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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

 

More fabulous tabletop items:

 


Photos by Claire Giffen
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Thanksgiving Snapshots

This Thanksgiving we hosted friends and family at my Mom’s. After the hustle and bustle of  styling the tabletop and cooking it’s always lovely to look back at all the photos taken. This year we wanted to do a more natural and organic tabletop with Astier plates, a beautiful linen runner and stunning blooms I bought at the flower market.

Place cards were made with extra rosemary sprigs we had lying around the kitchen.

I hope all of you are enjoying a wonderful long weekend whether you traveled or stayed close to home. It’s always nice to have a few extra days off. Happy Sunday!


Images by Caitlin Flemming and Claire Giffen (my cousin)

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thanksgiving ensemble . . .

Thanksgiving is just a few short days away (I’m counting down the hours and minutes). Although I’m not hosting this year, I’ve been cooking up my families delicious cranberry sauce (recipe here). This year I made three batches – yes, I’m a cranberry sauce-aholic and I have to be sure there are leftovers for the next day.

When thinking about what to wear this year I wanted something comfy and chic. A grey knit sweater with a camel coat is one of my favorite color combinations this season – then spicing it up with a pair of Dries heels and a fur scarf makes it the perfect amount of chic.

What are all of you thinking of wearing for Thanksgiving this year? I can’t wait to be on the road to my aunt and uncle’s.

Photos: 1. Covet Garden 2. Sweater, Scarf, Jacket, Ring, and Heels
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thankful for . . .

This year been a special one – Eric and I now call each other husband and wife, friends – old and new – inspired me to follow my dreams, family that supports me at every turn in the road and amazing Sacramento Street readers that share this space with me. I have so much to be thankful for this year.

I wish each and everyone of you a wonderful Thanksgiving – may it be filled with family, friends and lots of yummy treats. All of us have so much to be grateful for this year!

xo, Caitlin
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