Neutral Thanksgiving Tablescape

We'll be hosting a very low key Thanksgiving dinner here at our house, so I decided to play around with the stuff I had around the house to decorate the formal dining table.


I bought a roll of dotted wrapping paper in the $1 section at Target that I used as a table runner. Using that neutral palette, I added the white ceramic gourds from the Wisteria post-holiday sale (love those things), some golden pumpkins from Michaels and some dried gourds that I picked up at a garage sale.

Every single dish on this table is from the thrift store! Haha. I've had great luck collecting gold and white china that ends up looking cohesive when it's all arranged together. Those white flower bowls are a recent thifting purchase that I really love. I plopped one of my faux pears in each bowl, along with a homemade place card tied to the stem.

The simple ivory napkins were tied with beige and white dotted ribbon. If you look closely, you can see that the flatware is silver with gold glitter. That was a simply DIY I did for last year's Christmas tablescape.

The great news is, we rarely eat in our formal dining room so I can just leave this table like this until Thanksgiving! Now we can enjoy the pretty table for some extra time before the holiday, and it's one less thing I have to do. Since cooking is not exactly my forté, hosting Thanksgiving is stressful enough without having to worry about setting the table!

Do you decorate your table for Thanksgiving? I'll admit, I'm very tempted to pull out my Christmas decorations already, but I won't bring them out until the day after Thanksgiving. I'm trying to make a concerted effort to focus on Thanksgiving instead of fast-forwarding past it to Christmas, and decorating the table helps. (It's hard though; I love Christmas so much!)

* Practicing Thankfulness *
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