The kitchen renovation is the gift that keeps on giving, which basically means there’s no way we could possibly host a meal in our bungalow at the moment! I still wanted to do something special for my friends to express my gratitude for all that they bring to my life, so I cleared out the studio a bit and styled up a casual tablescape that’s perfect for celebrating Friendsgiving. I hope that this tabletop and my styling helps to inspire your own Thanksgiving table this year!
How To Style a Casual and Chic Friendsgiving Tablescape
Sarah’s floral arrangement (check out yesterday’s post to learn more) really set the tone for the overall table. I embraced the golden yellow tones (my favorite color!) and contrasted it with my over fave, navy blue. The white tablecloth helps to balance out the richness and depth of color. As a result, the total color palette really pops and, says my friend Anne Sage said, it has a certain glow!
Plates & Tablelinens
As soon as I saw the ecru natural dinnerware collection, I had to have it. I love the geometric simplicity of these pieces. They feel very modern and elevated, but casual enough for daily use as well. It’s also nice to take a break from a true white dinner plate, don’t you think? Plus, because I went for a matching salad plate and dinner plate, the place setting provides a canvas for the blue napkins.
As for the table linens, I started with my trusty white linen tablecloth, then layered a golden yellow linen runner over the top. I’ve had this runner for ages and every time I use it, I am reminded of how much I just plain loooove that golden mustardy yellow color. It’s so perfect for this time of year, but without feeling too traditional. Then I added a small pop of navy blue thanks to these frayed linen napkins. I mean, you know me.. I’ve never met a navy blue textile I didn’t immediately love.
Shopping for vintage glassware is one of my favorite pastimes, so I pulled out my favorite ones for this Friendsgiving tablescape. I scored these a few years back for less than $30 and always love the fancy element they add to any table. I chose to use a coupe glass shape because it felt related to the dinnerware in it’s casualness. And don’t be afraid to serve any type of wine you want in these glasses… I break all of the rules when I’m hosting!
Personalized Place Cards
I love the idea of personalized place cards to make guests feel extra-special. And it really doesn’t have to take that much effort… and you definitely do not need to be a calligraphy expert! Just use a sharpie to write each person’s name on a pretty piece of textured paper, then place it in a gold place card holder for a special touch this Friendsgiving.
A Touch of Metallic
And lastly… you have to have a pop of metallic! I kept my metallic palette pretty uniform for this tablescape and stuck to brushed gold as my pop. As a result, you can see this theme throughout the brushed gold place card holders, the modern white and gold flatware (a perennial fave of mine!), and gold stackable napkin rings. It’s the little things that really elevate a holiday table!
- ecru natural dinnerware collection
- vintage cut glass coupes (similar)
- golden yellow linen table runner (similar and similar)
- brushed gold place card holders
- modern white and gold flatware
- gold stackable napkin rings
- frayed linen napkins
- white linen tablecloth
Looking for more Thanksgiving inspiration? Check out these posts:
- My Epic List of Thanksgiving Entertaining Essentials
- A Whimsical Blush Thanksgiving Tablescape
- Tri-Color Potato Gratin Recipe
- Dried Flowers + White Pumpkin Centerpiece DIY
- An Elegant Pumpkin Centerpiece
Photography by Meghan Klein. Styling by Jojotastic.
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