Posts Tagged ‘Thanksgiving Table Decor’

Last Minute Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas


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 Table

Black, White & Sparkle

All White Thanksgiving Table Decor

All White

Vintage Autumn Thanksgiving Table

Vintage Autumn

Green Garland Thanksgiving Table

Green Garland

Glitz & Gourds Thanksgiving Table

Glitz & Gourds

Jars of Light Thanksgiving Table

Jars of Light


Whatever your table looks like, I hope you have a wonderful and delicious Thanksgiving!




Nature Gloss Table


 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…

MS vegetable table

colorful garden vegetables

Martha Stewart Wheat

dried wheat bundled in a satin ribbon

Modern White Table

a large vase of local greenery

fresh satsuma oranges or clementines

MS blue and gold

coppery gold pumpkins (ok a little shine is nice)

MS feather

feathers and twigs

pears and red berries

pears + berry branches

All images from and Pinterest.



Tenugui Cloth Napkins


tenugui cloths

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!


Thanksgiving Menu 2010


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!

Jane's table decor
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
Elan, Lyd and Mary

Wishing you a happy day of shopping and cooking with family and friends.


The Weekend Dish: Thanksgiving Table


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

Gravy boat!

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.