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Moody, Elegant Thanksgiving Tablescape Inspiration

Hey there, folks! Happy week before Thanksgiving! We’re back today with part 2 of our “one table, three ways” tablescape project and today we are sharing all the details for a deep red and moody, elegant Thanksgiving tablescape! If you didn’t see yesterday’s post, head over and check that out, because not only is it all about making your Thanksgiving table pastel and gold, I shared the whole backstory on the project. And in case you didn’t know, Style Me Pretty Living, featured our project yesterday, which makes me super, duper excited!

OK, ready for table number two?? It’s a lot more dramatic than yesterday’s table! Here goes…

Elegant Thanksgiving Tablescape Inspiration

mismatched-romantic-dining-seating upholstered-dining-seatingFor this elegant Thanksgiving tablescape, I wanted to show an eclectic seating option featuring a sofa on one side. Isn’t that vintage tufted sofa amazing!? We used black chairs on the other side. If you want to change up your seating options for Thanksgiving entertaining, reach out to local rental companies. Chair rental fees range from $7.00-$15.00 and some will allow you pickup to save on the delivery fee. black-chairs-red-table-decor eclectic-dining-seating romantic-fall-tablescape

You don’t have to use chargers and layered plates to make the feel elegant. I used this super cute “be thankful” printable tag and a red pear atop each plate in lieu of layering plates on top of a charger. It made the place setting interesting with a lot less effort.
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Red fruits including apples, pomegranates, and pears were sprinkled along the table. Your produce aisle is a super affordable way to add visual interest to your tablescape, no matter what time of year.

Can we talk about that matte black flatware??? It’s sooo good and perfect for this elegant Thanksgiving tablescape! I love incorporating flatware in different, unexpected finishes and this one does not disappoint! This one can be purchased on amazon!red-wine-and-red-martini

This is a ginger beet martini and don’t knock it til you try it! Recipe below! red-romantic-centerpiece

Can we talk about those red garden roses? They are super amazing. I definitely recommend ordering a floral centerpiece from your local florist, but at the very least, get yourself over to a grocery store and buy some flowers for your table!red-garden-roses-centerpiece red-and-black-table-decor deep-red-sofa-dining-seating dramatic-thanksgiving-tablescape burgundy-tufted-vintage-sofa black-romantic-tablescape

Try tying your napkins with ribbon for a nice little added touch.  burgundy-and-black-fall-table-decor black-le-creuset-dutch-oven

Isn’t that black Le Creuset Dutch oven so dramatic! The black is one of my favorites, and it looks so damn good paired with deep red accents!
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Guys, these black plates are from IKEA! They’re super affordable, yet classic.

cranberry pomegranate goat cheese appetizerThe appetizer is a cranberry and pomegranate bruschetta.
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I love love love the idea of incorporating stationery into your Thanksgiving entertaining. This printable was found on Etsy and printed on color-coordinated cardstock paper.

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When the stylist and photographer are both German Shepherd owners, it’s only natural you photograph the doggie!


Shop the look:

1. Brass Candlesticks (vintage)
Vendor Credits:
Floral Design: Florist Fire
“Give Thanks” Printable Tag: Etsy: David and Leanna
Printable Thanksgiving Invitation: Etsy: Mellie Bellie Boutique
Black Chair Rentals: Kate Ryan Linens 



Recipe: Ginger Beet Martini
1.5 oz vodka
2 oz beet juice 1/2 ounce vodka
.5 oz lime juice
splash of ginger beer
Shake in shaker full of ice. Strain into a coupe or martini glass. Garnish with a beet slice and sugared ginger. 
What are your thoughts on this table?? Do you like it better than yesterday’s soft pastel Thanksgiving table? There is one more tablescape concept I’m sharing tomorrow and I think you guys will love it so be sure to come back and check it out!
This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own. If you have questions, check out my disclosure page. If you still have questions, shoot me an email 😉 Thanks for your support! 

Design and Styling by Daly Digs. 

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