Two simple & elegant Thanksgiving tablescapes

November 20, 2020

No matter how you're celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday -- I say do it up right! If there was ever a year to be extra, this is it! I thought it would be fun to do a tablescape since I haven't done one in forever. I did two more neural and one with color. 

I absolutely love how they turned out! Both are simple table displays that could easily be changed up just a bit for Christmas as well. 

For the colorful look I started with this fall scarf draped over the table and then added everything on top: 
pottery barn hobnail dishes

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You don't have to just use table linens for a tablescape, just like you can use linens to make other stuff around the house too! ;) Change it up with a thin blanket or seasonal scarf draped over the table instead.    

I use a ton of dark blue and green in our house and thought it would be pretty to incorporate those colors. I used this chalky Krylon spray paint in the color Anvil Gray to coat a few of the faux, bright orange pumpkins I have in my stash:
chalky finish spray paint

I LOVE this color and am trying to figure out where else I can use it! 

I layered up my favorite dishes and added those simple tags to mini cutting boards with leather string. (Found those boards at Hobby Lobby half off -- $2 each!):

fall scarf on table

I layered my olive branches and a few eucalyptus leaves in the middle and it turned out beautifully! I'll list everything I used at the bottom of the post in case you're interested.

Those brass candlesticks are a staple -- I use them all year round. They are a classic! Mine are vintage but you can find similar brass candlesticks here

The "vase" in the middle is a soup crock. ;) You can see here how I added some of the blue and green pumpkins throughout the greenery: 
brass candles Thanksgiving tablescape

I had to get a night shot! There's nothing better than candles right?

Here's a full shot of the colorful Thanksgiving tablescape: 
colorful fall tablescape

For the softer version I removed the scarf and left the bare table: 
brass candlesticks blue candles tablescape

I think the wood shows off the greenery even more!

Have you ever used baby's breath alone? It's so beautiful and so underrated. I've done this a few times over the years and it's lovely: 
Baby's breath centerpiece

using olive Eucalyptus greenery on table

Isn't that champagne colored flatware so pretty? They were only $2 each at Target! Perfect when you don't really need a full five-piece set. 

If you're celebrating turkey day with your immediate family or extended, it doesn't take much to dress up the table. Hopefully these simple tablescape ideas inspire you!: 
wood table wood chairs fall table

As I mentioned, this could easily be switched up for Christmas! That greenery works beautifully all year. 

You can save these Thanksgiving tablescape ideas for later by pinning this image: 
neutral and colorful thanksgiving table ideas

What are you cooking up for your Thanksgiving meal this year?

Our table was from a local shop in Indy, but I link a similar one below. Our water goblets are from Goodwill. You can click on the photos to get the sources. :) If I forgot anything please let me know! 

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  1. Looks gorgeous! I love how you use a scarf!

  2. Absolutely beautiful! What color are your plates from Pottery Barn....White or True White?

  3. I love baby’s breath! My wedding bouquet was ONLY baby’s breath and it was such a beautiful cloud to carry for our evening winter wedding.


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