Entertaining: A Thanksgiving Table

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With Thanksgiving only a week away (how is November already over?), I’m excited about this year’s table. Instead of going with the traditional – oranges, reds, browns and greens, I wanted to give our table a touch of glam with a few rustic elements. The entire concept sprung from these lucite and brass candlesticks that I found at the flea market a year ago. I’ve been dying to use them for a dinner party and thought they’d be a beautiful centerpiece. From there I found these beautiful gold ikat placemats from West Elm – I didn’t want to use a tablecloth this year because I wanted to be able to see our farm table. I added my Grandmothers gold dishes, silver that I picked up on Portobello Road and wine glasses from our wedding. To finish it I wrapped gold paper around white napkins and tied them with metallic bakers twine and gold leaves to bring in a fall feel.

When it came to the flowers I wanted to create two arrangements that brought a little more of a rustic vibe to the table. I picked up Lisianthus, Eucalyptus, Wax Flowers and Jingle Bell branches to create the centerpiece down the table.

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I wanted to create a look that anyone could recreate in their own home – either for Thanksgiving or a dinner party over the holidays. It can be easily recreated with items from your own home or these treasures below. Plus, the placemats – that I’m absolutely in love with, are only $9.99! Here’s more on how to get the look.

It was such fun putting together this year’s Thanksgiving table – all of the details got me incredibly excited for the holiday season. In fact, I love this tabletop so much I haven’t taken it down. I want to host a dinner party before my Thanksgiving guests arrive. I hope this has inspired you for the season of party throwing. What are you planning for your Thanksgiving table this year?

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Get the look: Plated Glass Votives – Silver Global Views Decor Ice Pillar Candle HolderIkat Rings PlacematPromenade Flatware 20-pc. Place SettingMoroccan Tea GlassesOrganic Shaped Dinnerware with Metallic RimmedCross Dye Basic Napkin Set | Gold Leaves | Gold and Ivory Baker’s Twine

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Photos by Claire Giffen


  1. Nancy Iriye

    Caitlin, this is such a beautiful Holiday table. Every detail is perfect. Can I ask you….where is the rug from?

    1. Caitlin

      Thanks Nancy! The rug is actually antique. If you need help finding one similar I’m happy to help you! I have some amazing sources.

      1. stacey

        I second that on the rug! I would love it if you could email me any sources you have. Love the neutral and gray colors together!!! <3

  2. FripperyVintage

    Gorgeous! Love all the natural elements.

    1. Caitlin

      Thanks! I love adding natural elements to every tabletop I design.

  3. Meredith

    Everything you do is impeccable! So tasteful and lovely. I am going to have to snag those placemats!

    1. Caitlin

      So sweet of you to say Meredith! I love these placemats. I only bought six and had to buy two more online cause I love them so much. Definitely a must! You can use them for any occasion.

  4. Tonia

    One word “Beautiful”!! Love, love it all especially your farm table. May I ask where did you buy it? …and also the chairs, too…Thank you!

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  6. Clara

    Absolutely stunning. I hope you and Eric have a wonderful thanksgiving holiday!

  7. Classiq

    Simple and elegant always works best.

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  10. Kathleen

    Beautiful! I am dying to know where you got that gorgeous farm table?

    Thank you 🙂

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  12. Laura

    Swoon! This is perfect. I, also, would love to know where you got that table and your rug sources. Please share! X

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