A Thanksgiving Table Setting from Mandy Kellogg Rye

A Thanksgiving table setting designed by Mandy Kellogg Rye
The countdown for Thanksgiving is on, so we have table settings on the brain. To get us in an inspired, festive mood, we asked Mandy Kellogg Rye of Waiting on Martha to style us up on of her gorgeous designs. We’re thrilled to share this fabulous entertaining space with you today! Let’s see how she did it:

A Thanksgiving table setting designed by Mandy Kellogg Rye

Ballard Design’s Capistrano dining table and chairs were the perfect inspiration for our table. With a neutral palette, this dining set is so versatile, never competing with the beautiful natural surroundings or the pattern play I had in store for the days’ festivities.

A Thanksgiving table setting designed by Mandy Kellogg Rye

The colors most associated with Thanksgiving were present — oranges, browns and greens — but by also adding layers of blue, the table received an unexpected  twist to a mostly traditional setting. The hints of blue were achieved with Bunny Williams’s Campbell Dinnerware, cobalt glasses, and turquoise greek key wine cooler.

A Thanksgiving table setting designed by Mandy Kellogg Rye

Rounding out my color palette and making sure the table radiated warmth, I added pops of gold with a gold pie dish and Bunny’s pineapples and tortoise colored hurricanes.

A Thanksgiving table setting designed by Mandy Kellogg Rye

A Thanksgiving table setting designed by Mandy Kellogg Rye

I had my floral designer Lindsay Coletta create low organic arrangements of peonies, dahlias, berries, and plenty of greens that ran the length of the table. While I love the drama of tall overflowing floral arrangements, you want to always take conversation into consideration, and it’s hard to enjoy the company of the guest across from you when you can’t even see them.

A Thanksgiving table setting designed by Mandy Kellogg Rye

A Thanksgiving table setting designed by Mandy Kellogg Rye

There were also plenty of cozy plaid blankets to go around in case guests got too much of the Autumn air. The blankets also served as a table cloth on our makeshift hay stack bar. Stacking hay barrels made an easy and festive bar for cocktails, appetizers, and desserts, allowing the table to stay clutter free.

A Thanksgiving table setting designed by Mandy Kellogg Rye

Concept & Styling, Mandy Kellogg Rye of Waiting On Martha
Florals, Lindsay Coletta Floral Artistry & Design 
Calligraphy, Ashley Buzzy Lettering 
Location, Vinewood Plantation

A Thanksgiving table setting designed by Mandy Kellogg Rye

Thank you so much Mandy for pulling together this beautiful table! Now we just need to work on our Thanksgiving menu! Browse more entertaining ideas on our Entertaining Pinterest Board, or by visiting Mandy’s blog Waiting on Martha.

Mandy received Ballard Designs merchandise through this partnership, but her opinions are her own. 

 
Mandy Kellogg Rye

Mandy Kellogg Rye

With a keen eye for appreciating the beautiful everyday and a desire to share it, Mandy Kellogg Rye launched Waiting On Martha, Inc. the popular lifestyle blog and gift boutique, in 2012. Her work has been featured by Lonny Magazine, House Beautiful, Domaine Home, Jezebel Magazine, and Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle. She's also a regular contributing editor for Style Me Pretty Living and Occasions Magazine and an editorial stylist working with fashion, decor and lifestyle brands such as Kate Spade New York, The Gap, Ballard Designs, and La Crema. Most recently Southern Living Magazine dubbed Mandy one of the top five stylish southerners to follow and Better Homes and Garden Magazine listed Waiting On Martha as one of the top ten entertaining blogs of 2013. When Mandy isn't Martha she can be found with her husband Anthony and Cavalier King Charles Addison enjoy a little Southern Hospitality in her city of Atlanta.

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4 Comments

  1. Reply

    Isabel Chapa

    June 3, 2015
     

    I like the setting… Thanksgiving colors and a pop of color blue my favorite.
    Well done!!

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      June 10, 2015
       

      Thanks Isabel!

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    kim

    November 7, 2014
     

    I thought this was a nice effort but I wonder why it always needs to be earth tones? I didn’t spot any peonies in the arrangements – it wouldn’t be my choice mainly because they’re out of season in November and are very pricey to import. I loved the stem ware on the table however the blue glasses and wine cooler on the tray felt awkward and the blues seemed to fight with each other- especially with the throw .I like the mantlepiece but wonder what you’d do with it- wasn’t a lot going on there and it felt proppy for props sake. Those hurricanes on the table were fantastic and I would have loved to see them with indigos and aubergine colors .

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      November 21, 2014
       

      Thanks for your honest feedback, Kim!

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