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
- Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece Ideas for 2023
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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