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Modern Thanksgiving Table: Orange & Gray

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Modern Thanksgiving Table Ideas

When Alexandra from Enchanted Events & Design recently stumbled on some cool orange/gray/white patterns, she was inspired to design her Thanksgiving table around them this year. So… instead of pairing oranges & yellows with earthy browns like you typically see on Thanksgiving, she used gray & silver to give the table a fresh, modern vibe. It’s amazing how something as simple as swapping out a single color can give a traditional holiday celebration a fresh, updated feel!

Modern Thanksgiving Table Ideas

Read on for more images & details on this festive – and very affordable – Thanksgiving tablescape design from Alexandra (+ a very sweet TG activity idea too!)… 

Modern Thanksgiving Table Ideas

Modern Thanksgiving Table Ideas

Modern Thanksgiving Table Ideas

Modern Thanksgiving Table Ideas

Modern Thanksgiving Table Ideas


“I ran across these two patterns (pictured above) at Jo-Ann Fabrics and I instantly fell in love with the gray/orange/white color combination. I used the one on the left to create the menus.

Place Cards:
The place cards are actually envelopes that I tied to the back of each of the chairs with a ribbon. I attached each person’s name to the envelope in a cutout to match the menus. These serve a dual purpose as a place card and also as a Thanksgiving activity: Each guest is given some blank cards (one for each of the other guests). They can then write a brief little note of thanks and love to each of the other guests and place it in the corresponding envelopes (like a Valentine). At the end of the meal each person gets an envelope full of wonderful notes from their friends and/or family.

Shopping Resources:
• Leaf garland wrapped around the candle holder – 99 cent only store.
• Mini pumpkins and turban squash – grocery store
• Table cloth & runner (gray pinstripe and orange gingham fabrics) – Jo-Ann Fabrics

Photography, paper products, & styling – Alexandra Doudian with Enchanted Events & Design

By |2018-10-11T13:35:53+00:00November 19th, 2010|Thanksgiving|

About the Author:

Jennifer Sbranti is the founder of Hostess with the Mostess®, a creative living and party planning resource established in 2006. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Sonny, and daughters Macy (8) and Rylie (6). Sbranti’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, People, InStyle Weddings, and Extra! TV. She has designed creative content and unique live events for several well-respected brands, including Mattel, Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, Toys”R”Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and Starbucks.


  1. Aubree Seaman November 19, 2010 at 11:46 am

    I just love the Color Scheme, this may be my favorite setup that I”ve seen yet!

  2. PartyMom November 19, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    I agree with Aubree. I think this is my favorite from this year. Those linens are just amazing! And that menu card is highlighted so well. Gorgeous!

  3. Claudi November 19, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    I love the fresh take on standard holiday colors. I am always inspired at Hostess with t he Mostess! Thank you.

  4. Gwynn November 19, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Just beautiful Alex!!! You always come up elegant combinations and fresh takes on the ordinary.

  5. Ellie November 20, 2010 at 6:34 am

    First time reader. I love all the ideas and will try some this Thanksgiving love the new and different colors.

  6. Alexandra November 20, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Thank you for sharing this with your readers! I just wanted to let everyone know that if they come by my blog and become a follower I’m giving away the menu and place card template as a printable for free!


  7. Tish Rodriguez November 20, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    I absolutely love this design and the colors. It is warm and inviting like thanksgiving should be but also modern… great ideas!

  8. nanci November 20, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    I absolutely love what you are doing on here! What beautiful designs~

  9. Victoria November 21, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Wow, I love this, the plates and place cards are lovely!

  10. Latisha Horton (Eccentric Designs) November 22, 2010 at 5:49 am

    Love the color scheme … I would have never thought to mix orange and grey together.

  11. Design Indulgences November 23, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    I especially love how she found everything from inexpensive places, just goes to show you, you can create stylish settings without breaking the bank. This is beautiful.

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