Our Thanksgiving Table (2011)

And the countdown to Thanksgiving beings!  Over the weekend I finished up my grocery list and actually made it to the store.  I “think” I have everything, so I’m hoping I don’t have to return to the store for “one more thing!” I also completed our Thanksgiving tablescape:)

This year, our Thanksgiving table was inspired by all the luxurious shiny gold I’m seeing and loving these days in fashion and home decor.   The place card for the table (a spray painted pear and computer-crafted label) sparked the idea.


I’m particularly fond of white flowers and paired them with white candles.  Those gold vases were only $5 at Homegoods!
I incorporated black satin ribbon, lace, and feathers into this years’ table.


For a bit of fun, I added these two turkeys that I found at Pottery Barn Kids.
  • Tablecloth and small votive holders- Target
  • Runner, charger, black plates- Z Gallerie
  • Chevron plates and cups- Mikasa
  • Gold silverware- Overstock.com
  • Glass candleholders, ribbon and feathers (and lamps)- Hobby Lobby
  • Gold vases- Home Goods
  • Large gold bowl- TJ Maxx
  • Turkeys- Pottery Barn Kids

You can visit The Lettered Cottage for more Fall Tablescape Ideas.

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Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


  1. A Thanksgiving tablescape and not a pinecone in sight. Beautiful!

    I just ate breakfast but now I'm craving cinnamon rolls. Second breakfast is normal, right?

  2. the thanksgiving table looks absolutely perfect!! love that you used different colors and really made it so glamorous 😉

    as for the rolls, YES please!!!

  3. BEYOND gorgeous, M! You did this one up right! : ) The black and gold is so pretty and those feathers are just gorgeous. Love it!

  4. Magazine worthy for sure! My favorite is the ribbon around the chairs, really adds to the finished look! Great job Megan, your guests are gonna love it.

  5. The table is gorgeous!!!! I want more pics…I wanted to be able to see every detail! the black and gold is so elegant.

  6. My first comment never showed up! I loove your Thanksgiving set up. THe runner and plates are gorgeous. Your feather detail with the bow around the chairs are just lovely.

    (i have also like RoRos on fb)

  7. absolutely stunning! 🙂 love love love the bow accents 🙂 I hang an ornament on each dining chair every Christmas with ribbon and it's such a pretty look!

    The flowers you picked are beautiful as well!

  8. Megan, your table is classy and elegant! It's really gorgeous. This one should be in a magazine! Hope your holiday week is off to a nice start.

  9. I used LOTS of pheasant feathers in my Thanksgiving decorating too. I'm pretty sure I may be the only one on the net using them in decor who didn't purchase them! (Last season's pheasant hunting trip, courtesy of the husband)

    Looks lovely.

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