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Four Elegant Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas

Happy Friday everyone! Today I am joining 24 creative bloggers for the Thanksgiving Tablescape Tours hosted by the talented Chloe of Celebrate and Decorate. If you are coming over from A Casa Di Bianca or if you just happened to stop by today I am so glad you are here! For this hop I am sharing highlights from the four different fall tablescapes I created this season. Hopefully this post will give you some new ideas for creating an easy and elegant Thanksgiving tablescape.



“Autumn Elegance” Thanksgiving Tablescape

On Tuesday I hosted the “Gather ‘Round The Table” Thanksgiving Tablescapes, Dining Rooms, and Kitchens Blog Hop and it was so inspiring! I shared my Autumn Elegance  Thanksgiving Tablescape featuring my new Queen’s Majestic Turkey Dishes that I found at Tuesday Morning back the summer.


Autumn Elegance Thanksgiving Tablescape Beautiful French Country Thanksgiving table setting ideas easy Thanksgiving To Christmas decor



Elegant Thanksgiving Tablescape

This year I wanted to create a Thanksgiving tablescape that could easily transition into Christmas with some simple changes. Using a large dough bowl lined with beautiful faux cedar garland was the basis for my design.


Once the fall elements have been removed, the dough bowl, cedar garland, nuts, and brass candlesticks will remain for Christmas. I will simply add some long needle pine, pine cones, vintage Christmas ornaments or bead garland. Most of the delicious Bosc pears shown here have already been eaten since these photos were taken!


Autumn Elegance Thanksgiving Tablescape Queen's Majestic Turkey Dishes French Country Thanksgiving TablescapeI love turkeys and traditional fall colors, so I am really enjoying this tablescape right now.


A vintage turkey or two always makes an appearance on our Thanksgiving table!


All of my tablescapes incorporate vintage and French country style treasures. I have always loved using vintage amber thumbprint goblets for Thanksgiving, but it has been a few years since I used them.  It has been nice to enjoy their beauty once more.


Elegant Thanksgiving Tablescape vintage amber glass goblets Spode turkey napkin, roses, pumpkins, pears



Two French style mini-garden urns on each end of our authentic 100+ year-old farm table hold gatherings of white roses, fragrant rosemary, sage and a few olive leaves. The urns are some of my favorite yard sale finds from last spring and I have used them in different ways in all four of my fall tablescapes this season. Fresh roses always add an elegant touch to any table setting.


“Pretty In Pink” Thanksgiving Tablescape

My “Pretty In Pink” French Farmhouse Tablescape was set up in much the same way as the Autumn Elegance tablescape, with the dough bowl in the center flanked by shabby metal candle holders and the two little urns. In this design the urns hold mini-white pumpkins with gold painted stems and some pretty fall leaves.


Vintage French Country Farmhouse Thanksgiving Tablescape Pink Thanksgiving Tablescape

Using various shades of pink in a fall tablescape was totally unexpected and new for me. I had gone to Dollar Tree for gold taper candles, but when I spotted pink ones and some beautiful pink mercury glass votive holders, I thought they would be pretty with the pinks and mauves in my Johnson Brothers “His Majesty” dishes.


This Thanksgiving tablescape design was created with a ladies’ luncheon or tea party in mind, so it has a bit of feminine fall flair.




The copper chargers and pink and blush accents made a lovely combination of colors.




For this tablescape my dough bowl was filled with faux seeded eucalyptus, white pumpkins with gold painted stems,  faux pomegranates, fall leaves, faux turkey feathers, dried bittersweet, and vintage brass candle holders with pink candles.


As I was working on the post our fall colors were peaking here in Kentucky. I happened to notice all of the various shades of pink in the fall foliage too. I am a bit shabby chic at heart, so playing with pink was fun. Since I always take cues from nature, I just might use shades of blush and pink in future fall tablescapes.


“Vintage French Farmhouse Wheat and Pumpkins Fall Tablescape”

Vintage French Farmhouse Wheat and Pumpkins Fall Tablescape


In late September I shared my Vintage French Farmhouse Wheat and Pumpkins Tablescape, and it might be my favorite! I love neutral and natural fall decor, and wheat just seemed to work beautifully as a fall accent in our home. If I wouldn’t have been participating in any other fall tablescape tours in October and November, I probably would have kept this same table setting for Thanksgiving.


vintage church pew fall decor



In September I found a set of vintage wheat dishes while out junkin’. I had intended to put them in my antiques booth but once I started messing around with them on the table I fell in love. I will be using these dishes year after year for fall.



On the same day I scored the wheat dishes I also found a vintage French style pedestal. With it’s creamy white and gold colors I knew it would be perfect for holding the white baby-boos with the gold stems I had just painted.


I placed the pumpkins on top of scattered wheat and mixed in a few gold pine cones, acorns, and vintage crocheted ribbon.


For this tablescape the little shabby French urns were filled with wheat. Simple and elegant!


Wheat is a wonderful choice for Thanksgiving decorating. Check out my post, 40 Beautiful Ways To Decorate With Wheat for some more great ideas.


40 Beautiful Ways To Decorate With Wheat Fall Decorating Ideas Wheat Decor Wheat Wreath Wheat Bundle Wheat Sheaves Fall Decorating Ideas


“Harvest Fruits Early Fall Tablescape”

In early September I shared my Harvest Fruits Early Fall Tablescape for the Fall Tablescape Hop which was also hosted by sweet Chloe. Even though this tablescape was for early fall, the apples and pears harvest theme could still certainly be used for Thanksgiving.



The mini urns were topped with artichokes while the large dough bowl was filled to overflowing with a harvest of faux apples, pears and acorns.


A glass and wicker demi john in the center of the dough bowl added a bit of French farmhouse style to the design.



I also created quick and easy napkin rings using an empty paper towel roll and some supplies from Dollar Tree. If you are looking for inexpensive napkin rings at the last minute, check out my Elegant DIY Fall Napkin Rings Using Dollar Tree Supplies.


DIY fall Napkin Rings Burlap Napkin RIngs made from a paper towel roll and dollar tree supples







I hope these four different fall tablescapes have given you some ideas for creating an elegant Thanksgiving tablescape using all of the beautiful “gifts of the harvest” nature brings in Autumn. In my opinion you can’t really go wrong when styling a fall or Thanksgiving tablescape. Any color scheme will be beautiful!



Four different ways to style an elegant Thanksgiving Tablescape


Thank you so much for stopping by today! Be sure to visit all of the beautiful blogs on the Thanksgiving Tablescape Hop if you haven’t already. Here’s the schedule:


Knock it Off Kim | Home is Where the Boat Is | Everyday Living | Living With Thanksgiving


Panoply | Corner of Plaid and Paisley | Red Cottage Chronicles | Home and Gardening with Liz


Me and My Captain | Bluesky at Home | Life and Linda | Our Crafty Mom


The Painted Apron | Debbee’s Buzz |Loveland Lodge | Celebrate & Decorate


The Painted Hinge|Sweet Sensations|Zucchini Sisters|a casa di Bianca|Follow the Yellow Brick Home

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  • Reply Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge

    Your tablescape ideas are all so gorgeous! I love the mix of soft fall colors and patterns. Thanks for the inspiration!

    November 16, 2018 at 7:24 am
  • Reply Rita C at Panoply

    Lovely compilation of your recent tablescaping efforts, Amber! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

    November 16, 2018 at 7:27 am
  • Reply Debbee

    Amber, every single one a stunner! Love them all, it’s impossible to choose a favorite! They should feature you on the Home and Garden TV channel.

    November 16, 2018 at 8:26 am
  • Reply bonnie morgan

    Wow, it will take me a while to soak up all the inspiration. Lovely tables.
    I would like to have your copper chargers.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

    November 16, 2018 at 9:09 am
  • Reply Liz @ Home and Gardening With Liz

    Your tables are all beautifully set up. I like the dough bowl and how you will use it again for Christmas with a few changes made. Lovely dishes and napkins. Lots of inspiration! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration!

    November 16, 2018 at 9:29 am
  • Reply Ann Krucek

    Very pretty tables! I think my favorite is the first one with the gorgeously filled dough bowl.
    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

    November 16, 2018 at 2:52 pm
  • Reply Sandra Garth

    You’ve been one busy table stylist and each of your tables are beautiful. Pink and blush are so different for the season and I love how you incorporated these soft colors. Have a happy and restful holiday and it’s been fun hopping with you.

    November 16, 2018 at 7:37 pm
  • Reply Jenna

    All your tables are beautiful Amber, I can’t chose a favorite, but I can feel the fun you had creating them, so many wonderful details! I love your cohesive color palettes and your dedication to your themes. Also the fact that you can easily transition to Christmas is a definite bonus! Happy Thanksgiving!

    November 17, 2018 at 8:50 am
  • Reply Michelle @ The Painted Hinge

    I love how you shared the four stunning tablescapes you crafted for this fall/Thanksgiving season! They were all so gorgeous and among my favorites I’ve seen this season. So happy to be hopping with you friend and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    November 17, 2018 at 6:20 pm
  • Reply Pam Richardson

    Amber, all of these are beautiful and elegant. You are a master at detail and I enjoyed each one of your stunning settings! Happy Thanksgiving and it was fun hopping with you!

    November 17, 2018 at 10:10 pm
  • Reply Botanic Bleu

    Beautiful table ideas for a traditional Thanksgiving! Hope you and your family have a happy Thanksgiving.


    November 18, 2018 at 12:24 am
  • Reply Debbie-Dabble

    Thanks so much for stopping by, Amber and for taking the time to leave such a sweet comment!! Love your tablescape! Very pretty!!

    November 18, 2018 at 7:15 am
  • Reply Chloe Crabtree

    You have been really busy! I know the work required to set a tale and then to put all of those elements away again. You have created such lovely looks for Thanksgiving. When I say the first, “elegant” one, I was sure that was the one I would like the best, but then as I progressed through the additional ones, I found it difficult to decide which one I liked the best as their are beautiful elements you added to each. I look forward to seeing whet you do for Christmas! Thank you for joining in the hop!

    November 18, 2018 at 9:23 am
  • Reply Linda

    Beautifully presented Amber. You have been so busy and it shows. I think it is lovely to show so many ideas and inspiration. So warm and inviting. Happy Thanksgiving.

    November 18, 2018 at 11:06 am
  • Reply Jenn

    What wonderful inspiration for Thanksgiving! Your centerpieces are gorgeous and I love the idea of using something that can easily transition to Christmas.

    November 18, 2018 at 11:06 am
  • Reply Carol@BlueskyatHome

    Amber, I’m so impressed that you created so many tablescape versions and every one of them is beautiful ~ a feast for Thanksgiving eyes. The pink accents, the wheat accents ~ it’s all lovely. I love the idea of transitioning right into Christmas. Thanks for being on the blog hop.

    November 19, 2018 at 3:44 pm
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