There are only two weeks left until Thanksgiving, have you planned your table yet?
Whether you’re hosting a large party or setting the table for your close family only, thanksgiving is the perfect time to wow your guests with your tablescaping skills.
For me, setting a table has always been a way to express my love, gratitude, and appreciation for those in my life. And what better time to pay some extra attention than this Thanksgiving celebration?
In this post, I will share with you 3 of my favorite thanksgiving tablescapes I created over the years.
I will share the materials to bring it all together, my centerpiece decorations, and other useful tips to help inspire you to create your own masterpiece.
This first table is the only one on the list set outdoors. If you have the space and the weather permits you to do so, I do recommend setting the table outside so you can enjoy the change of seasons together with your loved ones.
This colorful table is really easy to set up and you probably already own most of the materials required.
Here’s what you need:
To create a cozy look, you want to select a thick printed tablecloth or blanket as the backdrop to your tablescape.
Next, start putting together your centerpiece. I used 3 potted baby’s breath to frame the center of the table. I wrapped each pot in burlap to tie it in with the napkin holders and finished off the center by adding decorative log candle holders between and around the pots.
You can DIY these birch candle holders or you can invest in a set to keep in your tablescaping toolbox. I always use mine as they can fit in with many different themes.
For this table, I used some to hold my tealights and others as stands for succulents. I find that this creates a dynamic composition that moves the eye across the centerpiece.
Next, you want to set down your tableware and glassware.
Finally, you’re ready to create your napkin holders. These burlap cutlery holders are really easy to make, here’s a tutorial showing 3 different ways to tackle yours. I like to add a napkin to the ones I create for guests to use.
This table is rich and deep. It is the perfect table to host family and friends on a cool thanksgiving night.
Here’s what you need to achieve this look:
This table requires more materials but it’s just as simple to set up.
Start by laying down your midnight green tablecloth and golden table runner.
Turquoise and gold are a hard duo to get wrong and it will make the table look rich and elevated.
To create the centerpiece, measure out your floral foam and start arranging your chosen flowers. Check out this guide to create the perfect centerpiece in 7 simple steps.
Next, add in your tableware. I think gold cutlery works exceptionally well in this design so use it if you have it.
Finally, get your cloth tablecloth and create a simple yet elegant ring holder using the gold wire. The easiest way to do this is to find a cylinder object (such as glass or a candle) and wrap your wire around it. Next, run your napkin through it and you’re done!
This last step is optional but it can really elevate your table. I found these thankful wooden signs at my local crafts store but you can also get them customized to say anything you’d like through this link.
This last table is so warm and inviting, it reminds me of the falling leaves.
It is an elegant table that will wow any guest and leave them with memories to cherish for a long time.
This table is easy to put together. Here’s everything you need:
If you’re working with a white tabletop, you can leave it bare and just add your table runner. If not, you can lay down a white tablecloth and layer the table runner on top.
I always like working with materials I already have on hand and I thought that this gold sheer curtain will make for the perfect table runner. I particularly love how the gentle fold adds depth and texture.
The centerpieces for this table are quite scaled back and instead of creating a typically long and low composition, I opted for height.
I picked out some Japanese lantern flowers, in both yellow and orange to add to my beautiful chrome vases. I already had these vases but glass or any other reflective surface could work well too.
I kept this centerpiece simple, only adding a few tall and wide candles alongside the flower vases. I also laid down a couple of Japanese Lantern flower stems to complete the look.
For the cloth napkin, you have 2 options. You can create a simple nod and add some dried flowers, or you can follow this tutorial to create an easy napkin ring.
Overall, I really love the simplicity and elegance of this table. It’s perfect for those of us that want to create a minimalist thanksgiving aesthetic table without compromising on charm.
Which one of these 3 tables is your favorite? I’d love to know! Share this with a friend that’s hosting this fall and follow my Instagram and Pinterest for up-to-date tablescaping inspiration.
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Hi, I'm Alice. With a background in jewelry design, real-estate and hotel management, I developed an eye for beautiful things and a passion for creating memorable experiences.
I started Ascape Living because I noticed that tables are where we meet, dine, chat, laugh, and connect. I now want to share the joy of putting in the extra effort for the people that you care for, so that you can create a space that is filled with love, meaning and life.
I can help you create your very own memorable moments with easy to use table scaping solutions, tips, inspiration and more.
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