Designing my Thanksgiving Table

Everything about the final quarter of the year gives me all kinds of happy feelings. The weather change, foliage, and of course the holidays. Now that October and Halloween are out of the way, the happiest time of the year is approaching and first up is Thanksgiving! Waseem and I love to entertain and host our families but this year, for the first time, we’ll be a twosome on Thanksgiving day. I’m not too bummed about it because we’ll be with family the rest of the weekend and I’m actually excited for us to have an intimate little Thanksgiving for two! I always pull out my wedding china when entertaining for a forever elegant and safe look but this year I’m ready for some color! I pulled a few things from my cabinets and grabbed a couple bouquets of roses to brainstorm ideas for my table. I recently picked out a few dinnerware pieces from Good Earth and I’m obsessed! I can’t wait to continue adding to my collection & my new china cabinet (man, it’s so hard to hide my age)!

Good Earth is an Indian luxury brand and their vision is extraordinary. Inspired by nature and enchanted by history, Good Earth celebrates the rich history and mysticism of India and brings an elegant east-meets-west look to my table. Every year they launch a new design collection inspired by SouthAsia’s colorful heritage. The pieces I choose are from Sarai, the final design story of their Farah Baksh 2012-2013 Collection, celebrating the breathtaking beauty of Kashmir. The Sarai collection tells the story of Mughal Emperor Jehangir and his wife Nur Jahan who were so enamored by Kashmir that they would travel over the snowy Pir Panjal mountain range on Elephants to spend their summer there. Farah Baksh is the garden the emperor built for his wife and was his dream project.  1. What didn’t that man do for his wife?! 2. I think I need to visit India again.. properly this time! I mean, look how much I rambled lol. #PermanentWanderlust

My dinnerware pieces are hand decorated fine bone china with 24 carat gold detailing, so gorgeous and luxe! I still need to pick up some placemats but first I wanted to decide on my flowers. I swear I stood at the flowershop for 30 minutes trying to figure out how to match my china but still have some orange in there – I mean it’s Thanksgiving, hello! My final bouquet ended up being pretty springy and reminded me of the Ivy in Beverly Hills. Oh well, flowers are meant to be cheery! What should I do about my mats/runner?! Leave me some ideas in the comments section below! xo

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  1. November 4, 2015 / 8:22 pm

    Absolutely in LOVE!!! Do a cream runner maybe something that has a faint modern gold design to accent the gold in the pretty dishes.
    Center pieces you could do unbloomed flowers that show a peak of color like magenta or mustard. Or my favorite way use fruits from the season. Pomegranates would look GORGEOUS in a big brass bowl with some traditional “diyas” or “matkis” full of flowers, branches or buds. Can’t wait to see the final look!

    • November 4, 2015 / 8:33 pm

      Zakiya!!!!! I knew I could count on you GF! You are forever so talented and creative, mA!!!

  2. Sarah
    November 4, 2015 / 11:08 pm

    obsessed with this! you have fabulous taste in everything that you do. I can’t wait to see your final table!

    • November 4, 2015 / 11:09 pm

      OMG thank you! Eeek the pressure is on!

  3. Sania
    November 6, 2015 / 12:06 am

    So gorgeous! Please show us your final setting

  4. Ginuzza
    November 6, 2015 / 11:03 am

    YES, Irene your response is ON POINT.

    • aleena khan
      November 13, 2015 / 8:40 am

      *shots fired* Great response Irene!!! Thanks for sticking up to all the Muslims that love to enjoy this time of the year aswell! <3

  5. November 24, 2015 / 10:13 pm

    I always feel slightly more worried when it comes to dinner plates and serving bowls and colour. I play it safe with simple white but these look so pretty though. Love them. x

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