Hello friends! I am pleased to have my special Instagram friend Laura of The Classic Cottage here to share another guest post with us! Laura has the most gorgeous Instagram feed full of photos of her beautiful cottage decorated with farmhouse and vintage cottage style decor. Today she is sharing tips for creating a simply beautiful farmhouse Thanksgiving tablescape. Welcome Laura!
Thanksgiving is an extra special holiday where we gather with family and friends and reflect on all of the people and things we are blessed with and are thankful for. It’s also a holiday that consists of a lot of delicious food! We all have our favorites-turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie just to name a few.
What better way to celebrate this wonderful holiday than on a beautifully decorated table! Over the years I have discovered, through much trial and error, that “beautifully decorated” doesn’t necessarily mean “over the top” where there is no place to place the food! The Thanksgiving table is a place that should feel pretty, welcoming and most importantly needs to be functional.
On our Thanksgiving table, I first chose a simple table runner in a neutral color. I can tweak the rest of my tablescape and change the colors if I wish without having to start from scratch if I change my mind.
Next, I place my centerpiece. I prefer to have a centerpiece in a container so that it can be easily removed if the table seems too crowded. These wooden vases with two fall stems are colorful and festive or this dough bowl filled with leaves and a colorful variety pumpkins adds life and texture to the table.
These wooden vases with two fall stems are colorful and festive or this farmhouse dough bowl filled with leaves and a colorful variety pumpkins adds life and texture to the table.
Either centerpiece works and depending on the number of guests you have, you can adjust the size of the centerpiece you’d like to use.
Lastly, I set the place settings. I use a neutral textured charger to add more dimension and texture. I layer my everyday white dishes with a patterned plate and a small solid plate.
I have also learned that depending on the number of guests you’re serving, you may not have enough of the same dishes. That is perfectly ok! Mix and match the dishes you do have with dishes in the same color palate and alternate place settings. It’s adds more interest and makes it fun!
Whichever tablescape you use, your guests will be thrilled to enjoy this Thanksgiving holiday with you. I hope you create some beautiful memories and eat some delicious food!
Thank you Laura for sharing your tips for creating a simply beautiful farmhouse Thanksgiving tablescape!
Well friends, I hope you have enjoyed Laura’s guest post as much as I have! I love Laura’s tips for setting a simple and beautiful Thanksgiving table with centerpieces that can easily be moved to make way for the feast or for enjoying conversation with family and friends. Laura is always sharing so many wonderful tips for budget decorating and fun DIY’s on her beautiful Instagram feed The Classic Cottage, so be sure to stop by IG to say hello and give her a follow. If you are looking for more farmhouse-cottage fall decorating ideas, her fall home tour from last year is amazing!
If you are already in the Christmas spirit, you definitely will want to take a look at Laura’s Christmas Home Tour guest post from last year too!
I hope you have enjoyed all of the fall and Thanksgiving tablescape ideas that have been been shared here on the blog this season! If you missed any of my tablescapes this season or if you are still looking for more last minute ideas, you can take a look at my recent post where I shared highlights from the different tablescapes I created this fall: Four Elegant Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas.
Is your table set for the big day or do you enjoy more casual family gatherings? I love hearing from you dear readers! However you choose to spend the holiday, I pray you have a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for visiting today!