Warm Thanksgiving Table in Shades of Plum with Eucalyptus & Figs

Looking for Thanksgiving table ideas that aren’t in the typical fall palette? Today we’re sharing a gorgeous table featuring shades of plum that is perfect for Friendsgiving, Thanksgiving, or any fall occasion!

Gathering. Spending time with friends and family around a table. Is there anything better? 

That call for gathering that fall brings is probably one of the reasons it’s my favorite season! Even if it’s not Thanksgiving, the season gives you an excuse to throw a roast in the oven and invite some friends over! And Thanksgiving? Well, that is the best holiday of all. I can’t think of anything more beautiful than spending a day with those we love and giving thanks for all we have.

And what better time than Thanksgiving to create a table that feels special! 


gorgeous Thanksgiving table with white roses and white pumpkins and purple accents in French country dining room

I’ve done quite a few fall and Thanksgiving tables over the years. From traditional autumn tables using turkey plates, to rustic greens and golds, to completely neutral tables with white pumpkins.

But for this table, I knew I wanted to do something that used the rich colors of fall, but in a less typical way. As I was mulling over some ideas I got it into my head to do a table using a rich plum color. And that’s how this Thanksgiving table in shades of plum was born!

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stunning centerpiece of white roses, hydrangeas, purple flowers and eucalyptus in vintage silver champagne bucket

fig and eucalyptus on white plates with white pumpkins

Unlike most of my tables that are created around my salad plates or sometimes the flowers, this one was shaped by these gorgeous plum colored linen napkins I found! They are so gorgeous that the second I saw them I knew I would be using them for this tablescape!


purple linen napkins with figs, mercury glass votives and white pumpkins create a gorgeous Thanksgiving table

Figs are so representative of the bounty of the season that I thought they would work really well for a non-traditional Thanksgiving table, and of course, they play off the deep plum of the napkins.


fig and eucalyptus sprig on white patterned Pottery Barn plate

The salad plates have a subtle paisley pattern that I picked because they are so versatile and can go dressy or casual. (Sadly they’re discontinued – but they can be found on Replacements).


figs, white pumpkins, eucalyptus gorgeous fall Thanksgiving table

plum linen napkin chargers and white plates with figs fall table


gorgeous fall flowers figs and eucalyptus autumn tablescape

The flowers are a mix of white roses, vintage hydrangeas, and a little purple bloom whose name I don’t know! They’re in a vintage silver wine cooler.


stunning fall flowers centerpiece white white and purple flowers in silver champagne bucket

pumpkins, figs, and eucalyptus create gorgeous centerpiece in fall table

Some white pumpkins, figs, mercury glass votives and eucalyptus continue the centerpiece. The grainsack runner adds texture and an element of casualness (you know I’m always aiming for that casual chic balance!)


Pottery Barn plate, white plate, silver charger and mercury glass votives with white pumpkins gorgeous fall table

I layered the decorative salad plate on top of a white dinner plate, and then used two chargers. It’s Thanksgiving, remember?!

The silver charger seemed too plain all by itself, and I loved the mix of the “fancier” silver mixed with the casualness of the seagrass one underneath. So two it is! 😉


fig on plate adorable Thanksgiving fall table setting

Believe it or not, these figs are faux! They look so real! I have used real figs in a tablesetting in the past, but I was unable to find them this week so when I found these, I knew I had to have them!

Sadly, I can’t find then anymore. But I actually think these look super similar! They come on a branch but I’d order them and simply cut off the figs. Or you could use real if you can find them!


simple but beautiful fall table with purple accents, white plates, figs and eucalyptus

And I used a different wine glass from my regular Pottery Barn standards! These are cut crystal and the coupé shape gives them a note of added elegance that I love!


stunning centerpiece with purple and white flowers white pumpkins and figs

Here’s wishing you lots of reasons to celebrate this fall! This warm and rich fall table would be perfect for everything from dinner parties with friends to Thanksgiving, or that hybrid, Friends-giving!

Happy Entertaining!



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If you enjoyed this post, be sure to check out a few of my other fall tablescapes!

Bountiful Harvest Thanksgiving Tablesetting

Warm & Wonderful Thanksgiving Table with Figs & Artichokes

Rustic Gold Thanksgiving Table with Pears


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For even more inspired takes on Thanksgiving tables, be sure to visit some of my friends who are also sharing below!

Rooms for Rent | Craftberry Bush | Modern Glam | Pine and Prospect Home


Sincerely Marie Designs | Shabby fufu | Almafied | The Happy Housie


Nina Hendrick | Crazy Wonderful | Amber Tysl | My Sweet Savannah | Maison de Cinq



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  1. Barbara at Mantel and Table says:

    Oh this is gorgeous Sheila! The figs and the plum color are so fresh and inspired. I can’t wait to try something like this. I’m going to keep my eyes open for figs next time I go shopping. And your flowers are beautiful as always. Thanks so much for the stunning ideas!

    1. Aww thanks so much Barbara, so appreciate it!


  2. This is gorgeous! I have always been very fond of plum/fig/muted purples and in fact our very neutral dining room has a beautiful rug with these accents, so it has been a starting point for using these colors for both Thanksgiving and even Christmas (with lots of gold accents to make very festive). I have really enjoyed a change from the traditional – just to mix things up. Love your blog – and your great taste.

    1. Your holiday decor sounds gorgeous Beth – I love plum colors as well and they’re gorgeous with gold!

      Thanks so much for your kind words and for stopping by!


  3. Barbara Archer says:

    Once again, love your tablescapes. Did you purchase your chairs in that color or were they originally cherry wood and you applied something to make them that lovely, updated tone?
    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    1. Thank you Barbara! I purchased my chairs in this color but I suspect someone chalk painted them over a darker, original finish.

      Thanks for stopping by!


  4. This color combination is GORGEOUS! I love it! Those figs are amazing! I wish the source was still available. Such a beautiful inspiration, Sheila.

    1. I KNOW!! It’s a bummer. They turn up on Ebay sometimes but I didn’t see any right now.:(

      Thank you for your sweet comment JC – always appreciate it!


  5. Absolutely my favorite of all these tables. So elegant. What a fabulous tablescape. I know many of us will copy it, if only we can. None of us will do it to this standard though. Thanks for sharing such beauty.

    1. Oh wow Donna – thank you!! What a sweet comment to receive! 🙂


  6. Juliet Neely says:

    That centerpiece is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen! I need to try and replicate it

    1. Oh my gosh thank you Juliet!! I’m sure you could! And the figs are back this year! 🙂


  7. This is really lovely. I’ve never been a fan of what used to be considered “orchid” but I can’t seem to get enough of the color shown this year which is more of an amethyst. I used it as an accent in my master bedroom and never thought about using it this way. I bet when I look, those napkins will be sold out!

    Now I’ve got to go back and look at these pictures once more!

    1. Thank you so much Margo! I agree, I’ve never been a huge fan of purples but I’m loving them lately and they’re such a lovely way to celebrate fall!

      Thanks for stopping by! (hope you find some napkins!)


  8. Elizabeth says:

    This is so beautiful Shelia! I’ve been a purple girl for a long time and this is so sweet and refreshing. Thank You!

    1. Aww thanks so much Elizabeth – so appreciate that!


  9. So, so elegant and beautiful, Sheila! I’d love to come over for dinner!

    1. Aww you’re so sweet Krista! I’d love to have you for dinner! 🙂


  10. I absolutely love this, Sheila! The plum tones are just gorgeous and I love how the figs tie everything together!! So lovely! XO

  11. Wow. What an elegant table setting. Orange in your face all fall wears you out. I love this. For a couple of weeks I have been thinking how to make seasonal arrangements for someone with an unusual wall color. The floral arrangement is stunning with tiny touches of purple among the roses. I just looked at the filler flowers yesterday in a store and passed them up. Going back to get them now. Again-really elegant.

    1. This was the most lovely comment to wake up to – thank you!! I think plum is the perfect color for you to use in your arrangements – I’m sure it will be beautiful!

      Thanks so much for stopping by!


  12. This is such a jaw dropper of a table!!! I cannot believe those figs are faux! I now need a vintage wine cooler STAT.

    1. Haha right? Most faux fruits and vegetables look so fake – these look SO real!!

      Great “hopping” with you Shelley! and thank you!


  13. Your table is gorgeous, Sheila and I can’t believe those cute figs are faux! Your colors and flowers are stunning as well.
    The shades of plum are so perfect for your dining room. Each year, we host Thanksgiving and I love getting ideas for different tables. Love what you did in there!

    1. Oh yay, I love that!! (And yes! The figs look SO real!!) The plum colors would look pretty with your navy dining room I think! And thanks for the love on the table my friend – so appreciate it! 🙂


  14. Love this table setting! It’s just so pretty, and so inviting! I subscribed a few months ago to your blog. You are my go-to for inspiration. I love your style, and use of color. I greatly appreciate that you link sources. It’s so helpful! Thanks for all of your wonderful posts.

    1. Wow thank you Karen! I so appreciate your sweet comment and your subscription! It’s always lovely to hear I’ve inspired someone!!

      Happy fall to you!


  15. Absolutely Charming! Your choice of colors are perfect and set such a
    Lovely inspiration and an excuse to purchase purple stemware I have
    Had my eye on!
    Congratulations on being published in French Cottage Journal.

    1. Thanks so much Darlene! And it’s funny you should mention purple stemware as I was looking for some for this table and couldn’t find any!!

      Thank you for stopping by!


  16. Oh Sheila , this is lovely. I too congratulate you for your pictures and more in French Cottage! I am looking at it right now! I love this tablescape. I want to try the plum colors also. I am so grateful that you take the time to link us to the products. That is so helpful. But when I clicked the napkins it went to William Sanoma but the color plum was not plum. Are the ones you have them? They are called Dusty Violet? Is that the same color you have? Your table is beautiful and I love you home and decorating style! Thank you for sharing it with all of us!!

    1. Hi Rose! What a lovely comment to receive today- thank you so much!! Yes, the napkins I have are the Williams Sonoma ones I linked to. They call it violet (which it isn’t!) but that’s the ones I used.

      I know I love it when other bloggers give sources so I’m happy that you find that helpful, too!

      Thanks again for your kind comment and for stopping by today:)


  17. Sheila. I am digging that purple in here! Your centerpiece is amazing, I’m always so inspired by what you create!

    1. Aww thanks so much Alma!! Happy fall to you my friend:)


  18. Barbara C. says:

    One of the prettiest table settings I have seen!

  19. I recently subscribed to your blog because I love the colors you use to decorate with as well as your decorating style. This tablescape is beautiful, and for a while now I have been attracted to shades of Plum and Lavender, but have never used them personally. I also have decorated my apartment in neutral colors for fall and winter and you have inspired me to add some of these lovely colors to my table as well. Thank you.

    1. Aww thank you so much Patrice! This comment is what every blogger lives for!! I’m so glad that you are here, and that you’re loving it! I hope you continue to find inspiration here for a long time to come:)


  20. Hi Sheila,
    I absolutely love this beautiful tablescape. The plum color is so regal looking. Congrats on your layout in French Cottage Journal. Your home looks lovely, as usual.

    1. Thanks so much Bonnie! I love that you got the magazine!! It was such an honor, and I’m so glad that you loved it:)

      Thank you for stopping by!


  21. Beautiful table Sheila! Your floral arrangement is absolutely stunning and I love the color palette that you chose. I hope your having a wonderful fall season!

  22. Well this was just gorgeous!! The purples and greens were so lovely for fall!! 🙂

    1. Thank you Andrea! It was fun to use a color I’d never used before:)

      Happy fall to you!