I love to share tablescapes and entertaining ideas that inspire you to create memories for your family and friends through entertaining at home. Here are Five Tips for a Beautiful Thanksgiving Tablescape for your family this year.
In addition to Five Tips for a Beautiful Thanksgiving Tablescape I’m sharing five gorgeous examples for inspiration! These tables not only show traditional rich fall colors but also something a bit more unexpected: Blue and White. Blue and white is a timeless combination and the perfect color combination for any season when paired with seasonal shades.
These five tips will help you to easily create a beautiful Thanksgiving tablescape. I hear over and over again that my table designs are attainable and easily recreated. That is my goal! I want these to be something you can recreate exactly or make your own and never be something that seems to difficult or crazy. Below are examples of tables I created using these tips to light your creativity spark.
Five Tips for a Beautiful Thanksgiving Tablescape
- Use a rich color palette and seasonal flowers
Using the dark and rich colors of fall in your tableware and flowers immediately creates an autumnal feel. In two of these tablescapes I used these Juliska Country Estate in Delft Blue dinner plates on my Thanksgiving table. The additional photos show more traditional colors for fall in different combinations. As for flowers, I’ve showcased other rich fall colors including burgundy dahlias, purple stock, dark blue hydrangea, baby purple kale and green hydrangea. In other photos, gorgeous yellow and orange roses, two tone sunflowers, and green hydrangea that I found at our local grocery store. See original post here.
- Create height and dimension
I love to incorporate my favorite blue and white pieces or the versatile hurricanes you’ve seen in so many of my tablescapes to add height. Filled with flowers or candles, they break up the vignette and help all items to be noticed. Whether you are one of so many that have purchased my versatile clear hurricanes or want to line the table with your favorite candlesticks as I’ve done here, the soft glow of candles gives your table another dimension as well. I love to use seasonal items like faux acorns or even fresh cranberries in my hurricanes. See original post here.
- Bring the outdoors in with fresh greenery
Beautiful greenery is an easy way to bring the outdoors in. The beautiful magnolia garland and the mixed greenery garland in these photos is from my friends at Gracious Garlands arrived farm fresh and ready to display. In the last tip photo below with the faux eucalyptus and white pumpkin garland, I tucked in fresh magnolia leaves from my trees to give it a real and fresh look. I have also added clippings from my agapanthus hedge intertwined with floral arrangements and garlands as well. You can see that here. See this original post here.
- Add texture with natural elements
I love the texture that a natural element adds to the table. Using woven placemats (or this natural color) , pine cones, pomegranates, pumpkins or rosemary in arrangements or tucked into napkin rings are other ways to add a natural elements to bring texture to your table.
- Give it a personalized touch
These gorgeous embroidered napkins with the green laurel, blue W and golden pheasants are what I’ve added to my collection for my Thanksgiving table this year. My friend Mia Davis is so talented! Her deadline for Christmas is December 1st so don’t delay if you want monogrammed items from her. Other ways to personalize your Thanksgiving table are place cards. I used slices of blue agate with names written on them for place cards. One year, I wrote everyone’s names on magnolia leaves with a gold paint pen. You can also tie a tag with each guests name to the napkin with twine, use a small pumpkin with a name card attached.
Bonus Tip: Set your table the weekend before! I always do this for any special dinner. It allows me to layer elements and play with things a bit to get it just as I envisioned. It also takes away another “to do” the day of!
Here are a few more photos of these tables for more detail!
Juliska Country Estate Delft Blue Dinner Plate / Juliska Classic Bamboo Charger / Juliska Amalia Red Wine Glasses / Similar Bamboo Flatware / Ruffle Napkins / Juliska Country Estate Tureen (centerpiece with flowers)
I hope these tips and photos inspire you to be creative and set a beautiful table for your family. You can also download my Thanksgiving Menu and Shopping list. It is filled with favorite family recipes and a full shopping list to make your Thanksgiving prep even easier!
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Photos by Audrie Dollins, Mary Hafner and Kate Thomason