I have been collecting gold and cream pieces for the holiday season. It started after my love affair with green kicked in this fall, and I felt that it would be really pretty to set a gold and green table. This is the evolution of said project, and it has melted into cream and gold, which I feel is softer, very elegant and sophisticated without feeling too stuffy. You could easily replace the pumpkins for feathers (and maybe pinecones) for a Thanksgiving look, or dress it up a bit more with sparkly gold napkin rings, clementines and a garland for Christmas, maybe even some poinsettias in the background. I ordered these placemats in the mail and I LOVE (I mean LOVEEEEEEEE) them, I plan to collect the silver too. They will last for so many seasons; they are timeless, classic, festive pieces and the first thing I would grab off of this table. Trust me, so grown up!!!! I also LOVE these glasses, they are very pretty and and on sale!!
It hasn’t exactly been “fall” in Charleston so I was particularly excited to find these leaves at the florist; we are bringing the seasons forward at home! Those of you who live in the Northeast or somewhere the leaves are turning could easily forage a few bunches outside, I find it a very elegant and easy way to fill a large vase; whether it sits on the entrance or dining table, it provides a lovely backdrop.
These marbleized glass pumpkins are also so pretty and not too trendy (so will work well next year). They make a pretty flowerless centerpiece on the table but also sit well on the mantle surrounded by votives. We wrapped these white (real) pumpkins in gold balloons to create a “dipped” effect which I think works quite well. I would advise grabbing some larger balloons if you are trying it on a normal pumpkin! xx