How To Make An Elegant Thanksgiving Tablescape Easily

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Creating an elegant Thanksgiving Tablescape can be easily achieved with a simple combination of white pumpkins, eucalyptus and pretty china.

Can you believe Thanksgiving in only a few weeks away?! If you’re already planning your tablescape for the big day — I have some great inspiration for you! My elegant Thanksgiving tablescape was so easy to put together! I used mostly items I already had on hand and then picked up a few additional pieces at the grocery store to complete the look. I’ve also teamed up with Tammy at Pink Peppermint Design and some very talented ladies today to give you even more Thanksgiving Tablescape ideas! If you are visiting from Dimples and Tangles, welcome and thank you for visiting! Wasn’t her dining room beautiful?! I love Jennifer’s bold, colorful style. 

Thanksgiving is a time for celebrating with family and friends. I feel there should be no stress over how the table is set. So I like to keep my tablescapes elegant but simple. I’d rather put all my efforts (and stress) into making sure I don’t screw up the food. Cause if the turkey turns out like the one in Christmas Vacation, no pretty tablescpape is going to save the day! 😉 

Start With The Linens

I generally use runners when creating my tablescapes because I want the contrast of my wood table to show. A neutral color is a great option for the linens. So that way, all the play with color can be in the accessories. Here I used a lovely woven champagne runner that adds a nice little elegant sparkle to the table. It goes perfectly with my champagne glasses, don’t you think? 😉

Layer the Accessories

Once my runner was in place, I started to add in some color. This year I decide to use lots of natural eucalyptus for a nice addition of green into the tablescape. On top of eucalyptus I placed three large white cinderella pumpkins. They are my absolute favorite style of pumpkin so I couldn’t help but include them. To add a little more contrast, I also included a couple mini white pumpkins. All the eucalyptus and pumpkins were found at my local Trader Joe’s. 

thanksgiving tablescape with white pumpkins and eucalyptus

thanksgiving tablescape with white pumpkins and eucalyptus

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Set the Place Settings

Now that the centerpiece is in place, it’s time to put together the place settings. To create an elegant, but fall look, I used my wedding china and some buffalo check patterned plates.  As soon as I stacked this combo together, I loved it! The simple white china it the perfect backdrop for a classic black, gray and white check. For the napkin, I kept it simple with black.

When I was at Trader Joe’s these pears totally caught my eye. They had some really pretty red ones too. I posted a poll on Instagram last week and asked which pear looked better…and now you see the winner! (Thank you so much guys for your help! 😉 )

thanksgiving tablescape with white pumpkins, eucalyptus and buffalo check plates

Champagne glasses don’t seem to be the usual glassware for Thanksgiving tablescapes but I think they should be. After all, we are celebrating everything we are thankful for and that’s totally worth a toast, or two!

thanksgiving tablescape with white pumpkins, eucalyptus, buffalo check plates and champagne

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Add a Warm Glow

Every one likes a soft glow with their meal. It automatically makes the whole experience seem more elegant and special. So I added a few tea light candles and two candle sticks. I just noticed when typing this post that I forgot to light all the candles. (Oops!) So don’t make that mistake when it comes to your Thanksgiving dinner ok?! 

I also weaved some mini led lights all around the pumpkins and through the eucalyptus. And I did manage to remember to turn those ones on. Thank goodness!  

thanksgiving tablescape with eucalyptus and tealight candles and pear

thanksgiving tablescape with eucalyptus and tealight candles and pear

Finally, Don’t Forget the Walls

To tie in with the eucalyptus on the table, I made a simple eucalyptus wreath to hang in the center of my dining room mirror. It adds a nice green touch to this side of the room. To compliment the green, I also added a few more pumpkins on the sideboard

thanksgiving tablescape with eucalyptus wreath on mirror and pumpkins thanksgiving tablescape with eucalyptus wreath on mirror and pumpkins

The whole room came together in about an hours time. It’s simple, elegant and a Thanksgiving tablescape perfect for any home!

thanksgiving tablescape dining room with white pumpkins and eucalyptus

Shop the Room:

I hope you’re inspired to create a beautiful and elegant Thanksgiving tablescape of your own. And be sure to PIN this post so you can easily find it later!

how to create an elegant thanksgiving tablescape dining room with white pumpkins and eucalyptus

I know you will definitely find more inspiration by visiting  Two Twenty One.  I love Chelsea’s style and her dining room is gorgeous! Actually, today thru Thursday you will see an amazing collection of Thanksgiving tablescapes! You can find all the links below:

Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas

Pink Peppermint Design | Monica Wants It | Dimples and Tangles | Inspiration for Moms | Two Twenty One

Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas

11 Magnolia Lane | Hymns and Verses | Our Fifth House | Decor to Adore | Meaningful Spaces

Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas

Far Above Rubies | Follow The Yellow Brick Home | Heathered Nest | A Stroll Thru Life | DIY Decor Mom

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RemodelaCasa | Duke Manor Farm | The DIY Playbook | Life on Cedar Lane

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  1. I love your beautiful table and using the pumpkins and greenery is so fresh looking. Simple and elegant at the same time. Beautifully done.

  2. What a beautiful table, Laura! I absolutely love your centerpiece. And how smart to add in those mini lights… I have some in a drawer and now I want to run add them to my table! 😉 Fun touring with you today!

  3. This tablescape is neutral niceness at its finest! I adore your centerpiece and the lovely champagne glasses.

  4. Laura, I’m with you on raising a glass to celebrate all the reasons of feeling grateful for the gifts around us. I love the idea of weaving the lights through the eucalyptus. Hope you are enjoying the fall season. it all goes by so quickly.

  5. Laura I just love this table! The place settings are genius with those pretty pears! 🙂 Thanks so much for being a part of the tour! 🙂

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