How to Set a Thanksgiving Table

It’s Thanksgiving and all eyes are on you, Tom Turkey. Give him the respect he deserves by properly setting your holiday table. You can reuse your Halloween pumpkins or bring in nature’s bounty from your backyard. The idea is to create a look that celebrates the season, the meal and your family.

 

Here are six great Thanksgiving table-scapes to give you ideas.

 

Photo Credit: DwellSTUDIO
Photo Credit: DwellSTUDIO

 

We love the combination of white and pewter in this gorgeous table setting. The geometric patterns on the napkins and table runners provide an on-trend backdrop. Create a centerpiece by simply spray-painting the pumpkins you bought for Halloween. Then mix them with white vases and bowls you have on hand or stop in to any Art Van Furniture location and check out the assortment of accessories we have in Art’s Marketplace.

 

Photo Credit: Williams-Sonoma
Photo Credit: Williams-Sonoma

 

The produce section of your favorite store is filled with tiny pumpkins and gourds that can be placed on your table for an au natural setting. Remove the stems of the small pumpkins and use them as candleholders. You can also bring in branch cuttings to create a bit of drama. Simple in its use of materials, this setting is a feast for the eyes.

 

Photo Credit: Antiqueaholics
Photo Credit: Antiqueaholics

 

This table is proof that vegetables are beautiful. A single artichoke on each plate is a dramatic but easy way to dress the setting. Miniature topiaries are created from urns, moss and a single small white pumpkin. This setting is elegant in its simplicity – a great choice for the hostess who doesn’t want to fuss over the table.

 

Photo Credit: Sharps Farm
Photo Credit: Sharps Farm

 

The look of this table setting will set your meal aglow. Lanterns are a nice alternative to candle sticks, and keep the flame safe from young diners. Pinecones can be gathered from your yard and used as is or sprayed with a touch of metallic paint to catch the glimmer from the candle’s flicker. The materials used for this setting can easily be reused for your Christmas table, as well.

 

 

Photo Credit: DomesticforDummies.com
Photo Credit: DomesticforDummies.com

 

If you enjoy craft projects, you’ll love this table setting. A dozen pillar candles get an easy treatment with brown paper and cut out letters to spell out the reason for the season. Use leaves from your yard or cut out shapes from paper to scatter along the table runners. You can also create place cards from a single letter. A simple floral arrangement finishes the look for a table the Pilgrims would have loved.

 

Photo Credit: FrogPrincePaperie.com
Photo Credit: FrogPrincePaperie.com

 

Finally, create a special setting at the kids’ table with a cardboard things-to-be-thankful-for tree and felt turkeys. Use a roll of craft paper to create a table covering that can double as a coloring station. Simply put out small cups of crayons, which will keep kids busy while you’re whipping the mashed potatoes. Get the details here.

 

Which table is your favorite?


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