How To Create a Tablescape For Thanksgiving

Today I’m sharing a simple and neutral way to create a tablescape for Thanksgiving!

I’m so excited about this post because it’s something I’ve been wanting to do for so long.  After spending a year in transition in 2018-2019, living in a rental home with just Milan and I with NO furniture and eating all of our meals on a tiny kids play table and chairs, this tablescape is everything to me!

I love to entertain and feed my friends and family.  It brings me so much joy and I have never been able to do that.  But now I’m able to live my best life and I cannot tell you how good it feels. 🙂

If you’ve never done a tablescape before, don’t worry because it’s so simple and easy to do.

#1: Color Scheme

The first thing you should do is figure out what color scheme you want.  I’m a neutrals person all the way so I tend to gravitate towards beiges, whites and gold tones.  I’m really loving these gingham farmhouse placemats.  I had to get two packs since our table seats six people.

#2: Dinnerware

Next I chose this vintage modern white dinnerware set.  It has everything I needed and then some.  I also liked how this looks expensive but it’s actually super affordable.  This dinnerware is simple yet classy and I love the little details.

#3: Flatware

Choosing flatware is next on the list and I knew I wanted gold flatware for my table scape.  Flatware usually comes in a set of 4 so if you have a larger table that seats 6-8, you’ll need to get two sets.  It’s always nice to have extra just in case there’s extra guests.

#4: Plate/Napkin Setting

This was my favorite part.  Deciding on what to do with the napkin and decoration for the plate setting.  There’s so many possibilities you can do.  Napkin ring with a cute leaf on top or you can do just fold the linen napkin and put a white artificial pumpkin on top.  No fuss and it looks super cute.

Tip: You’ll want to place a small plate on top of a big plate for salad and the main course.

#5: Centerpiece

Most people would usually start with the center piece since it’s the focal point of the table but I found it easier to leave it for the end.  You can do either, whichever is easiest.  There are so many options and you can choose to go bright with oranges and rich tones for Thanksgiving or keep it light and neutral.  I chose the latter and love how it turned out.  I started out with some artificial silver dollar eucalyptus leaves.  I only had to use 3 stems but you can use more or less depending on your table size.  I added some flameless LED candles and placed a few of the white artificial pumpkins in-between.

That’s it!  You know have a table scape ready for Thanksgiving.  I like that you can use this neutral decor throughout the holidays instead of just pulling it out for one day.  Money well spent!

Farmhouse gingham placemats | Vintage modern white dinnerware set | Wine glasses | Linen napkins | Artificial silver dollar eucalyptus leaves | flameless LED candles | Gold Flatware | Artificial white pumpkins

Whenever I want to spruce up my home decor or update my kitchen items and especially when I’m getting ready to celebrate the Holidays, eBay is the first place I go to for deals.  You can find more Thanksgiving decor HERE.

Thank you eBay for sponsoring this post.

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  1. Hi Annie,

    This is really pretty, and thank you for the tips! I also love your top; where is that from?

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