Date: Nov 19 2013

Filed Under: Decor, Entertaining, Family

So, I’m hosting Thanksgiving this year for the first time. Technically it was at my house 4 years ago when Lilly was just 2 weeks old, but that didn’t count because I didn’t do a thing. This time I need to put in some effort. Lucky for me I was invited by Ooh Events to come play in their warehouse, dream up an ideal tablescape, and present it to friends and Charleston creatives last week at their Holiday Tablescape event. So now I’m bursting with ideas to share with you.




I showed up a few days before the event to look around, dream up my space, and pull my materials. Ooh Events’ 25,000 sq ft warehouse is overflowing with the most amazing finds. (Local readers, you really should stop by and look around. I guarantee it’ll inspire you to have a little party.) It’s pretty much a hostess’ heaven and I had a ball cruising the aisles.





Then I showed up for the party!




I totally went with a girly theme. I envisioned some ideal scene I probably discovered on pinterest and rolled with it. Think good girlfriends all dolled up celebrating Thanksgiving under a big oak tree in a field.






Mixed china. Gold flatware. That amazing floral branch chandelier which oh by the way they have a bunch of. Lots of candlelight.






There were a totol of 5 of us that presented tablescapes. Here we are with Ooh Events owner Lisa Thomas.




Sally Bennet of Mirth Studio (which please note is about to launch the most amazing floor tile company) created a lounge space using her painted wooden floor tiles. I flipped out over these.





Barbara Beach (who makes adorable children’s clothes that Lilly wears) created a table that I just wanted to crawl into. This is just dreamy.


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Deirdre Zahl (Candy Shop Vintage owner, you’ve seen me wear her pieces) came up with the prettiest Breakfast at Tiffany’s themed table. Isn’t this so fun?





And Perri Stilp (owner of the most quality and amazing children’s camp, Camp Perri) created a holiday table for kids complete with a hot chocolate station and homemade crayons. She’s brilliant.


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Extra big thanks to Clay Austin Photography for all the amazing images. He is seriously awesome and was a lot of fun to work with. Squeeze – your drinks always make me happiest at parties around town. Wild Flour Pastry, I must have more of your salted caramel tarts soon. Everyone was talking about them. And lastly a big thank you to Ooh Events for putting on this event. I enjoyed working and partying with all of you.


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Photography by Clay Austin Photography.


Comments: 20

20 Responses to “Holiday Tablescaping Event”

  1. Merritt says:

    That first tablescape is drop dead gorgeous! Seriously stunning – so much pinning material…

    The Style Scribe

  2. Chassity says:

    Aw thank you so much Merritt!!! xoxo

  3. Becky says:

    These are all so gorgeous!
    The Pumpkin Spot

  4. Julia Ryan says:

    All of it. Every single picture is magic. I want to come to your house this year ;)

  5. Karena says:

    Love love all of these wonderful ideas! Great group of talented women!

    The Arts by Karena

  6. Lauren says:

    How beautiful – you really all did a great job with very different themes/ideas. You’re also the cutest. xo.

  7. charlotte says:

    well aren’t you the cutest, chassity! well done!!!

  8. You had me at gold flatware! So stunning…wish I was coming to your house for Thanksgiving :)

  9. Pat says:

    Beautiful tablescapes and settings; however, a few a marred by the lack of silver polish. Unpolished silver is off-putting to many people. Who wants to eat from a dirty looking utensil?

  10. All of these are incredibly pretty! And how fun to play around and decorate?! love it!

  11. Chassity says:

    Come on over Julia, though I’m pretty sure it won’t look like this.

  12. Chassity says:

    Lauren – thank you so much !!!! xoxo to you, too

  13. Chassity says:

    :) I wish you were too! Thanks.

  14. Chassity says:

    Yes they should’ve been cleaned up, but we weren’t actually serving from these scenes, so at least there’s that :)

  15. Chassity says:

    It was SO much fun! Thanks Gab.

  16. Oh my gosh it is ALL so perfect!!!

  17. Barbara says:

    Love your post about the day Chassity! I had so much fun along side some really great creatives:)

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