Setting a Thanksgiving Table...

 

"Pumpkin bouquets" are really not a part of my vocabulary. And truth be told, I'm the kind of girl that is frantically cutting branches off my backyard shrubbery for the centerpiece ten minutes before my guests arrive. BUT, in some parallel universe, maybe in an Alabaster white farmhouse in the middle of a field somewhere, my table tops look something like these I've rounded up here.

Creating a beautiful tablescape is an art, but like with most things, it's all about using what you've got to tell a story, rather than being all fancy and perfect. I'm way more into a rustic/modern/mixed-up dining situation than placing the fine china just-so. Good thing I'm still not quite sure where all the cutlery is supposed to go, because making it up is way more fun. 

Here are 11 amazing tablescapes to inspire you for Thanksgiving..... 

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Has to be a No. 2 pencil. And yes, I've been known to do cheesy things like make my family write down what they are thankful for. This is a fun way to do it.

Has to be a No. 2 pencil. And yes, I've been known to do cheesy things like make my family write down what they are thankful for. This is a fun way to do it.

 

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Something so elegantly simple about this perfect table setting.

Something so elegantly simple about this perfect table setting.

 

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Never underestimate the power of greenery, all in hues of green. And notice not all the cutlery matches. Perfectly acceptable.

Never underestimate the power of greenery, all in hues of green. And notice not all the cutlery matches. Perfectly acceptable.

 

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If you're lucky enough to have gold cutlery, by all means use it.

If you're lucky enough to have gold cutlery, by all means use it.

 

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I have no idea where you find feathers this cool, but if you do, definitely pair them with a sprig of rosemary. And isn't this the most perfect shade of grey linen?

I have no idea where you find feathers this cool, but if you do, definitely pair them with a sprig of rosemary. And isn't this the most perfect shade of grey linen?

 

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I love this look of mixing different prints and patterns. Nothing "matches" but it all works.

I love this look of mixing different prints and patterns. Nothing "matches" but it all works.

 

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I like doing the oversized napkin this way.

I like doing the oversized napkin this way.

 

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Something so beautifully simple about this lovely Thanksgiving table.

Something so beautifully simple about this lovely Thanksgiving table.

 

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YES to washed out whites and these brilliant shades of orange.

YES to washed out whites and these brilliant shades of orange.

 

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Love the idea of using branches for the centerpiece art.

Love the idea of using branches for the centerpiece art.

 

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Definitely a statement with the sheer tablecloth and muted, modern tones.   Tell me about your ideas for your Thanksgiving table! Post pictures or send them in! I know you all have some amazingly creative ideas!! Today I'm thankful for this holiday itself, a time to gather as a family and celebrate love, acceptance, and kindness. As my son says, "it's a feast!" (although he doesn't like turkey and probably eats about 6 bites of mostly bread). Enjoy your feast, in whatever way it may be served. XO Anna

Definitely a statement with the sheer tablecloth and muted, modern tones.

 

Tell me about your ideas for your Thanksgiving table! Post pictures or send them in! I know you all have some amazingly creative ideas!!

Today I'm thankful for this holiday itself, a time to gather as a family and celebrate love, acceptance, and kindness. As my son says, "it's a feast!" (although he doesn't like turkey and probably eats about 6 bites of mostly bread).

Enjoy your feast, in whatever way it may be served.

XO

Anna