A Simple Thanksgiving Tablescape

A Simple Thanksgiving Tablescape

 Whether you're hosting a Friendsgiving celebration with all your closest friends, or it's your turn to host the annual family dinner, setting a beautiful tablescape can be a big undertaking! We're here to make things a little easier with a few tips on creating an attractive yet simplistic table for your next Thanksgiving dinner. 


Use what you have.

Tip #1 when creating an easy, understated tablescape- use what you already have. Explore your house and see what treasures you can find before you head to the store or add another item to your Amazon cart. Sometimes those family hand-me-down dishes or those candlesticks currently sitting on your fireplace mantle can create a more beautiful and creative table, then those new target finds!


 Thrift shop!

When you're searching the house and coming up a little empty, maybe its time to head to your local Goodwill! Thrift stores can be the perfect place to find hidden gems; from antique one-of-a-kind dishes to brass candlesticks, they have it all. Plus, saving a little money never hurt anyone! 


Forage for greens.

Adding a touch of natural colors & textures to your design will help create a welcoming and warm table display. Placing fresh greens like eucalyptus or asters in your napkins, name tags, or as a table runner will create a fresh clean base for you to add extra adornments like candles or mini pumpkins. The best part is, you don't even have to call your local florist, you can just head outside and see what you can find. While most of you won't have fresh eucalyptus available in your yard, you most likely will have a few types of greens that you can incorporate into your decor. So take a walk and get some inspiration from nature! 


 Incorporate leather!

Last but certainly not least, when in doubt, add leather! Bringing in more of those natural textures by incorporating leather onto your tablescape, can be a great way to add a unique touch. Two of our favorite ways to do that are napkin rings & place cards. This year we we created custom engraved "Thankful" leather napkin rings, but you can get super creative with your rings by using scrap leather & a paint pen (a chalk pen will work too if you can't find a paint pen), or keep things more minimalist by using leather strings and simply tying them around the napkins. For the place cards we used scrap leather pieces & a paint pen to add a personal touch for our guests. There's something so special about being intentional and writing out a persons name, and carefully selecting where they will sit! 



Whatever elements you decide to go with for your Thanksgiving tablescape this year, we hope our little post helped inspire you to create a simple & inviting table. A place where friends and family gather together in warmth, love & laughter. A place where everyone feels at home. 


Do you have any fun holiday tablescape tips or tricks? Or any Thanksgiving table traditions? We'd love to hear about them!

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