Gatherings-My Thanksgiving Table

One of my favorite things that the holidays bring are time spent gathered around the table with family and friends. Along with that, I love setting a pretty table. To me a nicely set table makes people feel special and makes the season extra special as well. Setting a table doesn't have to be time consuming or stressful, it is a chance to be creative and have some fun with your decor.

I try to incorporate both new and old pieces into my tablescapes. I typically like to start with minimal and simple textured pieces-like linens. For this table setting I used a simple linen table runner and burlap napkins. They add and accent rather than compete with the other elements of my table. The napkins can be purchased off of our website.

I’m a big believer in blending styles —especially when it comes to setting the table. Layering contrasting looks like rustic chargers and candle holders, farmhouse inspired plates with vintage-inspired glassware, gives the table some character and makes for an interesting overall aesthetic look.

Starting with a simple, neutral table runner makes for a good foundation that you can easily build on. I chose a linen runner and paired it with rustic candlesticks. Then, I ran faux cedar garland through them to add movement and color across the table. I gave the garland a fall feel by intertwining magnolia stems and some fall berry bushes to the garland. I placed white pumkins and mini squash through out to break up the green and make each stem pop.

When we’re gathering around the table I like to keep the centerpiece low, this way guests can easily see everyone at the table and there is plenty of room to place the food. The green in the garland really balances out the warm tones on the table and helps bring everything to life.

I hope these table-setting ideas will inspire you to choose pieces for your own Thanksgiving table that will make everyone who gathers around it feel right at home.