Natural + Black + Gold Thanksgiving Table

Even though we’re celebrating Thanksgiving dinner away from home, I couldn’t help but set a small Thanksgiving table for myself (and you!) to enjoy.  I’m thankful for this blog so I have an excuse to put together holiday decorations like this to share.  This table was inspired by nature and the fabulous dessert plates by Nate Berkus.  I was lucky to get one of the last sets currently in stock at my store.  His stuff goes fast in Houston.  In your town too? 

Thanksgiving holiday table ideas - black + white + gold

I layered the dessert plates on top of black and gold dinner plates, and then to bring in some texture, used my West Elm square placemats, which seem to be no longer available, but these placemats are similar.  I bought my placemats in Dallas when shopping with Courtney and Cassie, so I always think of my girls when I use them.  More texture is brought in with a piece of burlap ribbon placed between the two plates.  

Thanksgiving holiday table ideas - black + white + gold
This gold flatware has come in handy over the years.  I found it on Amazon (similar) and it’s held up really well.  Tying the spoon, fork and knife together with ribbon was something I saw on Style Me Pretty and thought was so cute.  They used rust-colored velvet, which is lush and gorgeous.  I had lace ribbon on hand, so that’s what I used. Green velvet would’ve been pretty here for more color.  I’ll have to pick up some velvet ribbon for Christmas. 
Thanksgiving holiday table ideas - black + white + gold
Because I wanted to keep the table simple, I opted to go without a tablecloth or runner, but that could’ve worked too for more color/pattern.  Instead, I scattered about candles in patterned candleholders, mini white pumpkins, pinecones and some greenery from the yard.  
Thanksgiving holiday table ideas - black + white + gold
Thanksgiving holiday table ideas - black + white + gold
Thanksgiving holiday table ideas - black + white + gold
I like to personalize a place setting with a name card, and used chalk labels from Michael’s. Adding elements from nature like the leaf and pinecones keeps the table from looking too glam, and more nature inspired.
Thanksgiving holiday table ideas - black + white + gold
Thanksgiving holiday table ideas - black + white + gold
I shared one of these pics on Instagram yesterday and tagged Nate Berkus (for the plates), then got a comment back from him!  I don’t mind that it probably came from someone on his social media team, it was still nice to see!  Makes me an even bigger fan than I’ve already been.  Who’s name would you 

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  1. November 6, 2014 / 12:25 pm

    I love this look with the black plates!

    • November 7, 2014 / 2:08 am

      Thank you! I hardly use those black plates, but I like them for dressing up the table.

  2. November 6, 2014 / 2:55 pm

    Beautiful table setting Megan. I love that you went with non-traditional colors. The black and white combo is striking along with the touches of gold!

    • November 7, 2014 / 2:10 am

      Thanks Lauren. Black, white and gold is one of my favorite color combos.

  3. November 6, 2014 / 3:14 pm

    I absolutely love this look! Where did you get the gold silverware? I'm hosting thanksgiving at my house next year and those are just to die for.

    Thanks for sharing!!


    • November 7, 2014 / 2:22 am

      It's from Amazon, but I don't see it on their site anymore.

  4. November 6, 2014 / 3:47 pm

    I love this look, it's so pretty! Wish those plates were still around in my store. I'd love to see a comment from Genevieve Gorder on Instagram (or any of my social sites)…I would die!! 🙂

    • November 7, 2014 / 2:22 am

      She would be a good one!

    • November 7, 2014 / 2:23 am

      Thanks Ashley!

  5. November 6, 2014 / 7:36 pm

    LOOOOOVE!!!! Megan this is so beautiful. It's very classy and simple at the same time. I love the details you put into things. Well done!

    xo Melissa

    • November 7, 2014 / 2:24 am

      Thanks Melissa! I appreciate your comment!

  6. November 6, 2014 / 8:34 pm

    Looks soooo pretty, Megan. I LOVE the whole setup. I want to see my name on your Thanksgiving table! Ha! xoxo

    • November 7, 2014 / 2:24 am

      I do too girlie!

  7. marty (A Stroll Thru Life)
    November 6, 2014 / 2:50 pm

    Love the black/white/gold scheme. The plates are fantastic and I adore those mugs too. Beautifully done.

    • November 7, 2014 / 2:09 am

      Those mugs are some of my faves- Mikasa.

  8. November 6, 2014 / 11:48 pm

    Where did you get the chevron cup and the dinner plates?

    • November 7, 2014 / 2:25 am

      The chevron cup is from Mikasa and the dinner plates are from Z Gallerie.

  9. Allison
    November 6, 2014 / 7:20 pm

    Very classy and elgant Megan! The greenery is a nice touch. Beautifully done! Our Target sells out so fast. I went looking for those patterened candle holders and zero luck.

    • November 7, 2014 / 2:24 am

      I was worried about the plates selling out, so I ordered them online and did the "pick up in store" the next day, but then I saw they had a couple more left. I wonder if they'll restock.

  10. {Hi Sugarplum!}
    November 7, 2014 / 4:36 am

    So pretty — and so super cool that he commented!!! I bet it was actually him, and he probably thought 'who is this darling girl and why are we not BFF??!!" xo 😉

  11. Dream Mom
    November 7, 2014 / 5:30 am

    So pretty! Love those placemats…they add some nice texture and look amazing with the dessert plates.

  12. November 7, 2014 / 11:51 am

    I love all the natural elements like the woven chargers and the leaves. Beautiful tablescape!

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