Thanksgiving Table Inspiration

Thanksgiving is the time to design a warm and cozy atmosphere for your family and friends. Learn how to create an elegant table scape that will make your guests feel welcome! Today I’m sharing a small Thanksgiving Table Inspiration – our kitchen set up for drinks, appetizers and desserts.


Welcome! I am so glad that you are here. I always enjoy our time together, especially on our special flower therapy Mondays. I am joining my dear friends Mary and Pam today, and will share their links at the bottom of this post. Always inspirational, I know you will love visiting them as much as I do.

Monday Morning Blooms Fall 2023

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Thanksgiving is coming up soon, and that means it’s time to start planning your table decor! We are going to be in Seattle with our family for Thanksgiving, but I do have several “friendsgiving” type of things coming up. Instead of serving a full dinner, we’re sharing appetizers, drinks, and desserts. It’s a little more casual and most of my friends want to share their favorite “tried and true” or “new” appetizer or dessert with each other. This little set up is perfect for that.

Thanksgiving Table Inspiration

Thanksgiving Table Inspiration

Creating a beautiful Thanksgiving table setting is easier than you think.

With just a few simple tips, you can create a Table setting that will wow your guests and make your Thanksgiving even more special.

Thanksgiving scripture

Here are four tips to get you started.

1} Choose a color scheme. This will help to unify your table’s look and make it cohesive.

2} Use lots of natural elements, this is the perfect time to take advantage of the rich colors of leaves, pumpkins and fruit.

3} Don’t overthink your table linens. A simple runner and cloth napkins really make for a festive table.

4)} Don’t be afraid to use candles! They add a warm and cozy feeling to any room. happy planning!

Thanksgiving Table Inspiration

I started by choosing this gorgeous Linen Runner in a warm Cognac color. Napkins to match make for a beautiful autumn colored first layer.

The Flowers

Once I spied these big pomegranates, I knew I wanted to make the flower centerpiece in colors that echoed their color palette. These ruffled garden roses are amazing, aren’t they? Some seeded eucalyptus and pink red proteas complete the looks, and I tucked in two little white mini pumpkins. Usually I put these on a skewer, but because the base of this arrangement with the protea and seeded eucalyptus was pretty sturdy I could just place them in there and they stayed!

Thanksgiving Flowers
Thanksgiving Table Inspiration

The antique teapot is a great container, I love that it is covered in leaves and acorns. I placed it on a large antique ironstone platter with a garland of leaves all around the rim.

antique tea pot with flowers for French Country tablesetting

Autumn Colors

The vintage forks and spoons with bakelite handles suit this season so beautifully. Arranged in the 19th century treen trophy cup, they add another layer of delicious autumn colors! The organic beeswax taper candles not only smell good, they add such a pretty glow.

antique treen holder with bakelite flatware

Jewelry on the Table-Glassware

I love using antique and vintage glasses, they don’t even have to match! {Although this time they do} Using different glasses always adds to the conversation, guests notice when a glass is antique or vintage and has something special about it. These Needle Etched Crystal Wine Glasses have flowers and branches etched into them.

antique glasses for Thanksgiving
antique glasses for gracious entertaining
thankfulness quote

By using fall colors and seasonal decorations, you can give your holiday table a festive and elegant look that will impress your guests. I hope you get inspired and start planning your own Thanksgiving table setting masterpiece today!

Cogna linen runner on Fall table
Thanksgiving table
Pinterest Thanksgiving ideas

Please be sure to visit Pam and Mary for more inspiration and flower therapy!

Pam at Everyday Living

Mary ate HomeIsWhereTheBoatIs

Set an elegant and easy holiday table

and me, Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse

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22 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Table Inspiration”

  1. What a gorgeous vessel and vase for your flowers your teapot makes Lidy! I love the acorn and leaf details on the lid. And those roses…wow! Big and beautiful blooms to pair with the protea, eucalyptus and pomegranate. Gorgeous stemware too! It reminds of my MIL’s wedding crystal pattern she chose 60+ years ago. You’re serving my favorite tipple…cheers to November and Thanksgiving! As always, it’s a treat to share blooms with you on the these Mondays. ♥

    1. Good morning Mary! I love the acorns on the pot, too, it’s what made me love it instantly. The crystal glasses are always so lovely, aren’t they? Can’t wait to visit your post, it’s always a joy to share our Monday. morning Blooms together.

  2. Good morning, Lidy! The large and gorgeous ruffled garden roses are amazing in color and size. The roses pair beautifully with the pomegranate, protea, eucalyptus, and the tucked in mini white pumpkins. The antique teapot is a lovely vessel for your floral arrangement. I love the warmth of the cognac-colored linens and the beautiful antique platter with the garland of leaves around the rim. The crystal wine glasses are stunning and the perfect jewelry for your table. It is always a pleasure to join you for Monday Morning Blooms and floral inspiration. Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving season!

    1. Happy Monday, Pam! The roses are so pretty, aren’t they? Although they last much less than regular roses, once in awhile they’re worth the splurge I think. It’s always a blessing to join you on our beloved Monday Morning Blooms!

  3. Hello Lidy, Cannot find a place to subscribe on your site; have missed your posts! Please add me to your email list.
    Thanks, Barbara

    1. Barbara, I’ll make sure you are added back into the list! Thanks for your visit, hope you have a lovely week ahead.

    1. Thank you so much Rhonda, it’s always fun to set a pretty table, isn’t it?

  4. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors

    Lidy, your Thanksgiving arrangement is gorgeous! I love the colors that you chose. Your setting for a buffet is so pretty and inviting. Thanks for the wonderful tips you have given us. I can’t believe we are only 2 weeks away from Thanksgiving. Have a most wonderful day, sweet friend!

    1. Thank you so much Shannon! I can’t believe we are that close to Thanksgiving, either! Wishing you a very happy week, friend!

  5. Rita C at Panoply

    I love the floral arrangement, Lidy! The pomegranates and protea are drop-dead gorgeous! This appetizer bar is great for gathering friends. My kind of get together!

    1. Thank you Rita! It’s getting to my favorite get together with girlfriends, too! Wishing you a blessed week ahead.

  6. Lidy, I’ll have a glass of my favorite Veuve Clicquot champagne in one of those exquisite stems. They remind me of my mother’s wedding crystal from the 1930s. She gave it to me, but I have since passed it on to my niece who asked for it. It is heartwarming to see the younger generation embrace family heirlooms and take joy in using them. Truly it brings me more joy than using them myself!
    I agree about drinks and appetizers. They make the perfect low key celebration, and your antique teapot filled with those amazing roses is a stunning centerpiece. I love the leaf and acorn details on the teapot paired with the mix of protea, eucalyptus, and pomegranates. I need to remember to use protea in my flowers and also pick up some pomegranates to have on hand. They add a festive touch. Thanks for sharing the autumn inspiration and highlighting my favorite colors.

    1. Sarah, I would love for you to join me! I am excited that your niece loved your mother’s crystal to use an make memories with, don’t you? It really is heartwarming, like you said. The protea is not always my first choice, but they actually look really beautiful with a variety of flowers. xo

  7. Alice Genzlinger

    Beautiful Lidy! So simple but so lovely. The crystal glasses call for the best champagne as they are beautiful. Hope your Thanksgiving is full of good food, love and safety,

  8. Gorgeous Lidy! Your flower arrangement is stunning and I love the way you styled them on the platter! Your stemware is beautiful, everything looks so pretty! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving~

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