Fabulous Ideas for a Simple Thanksgiving Tablescape

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Inspiration for setting a lovely, simple Thanksgiving tablescape for your holiday meal!

A few weeks ago, I hosted my How to Set a Holiday Table workshop and during the live, one-hour training we talked through my simple process for setting stunning formal tablescapes over and over.

I had a blast sharing all my thrifty table-setting secrets and during the workshop I put together the tablescape I’m sharing with you in this post.


The following table was set entirely with items I already owned (part of the workshop is sharing with you which items are worth buying to have for every table) and was completely set in under an hour’s time.

I hope this simple Thanksgiving tablescape gives you some ideas and inspiration for your holiday table this year!

Oh, and you can grab the replay from my workshop here.

A Simple Thanksgiving Tablescape

Welcome, friends!

I started with an linen tablecloth (that actually has gold glitter in it if you look closely) and a burlap runner.

Then added place settings which included 5 layers – hyacinth place mats, gold chargers, white dinner plates, white salad plates and linen napkins.

I tied the napkins with some simple wired ribbon and added a pine cone for an extra splash of style.

Typically, I would have place cards on the settings, but since this was done during the workshop I didn’t have actual people to label the places for. ๐Ÿ˜‰

In the center of the table I placed my dough bowl filled with pumpkins, pine cones, assorted nuts and simple fall floral stems.

The rest of the runner was filled with assorted candle holders (most of which are from thrift stores or the dollar tree!) and more pumpkins and nuts.

I love the look of the gold mercury glass votive holders!

To add a bit more of the orange coloring, I used orange candle sticks in my gold candle stick holders.

Per my usual, I set both water glasses and wine glasses. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I like the height the wine glasses add to the center of the table!

My gold flatware is still one of my favorite purchases to date.

I honestly use it on just about every tablescape I set!

So, what do you think?

A pretty cozy spot to enjoy a holiday meal, right?

We ended up having some friends over for dinner the night after my workshop, so I left this table set and we enjoyed a fabulous evening amidst the candle light. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I hope this table was inspring for you as you get ready to set your own Thanksgiving table!

Here are the sources for my decor:


As always, let me know if you have any questions.



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