I'm so excited today to be sharing a post with some Thanksgiving tabletop inspiration, which I partnered with West Elm to create. Their Gather Around the Table campaign is all about sharing holiday traditions and inspiring ideas. I've always been a huge fan of West Elms products, we have many in our home already. Of course I said yes to the chance to style a table around some of their pieces, and share a little bit about how our family celebrates the holidays.
In a few weeks we're hosting Thanksgiving dinner. Each year we rotate between our house, my parents house, and my husbands parents house. I love that we can celebrate together with both our families instead of trying to split up our day with two separate dinners. Like many of the pieces in our home, our dining room table is a hand me down, or I guess you could even call it an heirloom. It was originally given to my great grandmother as a gift from my great grandfather. Then it went to my grandmother, and as a kid I can remember celebrating many a Thanksgiving dinner around it. I love having this piece in our home, and being able to gather around the table for one of my favorite holidays.
Although I love this heirloom piece, I wanted to bring something fresh and modern to my decor plan for this years celebration. When I first began searching for items in the West Elm Market, these wood coasters, one of their collaborations with illustrator Shanna Murray, were the first to catch my eye. They really started the inspiration for the whole table, a touch of rustic, with a modern, whimsical feel to them. Plus their sweet sayings are perfect for the holidays, and celebrating with family and friends.
In keeping with the wood theme I next landed on these white salad plates with a gold stylized wood grain pattern, another collaboration between West Elm and event and decor design guru David Stark. I absolutely love that they have such a modern feel, but because of their wood grain tie in effortlessly with more rustic pieces, like the coasters and wood chargers that I already had on hand.
I settled on a a color palette of mixed blues, with bright hits of orange. For the centerpiece itself both white and orange pumpkins were nestled amongst textural arrangements in wooden boxes. I LOVE stripes and already had the navy and white runner. Because mixed metallics are so on trend right now, for my last piece from West Elm I chose their Metallic Print Glassware Set, but in silver rather than gold. Each glass has a different geometric design, including polka dot (my current favorite pattern). I add the glasses to the centerpiece as vases, filled with beautiful blue thistles. However I'm sure you'll be seeing them pop up in the some of my future cocktail posts, they're just so fun!
A few of the other details to complete each place setting included gold flatware borrowed from my friends at Ultrapom Event Rentals, accented with orangey maple leaves, and tied with navy and white striped ribbon to match the runner. Place cards were simple pieces of navy cardstock with silver hand lettering. I tried to echo the style of the coasters by adding little starbursts to each card.
I really enjoyed styling our heirloom table in a fresh fun way, and I can't wait to use these pieces at our Thanksgiving celebration in just a few short weeks as we create new memories with our families!
If you're looking to spruce up your own table, take advantage of the 20% Off Tabletop Sale going on right now HERE. Visit West Elm, and West Elm MARKET for tons of beautiful pieces to help inspire your own holiday traditions.
xo ~ Emily
Thanks to West Elm for sponsoring today's post. All ideas and opinions expressed are 100% my own, as are the images and content created for this post.