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5 Ways to Create a Thanksgiving Tablescape With Natural Elements

Can you believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner? If you’re hosting holiday dinner, and need a new idea or two, I’ve got 5 ways you can create a Thanksgiving tablescape.

Thanksgiving Tablescape With  Natural Elements

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Thanksgiving Tablescape With  Natural Elements

Fall decorating for me is all about bringing the outside in. I always love creating Thanksgiving tablescapes using natural elements such as seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh flowers, and herbs from the garden.

And the best part? It can be an inexpensive way to dress up your table.

Thanksgiving Tablescape With  Natural Elements

I added a faux bay leaf garland to the centerpiece, with little mandarin oranges, pinecones, and white pumpkins. You could use any seasonal fruits with some garland. I love using pomegranates and apples as well.

Thanksgiving Tablescape With  Natural Elements

I just recently bought these fall plates and fabric napkins from Homegoods.

You can always find copper finishes when I create my Thanksgiving tablescape with these copper napkin rings, a fun find at a local flea market, and the copper mules. The Pottery Barn charger finishes off the fabulous fall vibe.

pumpkins and oranges on table

I tend to use more white pumpkins than orange, but either color would fit here perfectly. Pinecones look beautiful here, and can usually be found throughout your yard. Candlelight is always a must.

Thanksgiving Tablescape With  Natural Elements
Thanksgiving Tablescape With  Natural Elements

I used the same place settings here that I used in the last tablescape but changed out the centerpiece. The garland was replaced by a dough bowl.

To brighten up this table a bit, I added bright green granny smith apples and fresh-cut hydrangea blooms.

Pumpkins and pinecones on table with candles

I left the pinecones and white pumpkins on the table.

Thanksgiving Tablescape With  Natural Elements

Thanksgiving Tablescape With  Natural Elements
Thanksgiving Tablescape With  Natural Elements

This was my favorite Thanksgiving tablescape to create for the season. I’ve always wanted to add a pile of pumpkins down the center of the table!

Mums and pumpkins

I will admit I went a little crazy with the pumpkins this year. And I will take a few of those pumpkins off the table before eating.

I started a cute little pumpkin patch this fall, and the white and green pumpkins you see here are from my garden.

Thanksgiving Tablescape With  Natural Elements

The warm color of the mums I picked out for the fall tablescape played off of the white pumpkins perfectly.

table setting with white pumpkin on a terra cotta pot

Here’s a fun little fall display with a white mini pumpkin and some moss in a terra cotta pot. The white plates and plaid fabric napkins are from Home Goods.

Thanksgiving Tablescape With  Natural Elements

You can see more pumpkin and mum tablescape views here.

Thanksgiving Tablescape With  Natural Elements

Here I incorporated fresh zinnias and dried hydrangeas, but you can add any seasonal fresh or dried flowers that are available. I thought it would be fun to mix them in this rusty vintage chicken feeder.

table setting with silverware pouch and herbs

Check out these cute silverware pouches from Cutlery Couture. I love the rustic look and feel of the natural, woven jute. This set came with 4 herb-themed pouches.

Cutting some fresh herbs from the garden, and adding them to the plate, along with the silverware pouch, brought a little extra pizazz to the table.

White pumpkins and tea candles

Candles always add warmth and ambiance to any fall tablescape.

Thanksgiving Tablescape With  Natural Elements
Thanksgiving Tablescape With  Natural Elements

You can see more herb and hydrangea tablescape views here.

Thanksgiving Tablescape With  Natural Elements

Here I used fresh pears, with their leaves, and faux red apples for the centerpiece.

Thanksgiving Tablescape With  Natural Elements

Dahlias were added to a vintage galvanized bucket, but again, you can add any flowers from a Trader Joe’s or grocery store if you don’t have any fresh flowers available from your garden.

table setting with pear and white dishes
pears and apples centerpiece

Pinecones and candles were added to each of these tablescapes for a feeling of warmth.

Thanksgiving Tablescape With  Natural Elements

Visit the blog post about bringing the outdoors to this fall tablescape for more views.

I hope you were able to pick up an idea or two on creating a Thanksgiving tablescape. Be sure to add place cards when hosting. We tend to be a little more informal and have fewer guests than the normal family. Another great idea would be to add a plaid throw to the table in place of the usual table runner.

If you have any questions or additional suggestions, feel free to share them in the comments below. And be sure to share this blog post link with anyone who may find these tablescape ideas useful.

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  1. So fun to see the different ways you styled your table!!! I cannot choose a favorite, I love each and everyone and had to scroll back through your post a few times to take them all int! They inspire me so much!! I’m so glad you joined us for Welcome Home Sunday this week too!

    1. Thank you Debra! I bought that chicken feeder when we had a bigger table. So my husband had to cut it down to fit our new farm table. I really love it!

  2. The natural tablescape ideas are lovely and so perfect for this season, aren’t they? Pinecones, natural greens, fruits, all of it makes me think of an overflowing cornucopia of the earth’s bounty! Thank you for sharing your lovely tablescapes. It has been delightful to hop with you!

    1. Thank You Chloe. I completely agree with you on natural tablescapes. Thank you for visiting, so fun hopping with you.

  3. Kim, I can’t pick a favorite. Each table is full of beautiful elements. Well done! I love your long table and that your centerpiece runs the length. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  4. Kim, all of the tablescapes are just gorgeous, but I am in love with #3 and 4. I love the candle holders and the garden touches in #3, (those little pumpkins in pot!) and again the candle holders, cutlery pouches, fresh herbs and napkins in # 4. I am a crazy herb lady so that look is just for me!

    Your home looks so lovely for fall and I have enjoyed seeing all of your creative Thanksgiving tablescape ideas!

    Thank you so much for joining the hop! I hope you have a healthy, blessed and happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Thank you so much Amber. Those herb pouches are so fun to use. This hop was so much fun, and I got so many great ideas. Thank you for letting me join you all!

    1. Thank you Christy! I wish I could remember where I got those napkins. I bought them at least 15 years ago with a tablecloth that matched.

  5. Kim, your table settings are absolutely gorgeous! I, like you, love to bring natural and garden elements to every table, and you do it beautifully. It’s a hard choice, but my favorite is the pumpkins with all the rustic elements. I love the setting of your eating area with the wraparound windows, and oh, the view of your gardens and the water; I could get used to that beauty and that climate! Fun to be hopping with you for the first time!

    1. Thank you so much Lora! I really appreciate all the kind words. And I am so glad we finally got to do a blog hop together.

  6. Wow, you have so many beautiful ideas that it’s hard to pick a favorite. You’ve done such an amazing job at layering flowers, fruits and all kinds of natural elements. They’re all so gorgeous! Great to hop with you!

    1. Thank you Shelley. It was a lot of fun coming up with different ideas this fall.Loved hopping with you as well my friend.

  7. So many beautifully festive tablescapes, Kim, I seriously don’t know which one to pin first! They’re all amazing. I love the way you’ve layered so many different kinds of flowers and how you’ve added in so many different kinds of texture too. It’s gorgeous. I hope your Thanksgiving celebration is a special one, CoCo

    1. Thank you CoCo. That’s a huge compliment coming from you. I always am so inspired when I visit your blog!

  8. Oh Kim you did it again, you have inspired me beyond what I thought was possible! I kept thinking (and pinning) each table thinking you couldn’t; top it and I was wrong. % beautiful tables and ideas. I adore your style!

  9. Goodness it would be hard to choose which table is my favorite. The vivid colors and fruits are not something I’ve done but will pin and remember this for another year. And you can never go wrong with too many pumpkins! If we were to have lived back during the first Thanksgiving table, it would probably be filled with pumpkins! 😉 Enjoy your holiday.

    1. That is so true about the pumpkins Cindy! I had so much fun growing my own pumpkins this year. It’s been fun seeing everyone’s Thanksgiving inspiration today.

  10. Beautiful tables set the mood for a beautiful holiday dinner! Great job Kim!!♥️♥️♥️♥️

  11. Each of your table settings is stunning and so unique. I love them all and the beautiful place setting you created. Each centerpiece was designed so beautifully. Fabulous inspiration to use for my own table.

  12. Kim. these are all really nice tablescapes you’ve created, with just the few changes you’ve incorporated on each! I really love the first one, but I would be happy to enjoy a meal at any one of them. I think setting a festive table really makes guests feel special, no matter how many or how few. Great ideas!

  13. Kim I love using nature-inspired decor, too. Your tablescapes and centerpieces are absolutely gorgeous! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  14. Kim it all looks so pretty! I love how you used the small containers on the each place setting! Each centerpiece looks amazing and of course you know I love those dahlias!

    1. Thank you Stacy. My very first tablescape was when we did a Mother’s Day hop together. Now I really love doing them!

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