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Styling a Holiday Table

IMG_3315 I can’t believe hosting my first Thanksgiving is over!  It was definitely a TON of work and as you likely could guess, styling the table was a bit more fun for me than the green bean casserole.  I mean, don’t get me wrong, the food was delicious (and thanks to my mom and sister for their help).  But, the tablescape was a tad more delicious for me.  I have gotten some questions on where the products I used are from so I am here today to share with you.  And, here’s the best part.  This table could be replicated almost exactly for Christmas.  So for any of you who are hosting Christmas or Christmas Eve or a holiday party,  get your gold on!

First things first. The table runner.  I fell in love with this chevron table runner months ago and was excited to buy it after I actually had a use for it!  It’s perfect to dress up or down, for a holiday or a casual dinner party or to use just because.  Oh and the best part is you can use this as wrapping paper as well!

// Chevron Table Runner //


Next, I went with gold chargers and a simple napkin to bring in color.  I used leftover Christmas ribbon as my ‘napkin ring’ as I couldn’t find any I loved.  It took a whopping 10 minutes to cut the ribbon and tie the napkins.  #diy

// World Market Gold Chargers // Crate & Barrel Napkins (similar)


A personal touch I added was a thank you card as part of the display.  And yes, I wrote each guest a handwritten thank you.  This could be emulated for Christmas very easily with any sort of Christmas card, new year card, etc.

// Paper Source Gold Confetti Thank You Cards // Paper Source Gold Chevron Thank You Cards thanksgiving-table-christmas-table

To continue on the personal theme, I dug deep into my inner Martha and decided to make place cards.  The woman at Paper Source convinced me using a heated embossing tool was easy.  I submitted, having barely understood the crafty language she was using.  And actually, it was super easy.  Here are the key products from Paper Source should you ever want to do this at home!

// Place Cards //  Embossing Heat Tool // Marker Pen // Gold Glitter Embossing Powder


When creating a tablescape, it’s always important to have a centered focal point.  This could be larger floral arrangements, candles, vases filled with decorative objects or, well, a lot of other things.  I personally love candles, especially for a dinner table.  So my table centerpiece consists of two unique candelabra complemented with medium-sized hurricanes and smaller votives – this creates dimension and depth (and also ensure there isn’t a giant centerpiece blocking the person you are trying to talk to!).  Note: I bought the gold ginkgo candle holders from Anthropologie and they aren’t online anymore.  Sorry!

// Crate & Barrel Gold Hurricane // Crate & Barrel Gold Votive Candle Holder tablescape-2 tablescape

 Last, I snagged up these super cute coasters to bring in a complement to the chevron and a little more sparkle!

// Kate Spade Confetti Party Coasters // holiday-table

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