Guest Post: A Thanksgiving Table with DesignstILes

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Hi Eagle Nesters. It's Irene from designstILes, filling in for Jess while she's on mommy duty. Thanksgiving is practically here and today I'm sharing an easy to create table setting fit for the food festive occasion.

When deciding how to decorate my table, I look through the items I already own and then fill in the blanks with pieces that fit my vision. If you have incomplete sets, don't be afraid to mix and match.
I'm always first inspired by color. Typical Thanksgiving colors are oranges, browns and yellows. To make things interesting, I add in an unexpected hue. For this table setting, I remembered I had leftover striped fabric in an ivory and celadon. I had just enough to use as a tablecloth. I then saw these ceramic pheasants at Z Gallerie and new immediately I'd want to use them. They're festive, add interest and bring in more color. The gray plate and orange trim napkin are also from Z Gallerie. The decorative pumpkins are from my local grocery store. The acorn candlestick holders were purchased at the flea market a few months ago. The stemware, vase and fake leaves were already pre-owned. I let my tablecloth inspire me and based the rest of my colors from there. I always like to add fresh flowers. I kept these simple so as not to detract from the pheasants.

Hope some of my tips helped you for your Thanksgiving table.

Happy Thursday!


  1. Thanks for having me Jess. I forgot to mention, candlelight flatters everyone! :)

  2. Pretty pretty! Love the little vintage birdies. Great mix of textures too, Irene!

  3. Lovely! The feathers are so creative and perfect for the occasion... the straw placemats tie everything in wonderfully:)

  4. The gold flatware seriously makes this table drool worthy!

  5. I love everything about this table setting!! Gorgeous colors and the criss-crossed feathers look fantastic.

  6. So pretty and on topic with out being generic. I like that you threw the celedon in there. And yes the flatware is totally fun!