1 thanksgiving table 3 ways

I’m excited to present our November Tracery Interiors style session!  Paige and I decided to have some fun and style a Thanksgiving table three different ways.

Our theme was ORGANIC.  We’ll show the three different styles and give you simple steps on how to put each look together.  We’ll also share some inexpensive styling tricks by using natural elements from your own yard.  Of course all of the other pretty details can be purchased from Tracery.  ; )  Here we go…


This look is perfect for a Thanksgiving dinner in the evening hours, as the glass and iron votives create an ambience of soft textures and moody lighting around all of the deep oranges and chocolate browns.  I love how Paige dotted these dried artichokes around the gourd centerpiece.  Look at all of this movement and shape.

Elements used:

- Large container with gourds and pumpkins naturally arranged.  This is easy, fast and fun and can all be found at your grocery store.

- Votives, dried artichokes and place mats all from Tracery.  Contact them here.

Throughout the post, you’ll notice we used these fabulous placemats in each of our looks. They are a MUST and well-priced at $43 for the set. I love that each placemat is a double layer of burlap, so it feels more substantial.  Contact Tracery to get your own set.  Vanity Fair just featured Tracery and these placemats in their current issue!

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This table setting has more layers to it, including inexpensive burlap, sticks from your yard and some other lovelies. Here is a quick helper on how to layer up this grouping…

Elements used:

– Letters, gold birds, votives, dried artichokes and place mats all from Tracery.  Contact them here.

- For added texture, we used a hurricane glass with sticks in the bottom and just plopped a candle on top. MOM ALERT: This is a great project to do with young ones, especially busy little boys…they love going on a “stick hunt” in the yard or park and are qualified experts in snapping them in half. It’s the one table setting project they really can’t mess up!

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This is a great look for those of you who like a more mod table setting, yet still want to maintain texture and color.  We lined up two long metal baskets and fill them with pumpkins and artichokes.  Those perfectly adorable vintage plates belong to Paige.

You can knock out this centerpiece literally in seconds.  Now that’s my kind of project!

Elements used:

– Metal baskets, artichokes and placemats.  For details on all items, contact Tracery here.

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Which style do you like best, #1, #2 or #3?

Big thanks to friends Laura and Michael Granberry for letting us shoot this post inside their stunning Seaside home.  They are such a talented couple. Laura is a graphic artist and her website [love it] is here.  Michael is a photographer and his way cool website is over here. Together they own an art gallery in the heart of Seaside, which one story below their lovely home.  It’s a must visit when you are in our town.

If you happen to love the amazing chandelier in all of the pics, it can be ordered from friend and Interior Designer, Susan Massey.  Her contact number is 850.231.3940.

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  1. Posted November 22, 2010 at 8:23 am | Permalink | Edit

    I love the second look, layered organic. I think the birds, burlap, artichokes and candles are a winning combination. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Posted November 22, 2010 at 8:24 am | Permalink | Edit

    Numbers 1 and 3 are my favorite… I’m definitely bookmarking this for when I host Thanksgiving one day! All of the settings are just lovely (and that chandelier is AMAZING!).

  3. Vicki
    Posted November 22, 2010 at 9:29 am | Permalink | Edit

    No. 3 is my favorite but I love them all! Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Posted November 22, 2010 at 11:20 am | Permalink | Edit

    I love them all, but No. 1 is my favorite. The center bowl filled with gourds makes a gorgeous centerpiece. Love your style sessions!

  5. Posted November 22, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Permalink | Edit

    Umm… that chandelier is BONKERS! I’m not usually wild about orange but that thing is out of control!

    #2 might be my favorite because haphazardly draping fabric in the center of the table is my go-to move for a large centerpiece.

  6. Posted November 22, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Permalink | Edit

    I think my favorite is number 2, but more than anything I am DYING over that chandelier. WOAH gorgeous!

  7. Laura C
    Posted November 22, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Permalink | Edit

    Lovely eye candy. You lost me in setting 1. Those votives are gorgeous, rustic but still simple and stylish. The killer for me was those antique chairs – distressed with subtle shades. What a beautiful home.

  8. Posted November 22, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Permalink | Edit

    I like #1 and #3!

  9. Geli
    Posted November 22, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Permalink | Edit

    Oh, the chandelier is to die for – I love it! I wish I had the decor for it – maybe in my next house….. All table settings look good, my favorite is # 2 though – it looks so effortless
    yet inviting for a laid back Thanksgiving.

  10. Posted November 22, 2010 at 5:40 pm | Permalink | Edit

    no.3 and I would add candles or dim the lights!

  11. Posted November 22, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Permalink | Edit

    number 3 but I am in love with the twigs and candles in number 2.
    ps great giveaways at my blog every day this week.

  12. Posted November 22, 2010 at 9:41 pm | Permalink | Edit

    ummmm chandelier whaaaaaaat?!!! can’t breathe. so awesome.

    ok.. and I love them all but style #1 is my fave


  13. Posted November 23, 2010 at 1:39 am | Permalink | Edit

    Love the first one. Great job – how fun to see three ways!

  14. Simply Seleta Fan
    Posted November 23, 2010 at 5:24 am | Permalink | Edit

    I love them all, but I like #2 the best. I was trying to find your post from last year about making the turkey. I’m going to attempt to make one this year! Happy Thanksgiving!

  15. Tim Gunn
    Posted November 23, 2010 at 7:12 am | Permalink | Edit

    Love all 3.

  16. Posted November 23, 2010 at 7:35 am | Permalink | Edit

    My vote is number two. But seriously…they are all worthy!

  17. Posted November 23, 2010 at 8:32 am | Permalink | Edit

    Thanks for all your votes! I love seeing which you like best. I would probably vote for the clean lines of #3, although I really do love them all.

    Commenter “simply seleta fan” was looking for my Thanksgiving post from last year. Here it is:



  18. Posted November 23, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Permalink | Edit

    amazing post (and table! and chandy!) Seleta. Have a happy Thanksgiving!

  19. Posted November 23, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Permalink | Edit

    they are all so gorgeous, but I can’t get over the chandy.

  20. Remi
    Posted November 23, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Permalink | Edit

    #3 is my favorite.

  21. Posted November 23, 2010 at 11:02 pm | Permalink | Edit

    I love number 3 but what I REALLY LOVE is the orange chandelier! Oh my goodness, it’s so beautiful! I have never have seen anything like that before! Gorgeous!

  22. jbhat
    Posted November 24, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Permalink | Edit

    I am dying over that chandelier too. What a thing.


  23. Posted November 24, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Permalink | Edit

    Good grief, what a gorgeous chandelier! I kept thinking, “Why has Seleta been keeping this from us?” LOL
    Love the third look — simple organic.
    Lovely post. cheers, darling. xoxo

  24. Posted November 25, 2010 at 11:19 am | Permalink | Edit

    Love all three, but I think he first is my fave….I really love the chandelier too!

  25. Posted November 25, 2010 at 9:16 pm | Permalink | Edit

    i can’t even concentrate on the tabletops, i’m so enamored with your chandelier!! but i think i might be a #3-er. happy thanksgiving!! these are are fabulous options!

  26. Posted November 27, 2010 at 8:10 am | Permalink | Edit

    number one!

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