for florals. I came across some that almost had a periwinkle tint to them and I was sold! Of course, I included elegant roses amidst cranberry inspired berries to enhance the autumn colors of the season.
Thanksgiving can be very fancy with your finest china or it can be as simple as paper goods with printed napkins. I chose to meet somewhere in the middle with everyday dishware, my favorite linen napkins and dollar store stemware. Though these items were more casual in nature, I upped the elegance with golden flatware and chic florals.
Last week I shared how to make a floral pumpkin and that is exactly what I used for the centerpiece of this table today! You can find the details here.
I completed the look with a row of coordinating pumpkins…
You will find different varieties here too as they bring interest to the table.
Everything from Blue Dolls (the blue colored pumpkin), to Fairytale ones (the muted orange pumpkin).
Even when changing color palettes up, it is helpful to keep traditional elements a part of the set up.
You may notice the wheat stalks and florals that mimic those traditional decorative textures and shapes as well.
Don’t be afraid to play around with a bright pop of color as I did here with the glasses either. Even though this teal color would normally speak summer to me, it works well with the contrasting hues of fall too!
Whatever you do, decorate your entertaining spaces with purpose in mind. Something that shows your personality, is easy to maneuver food around or rearrange if needed and is enjoyable for all… That includes you ;)!
Entertaining is such a treat and should not feel overwhelming to the point it steals the joy from the experience. Believe me I have had a time or two that I am guilty of that. Perfection isn’t necessary and beautiful can look so many different ways!
I hope that you found this entertaining post helpful as we approach the holidays and maybe it has given you some ideas to use as well! Don’t forget to head over to my sweet and inspirational friend Laura at Finding Home Farms next on the tour. You can visit each day of the hop down below as well! Thanks so much for stopping by…
Please click below to visit today’s posts:
Maison de Cinq | Decor Gold Designs | Maison de Pax | My Soulful Home
Bless’er House | Ella Claire | French Country Cottage
Designthusiasm | Cotton Stem | Randi Garrett Design | Citrine Living
Celebrating Everyday Life | Kelley Nan | Life on Virginia Street
Taryn Whiteaker | On Sutton Place | Julie Blanner
Zevy Joy | Finding Home Farms | Setting for Four
StoneGable | Shabbyfufu | Sand and Sisal
French Garden House | Town and Country Living | Becky’s Farmhouse
Hi Annie! This is one of my favorite rooms in all of Blogland…I adore everything. All the fall accents just make it more perfect. Enjoyed touring with you!
Jennifer @ Town and Country Living says
Gorgeous, as always! Love the subtle touch of blue.
Lory at Designthusiasm says
What a joyful table with the most stunning centerpiece!! I’m talking ‘take-your-breath-away” stunning!! I love it… 🙂
Heather Luckhurst says
Your table is so inviting! I was looking for those blue thistle flowers but I couldn’t find them here- they are perfect for fall and add such a pretty blue tone to your gorgeous arrangement! Love it all 🙂
Julie Blanner says
Your dining room table is so charming! I adore the different chairs situated around the table and the soft color palette of your centerpiece.
Annie, I love your tablesetting. it’s warm and inviting. Best of all, it has your personal touch. The glasses and the blue thistle flowers are just right, they add a lot of color and fun. It’s a joy to be part of this inspirational tour with you! Lidy
Sheila Irwin says
Annie, this table is truly stunning my friend! The flowers are GORGEOUS! And they go so well with your fairytale pumpkins.
What a lovely Thanksgiving table this would be to sit down at next month:)