I’ve been compulsively pinning Thanksgiving Table Decor this month. Grab a few mini pumpkins, some white candles and maybe a can of spray paint and call your table decorated. You can pull most of these items from your home or pick them up at the grocery or hardware store. I organized these Thanksgiving “tablescape” ideas by theme into 6 Pinterest Boards for easy reference. Feel free to mix and match.
Black, White & Sparkle
Glitz & Gourds
Jars of Light
Whatever your table looks like, I hope you have a wonderful and delicious Thanksgiving!
Personally I like a Thanksgiving table with a natural vibe. Save the glitz and sparkle for next month. Flickering candles and fall foliage are all you need to set a cozy, festive and elegant mood for dinner. Grab some nature to gloss up your table this time of year. Any old nature will do…
colorful garden vegetables
dried wheat bundled in a satin ribbon
a large vase of local greenery
fresh satsuma oranges or clementines
coppery gold pumpkins (ok a little shine is nice)
feathers and twigs
pears + berry branches
All images from MarthaStewart.com and Pinterest.
Lydia and I were so excited to see gardening editor Stephen Orr’s Thanksgiving table setting in the new Martha Stewart Living. The picture hasn’t made it online, but if you flip to page 106, you’ll see why. Stephen set his table with a few of our favorite things! Lots of natural elements like branches, quail eggs and individual flowers in low vases as well as Lydia’s Heath plates in mixed colors (French grey, mist and aqua) and my tenugui cloth napkins in mixed prints and different shades of blue.
The article inspired me to purchase a new fall collection (you can see my old one here) so that I’ll be ready for my Thanksgiving guests.
I’ll be doing all-white plates and mixing napkins in navy, burgundy and gold. Each tenugui costs $13 at Tortoise General Store and each cloth makes 2 napkins. You simply cut them in half and toss them in the washing machine. They come out as soft as an old T-shirt with frayed edges. Use scissors to clip any long strings and press with a hot iron before setting your table.
Can you believe we’re already thinking about Thanksgiving? We’ll be sharing our centerpiece decor, tips for executing your feast in a small kitchen and our Turkey Day countdown in the next few days. Number two on the countdown? Make sure you have enough napkins. Check.
Have a wonderful, candy-filled weekend!
Drew and I are having Thanksgiving this year with some of our closest friends at Mary and Stefan’s house. Mary, Elan and I are each contributing a few dishes which makes it so much easier and this is what we have planned for our menu!
- my mom’s table decor for Thanksgiving 2009
Thanksgiving Menu 2010
starters- Cider Smash Cocktails with Rosemary Spiced Nuts (LEH)
Herb and Citrus Roast Turkey (MS)
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy (MS)
Orange- Cranberry Sauce (LEH)
Wild Rice, Pecan and Grape Stuffing (EO)
Baked Sweet Potatoes
Arugula salad with pomegranate seeds, blue cheese crumbles and shallot vinaigrette (LEH)
Chili- Soy Roasted Brussle Sprouts (LEH)
dessert- Pumpkin Cream Pie with Gingersnap Crust (EO)
- Elan, Lyd and Mary
Wishing you a happy day of shopping and cooking with family and friends.
Hi loves, what are you up to this weekend?
I’m scouting for bits to create a Thanksgiving table in soft whites and golds. I think clustering alabaster pumpkins is a must, don’t you?
And maybe gold-painted mini pumpkin place cards?
A “floriography” platter done in 24-karat and sepia tones
A white marble salt cellar
A heart bowl for rosemary spiced nuts.
I love that you’ll catch glimpses of gold as you dig deeper.