• Time to be Thankful
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Time to be Thankful

I can hardly believe that Thanksgiving is this week! To me, it’s important to celebrate Thanksgiving as it’s own unique event, saving Christmas and Hanukkah for later. For the dinner table,  the centerpiece is the key to the whole design and I try to stay clear of pairings of silver and gold, evergreens, and pine cones (save those for later) and focus instead on the bounty of the season: wonderful flowers, fruits, and leaves all in rich colors. This fall, I’ve been inspired by Dutch still life paintings as well as modern floral design. I think they make great starting points for a Thanksgiving table because you can translate their luscious colors and carefully structured form into a more modern table design. I hope the images below will inspire you this Thanksgiving. Send me pics of your dinner table- I’d love to see them!

Rachel Ruysch, Still Life with Flowers in a Glass Vase

 

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Image courtesy of Vuxia Design

 

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Image courtesy of Bloglovin

I love how this table design combines the lush flowers with the dark candles and warmth of the bronze glassware. Definitely a favorite of mine!

Rachel Ruysch Flowers in a Vase on a Stone Slab

Rachel Ruysch Flowers in a Vase on a Stone Slab

 

Image courtesy of Decoist

Image courtesy of Decoist

 

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Image courtesy of Stylemepretty.com

If you want to keep your table a little lighter in look, this design combines sculptural branches with berries, cut up fresh fruit, and super tall candles in a wonderful warm honey color. A beautiful expression of the harvest.

Willem Van Aelst, Flower Still Life

Willem Van Aelst, Flower Still Life

 

Image courtesy of Kate S Jordan

Image courtesy of Kate S Jordan

 

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Image courtesy of Scandinavian Home

I always love the color combination of white, gray, and black. And here, for this super chic table setting those colors are offset with the warmth of the deep blue/black berries. The more traditional charger plate also adds a nice touch.

Photo: dontcallmebetty.tumblr.com

Image courtesy of dontcallmebetty.tumblr.com

 

Image courtesy of Asian Inspired

Image courtesy of Asian Inspired

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If you want to go spare, this is the table design for you. I really love the warm, sophisticated color palette of soft greens, grays, with a hint of purple. The warm metal flatware radiates warmth.

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