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Setting the Table for Thanksgiving

Hi, Friends!  Today I’m joining some friends to share our Thanksgiving tables!   This fun Thanksgiving table tour is hosted by Tammy of Pink Peppermint Designs.  My tablescape this year is not very fancy since I’m just hosting my immediate family and it will be pretty relaxed – which I prefer!  Rolls may be tossed instead of passing a serving dish, but who cares!!!    It will be a fun time with good food!  *This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience.  Please see my full disclosure statement HERE.

Dining Room and Casual Thanksgiving Table

If you are visiting here from 11 Magnolia Lane, welcome!  Those girls know how to set a beautiful table!  I just caught a sneak peak of their table setting yesterday and could not wait to visit their post today to see all of the details!

Thanksgiving table with Plaid runner and place setting with pheasant feathers

For my table, I decided to go with a table runner this year instead of a full tablecloth.  I found this pretty gray and cream plaid flannel runner at Pier One, and I gave it an informal feel by crumpling it up a bit instead of laying it out flat.  My main centerpiece is a long breadboard topped with an arrangement of magnolia leaves, pinecones, some twigs, Bosc pears, and pheasant feathers.   The main structure was formed with two large magnolia leaf and pinecone stems that I purchased at Hobby Lobby.  I put them end to end on top of the breadboard and then added additional pinecones, pheasant feathers, and the Bosc pears.  When it’s time to serve my meal, I can just lift the breadboard off the table to have room for all of the food!

Thanksgiving Centerpiece with Bosc pears, magnolia leaves, pheasant feathers, and pine cones.

For each place setting, I used simple galvanized chargers with my white beaded dishes and these pretty teal salad plates that read:  “Begin with giving thanks – Gratitude“.   If you like these salad plates, you’ll want to come back here this coming Saturday for a giveaway!  The pom pom edges of the off white napkins make them extra special!  Those little details get me every time!    These gray goblets from Target are so pretty.  I love those tiny air bubbles in the blown glass!   I used my favorite flatware from World Market.  It works so well with the grays and galvanized chargers.

Thanksgiving Place Setting with Pheasant Feather

On top of each plate I placed a pheasant feather.  I’ll probably tie a name tag to each one on Thanksgiving day.   Scattered this set of gold mercury glass votive holders around the table, because I always like to have some candlelight on my table!  I was planning to use silver mercury glass, but when I got out all of my votives, I decided these gold ones worked really well with the colors of my centerpiece.  Who says you can’t use galvanized tin and gold mercury glass on the same table?

Casual Thanksgiving Table Setting

I did want to share the wreath that I put together on my corner cupboard.   I saw the galvanized tin “gratitude” wreath at Hobby Lobby and immediately thought it would be perfect in my dining room since I was using the plates that also had the word “gratitude” on them!   Then, I added this twig wreath from Hobby Lobby to use as a base for the galvanized piece.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Next, up on the Thanksgiving table tour is Carmel of Our Fifth House!  I can’t wait to see her Thanksgiving table!  If you missed yesterday’s tours, you can find the links below along with the entire line up!   I love these tours so much because you can get so many ideas in one place!!!


Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas

Pink Peppermint Design | Monica Wants It | Dimples and Tangles | Inspiration for Moms | Two Twenty One

Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas

11 Magnolia Lane | Hymns and Verses | Our Fifth House | Decor to Adore | Meaningful Spaces

Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas

Far Above Rubies | Follow The Yellow Brick Home | Heathered Nest | A Stroll Thru Life | DIY Decor Mom

Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas

RemodelaCasa | Duke Manor Farm | The DIY Playbook | Life on Cedar Lane

Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas

Tips for a Casual Thanksgiving Table Graphic

Laura @ Inspiration for Moms

Saturday 10th of November 2018

Doreen, I just love your Thanksgiving Tablescape. The feather is such a great touch!

Christy @ 11 Magnolia Lane

Friday 9th of November 2018

It's just lovely, Doreen, especially those sweet plates! I'll have to come back for the giveaway. :) So nice to get to tour with you--Happy Thanksgiving!


Wednesday 7th of November 2018

Very lovely table--for some reason I'm not into pumpkins this year for decorating, so your centerpiece is perfect!


Wednesday 7th of November 2018

I love everything! I thought your gratitude blue plates were so perfect for your table. It’s a very inviting table.i noticed the wreath but would never have guessed that you’d “gussied up” one you’d found! I never think that way! What a statement piece this wreath is now! Another thing that looks great is the simplicity of your side table. It looks so good! I really like the wall, light, mirror and black. It looks very up to date! I’m also impressed with the table runner. I’d forgotten about your table. Is it a cement table top? Have a happy Wednesday.


Tuesday 6th of November 2018

I enjoy getting together with family and friends and hearing all the ooohes and ahhhhs when it comes to the décor of the home and especially the table, I believe it makes the food taste better, lol. Your table is so calming and for sure will make your company feel welcome. Do you have any idea as to how to refresh magnolia leaves. My magnolia wreath is looking pretty sad.