Setting a festive table is the easiest way to make your guests feel welcome and special….and definitely my favorite part of having people over! I still don’t have a clue what I’ll be cooking for Thanksgiving, but my table is set and ready to go! I guess we can just sit and admire
my table each other.
Since “conquering” my sewing machine (no, the drapes aren’t finished yet), I’ve been spending more time at the fabric store. I stumbled across this burlap with gold polka dots at JoAnns Fabric, and the rest of the table practically set itself.
Sweet Megan surprised me with four place settings of West Elm’s gold flatware for my birthday (I know, crazy nice, right?!?), so of course it had to make the scene. It’s gorgeous, and I love the clean, sleek lines. And it’s dishwasher-safe…bonus!
There will be six of us for dinner, so I just split the five-piece sets up to accommodate us all. I rarely have enough dishes, flatware and glasses for everyone to have a matching set, so I just mix it up. I think it makes for a more interesting table.
I ironed the cloth napkins for a crisp look, then folded them accordion-style.
I wrote our monograms on cardstock using a gold leaf pen, then glued them to mini-pinecones for place cards.
The flowers are from my birthday, as well, and I just cut them down and used Ikea white pots as vases. I also added a few sticks sprayed with gold. Super easy and inexpensive to recreate with basic grocery store flowers.
The centerpiece is a vintage bowl filled with pinecones and grapevine pumpkins.
I love the texture of the natural elements, mixed with the glam gold accents.
For the runner, I stitched two yards of burlap together end-to-end, then sewed along each edge to keep it from fraying too much. I just love saying that….I sewed. One more time, I sewed this runner. Granted there was no cutting, pinning or folding involved…but there was stitching, so it totally counts!
I caught this little turkey rearranging the placecards….hopefully it’s because she wants to sit by me!
I count your support and friendship among my many blessings….I am so thankful for all of you! I hope you have a warm and wonderful holiday…I’ll be back later in the week with a colorful organization project!
Happy Thanksgiving, Cassie! The table looks great, perfect mix of rustic and glam.
I've been coveting that West Elm flatware! Such a pretty table.
I think you and I are supposed to be friends in real life! I also used pinecones as placecards this year… http://lifelovelarson.blogspot.com/2012/11/thanksgiving-table.html
AND, I just spray painted a piece of furniture bright red! http://lifelovelarson.blogspot.com/2012/11/bright-red-chair.html
Keep up the fun work!!
I love the burlap fabric! Thanks for sharing the link! Your table looks gorgeous!!
Love the burlap fabric!! And the gold cutlery is just gorgeous! Happy Thanksgiving to you! xo
Looks gorgeous Cassie! What time shall I stop by for dinner? I am obsessed with your runner- bravo for becoming a sewer! And I adore the flatware from Megan!
Love the mix of natural and glam, and the burlap with gold is fabulous!
I'm in love with that burlap fabric! It totally makes the table! Love your flatware.. so sweet of her!
I love the burlap with the gold polkadots! I might have to snatch some up for my Christmas table.
I can't believe you just found burlap with those cutie patootie gold polka dots!!! It all looks so fabulous…and I think you might have just put me over the edge about gold flatware…yours is *glorious* (c;
I love the burlap. Now I want to add something like that to my table (but I probably don't have time….)
I'm with everybody on that polka dot burlap fabric! Your table is beautiful!
Well, now I need to go to Joann's! That is just awesome burlap! 😀
Such fun burlap! That could get so much use. Everything looks great!
I couldn't LOVE this tabletop any more! perfection my dear! xoxox
Your tablescape is beautiful! I love that runner!
This table is so SO pretty! I love the gold elements so much, and those chevron plates, too. The runner reminds me of something one would find in a Kate Spade store! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Cassie! I hope it is wonderful!
The runner is KILLER! And, yea for sewing!!! Love the table. Just so you know how fab you are, I'm currently reading your blog while checked into the hospital to have this baby. That's how much I dig ya 😉
Cassafrass. Your best table scape ever. That freaking runner is the bomb. You should make 10 more and sell them limited edition style in time for the holidays. SERIOUS.
Cass!!! I am late to the party but bought the same fabric for my Christmas runner. I LOVE! Your table is gorgeous. The flatware looks amazing. I will be over around 4:00 on Thursday. Make room. Pretty photos, too!
Your table setting is absolutely gorgeous!! I love all of the gold accents! Megan was so sweet to send you the flatware! 🙂
Nothing better than glammed up nature! The second I saw that fabric at Joann's I picked up the bolt and carried it around the store with me! Pillows on my list… 🙂
I love the burlap with the gold! Your table looks amazing! Happy Thanksgiving!
OH MAN! I will most definitely be buying some of that fabulous gold dotted burlap. LOVE it. The table looks absolutely gorgeous!! Happy gobble gobble 🙂
I love everything, but my favorite is that runner! Good job!
holy glam gorgeousness!!! That table runner is amazing and I may need to make a trip to JoAnn's . Happy Thanksgiving friend!
Beautiful table, love how you combined natural with glamour!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
I'll sit by you, esp. if you sew me stuff. I'm side-eyeing the rooms in my house b/c I need that burlap/gold dotty fabric in my life. BEAUTIFUL TABLE!! And aw, that Megan is so sweet. I would totally sit by her, too.
(Did your casa ever get crashed by the Youngsters?!)
This is so awesome!! I love the glam gold accents & chevron plates combined with the rustic/natural centerpieces & burlap! That contrast really sets it off! Well done, Cassi — save a seat for me, please! 🙂
That is my favorite flatware! I have it in the mirror finish, love, love, love it!
This is adorable. My favorite Thanksgiving table yet– perfect mix of seasonal, glam, rustic… love it!
so bummed that the burlap is out of stock – loved it!
Your table is gorgeous! I want that burlap!
Looks awesome! I'm so jealous of people with nice tablescapes. I never get around to it. My poor guests. You should totally link up with us tomorrow – if you visit my site there will be a link, but Bliss at Home is hosting a link party for tablescapes.
WOW! This is such a gorgeous table setting! You get a chance, please link up to the Suburbsmama Sunday Linky Party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/09/sunday-linky-26.html