DIY Decor, Holidays & Seasons

Thanksgiving Tablescape

Happy thanksgiving everyone! I am coming to you this evening from a cozy couch, with a full belly of delicious food, and a room full of family. I figured it was the perfect opportunity to talk about how I put together our Thanksgiving tablescape this year!

To start, I knew I wanted to tie everything together with the feather pumpkins and velvet pumpkin placecard holders that I made last month. Which was the perfect way to start for me. It helps to get a couple of main pieces to help determine your color palette before gathering all of the coordinating items. 

Other than my place card holders and my feather pumpkins, I brought my large white oval tray from ikea, my wood slice pedestal, and a bunch of my little fall accents like my white and orange small pumpkins, and flower / berry faux floral accents. All of the rest of the table was pulled together from what my Mom already had.

Now, she has a good collection of items but the key part to what she has collected is that they are all very versatile pieces. It really goes to show that you can pull a great table together as long as you have some staple pieces in combination with a couple statement elements. I started by laying out a white cotton tablecloth and a burlap runner. I knew I wanted to create some great layers and tried to keep in mind contrasting colors as I layered each piece.


I put my white oval tray down first and added a second layer on top of it with the wood slice pedestal. I used three pillar candles in the center (faux flame was what we had but real would be my preference) and put arranged the mini pumpkins and mini pine cones around them. Next I decided to go with gold chargers and eight white plates with black and gold edge details. Since we needed ten total place settings, I used two white plates with gold wheat details for the two end of the table. 

I divided the remaining pumpkins on either side of the white tray and stuck in a few of the faux floral pieces. I alternated orange and cream colored linen napkins in a single pocket folded style on top of each of the side plates and sandwiched tri-folded longways napkins between the plate and charge on each end so that you could still see the gold wheat detail on those. 

I set out all of the mini pumpkin place card holders at each spot, used my mom’s green drinking glasses all around the table, and set out the silverware. To finish everything off, my mom and I went out to her garden and gathered some over grown trimmings from some box woods and I tucked them in throughout; under the wood pedestal, in each single fold napkin, and a few in between the pumpkins. And it was all done! What do you guys think of how it turned out? Would you use this color palette for your fall tablescape?

I tried to get the whole table in a panoramic which was a little tricky, but I decided I’d still share it with you guys even though it’s not perfect. 😏

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