Sharing an elegant & simple Thanksgiving tablescape from our farmhouse that is so easy to put together on a budget with pictures & beautiful white dishes.
Thanksgiving is such a special holiday in that we are truly just celebrating being Thankful.
I am recently coming to the realization that in order to celebrate each holiday (especially one about being thankful 🙂 that I don’t have to go crazy with decorating or spend a lot of money to make it more special!
Simple Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas
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This year’s Thanksgiving tablescape is definitely much simpler than last years.
Farmhouse Harvest Table
I really love beautiful tablecloths & linens but this year I decided to keep our farmhouse table bare with no tablecloth.
I wanted to appreciate the beautiful farmhouse table that Jason refinished for me.
And something about Thanksgiving just screams huge harvest table, doesn’t it?
Glass Hurricane, Candles & Pine Cones for a Thanksgiving Centerpiece
I centered our table with a simple glass hurricane & surrounded it with pine cones.
I dusted a few with white spray paint but left the rest natural.
I love the texture they bring to the table.
Plus they are free!
White China & Glassware for the Thanksgiving Tablescape Settings
I set the table with white china & clear glassware that have been handed down to me from family members.
Using heirloom pieces is such a sweet way to remember past family members & be more thankful for the people I love & care about!
Our turkey platter was my great great grandmothers, the white china was my parents wedding china & the glass pitchers were Jason’s grandmothers.
Using these pieces always makes me stop & think about all the meals that have been shared with my dishes.
How fun is that? 🙂
I can’t help but stop & smile!
White Cloth Napkins, Green Napkin Rings & Shipping Tags for Name Place Markers
Although I did not add at tablecloth I did add cloth napkins with my favorite green glass napkin rings to our Thanksgiving tablescape.
I used simple shipping tags (shipping tags found on Amazon) as place cards with my hope that people will write what they are thankful for on the back & add them to our Thankful tree over the dining room fireplace.
Thankful Tree on the Dining Room Fireplace Mantel
I think it’s so important (especially with kids) to have them stop & think about things they can be thankful for.
A Thankful tree is a great way to do this.
There are many different versions of Thankful trees you can find on Pinterest.
For our Thankful tree I collected branches from our yard & simply placed them in a vase with a few Christmas balls & shipping tags hung on it.
Simple & elegant.
DIY Velvet Acorns & Velvet Pumpkins Added to the Thanksgiving Tablescape
I made small velvet acorns & placed them on everyone’s bread bowl as a little thank you for my family members.
I also added a few velvet pumpkins to the table.
How are you spending Thanksgiving?
Are you keeping your fall decorating simple as well?
I hope this inspires your to create a simple Thanksgiving tablescape at your home! Happy Thanksgiving,
by Tara Lehman
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