I think we can all agree that the food, friends, and family are all the BEST parts of Thanksgiving. But a beautiful table to gather around makes it even better! And most of this easy Thanksgiving tablescape can be done way ahead because who needs to worry about a centerpiece when you’re prepping food and visiting with everyone? ⟹
This year for my Thanksgiving tablescape in the dining room, I was inspired by all of the green pumpkins I bought for fall. They were just the loveliest soft shade of green! So I decided to depart from the dark pumpkin spice accent color which always just says “Thanksgiving” and went with a less traditional color scheme. This soft green became my accent color and I paired it with cream and silver for a subdued and peaceful palette.
I have a fairly long formal dining table…it sits ten easily so filling it with a table runner or centerpiece is a little more challenging. My super easy solution for this table was to make my “runner” out of dried eucalyptus, which filled up the table and made a soft green foundation for my green, silver, and white theme.
Although I let go of the traditional Thanksgiving colors, this table did still say “Thanksgiving” with turkeys! I tucked in turkeys and pumpkins throughout the greenery.
My other color inspiration for the table was this silver turkey from Z Gallerie that I’ve had for several years. And since I was going with a different color scheme without the orange tones, I needed another interesting element so silver added a little sparkle!
It always bothered me that the silver turkey didn’t go with any of the other Thanksgiving decor pieces I had. And I had a lot of colorful ceramic Thanksgiving decor pieces that I never use anymore. My solution was easy…I upcycled them into something I would use now by giving them a “metal” makeover with some mirror paint. These turkey and pumpkin figurines used to be bright and multicolored!
I layered in lots of creamy white baby boo pumpkins and a few velvet pumpkins in green and ivory.
I filled in the rest of the centerpiece with pinecones and faux silvery green stems. I love this type of centerpiece for Thanksgiving because of its abundant, loose look. It is a formal dining room, but this unstructured centerpiece feels casual!
For the place settings, I used family heirloom Ironstone dishes, crystal, and silver. Thanksgiving seems like the perfect time to bring these out while we are focused on family.
The vintage white Ironstone plates sit on wicker chargers, adding to the casual feel.
The table settings get another bit of color with the moss green napkins. For a little extra touch, I usually add a napkin ring as an “accessory”. These are personalized for each of our guests and printed on Kraft cardstock, again keeping it more casual.
I also made a free “So Very Thankful For You” version of this printable as well as a blank version that you can download here for an easy quick special touch for your table! You can cut them into strips and fold them like I have, taping or gluing the backs together (Let them adhere for a little while with the aid of a paper clip). Or you can cut what would just be the front and hole punch the sides, then thread a piece of ribbon through and tie around the back of the napkin.
I hope this gives you some inspiration for setting a special table this Thanksgiving. I am so very thankful for your visit here to my blog!
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