I decided to step outside my usual Thanksgiving look of dark rustic fall colors and try something a little different. I had something in mind to go with these fuschia votive holders I had, but couldn’t find the table linens I wanted to use.
So I used shades of pink with vintage dinnerware. First, I placed a layer of faux roses and eucalyptus in the center of the table and scattered pomegranates and pumpkins throughout the center arrangement.
I added crystal candleholders and the bright pink votive holders. I had dried eucalyptus and seed heads so I added those to the arrangement.
Then I added the gold-rimmed vintage dinnerware to gold chargers and used gold flatware and glasses.
Then the trick to pulling the entire look together started just before the meal. I used real roses in dark pink colors.
I inserted the long rose stems in the arrangement, hiding the stems under what was already there.
It was hard for the guests to tell the difference between the real and faux roses.
Little clay-made wishbones were also scattered throughout the arrangement.
The vintage dinnerware was perfect for this table.
The fresh roses were taken out of the table arrangement after several hours and placed back into a container of water and used as a vase arrangement. I cut about an inch off the bottom of the stems to refresh them so they could absorb the water in the vase.
Some of the small pumpkins started as orange and were painted very light pink and antiqued with gold paint. It was a subtle look and blended in with all the other pink shades. This table worked well for Thanksgiving and also for a guest who loves pink and was celebrating a birthday this Thanksgiving!