I love to set a fancied up table for Thanksgiving. It's one of those times of year that I am not worried about the number of dishes it adds to the evening's clean up, I don't care about the extra time it takes to make it look oh-so-pretty (in fact, I relish that time!), and I believe the extra effort makes the meal taste even better! If you too would like to kick your table up a notch this year- here are 10 fantastic Thanksgiving table ideas!
Last year, I added a long plank to our tabletop that had once served as a shelf somewhere in the house- and I covered the board with sugar pumpkins, artificial leaves , vases of pinecones, and lots of candles. One of my favorite touches was creating these mason jar photo centerpieces!
Thanksgiving Table Ideas: Centerpieces
I never know quite how to bring together a tall centerpiece for the table, and I think this one using tall candlesticks and even old books to give some height and covering the base with faux leaves and berries is awesome. And the white pumpkins with fresh roses makes it all look like a pro pulled it together! Courtesy of New House New Home.
I love the use of pillar candles as well as candlesticks and elevated pumpkins in this gorgeous centerpiece as featured on LoveLucyGirl (link no longer available).
Thanksgiving Table Ideas: Layering
Beyond just the use of color (I love how the turquoise pops against the orange), I also love the way that Linda from Craftaholics Anonymous layers her place setting. Cloth placemat , wicker charger , two different size square plates , brown linen napkins , and gourd place card. So beautiful!
Thanksgiving Table Ideas: Placemats and Place cards
I love the simplicity and elegance of these free printable Give Thanks placemats and Thankful For place cards (and love for she inserted them in the napkin rings) from Unexpected Elegance.
We still have rosemary growing in our garden-and using them in these sweet yet simple rosemary place cards is a great idea! Courtesy of The Kitchn.
Last year I was inspired by this Thankful Tree I saw over on Simply Vintage Girl- and while I absolutely love her wooden chalkboard tags, I wanted to be able to write more than a few words on our tags. So I created paper tags using scrapbook paper that gave us more room to write and hung them from a branch that we found in our yard.
Looking for Some More Great Holiday Ideas?
- 5 Tips for Your DIY Family Photo Shoot
- Free Holiday Planning Printables!
- Mason Jar Photo Centerpieces (perfect for the holiday table!)
- 10 Amazing Thanksgiving Desserts (besides pumpkin pie!)
- 10 Delicious Thanksgiving Side Dishes
- The 16 Best Christmas TV Specials and Movies for Families
Are you feeling inspired to create your own beautiful tablescape this Thanksgiving?