Mad for plaid? Absolutely! I try not to be too obvious about my love for plaid, but I look for any excuse to decorate with it especially during Thanksgiving and Christmas. This years’ Thanksgiving table with plaid and copper accents has turned out to be one of my favorites. Anyone else getting excited about planning their Thanksgiving table? Keep reading for ideas you can use too.
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On the table I’m using a square of plaid fabric on top of a pinstripe linen table cloth. The plaid fabric was intended for pillows that are still on my project list, but you have to agree the colors in the fabric are perfect for the occasion.
You may notice the fabric isn’t hemmed. By pulling a few threads I frayed the edges for a more casual look.
The green pumpkin with its gnarly stem takes center stage on a bed of seeded eucalyptus stems, which is elevated on a white cake stand. The pumpkin may be a little lopsided but its bubbling over with personality.
The arrangement is low enough for everyone to see across the table, so I don’t have to worry about moving things when we sit down to eat.
Down the center of the table are the striped pumpkins I picked up earlier this fall mixed with eucalyptus stems and candles. The delicate leaves of the eucalyptus balance the bold plaid pattern on the table, and share the same color green as the big pumpkin.
With a minimum of table decor like using a cake stand and natural elements, I don’t have to worry too much about storage. The centerpiece was purposely created using natural items that will be turned into compost or mulch afterwards.
The Place Settings
For the place settings, I created copper leaf laurels on book pages which rest on top of classic white plates and wood veneer chargers. Oh and acorns are the crowning touch. This is my idea of a simple, elegant and rustic tablescape.
The laurels give the table that modern vintage look. Plus I just adore the way the bright copper blends in with the blues, brown and greys of the plaid. To see how I made them, click on How To Create A Copper Leaf Laurel.
I decided to use just the laurel design, but it would be so pretty to add initials, a name or a phrase. The gilded laurel can also be made with gold or silver leaf and on colored craft paper. Just think of the possibilities!
The mix of napkins are in soft tones of neutral and white linen. It’s not a perfect match with the tablecloth but still blends in well. Each place setting is set with vintage silverware mixed with elk handle knives for a masculine touch.
Table Decorating Tips
- Keep the centerpiece low so everyone can see across the table.
- Mix and match patterns
- Use natural elements that can be turned into compost
- Use a wine bottle coaster to protect linens and keep a wine opener handy
- Use unscented candles
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Thank you so much for stopping by today. Did you find ideas that you can use? I hope you will have fun planning your Thanksgiving table.
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