Its that time of year, Thanksgiving is a little more than a week away and it can be daunting to figure out the decor for your table in the midst of food prep and family arrivals. So to get you inspired, I used rentals from Town & Country’s new Santa Barbara location for those who want to add a bit of pizzaz to their celebration. But honestly, the best part of renting china/flatware/glassware? You simply have to rinse your plates, throw them back in their crates and Town & Country will clean up for you (heck while you’re at it, you might as well rent platters and serving utensils and really make a dent in your dishes pile).
For the table, I used their vineyard table, which has a rustic wood plank topic which is perfect for the season. For the centerpiece, the vineyard oblong wood bowl holds persimmon branches, dusty miller, bittersweet, whole persimmons, brunia, orange dahlias, and ranunculus (all flowers from Florabundance). The vineyard cane back chairs add a hint of elegance to the look.
I placed the burlap wing backed paris chair to cap each end of the table.
At each place setting I used a Provencal plate (no need for a charger for a casual dinner), Riedel stemless wine glasses, fleur de lys glasses for water, and coppery Morocco flatware. Simple linen napkins in oyster are folded casually and placed under the flatware. And finally, a simple sprig of bittersweet graces each plate.
I then used some leftover bittersweet and ranunculus to make an impromptu mini garland.
Then I stuck a leftover ranunuclus in my hair and lit the silver and gold mercury glass votives from Jamali Garden. And stay tuned, tomorrow I will show you how to recreate the centerpiece for your own Thanksgiving table.
And here’s a cheat sheet of all the rentals you’ll need for a party of 6:
2 Paris high backed chairs
4 vineyard cane backed chairs
6 provencal dinner plates
6 of each,salad fork, dinner fork, dinner knife and spoon in Morocco
1 6′ foot vineyard table
6 oyster linen napkins
6 fleur de lys water glasses
6 stemless riedel glasses
1 oblong bowl (for centerpiece)
Happy party planning!
*Town & Country, Florabundance & Michael & Anna Costa are sponsors of Santa Barbara Chic.