I’ve got the table all set up a day early again (I’m always more excited about the table set up than doing the cooking) and I’ve got a few last minute ideas for your thanksgiving table to steal from mine…
I love a non traditional table at thanksgiving and I like it to look like I went all out, even if it only took minutes. One idea is to lay a dark base, (luckily my table is dark but a black or deep hued table cloth would do the trick too) this sets the stage for some drama (the good kind).
Idea #2… Go monochromatic (always a fave). The dark table layered with dark placemats (DIY after the jump) and dark plates give the table a textural quality that instantly feels oh so rich.Add a touch of glam: I’ve added in my vintage brass toasting cups, gold plated napkin rings (these are part 2 of the SSS collaborations and are going to be available in the shop next week!), and serve up some caviar for an app. Just sprinkle on a cracker with a dollop of creme fraiche and your guests will be blown away.
And lastly…Grab a wreath (or make one if you’re extra crafty) and use it as a centerpiece. We picked up this candle holder from target and put black candles in it to bring the monochromatic drama up into the centerpiece.
DIY details on the placemat and product sources after the jump!…When I said a mix of high and low, I wasn’t kidding. I went in search of black placemats and came up empty handed on my limited time-frame so instead I picked up a roll of rubber drawer liner and made a quick placemat in just a few steps for just a few dollars.
Supplies needed: Rubber Drawer liner, Scissors, marker (white if its on black), a large bowl, and gold tape.
Step 1: Place the bowl upside down on the mat. Step 2: Trace around it. Step 3: Use the gold tape to create a simple design. Step 4: Trim it out with the scissors.Now all that is left is to layer up the rest of the goods and you’ve got yourself one beauty of a place setting.
Shop the post:Gold Flatware from West Elm // Matte Black Dishes from CB2 (old find similar here) // Napkins from Sarah Sherman Samuel // Brass Champagne Cups (vintage) // Gold Plated Napkin Rings by Sarah Sherman Samuel (available next week in the shop!) // Candle holder from Target // Roe Caviar