Tablescapes of Thanks

It is hard to believe that next week is Thanksgiving week, although the bitterly cold Dallas weather is certainly helping it feel like winter is here to stay. The weather also may have prompted me to get an early start on my Christmas decorating. I used to loathe those who skipped Thanksgiving and went straight to Christmas, yet I find myself yearning to get a head start on the decoration process (true confession- my tree is up. Yes- I’m full of shame).

In my opinion, decorating for Thanksgiving has always been a dressed-down version of Halloween. Same pumpkins, sans the spook and spiders. I believe the best way to decorate for Thanksgiving is to deck the table. Today, I want to share some inspiring tablescapes that you can keep in mind when you start to map out your turkey-day soiree.

While the food and the company count the most, the table, like the home, makes for a beautiful backdrop.


A more modern Thanksgiving tablescape via Curbly

I love how this runner is accompanied by mini pumpkins and flowers. Also, I think the purple against the greenery is a rich color combination. Photo source: Curbly

A planters boc of Thanksgiving decor via Babble

A planters box full of Fall florals. Notice how they mixed the wide candles with tapers. Photo source: Babble

A stunning tablescape by Donna Karan via House Beautiful

Donna Karan does everything serene and chic, including this tablescape. Photo source: House Beautiful 

Golden pumpkins via Better Homes and Gardens

You can’t go wrong with the glitz of gold pumpkins. They reflect beautifully against candle light. Photo source: Better Homes and Gardens

How lovely is the dried corn on this tablescape via restoration house interiors

I just had to share the clever dried corn and timeless table setting. How lovely. Photo source: Restoration House Interiors

Love the antlers mixed in via Pinterest

Votives are always a great way to add ambience and can be scattered about the table. I adore the use of antlers and the green pumpkins as well. Photo source: Pinterest

Outdoor Thanksgiving tablescape via The Sweet Occasion

I wish it was warm enough for a pretty autumn outdoor Thanksgiving. I love the wild and more natural look of the flower arrangement. Photo source: The Sweet Occasion

Phenomenal tablescape of Mark D Sikes via Lonny

I didn’t even have to look up this picture to know where it was taken and who decorated it. You can’t mistake that Gracie wallpaper in the home of Mark D. Sikes and Michael Griffin. How chic! This wallpaper is now in their master bedroom. Photo source: Lonny

Place cards via Georgia and Pond interiors

I am in love with these place cards. So simple, fun, and seasonal. Photo source: Georgia and Pond Interiors

Gold tapers take the table up a notch

A rustic table with accents of gold and white floral filled pumpkins. Photo source: Pinterest

Pretty pink pumpkins bring a femine touch

A fun and feminine approach to a thanksgiving tablescape. Would be great for a friendsgiving or girls gathering!

A coastal and light colored setting fo Thanksgiving

A coastal thanksgiving tablescape. Notice how they put the white pumpkins in these white bowls and plates. Simple and effective.

super simplistic tablescape via apartment therapy

Rows of candles and a straw wreath provide a warmth and ambience without a fuss of decorations. Photo source: Apartment Therapy

A sweet tablescape for thanksgiving

Natural mats, blue plates with small  floral stuffed pumpkins make for a colorful fall palette. Photo source: Pinterest

Thanksgiving tablescape via Country Living

An aerial view of a box planter filled with candles, pumpkins, and florals. The personality this brings to the table is abundant. Photo source: Country Living

White pumpkins via Studio ten

Delicate all white pumpkins. A white setting lets the food be the focal point. Photo source: Studio Ten 25