It's not too early to start thinking about Thanksgiving! Last year I posted about my Thanksgiving table, where I used an inexpensive ikat fabric to make a modern tablecloth. Using the same china pattern, I made some changes for this year's table. I love mixing something modern like the tablecloth with antique and vintage tabletop pieces. My china, silver, crystal, and centerpieces are all antique and vintage, but placing them atop a modern tablecloth and gold chargers keeps the table fresh and modern.
The tablecloth fabric is a remnant of orange Alan Campbell fabric. You only need 3-4 yards to make a standard rectangular tablecloth. Just hem the edges (or use stitch witchery), and you have a modern tablecloth in just a few minutes.
I love using seasonal flowers from my yard for a centerpiece. For this centerpiece, I used gardenias from my yard. They smell wonderful, and the simple white and green colors don't compete with the vibrant pattern of the tablecloth. I placed them in this fabulous brass koi compote centerpiece, which adds height to the table and creates a focal point.
On each side of the centerpiece I placed a turquoise and gold art deco vase. Then I added a pair of brass peacocks. Warm brass is the perfect accessory for a Thanksgiving table.
The china is my grandmother's pattern by Spode- I love the modern Greek key detailing as well as the turquoise, orange, and brown colors. It works well with the Gorham Etruscan silver, which also has Greek key detailing.
I used English bone china flower place card holders. While I have waterford crystal from our wedding, I recently found this set of etched crystal glasses trimmed in gold, and I am in love. It is so delicate yet is etched with a modern chain pattern.
Have you thought about your Thanksgiving table yet?