We gave four bloggers an FTD Thanksgiving centerpiece and $50 to create the perfect Thanksgiving table. See what they created. Here’s part 2 of 4. See part one here
Tartan plaid is the aesthetic inspiration behind creative lifestyle blogger, Eileen Chow’s, harvest-themed Thanksgiving palette. Eileen tied the tartan look together with matching plaid table runner and napkins. Then our beautiful Heart of the Harvest Centerpiece completes the classic tablescape with warm fall hues and florals. See how birchwood candles with alfresco accents enhance the arrangement and tartan theme.
Tartan plaid, while rustic, is still modern and classy. Including tartan designs in a harvest-themed Thanksgiving palette is not only a great way to incorporate pops of color, but it’s also a way to add a festive touch to your table.
The first step to dressing up our regular white tablecloth and white woven placemats was to add a tartan plaid table runner. Then we added matching tartan napkins as accent pieces to pull the tartan theme together. If you’re using tartan, make sure your tablecloth and placemats are a neutral color; tartan is a busy pattern, so a table runner and napkins are just enough to maintain simplicity and enhance the tablescape without overwhelming the scene.
The beautiful fall tones in the floral Heart of the Harvest Centerpiece create a warm and cozy Thanksgiving feeling that I love. The reds tie perfectly with the tartan theme, while the oranges, yellows and greens lighten the mood by adding texture and a fresh fall harvest look.
To complement the florals, I set two candles wrapped in birchwood tree bark and surrounded them with some bits of festive potpourri made from pine clippings, pine cones, dried orange slices and red berries.
If you’re looking for an easy, fuss-free tablescape, build the scene around your centerpiece. Feel free to recreate my ideas with your own flair; maybe you prefer solid colors or you’d prefer the potpourri The tablescape is fuss free and easy to recreate, but although it’s simple, the tartan paired with the centerpiece on a white background is a clean look really creates that beautiful, warm Thanksgiving feeling we all love and will bring an extra level of festivity to this season of giving thanks.
About the Author: Eileen Chow is the creative blogger behind Yes Missy, a light-hearted lifestyle blog for creative ideas, beauty, style, weddings and travel. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.