Rustic Gold Thanksgiving Table with Pears & Greens

In this post I’m sharing a gorgeous gold Thanksgiving table. Easy and elegant, this tablescape features both faux and real pears, gold candleholders along with lots of greenery.

I’ve done quite a few Thanksgiving tables over the years, not only for the blog but also because I usually host and I love doing tablescapes.

Tablescapes are such a fun, creative outlet for me and I love that they also elevate the celebration. There is just something about sitting down to a dinner at a pretty table that makes everything a little more special! 


thanksgiving table gorgeous pears and gold and white

This year, I’m using the cutest “Give Thanks” plates that I found at Home Goods. As soon as I saw them, I knew they would form the basis of my Thanksgiving table. I literally couldn’t scoop them up fast enough!


thanksgiving table in gold and white

These salad plates can be hard to find, but I found some very similar ones that are adorable!


thanksgiving table gold candleholders pears and greens

I wanted to focus on whites and golds only, with the pears creating the only real color on the table.

To do that, I used a simple white tablecloth and white napkins and a flax colored runner down the center.


thanksgiving table with give thanks plates in gold and white

Under the salad plate I layered an everyday white dinner plate and a white charger. Although all the elements are white, it stays interesting with all the texture going on.


thanksgiving table gold and brass candleholders greens and pears

I created the centerpiece by combining some green leaves from my yard, along with a combination of fresh and faux pears.


thanksgiving table golden pears

I think the key to making faux fruit or flowers look more realistic is combining some real with the faux! The mix creates a more believable look than using just faux alone. And it’s great when you can’t find what you need!

For instance, I wanted both gold and green pears, but could only find green at the market. I mixed in the faux gold ones I already owned with the real ones, and I think it worked pretty well!


thanksgiving table with white dishes gold flatware and brass candleholders

The brass candleholders are a mix of vintage and Pottery Barn.


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I’ve only recently started using gold flatware. I’m in love with the look for fall and winter and the warmth it brings to the table.


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Thanks again for stopping by! I hope you’ve gotten some inspiration for your own Thanksgiving tablescape!



Elegant Rustic Gold Thanksgiving Table graphic Maison de Cinq


Be sure to visit my friends who are also sharing some fall and Thanksgiving table setting ideas!

Maison de Cinq | Decor Gold Designs | Maison de Pax | My Soulful Home
Bless’er House | Ella Claire French Country Cottage


Designthusiasm | Cotton Stem | Randi Garrett Design | Citrine Living
Celebrating Everyday LifeKelley Nan | Life on Virginia Street


Wednesday Thanksgiving 2017

Taryn Whiteaker | On Sutton Place | Julie Blanner
Zevy Joy | Finding Home Farms | Setting for Four


StoneGable | Shabbyfufu | Sand and Sisal
French Garden House | Town and Country Living | Becky’s Farmhouse


If you enjoyed this post, be sure to check out more fall table setting and entertaining ideas below!

Warm & Cozy Fall Table Setting with Pumpkins & Plaid 

How to Host a Fall Harvest Dinner Party

Warm Thanksgiving Table in Shades of Plum with Eucalyptus & Figs


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  1. LOVE the table design and especially the use of pears instead of ‘traditional’ pumpkins 🙂

    I must say however, that I’ve never seen all the flatware dislayed on the napkin as you’ve done. Very unusual…. Usually the knife and spoon are to the right of the plate with the sharp side of the knife facing inward to the plate.

    That being said, once again, I must say the table’s overall design is lovely.

    1. Thanks very much Anna – I loved the pears too so I’m glad to hear that you did as well!


  2. Love your gorgeous table Sheila! So elegant and I love all the gold!

    1. Aww thanks so much Tamara!

      Happy Fall to you my friend 🙂


  3. Sheila, your table is perfect! I love the gleam and glow of the gold, and with the greens and white, it’s elegant and just beautiful. It’s a joy to be on this inspirational tour with you!

    1. Aww, thank you so much Lidy! I love touring with you too and can’t wait to see your Christmas table!


  4. It looks so elegant! I love the different heights of the candles – they add so much charm.

    1. Thank you so much Julie! I just fell in love with those candles – I think they’re keepers:)


  5. Sheila, I absolutely love you runner, and you completely fooled me with the pears! Even after you said some were faux and some real, I couldn’t tell which was which. Love the concept of clean white and gold with the harvest tones in the pears. Just beautiful!!

    1. Thanks so much Lory! I think I lucked out with these particular faux pears – they look pretty good!

      And as always, thank you SO much for including me with you and all of these amazing and talented ladies, I so enjoy our hops!

      Happy Fall to you!


  6. Beautiful! I love those salad plates.

    1. Thank you! I fell in love with them too, and just had to have them:)

      Thanks so much for stopping by!


  7. The new plates pick up the shimmer of the gold perfectly. Always love pears on tables! Beautiful job, Sheila!
    Have a great week!

    1. Thanks so much Shelley! And thanks for popping over:)


    1. Thanks so much Jennifer! I love pears too – they always look so good on a table:)