Thanksgiving Inspired Tablescape

It gives me the giggles to think about how many people we having sitting around the Thanksgiving table when we celebrate with my Granny’s family. It could easily reach past 100. The holiday is a really relaxed and low-key event where everyone brings a covered dish and everyone helps clean up the dishes. All of the kids play outside together and almost everyone lingers to catch up on “the latest.” Thankfully, we have plenty of tables and chairs to go around. It’s one of my Granny’s favorite days of the year because she loves having everyone together. At 85, it warms my heart to see her so happy.

Sitting around a big farmhouse style table with my family and friends is something that I enjoy every chance I get. I think that’s why I’m so passionate about setting a pretty table. Those moments spent gathered together making time to share a meal and enjoy each other’s company feels like a gift.

Since I’ve already shared several fall inspired tables with you this season, I wanted to reuse some of the items I’ve previously featured but in a fresh way. I know the holidays can get expensive and no matter what your budget, it’s always nice to save a little bit of money wherever you can, so let’s get started.

The only new item I bought for the Thanksgiving Inspired Tablescape was this plaid throw. It was $3 at one of my favorite shopping spots. If you’re not able to find a plaid blanket that strikes your fancy, consider buying a fabric like flannel and making your own no sew table runner version.


I found these textured chargers over the summer and used them on the back patio for a coastal inspired Saturday Supper gathering.


I’ve used these mismatched white plates so many times throughout the year. If you’re on a limited budget and can only buy one set of dishes, get a good set of white plates. There are so many fun things you can do to change their look each season.


You may remember I used this antique dough bowl on the fall inspired back patio. I replaced the deer sheds with more pumpkins, gourds and corn but kept the basic idea the same for the dining room.


Just like with white plates, glass hurricanes and white pillar candles can be easily changed from one season to the next. I’m still loving the look of the corks but you could easily do dried pinto beans, nuts, acorns or even kernels of corn.


I left the shelves on the china hutch in tact too, although, you may have noticed the antlers from the Autumn Apple Home Tour from early fall are missing. You’ll find them on the Thanksgiving inspired mantel if you missed Tuesday’s post.


These industrial style shelves we built over the summer have worked out really well so far. They got a little bit of Thanksgiving inspiration too.


It definitely takes a little more effort to set a pretty table but you’re totally worth it! Pull out the best of whatever you have even if it’s paper plates and put your own special stamp on it. Invite your friends and family over and enjoy each other’s company.


See you guys back here tomorrow. I’m sharing my latest piece of painted furniture.

Many blessings,

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  1. Hey CoCo – we love this table setting. All of your special touches show your love and care for home, hearth and family. We also appreciate reusing items that are already on hand. Beautiful Tablescape…what time is supper?

    1. How much fun would that be if you guys actually came over for supper! I would be so excited. I appreciate all of your sweet compliments on this post. Big Hugs, CoCo

  2. Coco, your Thanksgiving table and hutch look great! I love that you were able to reuse so many of your decorative items!

    1. I appreciate your kind words, Jamie, thank you so much! Big hugs, CoCo

  3. I love this table setting. So pretty and of course I also love that you used a blanket for the table runner. Love!!

    1. Thanks so much Brooke! I love plaid blankets and it’s always so exciting to find one at such a reasonable price like $3 🙂 Hugs, CoCo

  4. Coco. dinner at your Granny’s sounds like so much fun and it’s fun to see you create that same love and warmth in your own tablescape. It’s beautiful xo Lisa

    1. You’re sweet, Lisa, thank you! You would have so much fun at my Granny’s house. Just make sure you come REALLY hungry she even makes you take a plate home for later 🙂 Hugs, Coco

    1. Robin, thank you so much, I really appreciate it! I had so much fun while my mom was visiting but I feel so behind now 🙂 Hugs, CoCo

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