Wednesday, November 1, 2017

A Modern Thanksgiving Table




Thanks for checking out this blog hop! Touring all the homes will definitely give you some great ideas when it comes to setting up a Thanksgiving table. If you're coming from Joan's blog at 2 Ladies and a Chair,  then I welcome you! I love Joan's fun and eclectic style!

My Thanksgiving tablescape this year is modern, monochromatic and a bit masculine, I think. I was inspired by the color black and if you're an avid reader of my blog then you know that I'm almost always inspired by color first, then mood and style, and last but certainly not least (unfortunately) by price.


Fortunately I have this magical power of seeing the potential in something no matter the price.  For example, I have been wanting black plates that have an organic, handmade feel and I happen to come across some from the 99 cents store. Yup, they were 99 cents each. I grabbed six and happily headed home to start my tablescape.

The plates were PERFECT for my ALL BLACK tablescape that I wanted to create. Why did I choose black? One, I'm just really into the color black right now and have a lot of it in my home already; and two, I wanted my tablescape to feel moody, masculine and modern.


My tablescape is pretty simple. I only used a few pieces and I find that a simpler tablescape seems to work better for Thanksgiving because it leaves more room for wine and turkey which in my opinion are the stars of the show!

I used a black tablecloth, black plates and I even continued my monochromatic color scheme with black flatware!


Instead of place cards, I thought it would be a fun idea to use pictures of the guests instead. I even wrote a little "thank you" note on the back of each picture. After all, it is THANKSGIVING.


I also wrote the guest's name on these fun, wooden chalkboard napkin rings that I happen to come across. I loved the chunky modern vibe that the napkin rings had and the fact that you could write on them is a plus!


For my centerpiece I used 3 bundles of bouquet fillers and some yellow mums and laid them across the middle of the table. Finished the look with some gorgeous modern candlestick holders in black (of course)









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Thanks so much for visiting my blog and checking out my modern take on Thanksgiving. If you can use tips on budget-friendly home decor then I recommend you subscribe to my blog to get the latest updates on all things home decor sent to your inbox by yours truly πŸ˜—

Oh and don't forget, this is a blog hop which means there are more beautiful tablescapes for you to visit and get ideas from! Next up, go see what Judy at Life Is Better At Home is up to in her home. I haven't seen her tablescape yet, but I'm sure it's beautiful! Can't wait to see!

And below is all participating bloggers, make sure you check them out!




Make Sure to Visit These Great Blogs

Kim and Lacey, Styled with Lace | Martha, Simple Cozy Charm
Sheila, Maison de Cinq | Jackie, Finding Lovely
Mysha, Remington Avenue | Ashley, Modern Glam
Julie and Jodie, The Design Twins | Olivia, Reinvented Collection
 

17 comments:

  1. I love this Oscar! The black is stunning!

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    1. Thanks Jackie! I never thought of using black for thanksgiving and I really like it!

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  2. Oscar, You had me at black! Seriously every time I visit your blog you have me thinking, "wow, I wish I had thought of that!" Even though you kept things "simple" your out-of-the-box thinking was on display throughout, from the photo place cards to the cool chalkboard napkin rings. Love it all! XO ~ Julie & Jodie

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    1. Thanks Julie and Jodie! The photos were a last minute idea and I really like how it turned out!

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  3. Simply dying over the use of black!!! I love it!! And.. I totally agree with leaving room for the 2 most important guests at the table, WINE and TURKEY!

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    1. Haha! Wine and Turkey are definitely the most important among other stuff like pumpkin pie, stuffing...i mean I can go on and on...

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  4. Yes its simple yes its black but this tablescape gives me some sort of warm fuzzy feeling :) maybe because its masculine and it kind of turns me onπŸ˜‰

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    1. I never knew a thanksgiving table can be a turn on but I take that as a compliment lol

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  5. Oscar, this is AMAZING ! no tengo palabras, me encanta. #blackofcourse

    Xo, Lizbeth

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    1. jaja gracias Liz! I know, black is your color! :)

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  6. Oscar, you are amazing! I love your dramatic tablescape! Gorgeous. What a clever idea to have photos and then write a note on the back...a very special touch.

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    1. Thanks Joan! The photos serve as keepsakes so I kill two birds with one stone lol

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  7. Bravo, Oscar!! 😊 Ok, I can say the other way too, Oscar Bravo!!! Amazing my friend! Such a beautiful table and I can’t tell how incredible the idea is and how black on black is so dramatic and stunning! Your post had me breathless! Hey, and btw, thanks so much for joining us this month!

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  8. Hi Oscar,
    What a score you found with those plates! Your tablescape turned out great and the little pops of golden yellow set off the black beautifully. It was nice to be on a hop with you.

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend,
    Olivia

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  9. My first time stopping by and love your fall tablescape! I especially love the picture place card idea!

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    1. Hey thank you for visiting! The card idea was a last-minute thing and you know what I really love it too LOL

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