Cozy Thanksgiving Tables & Painted Pumpkins

Happy October, pumpkin! Here’s the the thing about Thanksgiving table inspiration and tablescape ideas in general. The host is usually so busy with a mile long list of tasks to complete for ONE DINNER that there is simply no time to snap pics when everything appears perfect and ready for guests! So there does appear to be a shortage of documented inspiring ideas, and I’m oh so grateful for the bloggers and designers who managed to get a photo! Oh, and painted pumpkins. I will never see enough of them. Cozy Thanksgiving Tables & Painted Pumpkins is comin at ya, ready for not.

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Cozy Thanksgiving Tables & Painted Pumpkins

1. Make it a Bountiful Beginning

You know your blogging girlfriend 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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Hello Lovely's 10 minute cheesy easy appetizer comes together quickly with store-bought flatbread! Perfect for holiday entertaining and Thanksgiving. #appetizer #easyrecipes #flatbread #briecheese

Find my easy cheesy recipe HERE.

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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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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

Pandemic era Thanksgivings may be marked by less chairs gathered ’round the table, yet cozy intimate dinners are possible when they mosey out into nature.

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ABOVE: @vintagejoycemarie…hello cozy indeed.

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Inspiring Thanksgiving Tables as well as Inspirational Quotes.

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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Inspiring Thanksgiving Tables as well as Inspirational Quotes.

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 to which we all have access!

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ABOVE: @littlehouseonchestnut…hello lovely indeed.

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White pumpkin place setting for Thanksgiving - Beth Kirby of Local Milk Blog. #thanksgiving #tablescapes #placesetting
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Painted Pumpkin Inspiration

Beautifully handpainted paper mache pumpkins with floral motif - @abbylynneartist #paintedpumpkins
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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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Inspiring Thanksgiving Tables as well as Inspirational Quotes.

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 wool creations HERE, if you decide to get crafty, these supplies mentioned in the video may help:

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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Inspiring Thanksgiving Tables as well as Inspirational Quotes.

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!

Petite Patisserie (Rizzoli, 2020)
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Autumn Things to Wear & Display

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

Behind the Blog in Early Fall

A year ago, I didn’t have the strength to unscrew the cap on the orange juice, and lifting a watering can to sprinkle flowers and herbs was a challenge thanks to the virus. This year, there are still reminders and symptoms (neuropathy and I can’t taste much), but I am thankful to feel so much more human and strong.

Thank you for your continued prayers, you gorgeous friends.

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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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6 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.

    • October 2, 2021 / 7:20 am

      Hello,
      Could you please let me know where I can find the wooden candelabras as shown on the outside porch photo in this blog? It is the picture that comes up right after the cheesy appetizer recipe.
      I love your articles and I look forward to seeing them every day.
      Many Thanks,
      Gloria

      • Michele
        Author
        October 2, 2021 / 5:06 pm

        Hi Gloria. So happy to have you here! I was thinking the exact same thing when I posted that image of the wooden candelabra – they are so incredible, and you never see them. You might check here for a vintage or handmade one and of course there are always new items added: https://rstyle.me/+F4MQOgIYBSTLKrrBIafpRA

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