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So Very Thankful

10/26/2018 11:26AM ● By JoAnne Howell

By: JoAnne Howell  Photos by: Rachel Benavides

Gathering around this table would be a perfect way to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. An oversized raw wood table and chairs set the scene for a collage of mixed metals and glassware.

The foundation of this tablescape is a gold edged metal charger placed on top of a shimmery silver pottery style dinner plate. Layered on that is a black ceramic salad plate nestled against a tousled dark gray napkin. Each place setting is graced with a boldly printed card reminding guests to be So Very Thankful.

Pampas grass plumes and bay leaf stems are arranged in tubular glass vases resting in black metal racks. These unusual and striking displays of greenery create a dramatic effect lengthwise down the table. The layering of feathery grasses and crisp leaves celebrates the joy of fall with an airy, on trend look.


Table scape design: JoAnne Howell, Oh Goodie Designs+Events

Silver dinner plates and glassware:  Hanley Wood

Tube vases, candles, antlers and horns: Wildflowers

Metal chargers, ceramic salad plates and napkins: Target

On location at: Cinnamon Shore