So. Thanksgiving table decor. Yep, I’m going back in time for this one. We hosted Thanksgiving for the family this year. I started pinning things to my Thanksgiving board on Pinterest way back in September and began planning a white, gold and lace themed look.

A week or so before Thanksgiving my father had a stroke. We spent as much time as possible with him and his rehabilitation center became a second home of sorts for my family during his recovery period there. Thanksgiving was a touchstone of sorts for creating a new normal. My sister who lives in South Carolina joined us for the first time for the occasion and helped me cook and cook – such a blessing. We gathered together and enjoyed the relaxation time before piling into cars and heading out to visit dad. His reaction to seeing all of us and eating the tasty meal we took him was something I’ll never forget. He can’t say a whole lot but sometimes his actions and smiles speak miles more than words could.

So without further ado, here’s my Thanksgiving tablescape!

All flowers provided by Marissa White DiGirolamo at Studio Posy – please, please go see her when you need flowers, an arrangement, a wedding bouquet, etc. She’s absolutely amazing. I emailed her a photo of what I had in mind for my main table and she made it come to life – and even prettier than the photo I’d shared!

I made the arrangement on the food table (below) at a workshop Studio Posy put on just before Thanksgiving. I had such a good time and it was such a nice way to spend time with friends, make something and learn a little something, too!

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Gold turkeys – I spray-painted animals from AC Moore and Michaels to create gold versions of them.
Wooden server: Threshold from Target. Love that line of home goods.

Cheers pitcher from the Threshold collection: Target


Vintage tablecloth from eBay. Gold polkadot runner from Etsy. 2013-12-19_0006

Fox shaker is also Threshold! The ice bucket is vintage from an antique store. And Studio Posy made the gorgeous succulent wreath that became the centerpiece for the table and provided the roses and additional flowers.
Love the wreath so much and it’s still flourishing in the center of my table – love a centerpiece that lives on indefinitely!2013-12-19_0012 2013-12-19_0007

Another lace tablecloth courtesy of eBay. And burlap tablerunner also from Etsy.2013-12-19_0014 2013-12-19_0017 2013-12-19_0008 2013-12-19_0010 2013-12-19_0009 2013-12-19_0011

Gold candleholders used as vases – Threshold from Target (I’m sensing a theme!)
And gold-rimmed drinking glasses and gold-accent dessert plates from West Elm.2013-12-19_0013 2013-12-19_0015

“I am Thankful for” cards from Paper Source.
Gold deer: Purchased the deer from AC Moore and Michael’s and spray painted them gold with Rust-Oleum Metallic paint – LOVE this paint and have spray painted a TON of stuff gold with it recently. It works very well and looks natural.

I purchased an incomplete set of white dinnerware from an antique store for $35 to expand my place setting pieces since my dishes aren’t made anymore. Mixed and matched them and the dessert plates and love the results –
made the formality of the lace and silver and gold a little less formal. 2013-12-19_0018