Easy & Elegant Neutral Thanksgiving Table

Looking for a neutral Thanksgiving table that represents the season without going too bold? This neutral tablescape uses pears and greenery, along with white roses to create a casual chic take on the holiday.

It’s my first tablescape of the season, and to say I’m excited would be an understatement. I love doing table settings, and this season is the perfect time to indulge!

As soon as fall hits and the holidays are fast approaching, I start planning and bouncing around ideas. This year I wanted to create a Thanksgiving table that is elegant, yet doesn’t feel stuffy. (pun not intended, haha!) 

And I think this neutral Thanksgiving table manages to be both. It’s pretty enough that the holiday feels special, but not so complicated that it adds to the stress! It’s an easy but elegant way to celebrate being together.


neutral Thanksgiving table setting idea pears roses and brass candlesticks

I hadn’t done a neutral fall table in a few years, so I knew I wanted to explore that again. However, I also really wanted to celebrate the holiday by doing a table that honored the traditional.

So an overall neutral tone, with pears as an accent, creates an autumnal palette but in a softer way.


white roses and pears with white plates and white pumpkins fall table

The centerpiece is a simple glass vase filled with white roses and eucalyptus, with brass candlesticks, more eucalyptus, and Casper white pumpkins down the center of the table.


pear on white plate with gold flatware and white roses fall table setting idea

A pear on each place setting helps to bring in that traditional fall palette.


gorgeous neutral Thanksgiving table in French country dining room

Some pumpkin and turkey tureens sit on the sideboard adding their charm and practicality!


gorgeous white roses centerpiece fall or Thanksgiving table

pear and place card with gold flatware Thanksgiving fall table setting

The gold flatware continues the palette of neutrals punched with gold. I love the warmth they bring to the table!


gorgeous neutral Thanksgiving table with gold chargers brass candlesticks and pears and pumpkins

The placemats are a dark flax linen, and I turned them vertically for a change of pace. I found some similar ones below, but these linen towels are almost exactly the same color and would work well for this! They would also make a great oversize napkin. 


pear and place card with gold flatware on white plate fall table

Believe it or not, these pears are faux! They look so real! I’ve also used real pears on a tablescape here, but either will work easily here. 


neutral Thanksgiving or fall tablescape idea roses gold chargers and pears

Fluted wine glasses bring added elegance and echo the fluting on the dinner plates.


pretty fall table setting with linen napkins and gold flatware on white plate

The little place cards I made myself with a gold stamp pad and plain card stock tags! I love the elegant look of the gold juxtaposed with the casual tags.


Thanksgiving place setting with pear and place card gold flatware

A fluted white dinner plate is layered over a gold acrylic charger. I almost always use a charger, especially for a holiday dinner. It really elevates the table and makes it feel special!


gorgeous fall or Thanksgiving table setting with gold flatware and chargers white plates

The flax-colored linen napkins are both elegant and casual, and a staple that I use again and again. They’re definitely worth the investment!


gorgeous neutral thanksgiving table in French country dining room brass candlesticks and white pumpkins

beautiful neutral Thanksgiving table setting idea roses eucalyptus and pears


I hope this neutral Thanksgiving tablescape has given you an idea of how easy it is to create a casual but chic table. I’ll be sharing another (very different!) table next week – hope to see you then!

In the meantime, you can check out any of my past fall and Thanksgiving tables right here!




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Easy and elegant neutral Thanksgiving table idea



Now be sure to visit my friends who are also sharing their gorgeous fall and Thanksgiving entertaining ideas below!

Rooms for Rent | Crazy Wonderful | The Turquoise Home


Nick + Alicia | Designthusiasm | Shabbyfufu


Maison de Pax | Modern Glam | Maison de Cinq


My Sweet Savannah | Shades of Blue Interiors | Jennifer Rizzo


If you enjoyed this post, you might want to check out some of my other fall and Thanksgiving tables below!

Neutral Fall Table with White Pumpkins & Eucalyptus 

How to Host Thanksgiving without the Stress – 10 Essential Tips!

Elegant Fall Table Setting in Green and Cream

Earthy & Warm Fall Table 


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  1. Carol Blake says:

    Hi Sheila – So enjoy your site! Would you please provide details on the artwork above the dining room sideboard? Thank you!

    1. Hi Carol and thank you so much for your kind words! Those prints are from Restoration Hardware, maybe 5 years ago. I believe they were called “antique manuscripts” or something like that. They no longer carry them but you could probably look on Ebay.

      Hope that helps!


  2. I love the beauty of this table. It will be just my husband and I for Thanksgiving and I am planning something similar and romantic. Those pears look so real! I love them and can see how they would work for Christmas too. I followed your link, but was unclear whether you purchased yours from Wayfair, Amazon, or somewhere else. Would love to know, as they didn’t look faux! Thanks for sharing, Sheila!

    1. Hi there! I’m so sorry about the confusion. My particular pears were from Pottery Barn but unfortunately, they are no longer available. I sourced some from them that are available now but they are more greenish, and a few others that look fairly similar. I’ll keep my eye out for more as time goes on but I think for some reason pears are a fruit that looks pretty good in faux (as opposed to some others) so hopefully one of those options might work for you!

      Thanks so much for your sweet comment and Happy Thanksgiving!


  3. Donna M Colotti says:

    Stunning as always but am especially loving the slim tapering candlesticks. May I ask if you are using the tall/medium or small on your arrangements?

  4. Beautiful, Sheila! This table strikes the perfect balance between casual and neutral and warm and special! Love it!!

    1. Aww thanks my friend – that is so nice to hear! 🙂