Wednesday, November 19, 2014

My Paper Plate Thanksgiving, Caspari Style

I had just about the best time putting together this Thanksgiving table.

After my visit with Caspari, I came away with so much inspiration that this table practically set itself. Welcome to Thanksgiving chez AO:


- Yay for hoarding tableware! Nothing I already owned was off-limits for this table and I mixed and matched my little heart out.

- Centerpiece vase is the iconic Tobacco Leaf that my mother-in-law was going to toss! It's really shining bright in the center of my Imari tray. And the silver service was my mom's. Crystal is our wedding crystal. The little black eggs are a collection that I've had for YEARS and never see the light of day. Love shopping my house when setting a table and pulling out items with history to use as accents.

- Black candles! I had squirreled away this idea for four years and I love it here.

- I beat Kate and team by using SIX layers on my head place settings. Note that the head place setting (last picture) and side settings (first picture) are slightly different. I only had enough Imari placemats to go around for four since I doubled them up to create more of a rectangular placemat. But I LOVE the result of having the two head settings slightly different - especially with that touch of silver peeking out from behind the plates!

- Yay for hoarding fabric! I have had that green stripe fabric since we moved into this house and have never found a place for it...using it on this table was my nod to my recent Greenbrier escapades. 

Now, if you do the math, you'll notice Thanksgiving is still a week away. Meaning that I will now need to dismantle this table only to recreate it next Thursday as little hands were eager to experience the Gilded Gobbler:

Oh, Ana Claire.

I want to give a huge thank you to the Charlottesville Caspari team for loading me up with tips and inspiration and the paper products I'm using here. Such a phenomenal brand that is my holiday go-to. I'll be posting some more Christmas inspiration from the store in the coming weeks. 

Get the Gilded Gobbler Look:


  1. Wow--love it! Happy thanksgiving!

  2. More holiday glamour from my favorite Caspari, thanks so much for the ideas Daniela!

    The Arts by Karena

  3. Where did you get the bamboo chargers. They are particular gorg in your table filled with eye-candy.

    1. They are also Caspari! Unfortunately, they are not selling them on their website or I would have linked to them :( I've had them for years!

  4. I can't believe your MIL would want to toss that wonderful vase...more for you!

  5. Hello, fellow chinoiserie aficionado; thanks for once again sharing your design bounty. I'm agog over the fabulous Tobacco Leaf vase -- Mottahedah's TL pattern was my dream wedding china (we received only a teapot, sigh!), and still my fave. Please let me know if you ever want to sell your windfall vase! Meanwhile, enjoy it, and the holiday, and thank you for your ongoing wonderful inspirations.


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