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Thanksgiving Tablescape Inspiration and Ideas 

There’s not much time left until we stuff ourselves with Thanksgiving food and fall asleep to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade replay. But before the fun and feasting begin, you’ll need to prepare. Take a look at this Thanksgiving tablescape design inspiration to get a few tips and ideas for your table setting. 

Timeless Elegance

A gold and white tablescape is timeless throughout any season. For Thanksgiving, pair gold and white dinnerware and drinkware with white and gold décor. Instead of orange pumpkins or dark elements that are typical for fall, place dainty white pumpkins along the center of the table or on each plate. 

Nature and Earth 

Bring your thanksgiving tablescape down to earth with natural, earthy elements. Consider using wicker or woven placemats, earth-toned dinnerware and flatware, and plenty of greenery for the centerpiece. Dried florals, acorns, scented pinecones, and green garland along the center of the table will pull the tablescape together. 

Blue Gingham 

Gingham is a classic for your Thanksgiving tablescape. The warm, cozy plaid print looks best as a table runner with matching cloth napkins. Use a simple solid color table cloth as the base, place the blue gingham runner on top, then use white dinnerware topped with a folded blue gingham napkin

Layered Look

We love a layered look on the table for Thanksgiving. For the place settings, layer a placemat, dinner plate, smaller plate, cloth napkin, and a bowl. For the tablescape decorations, layer décor in height, such as staggering tall and short candlesticks with medium-sized lanterns and low foliage. 


Why not host your holiday celebrations at a venue instead of at home? You could put on a gathering-themed get-together at a venue like Rural Hill Farm. Bring a few decorations, your dinnerware, and food, and let the good times roll—without all the chaos and cleanup at your home.