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Get Inspired by Our Thanksgiving Tablescape

November 16, 2017
Thanksgiving tablescape

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Set the stage for a memorable holiday (and that tasty turkey with all the trimmings!) with this natural, autumn-inspired tablescape.

Layering is key when dressing up any dinner table. Start with a tablecloth or—in this case, placemats—and work your way to an eye-catching centerpiece. The following elements help transform an ordinary wood dining table into a warm, welcoming, stylish space to gather with family and friends on Turkey Day:

  • Soothing shades of brown, cream and copper are reminiscent of the season.
  • Natural woven placemats mimic the rectangular shape of the table and clearly define each place setting.
  • Classic white china conveys simple elegance and serves as the perfect canvas for a colorful Thanksgiving bounty (think cranberry sauce, stuffing and sweet potato casserole!).
  • Round copper chargers create visual interest and offset the salad bowls from the bread and dinner plates.
  • Coordinating copper napkin holders complement the elegant cream linen napkins.
  • Fresh fall flowers on a bed of pinecones and moss provide a pop of color, and the low-profile centerpiece design won’t obstruct dinner conversation.



A few more ideas to take your tabletop to the next level this Thanksgiving:

  • Use old photos to create personalized place cards for guests.
  • Incorporate pumpkins, squash and gourds into your centerpiece design.
  • Cover the kids’ table with brown butcher paper and fill flower pot “centerpieces” with crayons.
  • Instead of (or in addition to) a single floral centerpiece, place a single stem in a bud vase at each place setting.


Keep following our blog and Pinterest boards for more entertaining ideas!


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