Can you believe Thanksgiving is less than 3 weeks away? How did it happen that it’s already November. It seems like yesterday it was mid-August and we were enjoying the summer sun. Well we can’t go back and have to keep on chugging forward. And instead of planning and pulling together a Thanksgiving table at the last minute, it’s a great idea to plan ahead for this season of gathering and giving. I have my table centerpiece planned for Thanksgiving, but am still in search of a few other table setting ideas to pull it all together for a stylish gathering spot for our family.
Let’s check out some creatively styled thanksgiving table settings, centerpieces, and vignettes.
Because of their imperfect style and free-flowing, anything-goes look, whimsical centerpieces are probably the easiest way to put together a table for any occasion. Whether it be Thanksgiving with 20 or a dinner celebration for 2, a mix of natural elements will make for a stunning focal point for your Holiday table. There are no rules, so have fun creating a stylish display.
Country setting with red and orange berries whimsically placed on the table via Better Homes and Gardens
Glass vases filled with birdseed and long branches with pumpkins hung by string via Better Homes and Gardens
Candles of varying heights with pumpkins, berries, and twigs intertwined throughout via Better Homes and Gardens
Whether your Thanksgiving table is set for a few or many, a focal piece in the center of the table, can be a beautiful and inviting display. Consider using a grouping of candles or a bowl filled with apples or pumpkins, which are inexpensive and easy ways to create a gorgeous and elegant collection.
Most of the centerpieces that we’ve seen above, all display elements from nature. With the limited time we’re able to spend outdoors because of the winter months, bringing the outdoors in, is a great way to enjoy and experience mother nature. Head out to your backyard or nearby park to collect twigs, branches, acorns, pinecones, leaves, and greenery.
Natural elements of berries, ghords, branches, and pinecones are used to create a table display via Better Homes and Gardens
A beautiful monotone display of natural white pumpkins via Martha Stewart
Other than elements from the outdoors, consider using fruits or vegetables in your Thanksgiving display. This grouping of candles are surrounded with string beans, artichokes, and asparagus, then tied together with a satin ribbon via Better Homes and Gardens.
Peppers? Are those peppers? Yes, they are and filled with vibrant flowers and topped with a pepper cap via Better Homes and Gardens
Place Settings that Accompany the Centerpiece
Even though personalization may seem corny (to some), you have to admit, we all love to see our name. A place card is a wonderful way to make your guest(s) feel special. Most of the time you know the names of the people sitting around you, but it’s nice to add a little personal touch.
Thanksgiving Table Diagram
Have you ever wondered the proper way to set a table? I have. Does the knife go on the left or right? Where does the salad plate go? Here is a useful table diagram that will be sure to come in handy for Thanksgiving or your next dinner party.
Buffet Table Diagram
And have you ever wondered how it’s best to set up a buffet table? This helpful diagram gives some great ideas and placement to properly lay out a buffet table so your guests can easily figure out the “flow of traffic”.
Are you hosting Thanksgiving at your home this year? Have you thought about how you will decorate your table? What kind of centerpiece arrangement will you be displaying? If you missed what I created for my table, head over and check out how I made my 5 minute Autumn Centerpiece.