Thursday, December 4, 2014

Style Tips For Your Holiday Table Decor

How are you peeps? I know we've become scarce around these parts, but it's for reasons rooted in being blessed with a bounty of design projects.
This of course means we have lots to be thankful for, including the purchase of our new home. Even though we are many, many moons away from completing all the necessary renovation work, we wanted to celebrate Thanksgiving with dinner at our very own table.

This would be a simple affair with just two great friends and my cousin Lisa who visited from Jamaica as our guests. If you follow along on Instagram you'll know that this was the hubby's first attempt at cooking a turkey and he stayed up all night making a special brine for the poor turkey. 

 Let's just say he was pretty pleased with himself, and man oh man you should know it tasted oh so good!  

Anywho, back to some styling tips for your own tablescape. The table setting was an easily pulled together affair. Our dining table is a white tulip table, we have a mix of old and new chairs and this modern banquette bench. My point: no need to shy away from hosting dinner because you don't have a fancy matching dining table and chairs. The more mixed and eclectic the better.

I snagged the napkins and brass napkin holders on clearance at my local West Elm over the summer, and by snagged I mean I raided that clearance bin and really stocked up because they were about $1.50 a piece. 

The Ikat printed placemat is actually a napkin folded to add a punch of color and pattern to the table. Again, no need to panic because you don't have fancy placemats.

So y'all know I'm a lover of all things Target and purchased this sparkly gold Joy sign weeks ago with no plan in mind. I just loved it and I mean, who doesn't want joy sprinkled throughout their lives every freaking day. 

The irony is that I also purchased the gold, black and white pitcher weeks ago, not even knowing it was part of the Oh Joy collection. Joy and Oh Joy? What a perfect match. A round tray by Nate Berkus, candle holder and serpent candle holders also on clearance from West Elm, rounded out my center piece. White hydrangeas from Whole Foods are my go to florals so course they needed to hold court center stage.

Gold and white table runner? Yes please. Also from West Elm. I loved the hammered detail of these gold chargers from Target. And yes I doubled up on the napkins because hmmmm why not? It's your soiree have fun with it, break some rules, or better yet, ignore the rules.

And that's all folks. Our first Thanksgiving in our new home and we had a great time. And yes, we still have leftovers! The hubby really threw down.


  1. Appears as though you had a wonderful day!!!
    Congratulations and have fun with your new home.....the table looks great! Everyone needs double napkins...maybe three!

  2. I love loved your tablescape! Hope it's a great week!

  3. Missed this one, but I can always use it for the next holidays! Thanks!


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