Friday, November 5, 2010

A Pumpkin Orange Thanksgiving Table


I absolutely adore this time of year and I am so excited that Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Pumpkin orange has always been a favorite color of mine. In fact, I originally had pumpkin orange pillows made for our living room sofa and the head chairs at our dining room table are monogrammed in the color as well. So, naturally, I am drawn to tables that feature this beautiful color!

If you love the color too, build your Thanksgiving table around this seasonal shade and create a gorgeous setting by mixing it with a neutral wheat tone. Start with a simple jute placemat and layer solid dishes on top (or use your China if it happens to posses the orange!). I love the idea of painting a single initial on hand-size pumpkins to serve as a place card. The addition of wheat sprigs give each place setting an additional special touch. Then, gather roses in various shades of orange and place them in vases of different sizes to alternate heights. Finish the table by setting miniature tiger stripe pumpkins between the vases.

Have fun with the menu and offer your guests delicious pumpkin inspired dishes such as pumpkin soup and these adorable mini pumpkin cakes drizzled with maple icing. Wilton sells a baking pan to ease the process. A nice favor for your friends and family would be to offer them each one of the table vases. This would be a much appreciated gift and will help you clear the table as well!

image credits:
pumpkin place card {bhg}; monogrammed napkins, green beans, mini pumpkin cakes (southern living); pumpkin soup, vases on table, orange rose arrangement {st. louis entertains}; wheat invitation {fine stationery}


Shelley said...

Love this! I am getting so excited about the holidays!

Shelley @

Leslie said...

I love the concept of soft oranges and wheat together. it looks like muted tones are going to be taking over the bold bright ones we've seen a lot lately, and I'm looking forward to the new palette. This is a great inspiration piece!

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

I love this design! Great inspiration!

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