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Rustic Glam Thanksgiving Table

Rustic Meets Glam Thanksgiving Table Setting // Bubbly Design Co

This will be our second year hosting Thanksgiving at our home in Colorado. Because we live miles from our family, my parents visited us over Thanksgiving last year, just after we purchased the house. This year, we’ll be hosting my sister and her boyfriend for their first visit!

Last year, a table runner from West Elm inspired our mixed metals table and while I still love so many of the elements from that table, I wanted to create something  bit more rustic and harvest-y this year. I also knew I didn’t want to spend a ton to update the table this year so many items were sourced from around the house or DIY’ed.

Let’s dive in, shall we?

Thanksgiving table setting // Bubbly Design CoRose gold flatware // Rustic meets glam Thanksgiving table // Bubbly Design Co

Weeks ago, I spotted this rose gold flatware on super-clearance at Target. I’d been lusting after them but never found a full set. So it was a major score — and I didn’t think twice — when I nabbed 6 sets for under $30!

Our Vera Wang china actually has platinum edging details so you might think rose gold flatware would clash. But the platinum has a beautiful way of picking up the light and reflecting other surfaces. In the above photo it appears to match the flatware almost exactly! While the color isn’t 100% true to life, I love that the platinum lends itself so nicely to mixing metals.

Thanksgiving table styling // Bubbly Design CoThanksgiving table styling // Details // Bubbly Design CoRustic meets glam Thanksgiving table // Bubbly Design Co

Most of the little details that pull the table together were repurposed, which helped save time and money! I kept the pumpkins, dried leaves, and wood slab from our various fall displays and knew they’d continue that harvest feel into Thanksgiving.

The white pitcher and mercury glass votives were purchased for our wedding centerpieces and they continue to be some of my favorite items to move from room-to-room. They just work in so many settings!

The gold candlesticks are from last year, but I couldn’t resist the striped candles from World Market. I’ve been meaning to DIY them, but when I saw 6 for $8, I decided to take the easy route. They really capture a glam feeling, without going over the top, don’t you think?

Striped candles from World Market // Thanksgiving Table // Bubbly Design CoRustic meets glam Thanksgiving table // Bubbly Design Co
Thanksgiving table setting // Bubbly Design Co

The first DIY element we incorporated on the table was the party poppers! If you’re following me on Instagram, you already got a sneak peek of these fun accents, which I created during a West Elm Holiday DIY. You only need about 5 minutes to make these for your own holiday table and they add such a celebratory feel to the place setting! I’m already thinking of making another batch for New Year’s Eve.

Vera Wang Flirt China for Thanksgiving Holiday table setting // Bubbly Design CoRustic meets glam Thanksgiving table setting // Bubbly Design Co

The place cards were a pretty last minute addition to the table. With only four people attending our feast, they aren’t imperative, but I thought they’d let our guests know how excited we are to have them visiting!

To create these, I selected some patterned paper from my stash of crafting supplies that coordinated with the colors on the table. I trimmed them to about 2×4 inches and used a rose gold leafing pen to handwrite each name. Then I stuck each card into either a mini pinecone or pumpkin that I had leftover from our fall tabletop.

TIP: My cheat for beautiful handwriting? Select a font you love at dafont.com, type the names into the “Custom Preview” field and then use that sample font as a guide for hand writing the place cards.

Simple DIY place cards for a Thanksgiving table // Bubbly Design CoRose Gold - Gold Leafing Pen // Thanksgiving Table // Bubbly Design CoThankful Table // Bubbly Design Co

I’m guessing you’ve been wondering about the last DIY element since you spotted it in the first photo. Have you been thinking I misspelled “thankful” this whole time? Well, it was intentional!

I had these silver cardboard letters stashed away from the Target dollar spot and thought it’d be fun to make a lettered garland for the table. As I was hot gluing away, T-man suggested a fun little play on words and I love it! We are literally full of thanks for everything we’ve been given, our family, friends, and our beautiful home. And once we sit down to our feast, I’m sure our bellies will be full, too!

Pssst… you could easily recreate a sign { or something spelled correctly, if you prefer } by printing and cutting out block letters and then attaching them to some string or ribbon with hot glue.

DIY Thank-Full Sign // Thanksgiving Table // Bubbly Design CoThanksgiving table // Bubbly Design Co

I wish I could have you all over to enjoy a meal around this rustic meets glam Thanksgiving table. I hope wherever you’re spending the holiday, it’s a warm and wonderful one!

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