Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas

While my social media feeds might be filled with Christmas trees and twinkling lights, I think we all need to PUMP THE BREAKS and give Thanksgiving the attention it deserves. I mean, it’s the most delicious meal of the year and it shouldn’t be overlooked! So in an attempt to reign the Christmas craziness in, I’m sharing five amazing Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas to use for your Thanksgiving table this year. Even better? Many of these items are on sale so order online, pick up in store, and get decorating!

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Classic White and Black Thanksgiving Tablescape

I’m pretty sure that I should thank Joanna Gaines for my obsession with black and white home décor. I’m classic, easy to mix and match, and the black hides the constant messes my boys make. So take this design trend—using Joanna’s Hearth and Hand by Magnolia line, of course—and apply it to your Thanksgiving table. Here are my favorite products:

Matte Black Silverwear / White Stonewear Dinner Plate / Black and White Embroidered Table Runner / Black Stonewear Serving Bowl / Black and White Embossed Plate / Galvanized Napkin Ring / Buffalo Plaid Napkin / Taper Candle Stick Holder  / White Bead Garland / Wine Glasses / White Enameled Cast Iron Pumpkin Dutch Oven

Pumpkin Themed Thanksgiving Tablescape

I think I might be the only person in my town that still has pumpkins on her front porch. Maybe it’s because of my amazing hack for keeping squirrels away from pumpkins, maybe it’s because my husband has been too lazy to compost them, but honestly it’s because I love ALL THINGS PUMPKIN and Thanksgiving dinner is their time to shine. I found adorable rustic pumpkin themed table décor at Target ON CLEARANCE so scoop it up while it lasts:

Orange Pumpkin Placemat / Ivory Pumpkin Placemat / Melamime Fall Pumpkin Dinner Plate / Gray Napkins / Fall Gingham Dinner Plate / Knit Whilte Pumpkin / Leaf Table Runner  / High Ball Double Old-Fashioned Fall Glass Collection / Wooden Serving Bowls / Silverwear Set / Turkey Napkin Ring

Simply Rustic Thanksgiving Tablescape

World Market is one of my favorite places to shop when I am hosting a dinner party because of its wide plethora of quirky, handcrafted items. They have the largest selection of earthenware and table linens that I have ever come across in one place, and right now the7 are having a MAJOR 40% off sale on both furniture and table top wear. We took advantage of the sale already and scored this GORGEOUS dining table and some beautifully rustic table décor for Thanksgiving:

Mustard Yellow Cotton Fringe Napkins / Give Thanks Napkins / Round Steel Blue Braided Placemats /  Ivory and Charcoal Sentiment Plates / Ivory Rustic Turkey Plates / Geometric Wood and Brass Napkin Rings / Black and Woven Natural Table Runner / Napa Tritan Glasses / Wood and Metal Two Tier Serving Stand / Flared Whitewash Wooden Taper Candle / Clear Barcelona Vases  

Earthy Neutrals Thanksgiving Tablescape

A perfectly browned, massive turkey is most likely the star of your Thanksgiving table, so take a simple approach to the plates, glasses, and table linens. I like to stick to a muted color scheme such as gray and green so that your food and drink really pop. I found that the new holiday Hearth and Hand by Magnolia line has a TON of interchangeable pieces that will work for both Thanksgiving as well as Hannukah, Christmas, New Year’s….and every day!

Green Napkins / Green and White Table Runner / Glaze Oval Platter / Two Tier Cake Stand / Stonewear Salad Plate / Small Wooden Bowls / Magnolia Green Leaves Garland / Gold Rim Stemless Wine Glasses / Clear Glass Vase / Acacia Board

Kids’ Thanksgiving Tablescape

Have a kid’s table at your Thanksgiving? Then don’t overlook all of the kid-friendly décor options available at both Target and World Market like these fun and colorful pieces:

Happy Thanksgiving Melamine Plates—Set of Four / Happy Thanksgiving Melamine Cups—Set of Four / Happy Thanksgiving Melamine Bowls—Set of Four / Paper Turkey Mask and Craft Kit / Thanksgiving Kids’ Napkins / Color Your Own Turkey Paper Place Mats / Short Twig Coloring Pencils / Thanksgiving Paper Activity Table Cloth /

Don’t forget to check my Thanksgiving essentials list if you are hosting the big meal, as well as my curated list of Hostess gifts if you are a holiday guest (don’t you DARE come empty handed!). Oh, and check out these cute leftover containers so no one will steal your Tupperware!

For more tips on having a Thanksgiving to remember (for only good reasons, I swear), click here.

Happy Thanksgiving!


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  1. Kileen says

    Can’t believe how close Thanksgiving is!! Makes me so excited and love these tablescape ideas. Makes it so much more exciting to have decorations up for everyone to get into the holiday spirit!

    cute & little

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