Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas {Rough Luxe Lifestyle}

Thanksgiving tablescape table setting idea with apples and neutrals by Rough Luxe on Hello Lovely

One of the sweeter blessings blogging brings is friendship with kindred spirits, and it has been my pleasure to connect with interior designer Cindy Hattersley, whose joie de vivre and lovely blog Rough Luxe Lifestyle are sensual delights. (If you’re lucky enough to be over 50, you will love her ageless style series!). Even with a full plate  of design and professional commitments this fall, Cindy agreed to deliver Thanksgiving inspiration…so if you’re ready for a head start on your holiday table decor, today’s your day!

Thank you, Michele, for allowing me to stop by your blog with some fall decor inspiration! Fall is my favorite time to decorate but I have been a little late to the party this year with my fall decor.  For those of you who don’t know me, I am a fellow Midwesterner at heart. 

I grew up in the Midwest not far from Michele.  I have lived in California for forty years and am an interior designer on the Central Coast of California.  I am a strong believer in a collected look and like to incorporate antiques and vintage items into my decor.  I like to incorporate those same items into my tablescapes along with natural flowers and greens from my yard. I believe in using what you have.

We normally have a big crowd on Thanksgiving so we usually set up several tables.  This was my dining room table last year. The box is made from old fence boards and filled with flowers from my yard.

Gorgeous Thanksgiving tablescape table setting with fruit and floral centerpiece in rustic box
Thanksgiving and Fall Tablescape Ideas

This table was set up in my family room at the small round table where the two of us usually eat. I layered one of my scarves over an inexpensive burlap tablecloth.  You can find sources on the post, My Thanksgiving Tables and What I Wore by clicking on the link.

Colorful Thanksgiving tablescape table setting with blue and red
Thanksgiving and Fall Tablescape Ideas

Here is the fence board box again (my favorite vessel) from another Thanksgiving past, filled with what I had available in my yard once again. You can check out the sources in this Better Late than Never Thanksgiving post by clicking the link.

Beautiful fall tablescape and centerpiece in rustic box
Thanksgiving and Fall Tablescape Ideas

Before we redecorated our game room we would cover our pool table with plyboard and a big burlap tablecloth.  I don’t miss the pool table but it sure was fun decorating that large table. If you would like to learn more about this tablescape you can check out the post, Happy Thanksgiving and Giving Thanks. This tablescape came out of desperation, to be honest.  I used wicker bottles that I had and added greens from my olive trees. The napkin rings are made from Christmas ornaments from Walmart.

Gorgeous vintage wicker bottle tablescape on Hello Lovely
Thanksgiving and Fall Tablescape Ideas

This tablescape below is one we did for our latest project design series 5 Tablescapes you Can Copy before Thanksgiving.  If you are interested in any of the sources you can click on the link. I have a large garden.  Most of the flowers sans the sunflowers were sourced from my own garden.

Gorgeous outdoor dining area with fall decor and tablescape
Thanksgiving and Fall Tablescape Ideas
Gorgeous tablescape with neutral decor and apples for fall on Hello Lovely
Thanksgiving and Fall Tablescape Ideas
Gorgeous fall tablescape idea with apples and floral centerpiece on Hello Lovely
Thanksgiving and Fall Tablescape Ideas
Gorgeous orange cloth napkin and fall floral for fall tablescape
Thanksgiving and fall Tablescape Ideas
Beautiful fall floral centerpiece and tablescape for Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving and Fall Tablescape Ideas

If you would like to see more of the tablescapes I have done over the years, search Thanksgiving in the search box on my blog.  For more Fall Inspiration check out my pinterest board here,  or better yet follow all of my pinterest boards here.

I hope you enjoyed my Thanksgiving Tablescapes past and present.

Thank you so much Michele for giving me the opportunity to guest post.  Please stop by my blog here for Michele’s lovely fall decor ideas.

~Thanks a million, Cindy, for sharing these absolutely stunning tablescape ideas to inspire our own decor plans!

Peace to you right where you are.


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  1. October 23, 2017 / 8:52 am

    You always inspire me with your wonderful style for setting a table. Since autumn is one of my favorite seasons, the earthiness of this set up is right up my alley for the season. Thank you!

    P.S. Michelle, your posts brighten my day!

    • michele
      October 23, 2017 / 1:20 pm

      Your comment just brightened mine, Karen. Peace to you. 🙂

  2. October 23, 2017 / 9:55 am

    Thank you so much Michele for allowing me to visit Hello Lovely today. Your blog is always such a delight. I know my readers are going to enjoy a little “Hello Lovely” style with their coffee this morning!!

    • michele
      October 23, 2017 / 12:45 pm

      It’s such an honor to have you in the spotlight today, Cindy. I’m such an admirer of your casual, approachable, Cali style with its bonus Midwestern sensibility! Thanks for welcoming me to Rough Luxe. xox

  3. October 23, 2017 / 7:34 pm

    Oh my god Cindy that vintage wicker bottle tablescape is amazing! Love all that lush texture everywhere and the fun napkin rings from Walmart are perfect. Every time I find one of those old wicker bottles they cost an arm and a leg around here, you must have been collecting these for a while. Thanks for sharing all your beautiful table inspiration.

    • michele
      October 23, 2017 / 7:47 pm

      I was adding up the cost in my head as well, Leslie! Ha! It’s such a French Country look Cindy made her own. 🙂

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