19 Nov

Modern Thanksgiving Table: Orange & Gray

Modern Thanksgiving Table Ideas

When Alexandra from Enchanted Events & Design recently stumbled on some cool orange/gray/white patterns, she was inspired to design her Thanksgiving table around them this year. So… instead of pairing oranges & yellows with earthy browns like you typically see on Thanksgiving, she used gray & silver to give the table a fresh, modern vibe. It’s amazing how something as simple as swapping out a single color can give a traditional holiday celebration a fresh, updated feel!

Modern Thanksgiving Table Ideas

Read on for more images & details on this festive – and very affordable – Thanksgiving tablescape design from Alexandra (+ a very sweet TG activity idea too!)… 

Modern Thanksgiving Table Ideas

Modern Thanksgiving Table Ideas

Modern Thanksgiving Table Ideas

Modern Thanksgiving Table Ideas

Modern Thanksgiving Table Ideas


“I ran across these two patterns (pictured above) at Jo-Ann Fabrics and I instantly fell in love with the gray/orange/white color combination. I used the one on the left to create the menus.

Place Cards:
The place cards are actually envelopes that I tied to the back of each of the chairs with a ribbon. I attached each person’s name to the envelope in a cutout to match the menus. These serve a dual purpose as a place card and also as a Thanksgiving activity: Each guest is given some blank cards (one for each of the other guests). They can then write a brief little note of thanks and love to each of the other guests and place it in the corresponding envelopes (like a Valentine). At the end of the meal each person gets an envelope full of wonderful notes from their friends and/or family.

Shopping Resources:
• Leaf garland wrapped around the candle holder – 99 cent only store.
• Mini pumpkins and turban squash – grocery store
• Table cloth & runner (gray pinstripe and orange gingham fabrics) – Jo-Ann Fabrics

Photography, paper products, & styling – Alexandra Doudian with Enchanted Events & Design

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Aubree Seaman SAYS:

I just love the Color Scheme, this may be my favorite setup that I”ve seen yet!

Reply November 19, 2010 at 11:46 am

PartyMom SAYS:

I agree with Aubree. I think this is my favorite from this year. Those linens are just amazing! And that menu card is highlighted so well. Gorgeous!

Reply November 19, 2010 at 2:24 pm

Claudi SAYS:

I love the fresh take on standard holiday colors. I am always inspired at Hostess with t he Mostess! Thank you.

Reply November 19, 2010 at 6:22 pm

Gwynn SAYS:

Just beautiful Alex!!! You always come up elegant combinations and fresh takes on the ordinary.

Reply November 19, 2010 at 8:17 pm

Ellie SAYS:

First time reader. I love all the ideas and will try some this Thanksgiving love the new and different colors.

Reply November 20, 2010 at 6:34 am

Alexandra SAYS:

Thank you for sharing this with your readers! I just wanted to let everyone know that if they come by my blog and become a follower I’m giving away the menu and place card template as a printable for free!


Reply November 20, 2010 at 11:08 am

nanci SAYS:

I absolutely love what you are doing on here! What beautiful designs~

Reply November 20, 2010 at 3:56 pm

Tish Rodriguez SAYS:

I absolutely love this design and the colors. It is warm and inviting like thanksgiving should be but also modern… great ideas!

Reply November 20, 2010 at 4:42 pm

Victoria SAYS:

Wow, I love this, the plates and place cards are lovely!

Reply November 21, 2010 at 3:54 pm

Latisha Horton (Eccentric Designs) SAYS:

Love the color scheme … I would have never thought to mix orange and grey together.

Reply November 22, 2010 at 5:49 am

Design Indulgences SAYS:

I especially love how she found everything from inexpensive places, just goes to show you, you can create stylish settings without breaking the bank. This is beautiful.

Reply November 23, 2010 at 12:33 pm

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