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Styling A Simple, Bad-Ass Thanksgiving Table With Burlap & Crystal

The Skinny Confidential x Burlap & Crystal table decor.

The Skinny Confidential x Burlap & Crystal table decor.

Well, well, well, look what we have here: just a seriously simple, bad-ass Thanksgiving set-up.

First let’s be clear: I’ve never thrown Thanksgiving dinner at my place. For those of you that have: HOLY HELL IT SEEMS DIFFICULT ( BUT REWARDING? I THINK? IF YOU CAN HAVE CHAMPAGNE ON TAP? ).

My step-mom, Julie of Burlap & Crystal is like super amazing x 5 million when it comes any type of holiday get together.

She’s one of those Martha Stewart-ish types who literally throws together the perfect, most amazing event in a few hours, cooks for 230948 people, cleans the kitchen until it sparkles, AND looks hot, cute, sexy, & charming while making the whole thing seem like a total breeze.

( >> As opposed to me, who’s running around like a bat-shit psycho buying my boyfriend a Brussels sprouts salad from the restaurant across the street pretending like I just casually whipped the meal up for a sexy date night ).

Anyway Julie actually DOES EVERYTHING & makes it look simple/effortless/chic. NBD. Ya, I know, my dad’s a real lucky one.

So obviously I called Julie to teach me how to set-up a simple Thanksgiving table, duh:

The Skinny Confidential x Burlap & Crystal table decor.

The Skinny Confidential x Burlap & Crystal table decor.

The reason I’m sharing this with you guys is BECAUSE maybe, just maybe you’re running around like a psycho like me & need a lil help? Anyone?

This table didn’t take long & we had so much fun doing it. The pears with gold foil kind of made my week, you know with the horrid move & all. I just die for the cutie pears.

And of course I had to share the whole experience with you guys, so ta-da— more video ( you like?! ):

Julie’s words to share how to set it up? Here ya go: “We both have the same desire when it comes to style and entertaining. Keep it simple and be ready to enjoy the party. That means have everything ready ahead of time, so you can chill out with family and friends. I printed the place cards as soon as I knew who and how many were coming. Here is the place card in case you want to do the same. I’m not a huge fan of a big centerpiece, unless its low profile, so everyone can see across the table without a giant daisy in front of someone’s face. Know one wants to talk to a daisy…that makes you look CRAZY. We simply scattered magnolia leaves in purple & natural across the table, added the rose gold fruit ( diy found here ), candles, & ribbon.” For any table questions, e-mail Julie at

Anyone have any fun/exciting, non-moving Thanksgiving plans? Please share!!

– Lauryn

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++ Video outfit: beanie, black top, black jeans, & lipstick

Photos: B & C || Video: Chris Tran Media

The Skinny Confidential talks Thanksgiving.

The Skinny Confidential x Burlap & Crystal table decor.

The Skinny Confidential x Burlap & Crystal table decor.

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  1. I’m a massive fan of black with gold detailing… amazing. I wish we celebrated Thanksgiving in England or Germany. I guess I have to wait for Christmas to set up a fancy table.

  2. That table looks amazing!! I’m definitely going to have to steal some of your styling tips.

    Thanks! | Carly

  3. Love the dark accents. Dramatic but seasonally appropriate. And yes to videos. They are awesome!
    xoxo, Laura

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