While testing and creating some Thanksgiving tablescapes, I already started to shift the feeling of our home from Autumn to an early winter look. Even while looking around on the Internet for factoids about Thanksgiving to share, I came across some wintery images relating to the look. These tablescapes I made are a combination of a warming wilderness look and celebrating the where I'm from - The North East. However, the tablescape style evolved into a haberdashery look from Ralph Lauren inspired by mixing a plaid and paisley menswear look.
Here are the tablescapes I created - again using thrifted items (like the plates), items I already had (like the runners & napkins from HomeGoods and amber glasses from Pier1), and refreshing some old items with a warming shot of GOLD...
THANKSGIVING TABLESCAPES IN AUTUMN GOLD
TABLE ITEMS USED
Existing square chargers repainted gold
Existing twig runners painted gold
Existing centerpiece refinished in gold & feather sprays at $1ea.
Thrifted white pedestal bowl at $5
Thrifted white glazed bowl
Thrifted white glazed dinner plates at $1 ea.
Thrifted gold rim dessert plates at .50 ea.
Thrifted leaf dessert plates at .25 ea.
Thrifted brass candle holders (small) at $2.50 a pair
Thrifted tall brass holders repainted in gold
Big Lots orange pumpkins painted cream & gold at $1 ea.
Four pack of 14" taper candles at Ikea
Four packs of napkins at $8 from Homegoods & Ross
Paisley runner from Homegoods at $8
Existing pillow cases as slip covers
Existing clear red wine glasses
Existing Amber Colin Cowie wine glasses
Existing Pier One amber glass platters
Existing Crate & Barrel amber glass votive
Existing Emeril white platter
Existing Lenox silverware
Existing found branch
Adding the leaf to the table enabled me to utilize the centerpiece I made (it feels more in proportion and it can be easily removed when we sit and be replaced with more FOOD!! yumm!)
The horse wall art is an image from a $1 calendar updating an existing frame.
Here's where the look started to change to a menswear inspired look. I switched out the gold twig runner I had sprayed gold for a black & white paisley runner I had found the summer at HomeGoods. I had picked it up when I had gotten the pair of tablecloths I used as window panels - soon after painting the front door black (Read about this makeover at Dark Door Project). I thankfully had a Marshalls | HomeGoods gift card (I had been holding onto for Fall or the holidays) so these textiles really came in handy to update our look this year for winter...
A houndstooth throw I found at Target also helps with the menswear mix...
The happy find of Fitz & Floyd dessert plates is what really makes this work.
The pairing of the paisley, plaid and houndstooth on the table, has even now inspired the look I'll be doing this year in our bedroom for winter. Repeating decor elements in your home is a great way to create a harmonious look.
Thrifted Fitz & Floyd dessert plates at .75 cents each.
(When I googled the F&F b&w plaid group - the 10" dinner plates from the group came up as $33 each)
Pairing plaid & paisley - Paisley napkins are Ralph Lauren I got at HomeGoods.
Sneak Peek at Winter bedroom pairing...
Stay tuned for the update.
I actually found a RL houndstooth sheet set at HomeGoods last week and can't wait to pair with my existing printed pillow covers and some fur. Yeah - I know I'm in Florida, and it's all palm trees, coconuts, seashells and the shore, but updating the look changes the mood in our home and helps me to reconnect with the North East...
Hope this helped inspire you for your holiday tablescapes. Adding GOLD can really make a dramatic difference... and it can simply be just spray painting items you already have. And no need to run to the mall to buy an entire set of new dishes. Try thrifting, mixing and matching new looks for a fraction of the cost that the save - and splurge on textiles and other tablescape essentials at HomeGoods...
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