Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Set The Table: Glass + Gold

Hi loves!  Hope your week is off to a good start!  If you follow me over on Instagram {andy_adler}, you may have seen the picture I snapped over the weekend showing my Thanksgiving tablescape progress.  I ended up making a few changes, and am really pleased with how it turned out!  Yesterday, I took a few higher quality photos and am excited to share them with you today.

I'll link everything that is available for purchase online at the bottom of this post if anyone is interested in purchasing the materials I used for my tablescape.

Let's get started.

The theme that I am going for this year is glass + gold.  I've been really inspired this past year with vintage glass, and have been slowly acquiring some beautiful vintage demijohns & various other glass antique pieces.  I wanted to somehow incorporate glass filled jars & cloches and pair them with luxurious gold accents since most of my flatware & dishes from last year have some form of gold on them.    

I recently purchased this large Hungarian mason jar from Restoration Hardware.  It is one of RH's authentic vintage pieces that they occasionally have, and as soon as I laid eyes on it I knew that I had to use it somehow in my tablescape. 

Last Friday, I popped into my local Pottery Barn to see what type of vase fillers they had, and was instantly drawn to the gold pod flowers which sadly are not sold online.  They ended up working beautifully in my large mason jar, and under my small glass cloche.  I also displayed a few faux white pumpkins under another glass cloche.

I picked up the plaid table runner from Pottery Barn a few weeks ago on serious clearance!  It ended up costing $17 - down from $69.  Love a good sale!  I layered it on top of another cream colored runner with tassels to add a bit more texture & visual appeal to my tablescape.

I love candlelight.  Love, love, love candles so finding the right candles for my tablescape was essential.  Both the gold candlesticks + the gold acorn candle plate are from Crate & Barrel.  They were the perfect match for the gold accents that I was looking for and tied everything together nicely.

The chargers, plates, flatware, and glassware were all purchased last year from West Elm, but I believe they still sell all the pieces in stores and online.  They are fairly inexpensive, and instantly dress up any table.  I've ended up using them all throughout the year whenever we have "special occasion" dinners and am really happy with them.  The linen napkins are new {purchased from Pottery Barn} and are currently on sale.  I used 2 different colors on each plate to add a bit of visual interest, and finished them off with basic gold napkin rings {also on sale for $4 each}  from Sur La Table.  

 For my place card settings I got a bit crafty.  I bought a bag of walnuts and painted them with metallic gold acrylic paint from a crafts store.  I attached the place cards with a bit of hot glue and voila!  Easy, peasey place cards that look so luxe!

I'm super excited to have a buffet in my dining room this year to place my Thanksgiving spread on top of.  I decorated it with a simple table runner, matching gold candlesticks, and an antique Italian ceramic vase circa early 1900's.  Do you guys recognize the pumpkin cast-iron cocotte from this post?  It is so festive, and I'm really happy that I bought it.  It's one of those pieces that will last for so many years, and can be handed down if we happen to have any children that share the same passion for cooking that I have :)

And lastly, the bookshelf technically isn't part of my dining room, but it sits directly off of it and I love to fill it with lit glass votives whenever we have guests over for dinner.   I ordered a fresh garland online from Pottery Barn and placed it on top of my bookshelf.  It smells AMAZING!!  It just adds the perfect festive element to the whole area....I love decorating for the holidays! 

I'm so happy with how everything turned out.  Now bring on Thanksgiving :)

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If I missed anything, or if you have any questions/feedback leave a comment below in the comment section.  I always respond to your comments.  Thanks for reading! xx


  1. I am definitely copying the walnut place settings! So clever!

  2. LOVE everything! The walnut idea is so crafty, it looks amazing!

  3. I thought your table last year was gorgeous but you've seriously outdone yourself!! It looks amazing!! Can I come over for dinner!? LOL

    1. Come on over girlfriend! The more the merrier! ;)

  4. Your table looks amazing. I love the walnut place card settings!! I hope you share some of your Thanksgiving recipes!

    1. Thanks Megan! I'm working on a recipe today and will have it up tomorrow :)

  5. Really stunning Andy, I think the walnut idea is amazing, so uniquex

  6. This looks amazing!



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