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I’ve always loved a good Thanksgiving table. I remember growing up, going to family gatherings, and they were always so special. The candle light, the beautiful flowers, and always being banished to the kids table. Then, that one year when I was invited to sit at the adult table! Of course, at the time, I thought that meant that 12 year old me was quite sophisticated. When in truth I’m sure it had more to do with where there was room, and who was the oldest. But, since then, I have loved a perfectly decorated thanksgiving tablescape.
When I began adult life, one of the first things I got were real, grown up plates. Sadly, the original white and blue floral plates are no longer available, but I have loved them. When the handsome hunk and I bought our home, one of the first things we wanted to do was host our first Thanksgiving.
My rush of excitement at this new right of passage into adulthood, was quickly overshadowed by the fact that I didn’t have enough plates. Since my original set was no longer in production, I had two options, purchase an entirely different set, or find something complimentary. I decided on the latter, and our white and blue thanksgiving tablescape was born.
What I love about white and blue is that it seems to work for any holiday. We added pops of orange (obviously) for the Thanksgiving tablescape. For Christmas you could do silver or gold. In the summers I add pops of bright pink to liven our table. But, the white and blue is a consistent, and classic color combination that works no matter the occasion.
One trick I have is using scarves in your tablescape! You might be raising your eyebrows, but these large blanket scarves are the perfect accent for a table. They are low cost, and come in a million different color combinations. I have one that I use for holiday decor as well.
All those years ago when I was picking out my first place settings, I wish I could tell you that this was strategic, but I’ll be honest, I just loved the flowers. But, a little bit older, and much wiser self now, realizes how classic of a choice that was.
What colors do you gravitate towards in your decorating?