INSPIRING THANKSGIVING TABLESETTING IDEAS

With Thanksgiving just two weeks away, now is the time to make that checklist and check it twice. From spices in the cupboards for the turkey, stuffing and pie, to knowing how many place settings to have at the table. Will you serve your Thanksgiving meal buffet style? Or will you have all the food on the table and serve it family style? Planning these details in advance can help you to decide how high or low to go with your centerpiece, or to opt to have a removable one at the time of the meal, allowing the turkey platter and all the fixin's to be your tablescape. Now is also the time to plan on polishing the silverware, brass candlesticks, crystal serveware and stemware, the week before rather than the night before - Make the table sparkle & shine! After the food & table checklist is made (click to print: Thanksgiving Checklist), it's time to give the house a good cleaning, inside and out. Be sure to also include a little spruce up of any outdoor autumn d├ęcor set in September, to be refreshed and welcome guests on Thanksgiving. Plan time to de-stress with a fall walk in your neighborhood or local park - it may be the time to collect leaves, branches, acorns or pinecones to bring in the outdoors and add a little nature to your tablescape or home decor. Below are some images to inspire your Thanksgiving Tablescape and decor...



Many people dress their chandelier for Christmas - so why not do it also for Thanksgiving?

As beautiful as your tablescape may be, be sure it's easy to edit just before guests sit and the meal is served...

Don't be afraid to experiment with different arrangements on your table...

Using a cake plate for your centerpiece is a good way to raise it up, giving more table space for the food. Using the pumpkin helps to still keep it low profile for guests to see each-other...

Mini Indian corn from your local market can make a unique place-setting for your guests...

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A simple reminder of what the day is about... Share what you're thankful for...

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I'm a fan of using white dishes for meals, but classic patterns can simply dress the table, without the fuss of extra decor...

A simple pinecone wreath tied with a mustard gold ribbon works perfectly for Thanksgiving -- and with a switch of the ribbon to red, you can easily transition into Christmas...

Put to use all those beautiful frames you've scored while thrifting - Welcome guests with a message... 

I'm a huge fan of layering in gold to an autumn tablescape - Easy to find pieces at a flea market, or paint existing pieces you have (including the pumpkins!) for a refreshed and warm look... 



Create a unique centerpiece mix of pinecones, produce, flowers, foliage, and feathers...

 
Create a fall arrangement in a silver urn...


Besides Pinterest, another source of Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas can be found on Houzz.com


So whether you repurpose existing items into new looks for your table, or you go antiquing for new finds to layer in, just remember to enjoy yourself, enjoy cooking and the process, enjoy cleaning your home for your guests, and enjoy your time with your family... because trust me, there are plenty of people in the world who would love to be in your place.


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