What makes a great Thanksgiving tablescape?

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and just as important as planning the meal is setting the table! Whether you’ll enjoy a holiday meal for two or 20, there are a number of ways to create a tablescape that’s perfect for any size of gathering.


Do you have a tradition or favorite element for your Thanksgiving meal? Do you keep it casual or dress it up? Will you serve the meal or go buffet-style? Share your tips and traditions with us … and check out these examples for inspiration.


Here’s a fun way to incorporate nature and mini painted pumpkins to fit any color scheme. Design by Casa de Perrin.




Imagine the possibilities incorporating a chalkboard table runner into your tablescape — guests could design their own place setting or, better yet, write what they’re thankful for.  Instant conversation piece! By Pressed Cotton.




Go glam with gold! This DIY project just takes plenty of metallic spray paint and whatever you envision — pumpkins, pinecones, branches, etc. Design by Better Homes and Gardens. Photo by Crystal Owens.




Are you spending Thanksgiving at the beach? Go coastal with these sandy chic ideas from Sand & Sisal.




It’s no secret that blue and white is my favorite. I just love how Jennifer at Celebrating Everyday Life set her table with blue and white … and added orange for the occasion.




Here’s a twist on the usual votive candle from Homesthetics.net. To make these apple votives yourself, check out the tutorial from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body.




There’s just something about incorporating fall foliage, a warm glow and gourds of various shapes and sizes that seems so inviting.




I hope you’re all inspired to set your Thanksgiving table this year. To keep the inspiration and ideas flowing, please leave a comment and share what makes a great Thanksgiving tablescape to you!


Still looking for a delicious AND healthy recipe to dish up at your next family gathering? Stay tuned as I’ll be sharing my favorite holiday recipes soon.


Living and loving life together,




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