Monday, November 16, 2009

Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas ~


My husband and I are hosting our first Thanksgiving this year. So I started checking out tablescape ideas. Here are a few that caught my eye. What do you do for your Thanksgiving table?



Better Homes and Gardens



Country Living







21 comments:

KMfamily ;-) said...

hi room to inspire,
i mostly put out the good china and glasses. i dont do a centerpiece. i find that mostly people in our family like to go for seconds so the food goes in the center of the table. I do use placecards. Sometimes some people do not want to sit next to other people ..ahhh family bliss..what can i say. either way its about being together.

Heather@PixieDust said...

this is my first thanksgiving doing a table scape, too. check out my blog tomorrow - i will have the menu cards i made posted.

Cathy said...

All of these photos are beautiful...I can't wait to see what you come up with...I know it will be beautiful!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Those are some gorgeous ideass. I love the one with old family photos. Although, I would imagine you'd want to use copies, so you don't end up with sweet potatoes on great grandma's face.

Ruth H. said...

Beautiful! I hate to admit it, but I set my Thanksgiving table with.....paper plates. For the last five years, we've hosted dinner for ourselves and friends who live to far from family to make the trip. There tend to be more children than adults, so we stick to things that won't break! If you have any fun ideas for kid-friendly tablescapes, send them my way!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I usually keep the dining tablescape pretty spare and simple because I need the room for the food. I find that it can look really pretty just with the plates, napkins, glasses and serving pieces.

Danielle @ Transforming Home said...

Great ideas! Thanks for posting - I still haven't decided what to do for our table yet. It always helps to see what others have done.

Danielle

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Beautiful inspiration! I have done many different things. My everyday china I picked out looks very fallish so I have used that, I hae also used some old china of my grandmothers. I love real pumpkins and candles and leaves. It is great to see inspiration from others. Jackie

Sophia said...

I love that first one alot! I wish I could provide ideas, but since I have no family to celebrate with, no point in decorating up my table. BUT...I DO love yours and hope to see some pictures following the festivities!! :)

Happy Monday!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Hi, this is my first visit to your blog. I'm so glad to have some ideas. I just found out that plans have changed and I'll be hosting Thanksgiving. I love the silver pumpkins in the second image.

Janean said...

great photo selections --- inspirational!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

All of the pictures are just gorgeous. I love the use of a lot of candles. This Thursday you should check out Susan's blog for her Tablescape Thursday event. I'm sure you will find a lot of inspiration from all the wonderful Thanksgiving tables that will be shown. You can see her blog at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot Hugs, Marty

Susan said...

your finds are so gorgeous! i especially love the first one and the glasses with the quotes on them.

honestly, i've never hosted a thanksgiving before. my mom always hogs it as her holiday. but, i guess moms are allowed to do that, right? i hope this means that i get to do it when my kids are all grown up, too :O)

pk said...

Beautiful inspiration! Really like that first photo especially.

pk @ Room Remix

susan said...

Our daughter who got married in June is having both sides of the family for Thanksgiving this year--my first time not to host it in over 25 years! I can hardly wait! These are lovely ideas! Have you seen the Target ad on tv about hosting a first Thanksgiving? I smile every time I see it.

Angie said...

1st, 2nd, 3rd, and the last photo's are my favs! My Thanksgiving table is empty. My mother still host's the holiday ;) Good luck on your first one!! I'm sure your table will look fantastic!

~ RM said...

Create a button soon! :) I would love to put one on my blog!

I love what inspires you, it inspires me too! YOu chose the best pictures- I already have a bunch of great ideas.... Thanks for sharing!!

Kathleen said...

I have a Thanksgiving table I did as my header..Come take a peek..:)

Lori E said...

I agree that the food should be on the table but you can still have a nice centerpiece. Just build it on a tray and then right before dinner move it to another spot to make room for the turkey.

{ L } said...

SO much gorgeous inspiration here!! Wow. love each table. <3

If you still want ideas I just posted my table up for 2009! It's here:

http://www.mooreminutes.com/2009/11/thanksgiving-table-2009-and-kids-table.html

Nina Diane said...

because I over do it so much on the food, we do not have room on the table for the food with 12 of us eating. So I do have a big centerpiece. I took my really old wooden coke crate that is chippy paint red and filled it with artifical fall leaves and pumpkins...love the look.

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