Black & Gold Thanksgiving Table

Hi there!  Did you enjoy that extra hour in your day as much as I did?  Sunday felt like it was never going to end, which is a good thing:)  Over the weekend, I experimented with a Thanksgiving tablescape in a black and gold color palette.

The runner, gold charger plate and black plate with gold trim are from Z Gallerie.  The chevron plate is Mikasa.

I printed “Give Thanks” on my computer in “Zapfino” font on gold vellum paper and tied it to the pear stem with a sheer ribbon.  
The decorative pears were glammed up with some metallic gold spray paint.

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I also found a big gold bowl at TJ Maxx for $17 and filled it with apples and pumpkins.

I’m still working on the finishing touches, but it’s coming together!  Are y’all looking forward to Thanksgiving too?



  1. November 7, 2011 / 2:26 am

    this looks absolutely gorgeous!!!

    love the mikasa plates too 🙂

  2. November 7, 2011 / 2:27 am

    Beautiful! So much to be thankful for this year…oldest is graduating with a great job, and the youngest has been accepted to two of her 8 choices of colleges!

  3. November 7, 2011 / 2:32 am

    Wow! I love! The runner is gorgeous as well as the plates and pears. I love the labels–did you print them out in that shape somehow or did you hand cut them? Thanks for sharing what font you used as well! I cannot wait for Thanksgiving and a long weekend at home with wonderful friends and family!

  4. AnaLisa
    November 7, 2011 / 2:23 am

    Pear with "Give Thanks," so cute, elegant, fun. I love it!

  5. natasha {schue love}
    November 7, 2011 / 3:15 am

    I am in LOVE with those chevron plates! And the gold pears are such a great detail! I'm showcasing my Thanksgiving tablescape tomorrow…great minds think alike! 🙂

  6. Stephanie
    November 7, 2011 / 4:45 am

    I am dying when I saw your bowl!, I just bought the small and large of that same exact bowl at Home Goods lol. I am using it my closet for my watches and bracelets. You should use it in your closet after the holidays. It really sparkles under the light. And you can see your jewelry easier.

    I am playing around with my table decor too!, (you sure you are not my daughter lol) I just posted how I stamped on a pumpkin. I was too lazy to print anything out like you did. I love the gold and black! It is looking so pretty,

  7. November 7, 2011 / 12:17 pm

    so beautiful!

  8. November 7, 2011 / 12:47 pm

    Love those chevron plates, and the gold pears are the perfect touch. 🙂

  9. November 7, 2011 / 1:00 pm

    Stunning gold-black combination & love at first sight with the Mikasa chevron plate <3 much love! Oxo

    – Urska @

  10. November 7, 2011 / 3:06 pm

    love love the chevron plates!! and the pears look beautiful!!

  11. -Kasey
    November 7, 2011 / 11:08 am

    Love the pear with the 'give thanks'. Very cute.

    Im not usually a gold fan, but this looks very lovely.

  12. November 7, 2011 / 7:32 pm

    Simple & classic, balck and gold always works! Beautiful choices, the chevron plates are the perfect addition to jazz it up!

  13. Lili
    November 7, 2011 / 1:57 pm

    the gold and black is just glam gorgeous! cant wait to see more!

  14. Michelle @ Ten June
    November 7, 2011 / 2:58 pm

    Very pretty! I am scheming up my Thanksgiving table too, this is great inspiration! : )

  15. Chassity (Look Linger Love)
    November 7, 2011 / 3:05 pm

    If Lilly wouldn't have woken up so early I would have enjoyed it more 😉
    Love the tables.

  16. Courtney {a thoughtful place}
    November 7, 2011 / 3:33 pm

    Table is looking great. The black and gold is so beautiful. Not hosting Thanksgiving so my mind is already swirling for Christmas. I need to bookmark this for next year!

  17. Carmel @ Our Fifth House
    November 7, 2011 / 4:07 pm

    I must have those chevron plates! They are gorgeous! Black and gold is one of my fav combos. This is stunning!

  18. Fashion Meets Food
    November 7, 2011 / 4:52 pm

    wow how gorgeous! xo

  19. Allison
    November 7, 2011 / 7:50 pm

    It's beautiful and elegant, Megan! I love the gold pears! Happy Monday to you!

  20. November 8, 2011 / 4:32 am

    Wow, this looks amazing so far!

    I started working on my tablescape elements this past weekend as well! We're on the same page; my colors are going to be metallics with lots of white and black 🙂

    Myers Maison

  21. Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!}
    November 8, 2011 / 1:29 am

    You're so on the ball this year with your holiday projects! twss

    I love the black and gold…such a fun and modern take. And I have those Mikasa plates…mine are chocolate brown. I got them at the Horchow Outlet here. Oh yes, I said Horchow outlet! Another reason you need to come back north! 😉

  22. November 9, 2011 / 11:24 pm

    such a chic idea for thanksgiving. i love seeing this cosmopolitan style rather than all the country fall look you see everywhere. good find on the chevron plates as well!

  23. Mr. Goodwill Hunting
    November 10, 2011 / 12:45 pm

    I love every element. Matter fact I have a few pairs I am doing the same thing with the holidays.

    Everything is Spectacular!

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

  24. November 12, 2011 / 6:52 pm

    I love the color combo and the chevron! Chic but no pretense!

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