15 Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas

Just in case you are seeking inspiration for your Thanksgiving table this year, here are beautiful ideas which may likely spark your imagination. Whether you’re going for casual and rustic table or classic and elegant, enjoy this collection of tablescapes from around the web from creative stylists. 15 Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas is a beautiful way to gently nudge us into a thankful mindset weeks before we gather to celebrate.

Gorgeous Thanksgiving table setting idea with apples, oak leaves and blue china. Photo by Helen Norman. #tablescape #tablesetting #fall #Thanksgiving
Photo: Helen Norman; Prop Styling: Buffy Hargett, Caroline M. Cunningham; Food Styling: Bill Scepansky. 15 Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas…certainly inspiring indeed.

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15 Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas

1. Blue China + Apples and Oak Leaves

Isn’t this a striking trio of table decor elements for a fall or Thanksgiving table (above)?

2. Mass Candles in Varying Heights

This lovely table setting below is a reminder that simple candles in crystal or clear glass holders can be dramatic yet simple and romantic.

Gorgeously styled Thanksgiving table setting idea with gold toned candles, pink flowers, and crystal candleholders - Camille Styles. #thanksgiving #tablescape #tablesetting #placesetting
Camille Styles – 15 Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas…certainly inspiring indeed.

3. Brown Transferware Dishes, Twine and White Linen

What a simple lovely laid back place setting idea…woven placemats can be found HERE.

Simple and classic Thanksgiving placesetting with brown transferware plate and white flowers - Coco Kelley. #thanksigivngtable #tablesetting #placesetting #tablescape
Coco Kelley – 15 Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas…certainly inspiring indeed.
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4. Edible Place Cards

Lovely Thanksgiving table setting idea with menu napkin and bread round. #thanksgivingtable #tablescape #tablesetting #placesetting
via Society 19 – 15 Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas…certainly inspiring indeed.

5. Blue and White With Baby Boos

Lovely Thanksgiving table setting idea with blue stripe linen napkins and simple country details - Style Me Pretty. #thanksgivingtable #tablescape #tablesetting #placesetting
Style Me Pretty – 15 Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas…certainly inspiring indeed.
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6. Simple Table Runner With Eucalyptus, Pale Pumpkins & Votives

Rustic shutters were used for the runner!

Beautiful rustic farmhouse style Thanksgiving table setting idea with blue stripe linens and pumpkin centerpiece. #thanksgivingtable #tablescape #farmhouse
via Society 19 – 15 Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas…certainly inspiring indeed.

7. Pair Charcoal or Black With Gold

Classic table setting for Thanksgiving with gold flatware and black and white - Sarah Sherman Samuel. #thanksgiving #tablescape #falltable #tabledecor #minimal
Sarah Sherman Samuel…certainly a classic place setting indeed.

8. Check Napkin Sandwiched Between White Dinner Plates

Beautiful table decor for Thanksgiving with a rustic farmhouse theme including cotton and black and white check linens. #thanksgiving #tabledecor #tablesetting #tablescape #blackandwhite
via Society 19…certainly a simple and lovely tablescape indeed.
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9. Clementines With Mercury Glass

Classic, simple, and lovely Thanksgiving tablescape idea with clementines and linen napkins - Annabode. #thanksgiving #tabledecor #tablescape #tablesetting
Annabode…certainly a sweet and organic table decor idea indeed.

10. Suspend Branches Over the Table

A beautiful and ethereal table setting idea for Thanksgiving or a romantic dinner with floral swag suspended from ceiling - Magnolia Rouge. #romantic #tablescape #tabledecor A#entertainingidea
Magnolia Rouge…certainly a romantic and pretty tablescape indeed.
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11. Add an Engaging Kraft Paper Placemat

Beautiful and simple Thanksgiving table setting idea with kraft paper - Skies of Parchment. #thanksgiving #tablescape #tablesetting #tabledecor
Skies of Parchment…certainly a simple yet meaningful table setting idea indeed.

12. Berries & Individual Menus

Minimal Thanksgiving table setting idea with berries from Tending the Table. #thanksgiving #tablesetting #tablescape #berries
Tending the Table – certainly a minimal and lovely idea for table decor indeed.

13. Antlers + Pumpkin + Fresh Floral Arrangement

Pumpkin centerpiece with flowers and antlers stars in this Thanksgiving table setting idea. ##thanksgiving #tablescape #pumpkincenterpiece #falltable
via Society 19…certainly a bountiful and beautiful centerpiece idea for the Thanksgiving table indeed.
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14. Wild & Organic

I went crazy for this placesetting my pal Cindy Hattersley created a couple of seasons ago!

Gorgeous orange cloth napkin and fall floral for fall tablescape
Cindy Hattersley Designs…certainly a unique and luxuriously organic place setting indeed.

15. Scandinavian Inspired

Leslie of Gwen Moss is such a kindred spirit, and her pumpkins on pallet wood and fairy lights totally tick all the right Scandi boxes for me!

Beautifully simple and Scandinavian inspired, this simple fall tablescape and Thanksgiving place setting idea with little pumpkins and fairy lights calms the mood! Gwen Moss. #falltable #tablescape #thanksgiving #tablesetting #placesetting #Scandinavianstyle
Gwen Moss…certainly an elegant and enchanting Thanksgiving tablescape indeed.

Bonus Rustic Holiday Tablescape

Rustic table setting idea with wood slice charger - Elizabeth Anne Designs. #thanksgiving #tablescape #rustic #tablesetting #woodslice
Elizabeth Anne Designs…certainly a rustic place setting idea indeed.

Where to Seat Guests at the Thanksgiving Table

I will yield to Ellen to offer expertise in how best to gather family and friends around the Thanksgiving table…

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Pretty Autumn Finds

For more fall inspiration, do visit these recent stories HERE and HERE.

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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4 Comments

    • Michele
      Author
      November 3, 2019 / 12:13 pm

      Thanks for playing along, Celia! I am soaking up all the fall decor inspiration I can get since winter’s chill is in the air. 🙂

  1. November 3, 2019 / 4:30 pm

    You’re so sweet to include me with all this beautiful inspiration. In the middle of an achy, hard morning spent mostly on the verge of tears, I clicked on to your gorgeous blog and smiled. Of course. It’s the Michele-effect.
    Sending you a big thank-you just for being You!

    • Michele
      Author
      November 3, 2019 / 6:32 pm

      Oh Leslie – it is such a privilege to spotlight your artistry – I am a great admirer of it as you will see from the follow up to this post…hahahaha. Your 2017 tablescape with its serenity and Scandi mood is still the look I’ll never forget. Consider these posts love letters to your heart from a kindred spirit across the miles. Thank you for taking time to come here. xox

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