How to Decorate Your Thanksgiving Table

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I take great pleasure in creating beautiful tablescapes and with fall in the air, leaves on the ground and Thanksgiving less than three weeks away, pumpkins, pine cones and holiday related decorative accents have me all spiced up.
Traditionally, the it comes to a Thanksgiving tablescape most people tend towards warm fall foliage colors – think orange, brown and gold tones.
Another option that is quite refreshing is a mix of winter whites and neutrals. Both color schemes are equally captivating and make for a festive Thanksgiving tablescape.
I begin with the center of the table and then work my way to the individual place settings. My first phone call is to the florist where we decide on a color scheme. For fall, I typically choose shades of orange, yellows or I keep it neutral with greens. Around the flowers, I will artfully scatter real mini pumpkins or these decorative glass or ceramic ones. In place of the typical votives, these pine cone candles or pumpkin candle holders are great options to further enhance the theme.
Napkin rings make a great statement and the options are endless. I own single toned feather napkin rings by Deborah Rhodes (see similar ones here) which are luxurious, fun and certainly ties into the Thanksgiving theme.
No better way to say thanks than with these thankful napkin rings, kinda obsessed with these. I also am loving the gold rosemary branches at Barney’s and these MacKenzie-Childs beaded acorn ones are divine. How to choose?
There are lots of fun place card holders that I’m falling for including these mini orange and gold pumpkins. It doesn’t get any cuter than this!

thanksgiving tablescape

Shop the traditional Thanksgiving tablescape here:

If you opt for the neautral + modern, begin with white flowers. These Simon Pearce glass pumpkins are a must have. For a little shimmer and shine, check out these silver pumpkins by All State. The white hand painted pumpkins and birch bark candles, both at Crate & Barrel add a nice organic/Hamptonesque touch. These Kate Aspen white pine tree place card holders definitely compliment the theme and for those who want to really up their game, these turkey place card holders add rustic charm.

Shop the white Thanksgiving tablescape here:

For some fun family activities and and bit of gobble gobble, these ready to color placemats will keep the kids busy at the dinner table. This Turkey on the Table Activity Set is a meaningful way to get the whole family into a gratitude mind set.

A sure-fire way to put a smile on your guests this Thanksgiving is to greet them in pilgrim or Native America attire. My husband and I have been know to do this and it is a definite crowd pleaser. One year we asked our guests and their children to come in Thanksgiving costume attire as well.

Shop costumes and activities here:

However you decide to celebrate or decorate, enjoy the day with family and friends.

Happy fall and Thanksgiving to all!


  1. October 31, 2018 / 9:42 pm

    This is great! Love decorating for fall holidays, especially.

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