For this year’s Thanksgiving setting, Tara looked to a family china pattern for inspiration. The result is a pretty color palette of Champagne and gold with subtle touches of pink. Linens establish the palette, which is carried out all the way to the pale pink taper candles. Throughout, she combines old with new, traditional with modern, and heirloom with inexpensive. “Mixing old and new creates personality,” says Tara. “It wouldn’t look fabulous with all of one or the other.”
Tara paired her traditional family china with modern gold-rimmed glass chargers she rented for just $1 apiece.
Chargers: Glass Gold Rim Hammered Charger; snydereventrentals.com.
China: discontinued; for similar items, search for “pink rim china” at replacements.com.