How to Create a Festive Thanksgiving Tablescape

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is just a few days away?  Another year is zooming by, and it’s so important to slow down and gather with family and friends to celebrate the season.  We love dressing up a table and it’s a great way to inspire a setting where we join together and are reminded there is so much to be thankful for!


Setting a festive dining table welcomes a season of entertaining. Every table needs the essentials: plates, silverware, glassware.  Then we add texture and warmth with napkins, a table runner, a themed centerpiece and some unexpected details like these fun personalized place settings. 


We started with a crisp, white table runner.  But it isn’t actually a table runner; it’s wide, gauzy fabric we purchased from a local craft store and we then layered it on the table.  We also wanted more length so the runner could trail off the edge of the table for a relaxed and inviting look.  Here is a great option if you want to create a similar style.


The faux eucalyptus garland adds movement to the table and connects everything together.  Pair real and faux pumpkins, pinecones, and cotton throughout and you know what you get?  The cutest little pumpkin patch smack dab in the center of the table.  I mean really, who doesn’t love combining natural elements?! We sure do.



White pillar candles in varying heights provide soft, ambient lighting, and add warmth and elegant simplicity to any setting.  You can never have too many candles.  PRO TIP:  Buy candles in bulk so you have them available for your decorating needs on every occasion.  Check out our favorite styles here.


We like to keep our centerpieces low so our guests can easily see each other and converse together.  We also try to keep plenty of room for serving dishes.  Because besides the great company, let’s face it, we’ve come together for the food!

Blending styles is a great way to add character and give the table an overall curated look.  We found these vintage drinking glasses at an estate sale.  The rich amber glass is perfectly suited to this Autumn themed table.  They also pair well with the modern wine glasses with textured channeling.  Order yourself a set of wine glasses here so you’re ready when guests arrive.


The dark dinner plates contrast the neutral salad plates with a simple wheat stenciled trim.  The dark teal napkins balance the warm wood tones of the table and compliment the greenery throughout the centerpiece.  How about those individual charcuterie boards we used as the foundation for the place settings?  Don’t they add an unexpected touch of whimsy to this festive table?


There you have it!  A striking, yet simple table prepared for Thanksgiving.  We hope this inspires you to add decorative details to your own dining table setting.  But remember that during the holidays and throughout the whole year, our truest happiness comes in the form of love shared with family and friends.  Let’s always be thankful for that!  Happy Thanksgiving!