A Tallship Thanksgiving - Tablescape Design

This was quite possibly one of the most fun projects of 2018. We were asked to design a Thanksgiving tablescape for our client’s Baltimore row home. It all started when our client sent us this link to view her home and we found this…

I just about died. It is so gorgeous! Once I came back to life, I set out to work on the inspiration board. The instructions given to us were to use pumpkins, eucalyptus, and flowers, of course. We called the design, Tallship Thanksgiving, paying homage to the focal point painting in the dining room. As a lover of all things nautical, this was right in my wheelhouse!

For the design we wanted to use a lot of texture. We started the base of the tablescape with a navy blue cheesecloth table runner. We placed various sizes of cream colored pumpkins down the runner, and we also spray painted a few gold for a gilded touch. We incorporated drift wood to carry on the nautical theme.

Look at these goodies!


The floral arrangements were in mercury glass compote vases and included garden roses, thistle, bleached ruscus, eucalyptus, and the star of the show, toffee roses. We then placed silver dollar eucalyptus along the table runner. Our client provided brass candle holders with navy candle sticks, as well as the chargers, napkins, and napkin rings.


Et Voila! The table comes to life!

Who wouldn’t want to gather around that table for Thanksgiving?!