This just in: block print is in and it’s here to stay for at-home entertaining. This Holiday season, I think we can all agree that we need a huge dose of cheer so why not incorporate that into your Thanksgiving tablescape? I am putting together a variety of tablescapes thanks to some fun linens and entertaining items I’ve sourced for my vintage resale shop, Juniper Bloom Home, to help you put together a restaurant-worthy tablescape for the Holidays.
I may have gone a little overboard with the photos of this Thanksgiving tablescape but I truly loved how this table came together- so much so that I left it up on my dining table for a week before taking it down.
Block print has taken over as Instagram’s must-have table decor but in reality, it’s been a popular print at households since the 1960s and even further back for Indian cultures. Block print is a traditional pattern making process hailing from India, where wooden blocks with a repeating pattern are hand-stamped onto cloth in rich colors and hues.
Where block print used to be reserved for expensive linens at high-end stores, thanks to increased interest, it’s become a more affordable linen style and is one that adds an array of character to your home. Plus, it’s great at hiding stains from wayward spoons and dripping guests. The perfect print for a Thanksgiving table!
Today’s lesson is how to style a block print tablecloth without it overwhelming everything else.
When you have printed table linens, I would be careful to pair a loud print with any other loud print. Here, I’ve paired a simple white linen napkin with the floral print with just a touch of whimsy in the ceramic turkey napkin ring.
It’s still important to add texture when using a block print tablecloth but keep the textured elements to a common hue- like these natural raffia chargers and these corresponding bamboo coasters.
Be mindful of not having your floral arrangement compete with your block print table. The neutral colored pumpkins and white flowers add a nice 3-D element to this long table.
Always add a candle element and don’t be afraid of mixing metals hues, it all adds to the luster of the table.