Thanksgiving is just around the corner.

Many of us are thinking about how to set a beautiful and bountiful table.

Thanksgiving Table Setting :: Mixing Gold and Silver for Thanksgiving ::

As I was dreaming about table decor, I remembered that this past New Year’s table would be perfect for Thanksgiving.

Actually…it’s probably even more appropriate when you look at the elements of the table.

Plus, mixing gold and silver in home decor is gaining in popularity right now.

So…why not think about mixing gold and silver for Thanksgiving to create a truly elegant table setting?


Mixing #GoldandSilver for #Thanksgiving Using Nuts and Pine Cones and Faux Leaves ::


The key elements were leaves and nuts and pine cones.

The nuts came from the supermarket.

The leaves from Dollar Tree.

And the pine cones came from my yard.


Besides those natural elements, you’ll need a can each of silver and gold spray paint.

All of these things became metallic with a few spritzes from the paint can.


#ThanksgivingTablescape :: Mixing Gold and Silver for Thanksgiving ::


In addition to mixing silver and gold for Thanksgiving with natural elements, I mixed silver and gold at each place setting as well.

Since I already had the silver chargers, I picked up some clear acrylic plates, which I think are actually wedding cake plates, from Dollar Tree.  I spritzed them with gold spray paint and that gave the gold element to the place setting.  Inexpensive and just that extra touch.  (Note: These spray-painted plates are not for serving food.  Use them only as mini chargers.)

Take a look at your stash of hurricanes, candle holders, and glassware, and mix and match what you have, or take a quick trip to the thrift shop or dollar store to see what you could add to your tablescape.

I used a mix of vintage and new glassware and silverplated elements to create drama for the centerpiece.

Have fun with it!  And be sure to check out this New Year’s post, the springboard to inspiring us to start mixing gold and silver for Thanksgiving, or even Christmas.


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  1. Hi Diane,
    Your gold and silver tablescape is very elegant. I love it! The metallic nuts are a wonderful touch too. Thanks for sharing at my HOME and have a lovely week.


  2. Gorgeous tablescape! Have a lovely week.

  3. Wow Diane I was thinking of using silver and gold also. Great minds think alike! Excellent job with the centerpiece, it’s very elegant.

    • Why is it that we’ve kept the golds and silvers (and other metallics for that matter) in separate camps? It’s high time we united our warm and cool metallics! [wink] I’ll look forward to seeing what you put together. You will be sharing it? Yes?
      Thanks for the kind words Sandra and for taking the time to pop by!

  4. I love mixing gold and silver, very sophisticated! Your table looks absolutely elegant!

  5. Very nice! I remember the sprayed nuts and grumbled that we just put out the old nuts for the squirrels. LOL. Lucky creatures, huh. Maybe walnuts for placards?
    I’m notsomuch into gold an silver, but yours is just lovely. Who wouldn’t feel special sitting down to that?!

    • Oh yes…you do have lucky squirrels. Then again…I would expect you to treat them royally. 😉
      Yeah…I know silver and gold aren’t for everyone. I fickle with those too. 🙂
      Hope the pain has eased tonight. Thinking of you. [hugs]

  6. Hi Diane
    Your table setting is so elegant. I love the way you used nuts and pinecones. What a creative idea. You are so talented. 🙂 How did you do the walnut placecards? They look look like they are partially opened. I am looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful ideas. 🙂

  7. Really classy!
    Great idea for Christmas too!

  8. Beautiful table… the silver and gold colors you used 🙂

  9. I love gold and silver together and use it all of the time in my regular life – jewelry, hardware, etc. Your table is a perfect mix – beautiful post!!

  10. So beautiful!

  11. Beautiful…love the gold and silver!

  12. Your table looks amazing. I’m starting to break the mold of being too matchy matchy and mixing metalics. I love how warm and interesting it makes everything look. Newest follower on FB and Twitter!

  13. I love mixing gold & silver! You did a great job. I love the nuts and the fact you paint sprayed dishes.
    Blessings My Friend,

  14. Diane, what an elegant table for so very little. Love the centerpiece.
    Have a wonderful week.

  15. Diane, mixing these colors are SO perfect. Literally, I am in awe of the colors and how absolutely beautiful everything looks. You did a wonderful job. Thank you for sharing and for linking up to Thrifty Thursday.

    • Your comments mean so much Ruth! Thank you! Isn’t it a hidden blessing what we can do when we must do with what we have?
      May your weekend be filled with extraordinary blessings!

  16. Diane, you always have the prettiest projects~ your table looks spectacular! 🙂

    • Awww…..Kim…you are sooooo sweet! Thank you so much!!
      I had plenty of time to “play” with it. Isn’t experimenting fun?
      Wishing you a weekend filled with extraordinary blessings!!

  17. This is a really beautiful table and I would love it for Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing at TTF!

  18. Beautiful table! Thanks for the gold and silver inspiration.

  19. Beautiful table! So pretty!

  20. Diane,
    I adore this mixing of Silver & Gold, dear one!!!
    Simple elements made elegant!!!
    Thanks for sharing this exquisite tablescape. . .just in time for the Holidays. . .with us!!!

  21. Diane,
    This is truly lovely.. I love the mixing of gold and silver and especially for thanksgiving..
    Lovely table,
    Love, Mona

  22. I love your Thanksgiving tablescape. Mixing the silver and the gold looks fantastic and can easily transition into Christmas and then into New Years!

    • If we don’t mind a dressy table…I think you’re right…it’s great for all the holidays!
      Thanks for popping by and leaving your kind words. 🙂

  23. This is just gorgeous! Our Thanksgiving is over (Canadian) but I am taking inspiration for Christmas and New Year’s!


  24. What a beautiful combination, I love all the sparkles!

  25. Awesome job! Love the balls with the nuts. Wonderful texture.

    Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    – The Tablescaper

  26. It looks so chic and sparkling!

  27. Love this idea! So lovely!

  28. Absolutely beautiful! I love the little glass bowls in your place setting! The colour scheme is so elegant!

    • Thank you, Jennelise! My neighbor gave them to me as none of her kids were interested in anything so fancy. I’ve had so much fun playing with them and using them for dinners.
      Hope your week is Extraordinary!!

  29. Oh what a beautiful and elegant tablesetting. I love your placesettings and mixing the metals is gorgeous. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  30. Mixing these colors looks beautiful on your table. So smart! I’m hosting a pillow covers giveaway that you should enter.

  31. I love a beautiful table, and yours is exactly that! Such a fun way to add to your holiday atmosphere. Thanks so much for sharing, and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

    • Thank you so much Brooke! You are so sweet. I really feel like it’s so worthwhile to take the extra effort for a special holiday table.
      May your week be filled with JOY!

  32. Your table setting is just lovely Diane. Love the mix of gold and silver. You are always able to take the simplest things and create stunning vignettes! Thank you for sharing it as well as you amazing mantle decor and stocking (which I love!) at What We Accomplished Wednesdays.

  33. Diane,
    This table setting is stunning, just breathtaking! Pinning and be sure and check back for Friday’s Features.
    Thank you for sharing on Tuesday Trivia.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  34. Absolutely Beautiful! Thanks for linking up to Tickled Pink Times Two.

  35. Beautifully elegant! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  36. Hi Diane, Your table is gorgeous!! I’ll be featuring it tonight at the Open House party.

  37. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing on The Thankful HomeAcre Hop! I look forward to seeing what you share with us tomorrow!

  38. Silver and gold look so rich together. Your ideas are beautiful!

    • Thanks Holly! It’s the first time I’ve ever put them together. Next time, I won’t be so ‘afraid’ to do so. 🙂
      Hope your week has been Extraordinary!

  39. Just beautiful!

  40. Hi stopping by to let you know you have been featured this week at One More Time Events…. Hope you can join in again this week….Thank you for sharing…Tammy

  41. So pretty! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x

  42. Gorgeous! Love mixing Gold and Silver, it makes for such a beautiful setting! You’re being featured this week! Thanks so much for being a part of AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  43. I love your gold and silver table! Thanks for sharing your inspiration and techniques for creating an elegant holiday table.

    Visiting from Amaze Me Monday; I hope you have a great week!


    • Denise, you are so kind. Thank you so much for popping by and taking the time to leave your sweet remarks!

      Wishing you and yours a blessed Thanksgiving!

  44. I can’t believe the gold plates were a dollar store find! What a perfect touch! Love the gold and silver mix!

    ~Abby =)


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