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Minimalist Holiday Tablescape

In Design, Dining Table, Food, Holidays on November 16, 2010 at 2:30 pm

The holidays are all about family, tradition and foooood. It’s all about fitting as many friendly bodies as possible around the table with room for Tom and the fixings on the periphery.

We like to keep it simple. Harvest colors. Mix n’ match plates and napkins.

Individual salt and peppers shakers. A bit of nature to add some texture; we like pinecones, branches, maybe a bit of twine tied around the napkins.

Because this is a simple setting remember the obvious. Keep it simple. No nameplates necessary. There is a time and place for them, yes. But this isn’t it. No candles or crystal for us. We have kids after all. And the little one likes to climb to the middle of the dining table to play ‘queen of the mountain’. Nope, we’re saving the nice stuff for another day.

Forgive the blurry pics. Too much caffeine. :)

I am linking this to BNOTP.

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  1. What lovely colors! I especially love the pinecones! They add a natural touch and texture to the table!

  2. Beautiful – lots of room for family & food!

  3. Well, it looks like a beautiful table to celebrate with family and friends. Nothing like a big long table full of good food and conversation.
    Happy Thanksgiving! ~ Sarah

  4. I like simple and this is lovely. I like picturing all the happy faces that will soon be gathered around this table. I always like bringing a bit of outdoors in and your pinecones are a lovely touch.

  5. Your simple but elegant table is lovely. Love the aubergine with the gold, very rich looking. I have two of the square gold plates and haven’t been able to find another two…got them at TJMaxx, I think!

  6. Perfect for children, this way they can enjoy without the fear of breaking anything… i love the squared plates and the colors are great together.

  7. The gold with the cranberry is quite striking…nice eye for design. Thank you for sharing your sophisticated tablescape. Cherry Kay

  8. Love the tablescape! It makes me smile thinking about all the memories and good food that have been eaten at this table.

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