How To Set Your Thanksgiving Table

The Thanksgiving countdown is in full effect and it’s crunch time for preparing your feast menu and Thanksgiving table decorations. Now most people typically decorate for the fall in October, focusing mainly on Halloween accents. As soon as the Halloween festivities have passed, the jack-o-lanterns, ghosts, witches, haunted houses, etc., come down and out come the maple leaf cutouts, pumpkins, gourds, pine cones, and earth tone napkins, placemats. Thanksgiving is a holiday infused with good food and good company-friends and family alike. We are celebrating our blessings and that calls for an elegant, yet budget-friendly table setup.


Thanksgiving Table Centerpieces - During the fall season, we tend to buy more than a few pumpkins for carving, baking, or cooking purposes. Pumpkins, when cut, scraped and cleaned, make beautiful and festive centerpieces. Adorn them with bright sunflowers and voila, you have a low cost table decoration.

Painted Pumpkins Centerpieces


Tip: You can paint pumpkins using acrylic non-toxic paint from the art supply store. The end result is a fun twist on the classic look. Cut off the top, scrape the pumpkin clean. Place a layer of Saran wrap on the inside and use your new bowl to serve soup or punch! Solid color Bittersweet Orange, Sunkissed Orange, School Bus Yellow, Chocolate Brown and Brick are our most popular fall tableware choices.

Rustic & Vintage Table Accents - This year rustic and/or vintage table accents have made quite the statement and I think this look is here to stay. Our line of Natural Linen Like products has been a hit for weddings and other formal events. You can use our Natural Linen Like Flat Pack napkins as “placemats” or have these custom folded at each place setting.

Walnut Placecard Holders - Thanksgiving table placecard holders are not imperative, but how adorable and extra formal would they look? Use empty walnut shells (scrap two ridges) to hold up placecards with your guests’ names. Quirky, but it works. I promise.

Candles & Potpourri - Candles or potpourri in autumn are pretty much a must. I live in southern California so season changes are not as intense as other parts of the country. Thank God for spice candles that get my home smelling like Thanksgiving is here.

How do YOU decorate for the fall holidays? Share with us. We’re dying to know what autumn party supplies and decorations make your Thanksgiving table setup a cinch!


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