Silver + Gold Tablescape

By Kate Riley November 1, 2012

I was asked by Wayfair to partake in their Holiday Tablescape Challenge and I was happy to be one of the many bloggers setting pretty tables this year as part of their campaign.   I’ve always loved mixing metallic finishes especially during the holidays, so I did on this table too, inspired by a fresh geometric fabric I found which combines gold and silver together.

silver gold mixed place setting

I set a table with versatile place settings that will work for several holidays from a Thanksgiving feast to a New Year’s Day brunch.

gold and silver tablescape


gold with silver place setting


gold and silver table


For Thanksgiving, simply swap out the glittery tree in the middle for a bowl of pumpkins instead.

pumpkins in gold bowl


Here are a few more shots of the table with the complimentary Wayfair products I received for this tablescape listed below.

silver gold place setting


grocery store flowers in goblet vase

silver and gold holiday place setting

silver and gold holiday place setting

List of items used on the table:

Products from Wayfair:

gold chargers + square white plate + goblet vases + gold flower ornaments

Fabric tablecloth:  Dwell Studio for Robert Allen at Tonic Living

Threshold Twig accent plates and glitter tree:  Target (in stores)

Gold twist basket:  Joss & Main


To follow the tablescape challenge, check the Wayfair blog. and all of the tablescapes will be posted on the Holiday Challenge Pinterest board too.


Are you all getting excited for the holiday season?

Here it comes!



  1. I love this tablescape {especially the tablecloth} and I am so happy that holiday posts are starting. This is my favourite time of year to decorate.

  2. Beautiful! And I love that they are from Wayfair! I actually just found that site (how did that happen? where have I been?) and am in love with it! I love how you mixed metallics. I like anything sparkly so I am always good for adding more sparkle!

  3. So pretty! I might even paint some of the mini-pumpkins gold and silver to go with your beautiful mixed-metal scheme.

  4. So pretty! Gorgeous table! I was just eyeballing those plates over at Target! I love the bird plates they have too!

  5. I want to thank you for a great site. I like that you teach us about decorating. God knows I could use all the help I can get! A lot of blogs are about their house, kids, talents and opnions. I learn a lot here. Thanks again!

  6. You had me at “mixing the metallics.” Your tablescape is just beautiful and would be perfect for a Christmas gathering or for New Year’s.

    Now I’m singing with Burl Ives: “Silver and gold, silver and gold, everyone wishes for silver and gold. . . “

    • Hey Richella, that song goes through my head too – I was humming it as I set the table… one of my Christmas favorites :)

  7. Just gorgeous…have always loved the combination of gold and silver…i love how you changed a few items to switch from one “event” to another…brilliant…i so love the medallion over the napkin…so very chic….Your table is just perfection!!

  8. This is gorgeous, I love that color combination as well! The ability to carry it over for each holiday really makes it unique.

  9. Beautiful – but I always learned that the knife should be facing the plate in a proper table setting….

    • Ha! Thanks Debra, good to know! I’m just proud I got it in the right place :)

  10. The napkins and plates are really pretty and I’m drawn to the gold shimmer tree! I adore the tablecloth too. Okay, it’s all lovely! I am a big fan of silver and gold. When done carefully they pull of the most stunning, classy look. I’ve had my eye on silver and gold this season for sure!


  11. I love everything about this table setting. It has a nice shimmer although I would have liked to see gold flatware though. BTW I always get the knife wrong in a place setting too.

  12. This is the BEST tablescape I have seen this year! Love it so much. Great job and thanks for all the great inspiration…

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