Fall Tablescape mixing and matching

By Karin Brosnan - Monday, November 03, 2014

Sunday dinners are big around my house these days and last nights birthday dinner for my daughter Emily was no different. Emily told me she wanted to invite some friends for dinner so I said sure....well...if you invite them....they will come! Eleven of them to be exact plus Emily, myself and my hubby makes 14 so we squished em'all in and had a blast!
set Thanksgiving tablescape
These are amazing young adults ages 20 to 28 all of them single and full of life! Our tradition of going around the table and sharing what touched us at church or during the week is always so uplifting!
MIXING AND MATCHING- I don't have more than a set of 8 of anything so I have to mix and match to make it work for any group larger than 8. I used gold chargers to bring in one matching element.
TIP- Use white dinner plates they go with everything! I mixed them with my white plates that have black writing on them (TJMax years ago),
TIP- Buy colored goblets that compliment each other. I have had these gold goblets for years now and recently bought the green ones on summer clearance from Pier 1. The colors work great together. Now I want some pink or red ones!
TIP- Stock up on white napkins...yeah they go with everything and are usually cheaper than patterned napkins. I used some orange patterned napkins with white napkins that work well with my fall color scheme.
Set fall Thanksgiving table
TIP- Purchase napkin rings in colors that can be used throughout the year. I bought these on summer clearance from Pier 1. They didn't have enough of one kind so I bought similar ones and I mix and match these too!
Set Thanksgiving table,  wooden box centerpiece
TIP- Keep centerpieces low and skinny so you will have room for serveware. My white wooden box centerpiece (mom and stepdad made me) is filled with a mix of faux and real mini pumpkins, faux fall leaves and white candles all set upon a burlap runner.
Set Thanksgiving Table
How to set Thanksgiving table,
It all came together even with a last minute guest that made our numbers come up to 14... We just smooshed everyone in and even had a few left overs!
Emily loved it!
wood box Centerpiece
Menu and recipes coming up!
Karin
What tips or tricks do you use when setting a table and cooking for a crowd?
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  1. I love it, what a fabulous tablescape and such a great group of young people

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    1. Thank you Marty it was a really fun night!
      Karin

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  2. The table setting with the mix and match is always the best, I always adore mixing my dishes too1 The centerpiece and all is simply gorgeous! Those young people must've enjoyed it so!
    Hugs,
    FABBY

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    1. Fabby I love to be creative... And I think I do better when I'm forced to come up with something on the spur of the moment but I find if I have basics like white plates and napkins then mixing and matching is pretty easy. Thanks for your comments
      Hugs,
      Karin

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  3. Your table doesn't look mixed and matched at all Karin! You have used color and theme to unify everything and it looks fabulous! Very fun, especially your table full of smiling faces, your life is full :)
    Jenna

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    1. Thank you Jenna I couldn't agree more.... The happy smiling faces are the best decoration I could ever have at my table...all squished together! I love having them here :)
      Karin

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  4. This is a beautiful table for some beautiful people. Your mix and match turned out so well, and I LOVE that centerpiece. What a great idea to go around the table and tell about your church experience. This looks like a wonderful party. laurie

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  5. Mixing and matching always works for me, and because it is understated I'm betting the young people were very comfortable at this table. I certainly would have been.

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  6. You have mixed and matched this beautifully. I especially like the 2 colors of glassware.

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  7. Thanks for sharing your Thanksgiving tablescape at The Pin Junkie. Your project was featured in a fall & Thanksgiving craft roundup at http://www.thepinjunkie.com/2014/11/easy-fall-thanksgiving-crafts.html

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  8. Hello beautiful! This looks so amazing. Pinned. Thank you for taking the time to stop by! I hope to see you at our party tonight, it starts at 7 pm. We love to party with you!
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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