Friday, November 4, 2011

Thanksgiving Table Settings

It's hard to believe Thanksgiving is only three weeks away! I have already been thinking of this special day and what I can do to contribute to the spirit of hospitality (and thankfulness!) that goes along with entertaining family and friends.

By far, my favorite part of entertaining is creating the table setting! I've been researching ideas for my own Thanksgiving table setting, and I wanted to share with you what I found. This post is packed full of lovely and inspiring pictures that link back to fuller explanations of how to accomplish what you see. Enjoy!

Table Settings

{Love the Giving Thanks candles and the monogrammed napkin rings!}

{Neutral colors for a clean, simple, yet stunning look}

{Purples are popping up everywhere for Thanksgiving! Love the stamped leaf table runner and leaf place cards.}

{Use colorful leaves under clear plates to bring autumn beauty to your setting.}

{My favorite...rustic elegance! Cut logs are used as platforms for floral arrangements.}


{Tiny floral arrangements grouped together create stunning centerpieces}

{Harvest centerpiece--WOW!}

{Floral arrangement using fall colors}

{Gorgeous! Cut off tops of gourds to create vases.}

{Cornhusk votives}

{Jars with floating candles and straw ribbon}


{Use real leaves, berries, or branches as napkin rings.}

{So pretty! Roll napkin to imitate the shape of a cornucopia.}

{Textured linens with hand-written names serve as place cards and party favors.}

{Add iron-on monograms to dress up simple, white napkins.}


{Ribbon, fruit and berries}

{Feathers, flowers, and jute ribbon}

Party Favors

{Print out cards of your favorite recipes and clip to a ribbon hanging near the front door. Guests can grab a card on their way out. Nice party favors!}

{Vintage bottles, berries/flowers, and tea-stained name cards make this place setting idea a lovely gift for your guest as well!} 

Kids' Table

{Fringed paper tablecloth, hand-drawn turkey "place mats" and  crayons wrapped in fringed napkins make this kids' table fun! Kids can color the turkeys in between courses!}

{Love the silhouettes and the scalloped edges!}

1 comment:

  1. What great ideas!! Thanks for compiling these! Definitely want to use some in my Thanksgiving decorating, even though the dinner won't be at my house. :-)