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17 Best Creative Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas for 2023

Are you hosting a Thanksgiving lunch, dinner, or a Friendsgiving celebration? I can’t wait for you to see all the inspiration I’m sharing today. Thanksgiving is a time to show off your creativity by combining fall harvest decor and seasonal autumn displays to celebrate the season. If you’re looking for inspiration, check out these 17 creative Thanksgiving tablescape ideas for 2023.

If you are looking for a rustic, elegant, or whimsical table style, I promise you will find plenty of inspiration. From using natural, earthy elements like gourds and leaves to incorporating festive colors and rich patterns, these ideas will help you create a tablescape that your guests will love.

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Creative Place Settings For Thanksgiving Tablescape

Do you bring out the family heirloom china for your Thanksgiving dinner? Or do you like a simple rustic approach to holiday entertaining? No need to worry; you’re sure to find something that appeals to you among these 17 Thanksgiving Tablescape place settings and centerpiece ideas.

Ode To Autumn Wheat-Inspired Table Setting

This first place setting includes dishes with a wheat motif. The dishes are inexpensive thrift store finds that have been curated over time.

The recent addition of the wheat glasses was the icing on the cake. They have a mid-century vibe and combine with the wheat dishes to create an eclectic Thanksgiving tablescape.

Hosting a Thanksgiving dinner party is the perfect opportunity to combine thrifted dinnerware.

READ MORE about this Friendsgiving Brunch Tablescape.

Cottage Core Projects and Thrift Store Finds combine for a Rustic Tablescape Idea.

Looking for budget-friendly Thanksgiving table ideas? This rustic fall tablescape is also filled with thrift store finds. I combined the vintage golden wheat dishes from above with rustic leaf placemats and amber water glasses to create a warm, cozy tablescape.

Furthermore, the centerpiece and the garland are easy to make and an inexpensive way to create cottage-core charm.

READ More at Best Thanksgiving Tablescape Decor Ideas, and check out how to make a Kraft Paper Leaf Garland.

Thanksgiving Tablescape with DIY and thrifted finds for a rustic country home holiday.

Thrifted Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas

Can you create a stylish Thanksgiving tablescape using only thrift store finds? Yes, you can.

Each item used on the table was found at a thrift store or foraged for a rustic, warm tablescape. The table setting encourages you to savor the season with amber, copper, and gold shades.

READ more at Thrift Store Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas.

Thrift store finds for a Thanksgiving Rustic Tablescape.

Michele from Vintage Home Designs preserved these huge fall leaves to create a unique, neutral-themed Thanksgiving tablescape. Her subtly stylish table is filled with understated creme, white, and beige for a fetching table setting.

Be sure to check out the rest of the details at How to Create A Beautiful Thanksgiving Table.

Forage preserved leaves and DIY place cards for a neutral Thanksgiving Tablescape

And talk about creating a themed table; wait until you see Renae’s stunning Ralph Lauren-inspired Thanksgiving tablescape idea.

She used pheasant feathers, gold-rimmed dishes, and a stunning centerpiece to achieve her table theme. Her earthy tones mix well with the green foliage for a captivating Thanksgiving table.

See more details at Ralph Lauren Inspired Thanksgiving Table.

Ralph Lauren Inspired Fall Thanksgiving Tablescape Idea

Jen at Midwest Life and Style created this adorable Thanksgiving tablescape with these unique pumpkin-shaped bowls. Her mix of classic white dishes with an abundance of earth tones creates a warm and inviting table.

See more about her table setting at 5 Tip To Host A Friendsgiving Brunch.

Neutral and rust tones for a Fall Table Setting

Rustic Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas

If you like rust Thanksgiving Tablescape ideas, what about this Vintage pottery and DIY projects? Check out this Dollar Tree Leaf Table Runner that you can make for pennies.

Burlap and burnt orange textiles mixed with rustic pottery create an inviting old-world ambiance on the table.

DIY Dollar Tree Leaf Tablerunner for a Autumn Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas.

This traditional place setting combines three thrifted plates and DIY plaster leaf charger plates for a warm and cozy Thanksgiving Table setting. Placed atop a quilted patchwork table linen, the presentation has an elegant yet rustic charm.

Fall Craft Plaster Leaves DIY Charger plates with wheat dishes for Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas.

Elegant Thanksgiving Ideas

I can’t wait for you to see my friend Mary’s elegant table. Furthermore, you’ll agree that she is so creative when you see this elegant, “pretty in pink” Thanksgiving tablescape she created. It is truly a feast for the eyes. Pops of unexpected pink enhance her stunning florals and are mixed with her elegant vintage dishes.

For more of Mary’s creative table, click her Thanksgiving Table Ideas.

Pink and vintage dishes for a unique Thanksgiving Table Setting.

Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece Ideas for 2023

At the heart of the Thanksgiving Tablescape is the centerpiece. The harvest season lends itself to abundant fruits, flowers, and vegetables with an array of foraged materials to create inviting table centerpieces.

Foraged and Recycled Centerpiece

The Woodland Thanksgiving Centerpiece combines the best of DIY and craft ideas.

Begin with a foraged twig and recycled tin can container. Next, fill it with Kraft Paper DIY leaves, pinecone stems, and raffia craft stems.

Finally, surround them with amber bottles and other vintage tableware for a unique rustic table centerpiece.

READ More to see all the details.

DIY Twig and Tin Can Vases with foraged and DIY Fall Leaves centerpiece for a Thanksgiving Tablescape.

Also, I wanted to share another fun centerpiece from my friend AnnMarie of Simply 2 Moms because she uses amber bottles. She used several bottles combined with earthy dried gourds running along the table center as her tablescape centerpiece.

See more details on How to Style a Rustic Thanksgiving Table.

Fall gourds, amber bottles for a Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece.

Take It Outdoors

This simple, down-home dining table in the greenhouse is filled with rustic fall charm. A simple thrifted basket is filled with faux autumn flowers to create a simple centerpiece for a casual dinner.

The table is draped in classic earth tones, filling the table with autumn richness. And the light-filled space brings the outdoors inside.

READ More tips for an informal farmhouse tablescape.

Fall Table Centerpiece in Greenhouse with faux florals in a thrifted basket

Dining on the screened porch is a treat in the fall. Rustic gourds and dried okra pods fill the centerpiece doughboard.

Jennifer from Cottage on Bunker Hill arranged this stunning centerpiece in her lovely outdoor space. She uses flowers from her cutting garden and foraged materials for a free table arrangement.

Jennifer’s cozy, open-air dining experience is full of charm with the woodland backdrop.

You can see more details on Fall Harvest Tablescape.

Outdoor Table Centerpiece with garden flowers in a woodland setting.

Host A Friendsgiving Brunch

A Friendsgiving Brunch is a time to celebrate with friends and show how much we care. With a small gathering of friends, this eight-foot table has room for an elaborate harvest gem centerpiece.

I began with an oversized vintage French cheese board and filled it with two cornucopias, a vintage turkey planter, aged brass candlesticks, pumpkins, gourds, and more.

Table Centerpiece for a casual Thanksgiving Dinner Party idea with pumpkins, dried flowers and a vintage turkey.

And the space under the cheese board is filled with forages from the garden. Dried sedum autumn joy and nandia berries combine with asparagus fern and fall leaves for a stunning centerpiece.

READ MORE about this tablescape.

Friendsgiving Table Centerpiece for a casual Thanksgiving Dinner Party with pumpkins, dried flowers and a vintage turkey.

My friend Ann created this unique Thanksgiving centerpiece with an unexpected touch. She filled a white wicker basket with a stunning orange mum.

The neutral tones of her table allow the stunning centerpiece to pop.

You can see more of her Simple Autumn Table for Thanksgiving.

Neutral Thanksgiving Tablescape with orange mum in white wicker basket.

Thrifty Centerpiece For Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas

My friend Stacy chose a thrifty centerpiece option with a trio of garden pumpkins filled with small mums. What a thrifty way to use your pumpkins after you’ve removed the pulp for your pumpkin pies. You can get more tips for Thanksgiving entertaining at How To Host Thanksgiving Dinner.

A Trio of pumpkins filled with mums and brass candles for a Thanksgiving Table Setting Idea

These thrift store hurricane candleholders were meant for me. I knew they would be perfect for a Fall Tablescape filled with foraged acorns. And adding two unique thrifted candlesticks with battery-operated flicker candles completed the centerpiece.

To add a more rustic feel, foraged DIY grapevine wreaths surround each.

See more table details on the Thrift Store Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas.

Rustic Tablescape Centerpiece for Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas with thrift store finds.

The rustic fall centerpiece graced the dining table for an Autumn Fall Home Tour. See more details at Fall Home Tour – Budget Friendly Decorating Ideas.

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I hope today’s Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas have inspired you for the upcoming holidays. Thanks for stopping by, and I look forward to sharing my next adventure with you.

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17 Creative Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas 2023 from Rustic to Elegant Fall Tablescape Inspiration

Mary from Life at Bella Terra

Sunday 29th of October 2023

Rachel, I've had my head down in planning my Fall Styling workshop and am just now getting to this wonderful post. Thank you so much for including me and your sweet and kind comments. I want to share this post on one of my Saturday Meanderings in November.


Monday 30th of October 2023

Mary, You are so welcome. Thanks so much.


Friday 20th of October 2023

Thanks for sharing Rachel. Loved all these fantastic table ideas🙌🏻


Saturday 21st of October 2023

Ann, Thank you so much for allowing me to share your great centerpiece.


Friday 20th of October 2023

So many beautiful tables! Thanks for sharing them all!


Friday 20th of October 2023

Kim, I'm glad you like them. Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday 19th of October 2023

So many beautiful Thanksgiving table ideas, Rachel. Thanks so much for sharing my friendsgiving tablescape.


Friday 20th of October 2023

Jen, You are welcome. Thanks for allowing me to share.


Wednesday 18th of October 2023

Beautiful Thanksgiving inspiration, Rachel.


Thursday 19th of October 2023

Wendy, I really appreciate this. Thanks for stopping by.