Today, we’re sharing 5 tips for an easy Thanksgiving tablescape as part of the “A Season of Thanks” blog hop hosted by the always creative Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home.
If you’re coming over from Michelle’s blog, Thistle Key Lane, welcome, we’re excited to have you here. Doesn’t Michelle have such a gorgeous style? She inspires me all the time!
I know some of you are gearing up to host Thanksgiving with your pod while others will be enjoying a quiet celebration this year.
In the past, every other Thanksgiving has been spent with my Mom’s big farm family and it’s always so much fun to see everyone.
Most of the friends I bring home for Thanksgiving can’t believe I’ve grown up eating dinner with around 100 family members (sometimes more than that) but it’s true.
Everyone pitches in and brings a dish “dinner on the ground style” and we sit at big round tables visiting and catching up.
As you can imagine, this year is going to be completely different thanks to the pandemic (does anyone else feel like they’ve said those words a million times already?) and truthfully, it’s going to be super weird not to see everyone.
I try to keep reminding myself that different does not mean bad though, it just means different.
And while the mindset change seems like a small one, it’s enough to help me get excited about the variety of ways we can look forward to celebrating this year.
I hope it helps you too.
Putting together tablescapes for special holiday events doesn’t have to be super involved or complicated to feel unique.
It just has to be thoughtful and intentional when you’re playing up all the fun details.
Here are 5 tips for an easy Thanksgiving tablescape that will help you make the details extra special this year…
Shop the produce aisle for budget-friendly seasonal decorations:
There are a lot of seasonal decorating ideas right in the produce department!
Think apples, persimmons, grapes, gourds, pumpkins, acorn squash, pears, cranberries, plums, pomegranate, guava, corn, and herbs.
Add a few of your favorite fall flowers into the mix for a gorgeous Thanksgiving-inspired tablescape and centerpiece.
Use a seasonal color palette that is in line with your home’s existing colors:
As you guys know our home is mostly shades of white, camels, and grays with touches of black and wood grain.
Whenever I’m out shopping I try to only pick up those pieces like thrifted blankets, scarves, and linens in our home’s color palette so they can be reused in different spots around the house throughout the year.
It really helps to cut down on the number of seasonal items we have to store and saves time shopping as well.
Vary Texture and Soft Elements Into Your Seasonal Tablescape:
Layering fabrics like flannels, wools, burlap, cashmere, cable knit, and velvet will help to create a cozy feeling in your home.
Think outside the box when it comes to fabric, blankets, and table linens.
And centerpiece containers too!
Collect Bits of Nature to Highlight on Your Tablescape:
Create an easy Thanksgiving tablescape with mums, magnolia leaves, sticks, goldenrod, leaves, pinecones, coleus, and deer sheds are usually plentiful this time of year.
Bonus, they can be used well into the holiday season too!
Just make sure you’ve cleaned the items well and they are free from pests before bringing inside.
Create Ambiance With Lighting:
Use unscented candles, votives, mason jars, lanterns, or hurricanes to create a warm soft glow that will make your guests feel both relaxed and celebrated.
I know sometimes creating an easy Thanksgiving tablescape and hosting people for dinner can be kind of scary because there are so many elements to remember…will the food taste good…do I have enough…is everyone going to feel comfortable with where they’re seated…are there any picky eaters at the table…are there appropriate beverages at the table…is the gravy lumpy…you know what I’m saying?
The thing is, most of the people that are gathered around your table won’t be thinking about any of that, they’ll just be happy to spend time with you.
While it’s easy to get caught up in the fluff of the holiday season, the one thing that makes dinner with loved ones feel special is that they feel welcomed.
It’s really as simple as that.
So, let your loved ones know you’re happy to share a meal with them. Then relax and spend the rest of the dinner laughing and making memories.
Up next on the “A Season of Thanks” blog hop is Shelley from Calypso in the Country. You’ll love her fabulous style and her beautiful dining room too!
Once you’re finished there be sure to check out what the rest of these fabulous and creative ladies are sharing:
Other Seasonal Tablescape Inspiration to Enjoy:
- We Gather Together Thanksgiving Blog Hop
- Gather ‘Round the Table Thanksgiving Blog Hop
- Fall Inspired Outdoor Tablescape
- Elegant Fall Home Tour
- Embracing Fall Home Tour