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. Sandi says

    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.


    • Diane says

      Sandi…you just made my day!!
      Thank you for your kind words!!
      Warm wishes for an Extraordinary week!

  2. Beth says

    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.

    • Diane says

      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. Jenna says

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

  5. Mel says

    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?!

    • Diane says

      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. Babette says

    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. Kiki says

    Really classy!
    Great idea for Christmas too!

    • Diane says

      Thank you so much Kiki!! Oh yes…it would be great for Christmas. 😉
      Wishing you An Extraordinary Day!

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

    • Diane says

      Thank you so much Christine!! 🙂
      Wishing you An Extraordinary Day!

  9. Diane says

    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!!

    • Diane says

      You are the trendsetter for sure Diane!!
      Thanks for you kind and thoughtful words!

  10. So beautiful!

    • Diane says

      Thanks Pamela!!
      Wishing you An Extraordinary Day!

  11. tammy says

    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,

    • Diane says

      Awww…thank you soooo much my sweet friend!! You put the biggest smile on my face. 😀

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

    • Diane says

      Thanks Marigene! Nature has so much to offer….as does my little stash. [wink]

  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.

    • Diane says

      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! 🙂

    • Diane says

      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!

    • Diane says

      Really? Thank you soooo much!!! 🙂
      Hope your weekend is filled with Extraordinary blessings!

  18. Sarah says

    Beautiful table! Thanks for the gold and silver inspiration.

    • Diane says

      Thank you for your kind words Sarah!!

  19. Beautiful table! So pretty!

  20. Pat says

    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!!!

    • Diane says

      Awww…Pat…you make me blush.
      Thank you so much for your encouraging words!

  21. Mona says

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

    • Diane says

      Thanks for your sweet encouraging words Mona!
      Wishing you An Extraordinary Day!

  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!

    • Diane says

      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. Sarah says

    What a beautiful combination, I love all the sparkles!

    • Diane says

      Thank you so much Sarah! It was so fun to put together!

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

    Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    – The Tablescaper

    • Diane says

      Thank you so much!! I made the nut balls a long time ago. I can’t believe how well they have held up. Even through 5 moves. 🙂

  26. It looks so chic and sparkling!

    • Diane says

      Awww…that is the nicest thing to say Magali!
      Hope your week is Extraordinary!

  27. Bev says

    Love this idea! So lovely!

    • Diane says

      Thank you so much, Bev!!
      And thanks for popping by with your sweet words of encouragement.

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

    • Diane says

      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

    • Diane says

      Awww…Marty…that is just the nicest thing to say. Thank you!!!!

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

    • Diane says

      Thanks Kayla!! I’ve never done it before…but I really like it too!
      Hope your week is extraordinary!

  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.

    • Diane says

      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.

    • Diane says

      You are always so encouraging, Deborah. 🙂 Thank you!!!

  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

    • Diane says

      Wanda Ann…you just made my day!! Thank you so much for this lovely blessings!! [hugs]

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

    • Diane says

      Awwww…thanks Meegan! I love your “party.” 🙂

  35. Kathy says

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

    • Diane says

      Isn’t amazing what we can put together with the things we already have on hand?
      Thanks for your kind words, Kathy! 🙂

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

    • Diane says

      That is the biggest compliment ever!! You have impeccable taste Sherry…thank you!!

  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!

    • Diane says

      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. tammy says

    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

    • Diane says

      NO way!! Thank you so much Tammy! I truly feel so very blessed!
      Hope your weekend is Extraordinary!

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

  42. Cindy says

    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!

    • Diane says

      Oh Cindy….I am totally amazed to be included in this week’s features!! Thank you so much! [hugs]

  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!


    • Diane says

      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 =)

    • Diane says

      Isn’t it fun what we can do with stuff from the dollar store?


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