This year’s Thanksgiving table setting reflects this year’s theme of a menu focused on fresh food. This Thanksgiving table setting features fresh lemons, oranges, and apples nestled in greens with some yellow flowers. It’s bold and bit rustic but fitting for Thanksgiving.
I love this idea because it was so easy to put together. The entire centerpiece arrangement came together in 20 minutes. It was easy on the wallet too. The greens cost $6.50, and the fruit was less expensive than flowers and I will eat it!
I snipped the greens into manageable pieces and laid them out in the center of the table. Then I just added the fruit.
I cut the yellow flowers very short and arranged them in small votives. The end result was easy, elegant, and eyecatching.
Instead of using a tablecloth, I used two table runners. You could still see a little bit of the wooden table, which added a more rustic look. I think that two runners is a more modern look. These table runners came from World Market, along with most of the items used on this table.
I love the touches of gold throughout the tablescape, it dresses up the table just enough. The gold plate chargers, gold rimmed glasses, and votives are also from World Market. The gold flatware was just $99.99 for a set of 20 from Crate & Barrel.
I hand wrote little menus for each place setting. I think that it is a fun little detail that let’s guests know exactly what they are about to experience.
Wondering how to put together a the perfect Thanksgiving Table Setting? Here are my tips:
How to make a Thanksgiving Table Setting:
- Start a few days before Thanksgiving. First pick a table cloth or table runner and place it on the table – be sure to iron it if necessary.
- Add chargers and plates. Pick coordinating napkins.
- Then add the empty bowls and platters that you will be using to serve dinner. This is helpful because it both lets you know how much space you will have on the table to add decorations, and it will help you to be more organized on Thanksgiving day.
- Now working with the empty space in the center of the table, arrange cut greens. Then add fruit, flowers, and votives. You can do this on Thanksgiving morning, if you do it any sooner the greens may wilt.
Want recreate this Thanksgiving Table Setting? Here are the products that I used!
More Thanksgiving Table Settings:
Last year I put together this exotic Thanksgiving table setting.
This is an easy and elegant tablescape with gold painted gourds.
And one more look, this time with a big colorful floral arrangement!