Golden Harvest Thanksgiving Table
Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 2010
A few organic elements, enlivened with a bit of gilding, evoke fall's abundance.
It starts with the basics. The dishes, with their fluid forms, conjure up the natural world. The silverware is sturdy, and it shines -- gold, silver, it doesn't matter, so long as there's a gleam. Stripes of glitter on the edge of a table runner add to the festive feel.
For an eye-catching centerpiece, turn a glass compote into a horn of plenty with glittering Indian corn and squash.
The trick is to vary the intensity of the sparkle by covering some ears completely and using the glitter sparingly on others. The squash needs nothing more than a glittered stem to shine.
Get the Look
Gold-rimmed dinner plates, $65 each, and gold-rimmed bowls, $65 each, both by Jan Burtz; Pod spoon, $40 for 2; abchome.com. Linen napkins in Gold, $23 each; libecohomestores.com. Colbert wine glasses by Astier de Villatte,$60 each; johnderian.com. Aliseo gold wine tumblers by Nasonmoretti, $92.50 each; segusoviro.com/usa. Plenum steak knives, didriks.com. Dover footed bowl, $235; simonpearce.com. Kawali water pitcher, $400; christofle.com. Bronze votive holders (used as salt dishes), $75 each; ochrestore.com. Wegner wishbone chairs in Oak, roomandboard.com.