This Thanksgiving table setting features turkey plates along with flowers in rich fall colors to create a table that is both simple and beautiful!
Thanksgiving table settings for me are always special. I know a pretty table doesn’t make or break anyone’s Thanksgiving, but it is always nice to know that someone took some time to make something beautiful for you.
Whether that’s the meal, the table, or both, it shows the people you love that you care. My making a table extra special is just another way of showing my family how much they mean to me.
I want my Thanksgiving table setting to reflect the holiday, but also to marry my casual chic style. What I mean by that is that while I want it to look beautiful, I don’t want it to be so difficult that it’s overwhelming.
This year my Thanksgiving table setting focuses on the bounty of the season, using a simple mix of florals in rich colors, along with some fall fruits and vegetables….
And turkey plates! Before I was blogging, I was definitely doing tablescapes. But I tended to do something similar each year rather than mixing it up as I do now. Most of my pre-blogging Thanksgiving table settings involved one or the other of my vintage turkey plates.
And then the last few years of blogging (including last week’s fall tablescape), most of my tables have been on the neutral side.
But I really missed my turkey plates, so I decided to do a decidedly more traditional Thanksgiving table setting this time. And I’m loving the warm colors so much! They really fit with what I’ve done with my other fall decor this year, and I’m enjoying the rich autumnal colors.
These particular turkey plates were a lucky find at Home Goods. I loved the rich colors – and his blue head! I couldn’t resist 😉
However, they are hard to find so I’ve linked lots of cute options that give the same look!
I layered the turkey plates over pretty white dinner plates and then a white charger under that.
The flowers I used for the centerpiece are called antique hydrangeas, and they look like those lovely colors that hydrangeas turn when they are fading – except these aren’t dried! As far as I know, these are only available in the fall and I planned on using them as soon as I knew I’d be doing this table.
There is just nothing like their fading purples, burgundies and greens. They just say “fall” to me!
Along with the flowers I added lots of fall fruits and vegetables to create that bountiful fall feeling. White pumpkins, artichokes, apples, and pomegranates all make an appearance on the table, along with seeded eucalyptus.
Dark flax linen placemats and a lighter flax-colored linen napkin keep the look casual.
I also used my absolute favorite fall item – these mercury copper votives that appeared on my fall mantel last month. They’re gorgeous and so versatile!
A fun little touch is the napkin rings that say “Thankful.” They’re so cute! I love to add that touch of gratefulness as a nod to what this holiday means to all of us.
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Be sure to visit some of my friends who are also sharing fabulous fall and Thanksgiving entertaining ideas below!
Life on Virginia Street | Cedar Hill Farmhouse | Taryn Whiteaker
So Much Better With Age | Town and Country Living
Designthusiasm | On Sutton Place | Shabbyfufu
French Country Cottage | Julie Blanner | Craftberry Bush
CitrineLiving | StoneGable | Maison de Cinq
Maison de Pax | Setting for Four | My Soulful Home
Happy Housie | Ella Claire | Sand & Sisal
Zevy Joy | Styled with Lace | Dimples & Tangles
If you enjoyed this post, be sure to check out more fall and Thanksgiving entertaining ideas below!
How to Host a Fall Harvest Dinner Party
Warm & Cozy Fall Table with Pumpkins & Plaid
Easy & Elegant Neutral Thanksgiving Table Setting
Beautiful tablescape, Sheila! Those antique hydrangeas are so unique and perfect for fall. I can’t resist those blue-headed turkeys, either. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous tablescape!
Okay, the head is just so cute isn’t it?! Who could resist??!
Thanks so much for your lovely compliment and for taking the time to comment:)
Kim - Sand and Sisal says
Just beautiful Sheila! Love all your plates!
Thank you Kim!
Tamara Anka says
Sheila I love those gorgeous faded hydrangeas so much! They’re the perfect fall touch! Your table is elegant and beautiful as always!
Thank you Tam! I absolutely fell in love with them!!
happy fall to you!
Kelly Wilkniss says
Hey Sheila – so lovely! The florals are stunning in their fading glory. I love how you incorporated fruits & veggies …and welcome back to the (new) turkey plates!
Thanks so much Kelly! So glad you liked it!
Heather Luckhurst says
Love your gorgeous Thanksgiving harvest plates and stunning centerpiece Sheila! xo Heather
Thanks so much Heather! Happy fall to you!
Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.
Thank you so much Candy – I so appreciate it!