Simple Thanksgiving Tablescape
Happy Thanksgiving Friends!
In America, we celebrate Thanksgiving: a day to give thanks and gather with loved ones over a home cooked feast.
Individually we all celebrate Thanksgiving in our own way, with our own family traditions. This American holiday is important to me and I believe has something special: it brings people together.
Thanksgiving creates connectedness.
Which, I believe, we could all use a little more of. It is rare, now, that people gather around together whether it be with family or friends or even strangers and share an evening together, make a home cooked meal big enough to feed a table full of loved ones, and connect through stories, laughter, and the energy of gratitude and joy that fills the home this holiday.
People bond over Thanksgiving.
It is not just a meal. At least not in my home. That’s why today I am inviting you in.
This Thanksgiving I created a simple Thanksgiving tablescape and before we all sat down to spend some quality time together, I snapped some shots of the table I created and I thought I would share them with you all.
So…come on in!
First I placed a white tablecloth down and a pumpkin embroidered table runner from TJ Maxx down the center of the table.
Adding fresh flowers to any space always brightens the area. Flowers can put life back into the space. The flowers are colorful and vibrant creating a cheery atmosphere. You can either create your own bouquet or to keep things simple just buy an already made bouquet from the store. I added pumpkins into the flowers to make them even more festive.
Instead of adding lots of garlands, covered in green leaves and flowers, down the center of the table, I went with something more simple. A fall garland made of branches, pine cones and acorns was the perfect way to add a more natural touch to the table. This kept the look simple, but still gave the right festive feel.
The turkey candle holders on either side of the table I found at Bath & Body Works and inside I placed a miniature candle of my favorite fall scent, Leaves.
Among the fall garland and the turkey candle stands, I placed mini pumpkins throughout the center. These small pumpkins were too adorable not to include. I also placed three white stand-alone candles: one on either side of the table and one in the center.
As you can see, with the centerpiece I went simple with a cookie stand and a wood plate placed on top. I added a couple leaves followed by a homemade pumpkin pie topped with wood cut out pieces for a fun Autumn look.
For the place settings, I placed burnt orange colored place mats along with elegant white plates topped with white napkins rolled and held together with pine cone napkin holders and, of course, wine glasses. (All from Target)
At the opposite end of the table from the bouquet of flowers, I had a gold serving plate from Target.
And there you have it, my simple Thanksgiving tablescape.
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend holiday filled with love, gratitude, loved ones, and amazing home cooked food. Thank you so much for joining me and I hope you enjoyed a peek at my simple Thanksgiving Tablescape. Now I’d love to hear from you! Comment below and tell me your favorite Thanksgiving memory or your favorite Thanksgiving recipe.