Oh! I just can’t decide which table is my favorite between today’s post and yesterday’s. I have been a sucker for a fancy-pants tablescape as seen in previous years here, always putting a touch of formality to a whimsical table. So when I started finding a bunch of beautiful vintage table linens for Juniper Bloom Home (my vintage resale shop on Instagram), I knew I had to “play” with them just once before sending them off to their forever home. Fair warning, this post is photo overload of this amazing blue and white thanksgiving table.
I imagine if I lived in coastal New England this is how my table would look every year for Thanksgiving featuring rich hues of blue and natural elements like these raffia placemats and warm neutral pumpkins. Someone once told me the key to a well-designed table was layering on texture against flat colors. Today’s lesson features layering texture onto a plain colored tablecloth to create a rich and inviting table.
If you’re going to have a mostly monochromatic table, be sure to create some interest with plenty of pattern and texture.
These napkins have just the right amount of white and pattern to break up the rich blue of the table.
I love using a vintage cocktail napkin as a coaster to keep the tablecloth a little cleaner from dripping glassware, plus the white adds an additional element of contrast.
The natural raffia placemat really helps break up the monochromatic color scheme of the table while adding some rich texture.
The blue and white napkins rings are almost unnoticeable but even their horizontal pattern against the vertical pattern of the napkin adds to the visual interest of this table.
Finally, a centerpiece for the table is a must. I like incorporating natural elements like mini gourds with fresh flowers to make the table feel more casual and lived in.
There you have it! Another fun tablescape for your Thanksgiving get together.
Shop my vintage resale shop on November 8th where some of these items will be available and if you can’t wait, here are some similar items below so you can recreate this at home.