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Modern Thanksgiving Table: Orange & Gray

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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

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Inspiration:
“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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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

11 responses to “Modern Thanksgiving Table: Orange & Gray”

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

  2. 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!

  3. Claudi says:

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

  4. Gwynn says:

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

  5. Ellie says:

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

  6. 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!

    http://www.eeadesign.blogspot.com

  7. nanci says:

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

  8. 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!

  9. Victoria says:

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

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

  11. 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.