Charming Tablescape Ideas for Thanksgiving Tables

Here’s the the thing about Thanksgiving table inspiration and tablescape ideas, usually the host/hostess is so busy with a mile long list of tasks to complete for ONE DINNER that there is no time to snap pics when everything looks perfect and ready for guests! So it does seem that there is a shortage of inspiring ideas, and I’m oh so grateful for the bloggers and designers who share the fruits of their labor! Charming Tablescape Ideas for Thanksgiving Tables is comin at ya, ready for not.

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ABOVE: society19…hello lovely indeed (and sometimes just the gold rimmed wine glass can inspire your whole design!

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Charming Tablescape Ideas for Thanksgiving Tables

1. Make it a Bountiful Beginning

You know your girlfriend here loves a cheesy beginning to any bash in any season, and Thanksgiving lends itself to bounty!

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ABOVE: @brieherenow…hello scrumptious indeed.

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2. Mass Vintage Brass Candlesticks

Could the heart of your tablescape design truly be as simple as a bunch of thrifted brass vintage candleholders?

Yes, m’am.

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ABOVE: @welivedhappilyeverafter…hello darling indeed.

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3. Intimate Garden Affair

A pandemic era Thanksgiving may be marked by less chairs around the table, and cozy intimate dinners need not be lonely when they’re moved out into nature.

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ABOVE: @vintagejoycemarie…hello cozy indeed.

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4. Black Buffalo Checks

They are perfect for Halloweenie gatherings, harvest dinners, and holiday soirees so maybe black buffalo check linens are THE country staple in your pantry.

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ABOVE: @theintimateevent…hello charming indeed.

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5. Amber Bottles & Organic Modern Rustic

If you love a modern rustic table and have access to wild branches and dried florals from the yard, maybe an assortment of amber glass will tie it all together easily.

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ABOVE: @saltpoppy…such a gorgeous natural tablescape indeed.

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6. Edible Centerpieces

Ever sampled a pie cake? This one on the table is destined to get all the attention! (I’m also smitten by the washed rosy velvet beneath this gorgeousness!)

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ABOVE: @livingbeautahfully…hello deliciousness indeed.

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7. Orange Candles

Ever set the table with orange taper candles? Since it’s not a favorite color over here, I’m not likely to throw them in my cart, but when I see them outdoors like this paired with green…hello lovely.

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8. Golden Pears

Fresh or everlasting, golden pears with a spray of eucalyptus or a branch from the yard can be a winning combo.

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ABOVE: @saeconne…hello pretty indeed.

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9. Pumpkin Paradise

Sometimes it’s nice to see a repeated design element from nature that we all have access to!

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ABOVE: @littlehouseonchestnut…hello lovely indeed.

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10. Light Blue + Cognac

Here’s a hue we don’t often break out in autumn, but what could be better than blue skies!!!!???? I have always been partial to Pottery Barn’s porcelain blues, or maybe it all begins with a vintage blue floral tablecloth.

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ABOVE: @kroseevents…hello lovely color combo indeed.

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11. Everlasting Felted Florals

So much inspiration to take away from a single image…the soft chalky colors, pastels as something different for Thanksgiving, maybe a craft idea to keep your hands busy before the big day.

Tutorial for Wet Felting Flowers

Have you ever tried felting wool? It has been years since I was busy trying different methods (lots of needle felting for me), but here is an excellent video from an artist who knows his craft. Obviously, the process is simplified when you’re wet felting solid colored blooms!

While you can buy felted wood creations HERE, HERE and HERE, if you decide to get crafty, these supplies mentioned in the video may help:

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HeartFeltSilks Wet Felting Tool

The solar pool cover with all those bubbles truly looks like the perfect surface for wet felting! I have only tried wet felting techniques with soapy water and my hands or with the washer (so much fun to shrink thrifted Merino sweaters!).

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12. Tone on Tone Elegance

I’m always in awe of what Amy dreams up since her style is so serene and traditional yet fresh!

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ABOVE: @lecultivateur…hello serene indeed.

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13. Delectable Dessert Finale

Whether anyone has room for dessert or not, it’s always a good idea to go BIG with presentation for your holiday sweets table. Make sure to have takeout boxes at the ready too!

Need ideas for extra special French treats to bake? PETITE PATISSERIE is a très magnifique new book by Christophe Felder and Camille Lesecq and will set you up for success!

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More Pretty Autumn Finds

Even though I’m weak (translation: unscrewing the cap on the gallon of orange juice is out of the question, and lifting my watering can to sprinkle flowers and herbs on the courtyard wall is doable but challenging), I’m getting there. My mind feels clear, and my cough is better. I feel HUMAN, and I can’t tell you how wonderful this is. Thank you for your continued prayers, you gorgeous people.

For more fall inspiration, also visit these stories HERE and HERE.

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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4 Comments

  1. Deb Wostmann
    October 8, 2020 / 9:26 am

    Beautiful post full of wonderful ideas. So happy to hear that you’re feeling HUMAN again.

    • Michele
      Author
      October 8, 2020 / 10:11 pm

      Thank you so much – it is great to be back in the land of the living. 🙂

  2. Joan
    October 8, 2020 / 12:38 pm

    Wow, how can you do any of this?! Sending prayers. Get well soon.

    • Michele
      Author
      October 8, 2020 / 10:11 pm

      Oh I’m stubborn but also, there’s grace and I honestly rely on it along with a wonderful support system! Thank you so much.

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