I love to play around with different ideas for decorating a holiday table, it’s one of my favorite ways to get inspired for the season ahead! My friends at Christmas Tree Shops andThat! asked me to pull together a fresh look for the turkey day table, and I hopped right to the challenge! My approach to a table design is to find an inspiration piece and build around it – sometimes that means filling my shopping cart up with tons of affordable and stylish items and then narrowing down what works together. That’s something that I love about visiting Christmas Tree Shops andThat! – it’s a bit like a treasure hunt. My inspiration piece for this table was a set of warm golden-hued leaf bowls. This color isn’t something I usually work with, but I liked the thought of stretching myself outside my comfort zone and running with them! After I saw a modern farmhouse style plaid table runner that had a similar golden yellow stripe running through it I knew it was a perfect fit. As luck would have it, there were solid colored napkins that were almost the exact same color available too! I pulled some of the other colors from the table runner out in a set of sage green patterned plates (that I had actually been eyeing from a previous visit to Christmas Tree Shops andThat!). I love picking table pieces that can be used again and again, and I thought the green pattern worked well for tying into my current tablescape vision, but could be repurposed again at Christmas with some more Nordic, wintry pieces mixed in! Speaking of repurposing, I spied a pretty pinecone garland that was hanging near some Christmas items at Christmas Tree Shops andThat! that caught my eye. The pinecones were lightly dusted with a little sparkle of gold glitter and I loved how textural and natural the garland looked. It had a few red berries tucked in between the pinecones which didn’t work for this look, so I brought it home and pulled those off and made it work! I saved the berries though and can wind them back on if I want to use this on a Christmas table later in the season. For a centerpiece, I found the CUTEST little turkey vase for a steal (seriously, I’ve seen them at other stores for 4x the price) and knew I had to fill it up with warm-toned fall flowers. I made two smaller arrangements in tiny recycled jam jars to match, and stuck them in between the pinecone garland that was running down the center of the table. A few fresh sprigs of greenery cut from my yard got tucked into the garland to give it a little more oomph and texture, and the table was set! It’s got me inspired for all of the fun holiday stuff coming up in the next two months.
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