Happy Thanksgiving!

First, I just have to say that you guys rock!  All of the positive comments on Jimmy’s Holiday Gift Guide (For Him) post yesterday had him beaming all.day.long!  He was seriously pouring over every comment and feeling very vindicated in his opinions.  I have to say I am glad that his post was well-received because I was a little worried about how sarcastic and opinionated he is.  But that’s my man for ya.  And I’m deliriously thankful for him and our baby today. I hope you are enjoying the day with your friends and family, having a wonderful meal (followed by dessert, of course) and relaxing!  I’m doing the same here.  We’re splitting the day between Jimmy’s family and mine and then there will be football watching and lots of lounging around.  Sounds good to me!  Today I’m sharing with you the table I decorated for Thanksgiving in our home.  image This year, I was inspired by the image below to create a tablescape using a modern gold and blue palette, instead of my usual red and orange tones. Picture-356-239x300 I began by giving some pumpkins a quick coat of metallic gold spray paint.  Here they are before: Gma, Thanksgiving table 001 And here they are after, along with some pale blue placemats from Target and our wedding china.  Gma, Thanksgiving table 035 Gma, Thanksgiving table 025 I liked how it looked, but thought it needed a little more pizzaz, perhaps with some candles or fresh flowers.  I ended up finding some glass candleholders and white candles at Hobby Lobby (50% off- yay!) and my friend Courtney (A Thoughtful Place) alerted me to a cloth runner at Cost Plus World Market.  So then, I changed the table to this:  Thanksgiving Table.02 001 Thanksgiving Table.02 007 I love the “oomph” this floral runner gives to the table with its pretty mix of colors, but it still needed charger plates and/or a light blue tablecloth underneath.  After a run to Target, I came home with a tablecloth, but no chargers.  The only ones I liked (and they only had a couple of choices) were $10 each, so I passed and will add them to my list of things to hunt down before Christmas.    I think it finally came together! Looks much better with the tablecloth. Recap on Sources:

  • China- Ralph Lauren
  • Spray Paint- Krylon Metallic Brilliant Gold and Rustoleum Specialty Metallic Gold
  • Candleholders and candles- Hobby Lobby
  • Runner and cloth napkins- Cost Plus World Market
  • Tablecloth- Target

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  1. November 25, 2010 / 6:32 am

    Whew, I was going to suggest something like that when you first posted the pictures of your table scape but thought it might come across rude. It looks SO beautiful. That runner really pulls together all your elements. Happy Thanksgiving to you as well.

  2. Allison
    November 25, 2010 / 5:26 am

    Your table is stunning! I love the golds and the blues together and your pretty metallic pumpkins. Love the runner! Your profile picture is beautiful, Megan and what an adorable baby! I hope you and your family have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

  3. emily
    November 25, 2010 / 5:34 am

    Your table turned out beautifully! The candle holders from Hobby Lobby are perfect!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  4. Colleen
    November 25, 2010 / 6:14 am

    So pretty Megan. Love the table runner. Have a great day tomorrow!

  5. Kelli
    November 25, 2010 / 6:17 am

    Gorgeous table. I loved seeing it all come together! They have some chargers at Hobby Lobby for a dollar or two a piece. Have a happy Thanksgiving.

    PS I love the new picture on your sidebar… your little man is such a cutie! You will have to beat those girls off of him when he gets older.

  6. Girlglasses
    November 25, 2010 / 6:54 am

    Golden pumpkins! I love them!

    Also, the web design to your blog s to die for! Kind of art deco, I love it. (:

  7. C'est Moi: Mak
    November 25, 2010 / 7:26 am

    Lovely table! Happy Thanksgiving! Xoxo

  8. November 25, 2010 / 1:32 pm

    So elegant! I love the blues and golds together. A non-tradition, yet still a fall look. (reminds me of you blog banner, too)

  9. November 25, 2010 / 3:49 pm

    The table is beautiful Megan! Just showed Elie (our oldest) a picture of James, she thinks he is sooo adorable (well, who doesn't?) and she commented on how pretty you are! Happy Thanksgiving!! (oh, and she wants your closet too)

  10. Elizabeth {Pretty Smitten}
    November 25, 2010 / 10:09 am

    Beautiful table! Love that runner. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  11. November 25, 2010 / 4:57 pm

    It looks great Megan! Happy Thanksgiving from your Canadian friend who is at work today!

  12. Helena - A Diary of Lovely
    November 25, 2010 / 12:39 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving!!
    ps: you r husband did a great job!! 🙂 xoxo

  13. Kendra {House of Ficek}
    November 25, 2010 / 1:01 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving, I am loving the change up {and that runner makes everything pop}!

    …and I love sarcastic, your husband did a great job!

  14. leanne
    November 25, 2010 / 1:01 pm

    Sooooo Pretty!!! Love it!
    Have a great Thanksgiving!

  15. Amy
    November 25, 2010 / 2:07 pm

    Love the table! I read your husbands post to my husband last night at dinner and we were cracking up as he agreed with every statement. I have definitely given my husband a robe…and "things that I want him to have." opps-haha! I love your blog! Thanks for following mine! OBSESSED with your house and especially closet!

  16. Sixty-Fifth Avenue
    November 25, 2010 / 3:17 pm

    Gorgeous table Megan! So perfect for your first Thanksgiving in your new home. Have a fabulous day!


  17. Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!}
    November 25, 2010 / 4:42 pm

    Looks really pretty! I love the layers of tablecloth and runner. Check Hobby Lobby and Michaels for chargers….they are typically $2 each, or 2 for $3.

    Love your profile pic! 😉

    Happy Thanksgiving friend, I'm so grateful to have met you and have you in my life now!!!

  18. Danielle
    November 25, 2010 / 6:25 pm

    I love your table runner! It's stunning.

  19. Rachie @ A Chi Chi Affair
    November 25, 2010 / 6:34 pm

    The pumpkins just look so fabulous and i am loving the runner too.

    Hope you have a lovely thanksgiving!
    Rachie xo

  20. Courtney {a thoughtful place}
    November 25, 2010 / 7:36 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving my dear!!! I will be thinking of you as we toast around our matching tables {he he}. Thankful for your friendship!

  21. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper
    November 25, 2010 / 11:51 pm

    looks gorgeous, megan! i love the gold against the blue as well. and i am with everyone else- that profile picture is adorable! i want to hug that precious baby!

  22. Megandvd@Beauty in the Attempt
    November 26, 2010 / 2:28 am

    Stunning table for a stunning family….hope your day was splendid and your memories forever embedded. Love to you and many thanks for our friendship.


  23. jillian
    November 26, 2010 / 1:59 pm

    i like it better with the tablecloth too! i saw your previous post about spray painting your pumpkins and i did the same, just in silver!
    hope you had a happy thanksgiving!

    jillian xoxo

  24. November 27, 2010 / 4:29 am

    I love your table. I have little bronze pumpkins but never thought of putting them on the plates like that. Great idea!

  25. Erica @ Erica's Inspirations
    November 30, 2010 / 1:40 pm

    Such a beautiful table setting! I think the floral runner made it! I might just have to see if they have it online 🙂

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