Blogger Stylin’ Home Tours: My Thanksgiving Table


Why hello there my sweets!! If you have come here via The Inspired Room, welcome to my little home on the interwebs. Doesn’t Melissa just have the cosiest, warmest style? She does indeed. Ahhh for those who are used to hanging around these parts, don’t be confused. I’ve joined in another Blogger Stylin’ Home Tours, hosted by the lovely Lindsay of The White Buffalo and all this week, we’re visiting a whole bunch of different blogs, all sharing our Thanksgiving tables!

Check out my Blogger Stylin’ Home Tour for Fall here.

So let me first just say one thing – yes I’m American and yes, I live in the UK but I’m probably the last person you’d expect to set a Thanksgiving table setting. The reason? Well, I don’t know a lot of Americans living in this country who would celebrate it with me and as my partner is English, he doesn’t really ‘get’ the American holiday. And truth be told, growing up, my parents didn’t celebrate it either for their own religious reasons. And so, as a kid, because they didn’t, neither did I. So there it is – I’VE NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE. I know, I know, weird right? What the heck kind of American am I, anyway?!

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As a result of this, although I’ve watched plenty of Thanksgiving dinners on television and movies and I’ve been able to enjoy Thanksgiving a couple of times with friends when I lived in the US, I’ve never actually made a turkey or yams or apple pie myself for the occasion. I know, does that put you off completely? I’m sort of a newbie at all this.

But well, I absolutely love having an excuse to set a table, I am certainly grateful for both the tangible and intangible treasures I have in my life and I figured it’d be fun to join in with something I’ve not done before. (And I’ll be honest, it’s probably more of an ‘Autumn’ table than anything else so even for those of you who don’t really celebrate Thanksgiving either, well hopefully you can still get some inspiration for setting your own table regardless of my own inexperience.)

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I decided to go with rich autumnal colours and layer on the patterns. I do love mixing patterns and colours and so my various sets of dishes and glasses got mixed with gleeful abandon.

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The gorgeous centrepiece is from DesignRaaga, a new discovery for me with some beautiful hand-crafted ceramics and gifts from around the world and they were kind enough to supply that beautiful planter for my table along with the two small blue bowls. This became the basis for the rest of the colourful settings.

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I wanted this table to be warm and relaxing – not the kind of table that you’d be scared to move anything for fear of ‘messing it all up’. I wanted it to be deeply layered and a little bit whimsical and definitely a little bit ‘boho glam’ because well, that’s what I like.

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I started off with my ‘tablecloth’ which was actually just a scarf I picked up at a charity shop for a mere £2. Adding texture was important to me so rattan woven chargers were used to ground the table and keep things from looking a bit too fancy.

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I’m certainly no florist (I really need to work on that) so my centrepiece is really just an inexpensive autumn bouquet from the supermarket but it really did set the mood for the table and I added in my own blue and white vases with dried cranberry eucalyptus to add some height.

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I also used another recent thrift find – 6 mini gold striped glasses (I assume they are for port) which fit a tea light perfectly in the base. Having small individual little candles at each table setting makes everything a little more cosy and inviting, don’t you think?

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The plates are, as I said, a real mix. The side plates are all from Anthropologie and the dinner plates are 2 different sets I’ve had for some time, one from Zara Home and the other from Very.

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The paper napkins (again, trying to keep things a little casual here) are also from Zara Home. Those little blue bowls from DesignRaaga just set off all the patterns and colour nicely and well, you can never have two many little bowls like that as far as I’m concerned.

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So, that, my friends is my first proper Thanksgiving Table setting!

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Are you ready to see the next one on the tour? Head on over to The Blissful Bee for Amy’s super stylish table styling or check out The White Buffalo to start the tour from the beginning!

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In the meantime, what do you think of my very first Thanksgiving table?

 

If you’d like to see more of my home with lots of before and afters, you can check out my home tour.

 

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Here’s the full schedule so you can start from the beginning!

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Disclaimer: I received the planter and mini bowls free from DesignRaaga but was not paid for my review and as always, all words, images and opinions are completely my own. I have an exciting giveaway coming up on Wednesday with them so stay tuned to get your hands on your own pretty ceramics from them! Of course, as always, I only work with companies I really like on Swoon Worthy and think you’ll like too! Thanks so much for supporting the brands that support Swoon Worthy.




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  • Julia@Cuckoo4DesignNovember 2, 2015 - 12:00 pm

    Oh my gosh, the layering, texture and all the colors. Such a feast to the eye. Totally adore it.ReplyCancel

  • Lory OwensNovember 2, 2015 - 12:42 pm

    Kimberly you nailed it. That’s my kinda table mix and match.I love how you pulled all the elements together and made them work LOVE it!ReplyCancel

  • cassie @ primitive & properNovember 2, 2015 - 12:44 pm

    beautiful! the colors are so perfect for you and so fun- i love the eclectic mix of patterns.ReplyCancel

  • CaroleNovember 2, 2015 - 1:33 pm

    Well, not being American myself, I’ve never celebrated Thanksgiving either, so you’re in good company ;-) Your table looks perfect to me: warm and inviting, eclectic and colourful, fun and elegant all at the same time. I’m sure anybody would gladly celebrate with you at that table :-) xoReplyCancel

    • Kimberly DuranNovember 6, 2015 - 8:39 pm

      Aww thanks my dear – next time I do this, you are more than welcome and we can try out Thanksgiving together as newbies lol xxxReplyCancel

  • Sheran SteadingNovember 2, 2015 - 2:03 pm

    Perfect! Our family Thanksgiving is large and loud with lots of food, laughter and kids and I wouldn’t have it any other way, but your table is perfect for an autumn cozy dinner. Love it!ReplyCancel

    • Kimberly DuranNovember 6, 2015 - 8:40 pm

      Oh that sounds like a very fun Thanksgiving! I’m coming to yours this year! lol xxxReplyCancel

  • paulineNovember 2, 2015 - 4:14 pm

    Nooooooooooooo i’ve just gone on to the Design Raaga what beautiful designs, i’l wait till Wednesday before i start spending lol your table looks beautiful, sorry i know i’m jumping ahead but i can’t wait to see your Christmas table xxxReplyCancel

  • JamalaNovember 2, 2015 - 4:24 pm

    Another jaw dropping moment I spent on your blog. Your table decor is zoning l stunningReplyCancel

  • SueliNovember 2, 2015 - 5:12 pm

    A very inviting table. I love all the patterns and colors. Stunning!ReplyCancel

  • nadineNovember 2, 2015 - 5:22 pm

    As an American I can appreciate a beautifully set thanksgiving table. And that’s what I see. You nailed it. Not to brag (yeah sure) but I have a beautiful antique set of dishes just for that one day a year! Anytime you and Wayne want to pop over to the Hudson valley in New York at Thanksgiving, come for the feast! We can show him what it is all about. Basically eating, drinking and football.ReplyCancel

    • Kimberly DuranNovember 6, 2015 - 8:42 pm

      Awww that is SO sweet!! And hell yeah, that sounds like my kind of holiday (well, I was never into football but I can pretend for one day a year) ;) xxxReplyCancel

  • Tere LindeNovember 2, 2015 - 5:23 pm

    Whether you’re celebrating Thanksgiving or not this table décor is absolutely gorgeous! I don’t often mix colors and patterns like you have done here, but it inspires me to step out of the box and, perhaps, try something new this year.ReplyCancel

    • Kimberly DuranNovember 6, 2015 - 8:43 pm

      Thanks so much Tere! I definitely think you should make it a NY’s resolution to mix and match more! Ha! xxxReplyCancel

  • ShannonNovember 2, 2015 - 6:15 pm

    Gorgeous! Just like you ;) I love that scarf/ tablecloth! I would wear the hell outta that. Awesome job! xoxoReplyCancel

    • Kimberly DuranNovember 6, 2015 - 8:44 pm

      Aww you sweet thing you! And hell yeah I do wear it! Such a great colour ;) xxxReplyCancel

  • Bethany @ Dwellings by DeVoreNovember 2, 2015 - 6:36 pm

    Your dining room is oozing with style! Love your tablescape!ReplyCancel

  • KatrinaNovember 2, 2015 - 7:11 pm

    I love every single detail! So pretty, my bestie moved to the England a few years ago and her husband is English, the first few years she did Thanksgiving for her girls to keep that American Tradition alive, but as time goes on those dates just become dates! lolReplyCancel

  • Linda - Make Do and DIYNovember 2, 2015 - 9:09 pm

    It’s all so pretty and inviting, makes me wish I had different colours to work with in my dishes but I have so little room to store things that I tend to stick to white with gold embellishments so that I don’t go totally overboard…and everything usually looks good together!
    LOVE the scarf idea, tablecloths are so expensive (and usually so boring) that I don’t bother with them but I will definitely be on the lookout for pretty scarves now!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie @ Casa WatkinsNovember 3, 2015 - 1:34 am

    Simply stunning tablescape Kimberly! I love an eclectic styled table and your’s is done to perfection. Oh, and loving the new background to your blog! :)ReplyCancel

  • BethNovember 3, 2015 - 3:05 am

    As if I didn’t already love your dining room!! The plates, the figs, the whole damn thing!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa @ Shine Your LightNovember 3, 2015 - 12:53 pm

    Well for never having “done” Thanksgiving before you certainly set a festive Thanksgiving table!! I love your combo of colors and patterns, it’s all so joyful and who would not want to be invited to dinner there!!! I hope you invite a bunch of friends over while your table looks so beautiful, what a fun backdrop for a lively evening!!ReplyCancel

  • Emily @ 11gables.blogspot.comNovember 4, 2015 - 4:57 am

    What a lovely table setting. The richness of the colors is so beautiful! I love it all so much!! xox, EmilyReplyCancel

  • Julia EldonNovember 4, 2015 - 9:19 am

    Wow ! Just love how you have styled table – looks so warm and inviting. Beautiful colours everywhere in the room and adore the blue walls and copper pendant too . I’m a huge fan of Anthropologie and Zara Home like you and wish they were in Manchester too .. Should start a petition ; ) !! X XReplyCancel

  • Kristin CadwalladerNovember 4, 2015 - 4:53 pm

    OH, so loverly. The colors and that centerpiece!!!!! xoReplyCancel

  • Jennifer@The Chronicles of HomeNovember 4, 2015 - 6:45 pm

    Oh Kimberly, I LOVE all the rich, saturated colors here. They play with your gorgeous navy walls so well too. Who would ever guess you were a Thanksgiving virgin?!ReplyCancel

  • Jenn@EastMeetsSouthNovember 6, 2015 - 3:34 am

    I love your mix of traditional chinoiserie pieces with the more eclectic floral prints. Blue, plum, and orange looks to be a winning combination for the season!ReplyCancel

  • Ceri RowleyNovember 7, 2015 - 4:42 pm

    Beautiful designs. Loving the whole website :-)ReplyCancel

  • Cecilia keki CannonNovember 7, 2015 - 8:29 pm

    so lovely!!! I also just grab eight of those dining chairs at auction for $20!!! but I need to get them painted. so excited, I love how they look in your blue dining room!ReplyCancel

  • Darcey Bussell BedlinenNovember 8, 2015 - 1:34 pm

    The excellent crockery looks superb according to the occasion. The colors are just awesome . The over all look is commendable.ReplyCancel

  • Jenn @ My Fabuless LifeNovember 10, 2015 - 8:56 pm

    So, so pretty! I love all of the deep color!!ReplyCancel

  • Claire BrodyNovember 13, 2015 - 10:35 pm

    So incredibly stunning!!!! You are so talented! xoReplyCancel

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