A Simple Tablescape for Thanksgiving
Our Tablescape for Thanksgiving this year combines natural elements in a simple table setting. My focus is usually the food for Thanksgiving so I want my table setting to be simple yet warm.
Pour yourself a cup of a warm Fall beverage and join me for a peek inside the homes of a talented collection of home decor bloggers. We have styled and photographed our Thanksgiving Tables to share our Fall decorating in the dining room with you You will find all the links below.
Creating Tablescapes always makes my heart smile so I do it for almost every season. Stop by and find more special occasion table decorating ideas from any of these:
For this Autumn Tablescape In The Kitchen I used traditional fall colors to create a festive mood. We share most of our meals in the kitchen so bringing the fall feels inside was my goal.
My favorite thing about this Gold and Green Glass & Natural Thanksgiving Tablescape is hard to say because I love so many of the elements. The centerpiece was free, from my yard and the rustic pumpkins give it a very warm feeling.
We may have gone a little overboard on the centerpiece in this Farmhouse Fall Tablescape. We were having so much fun creating the Fall Tablescape though.
Creating Birthday party tablescapes is fun too. Use the team colors you need with ideas from this Blue & Orange Team Colors Tablescape I created for my grandson’s birthday.
One of my personal favorite’s is this super simple Red, White & Blue table setting I created in my kitchen to enjoy though the month of July.
Then there was the time I created this Skeleton Halloween Tablescape. My goodness, what was I thinking!
Find even more of our Tablescapes and Party Ideas on this page.
Thanksgiving season is all about reflections and taking time to intentionally express gratitude and thanks.
On a recent trip to the antique mall, I kept seeing these Amber glasses which reminded me of my youth. Mom had a set which were our everyday glasses and I realized I needed a set. I’m sure Mom’s were a lot cheaper than antique store prices for vintage glasses but I had to have them regardless.
You can see the reflection of the glasses in the glass top table. I decided to leave the Fall leaf pattern amber tablecloth under the glass this year. There is something about pairing glass and natural fibers which appeals to me for some reason.
This cute little turkey was a last minute addition. I found him on clearance last year and he is actually a place card holder which is not how I am using him. He does not stand out and might even be hard to spot among the colors of my centerpiece but isn’t the addition of a turkey quite fitting on a Thanksgiving table?
Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece
My plate stack is super simple. A bronze leaf shaped place mat is topped with a burlap charger which matches the burlap runner underneath the centerpiece. Only one dish is used for this setting because I loved it too much to pair it with anything or top it and hide the pattern.
The dishes are Royal Stafford made in England but I found them at a bargain price at my Bealls store. My favorite thing about these dishes is the acorns attached to the oak leaves on the rim pattern.
Cloth Napkins for the Thanksgiving Table
My napkins are a linen look cotton fabric which began a little too white for me so I tea stained them to be a closer match to the dishes. Folding cloth napkins into pretty patterns is one of my favorite things. I think it is an easy way to add a special touch for your guests to enjoy and make them feel special. Thanks to You Tube for all the easy to follow videos!
Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece
Fall mantle garland became my centerpiece this year. It doesn’t get much more quick and easy than that. We have used it on the mantle for several years and I wanted to do something different in the living room this year. The table is layered with the amber leaf print tablecloth then the glass top, a wide burlap runner and finally the centerpiece.
I added a couple of dark pillar candles nestled in close to enhance the mood and some rustic pumpkins I am still in love with from a couple years ago. See my Rustic DIY Fall Centerpiece to see how I used another one of those pumpkins this year.
Fall colors are another one of my favorite things and even though the table uses more darker Autumn tones I could not resist creating a vignette on the buffet using pumpkins in their bright oranges. Apples spilling from an apple basket keep disappearing because everyone keeps eating my decor!
The little vintage leaf dish was a yard sale find many years ago. I rarely use them but thought they were perfect to use with the amber glasses on this Thanksgiving table. I would actually add a pat of butter into them for the meal but have no idea what they were originally intended to be used for. If you know, please tell me.
We are all looking forward to pulling up our chair to the Thanksgiving table this year, reflecting on our blessings and getting our bellies too full. The buffet will grace us with lots of desserts on Thanksgiving Day. We will linger at the table with fellowship over the food and share lots of laughter among our conversations. I hope you and your family do the same!
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