Welcome to Styled & Set and my copper inspired Thanksgiving table! I’m so happy to be joining 29 talented women to bring you ideas and inspiration for your own Thanksgiving gatherings. This week we will be sharing an incredible collection of Thanksgiving table ideas. There will be a wide variety of styles…vintage, classic, farmhouse, french country and more. Then, in a few weeks, we’ll all be back with ideas for Christmas. I want to thank my friend Lory of Designthusiasm for rounding all of us up and organizing the tour.
I gave you a quick look at this table when I shared my Thanksgiving Napkin Rings. In fact, I have two different ways you can embellish the napkin, but we’ll get to those a little later. First, let’s start with the centerpiece.
I almost always go with a very easy and quick centerpiece. I believe they can have as much impact as something that took an hour to put together. For this table, I simply put pine cones, white pumpkins and copper leaves in a large ironstone bowl. All it took was a few minutes and a little arranging. (The leaves I had in my stash and I spray painted them with metallic copper.)
Next I decided on the place setting layers. Sometimes I use runners or even a tablecloth to start out. For this copper inspired Thanksgiving table setting, I thought I would let the wood table shine and not cover it. So I went with place mats, chargers and plates. (More on the place mats at the end of the post.)
Along with crystal goblets, I added copper mugs and ivory handled flatware. Now for the napkin details. The first look is pictured below. All I did was lay a sprig of rosemary and a copper leaf on the linen napkin.
The second look is a little more involved…but still very easy. I printed little cards with words that represent the meaning of Thanksgiving. A few hole punches and some ribbon then turned the little cards into napkin rings. Click HERE for the complete tutorial and free printable.
I’ve never used copper in my decor before and I have to admit that I love it. The one drawback is that real copper will tarnish and it needs to be cleaned. One way around that is to spray paint pieces you already have or inexpensive pieces from thrift stores. That’s what I did with the candlesticks, tray and tiny pedestal bowl. You can’t do it with items you will use for eating or drinking, but it’s a great way to add copper to your decor for hardly any money. And it won’t tarnish!
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- Thanksgiving Napkin Rings | Free Printable
- DIY No Sew Linen Napkins
- Crushing on Copper: How to add this trendy metal to your decor
- Spice It Up: The Best Moscow Mule Cocktail Recipe (includes non-alcoholic version)
Copper Inspired Thanksgiving Table source list:
- Drop cloth pumpkins from Cloth & Patina
- Copper metallic spray paint
- Faux leaves
- Ivory wood chargers
- Ivory plates
- Ivory handled flatware (not exact but similar)
- Copper mugs
- Copper pitcher with lid
- Glass hurricanes
- Candlesticks & tray: Thrift store finds that I spray painted.
- Place mats: I spray painted some old ones I no longer used.
Now it’s time for me to turn things over to the other bloggers on the Styled & Set tour. My mouth literally dropped open when I saw some of these post. They are all, quite simply, stunning.