Gather Round The Table Thanksgiving Tablescape Blog Hop


Hello everyone.  It's time for our Thanksgiving tablescape round up and I am beyond excited to be  joining 21 fellow bloggers for this fun blog hop.  Our talented friend Amber of Follow The Yellow Brick Home is the person behind this delightful round up that is guaranteed to be filled with a plethora of tabletop ideas and inspiration from this brilliant group of bloggers that Amber brought together for us.  If you are coming over from Angelina at Petite Haus, welcome!  I am so glad that you are here!  Make sure to check out all the links at the bottom of my post for more beautiful Thanks giving tables.

Thanksgiving is by far my favorite holiday because it is family - Gathering around the table, catching up with our families and being thankful for all of our blessings.  The world just seems to fade away for those few hours that we're all gathered around the dinner table.  It's all about the well-seasoned turkey, tasty gravy and plentiful sides. And for the ultimate holiday treat, my Mom's flan, which no family gathering can be without!  For me, the ultimate gift is seeing everyone eating, laughing and enjoying each others company.  There is no bigger blessing sweet friends!   

Today, I am excited to share my "Alfresco Thanksgiving Table".  It is a traditional table that is bursting with charm, color and lots of textures.  From the striking centerpiece to the eye-catching place cards at each place setting, these neutral and inviting colors are a delightful way to celebrate the holiday and a sure way to make your guests want to linger a little longer.









Because Thanksgiving is such a special holiday for me, I like to make the occasion truly unforgettable.  That doesn't mean going full-on fancy.  Although it may seem that way!  You can achieve a sophisticated and elegant look with everyday dishes and pieces you already own.  In fact, the only items I purchased to style this table were the fresh autumn vegetables and a small bunch of hydrangeas!  

And because the weather was still warm and the skies were so beautiful, I decided to bring our dinner party outdoors.  We truly got lucky!  I couldn't ask for a more glorious backdrop.



Nothing says this is a special occasion like a beautiful pressed tablecloth and napkins.  Don't be afraid to bring out your pretty linens.  New or vintage, these will set the tone for your table.  In addition to the tablecloth, include a table runner for a pop of color.





Use Place Mats.  I love using these Willow Chargers from Pottery Barn.  They anchor the place setting, add visual interest and texture.






You don't need fancy china.  Of course you can if that is what you want to use.  After all it is Thanksgiving but pretty white dishes can be just as stylish and fancy. These delicate and beautifully proportioned white plates are my current obsession.  


Go the extra mile and add a pretty napkin ring or handmade place card.  For this place setting, I made these lovely place cards using a rubber stamp with the message "Have A Joyful Thanksgiving".  An element of surprise that will make every guests feel special.  (I will share this fun and easy DIY this weekend.)



And don't forget the centerpiece.  This can be as simple as using harvest vegetables.  They will look beautiful, add color, are inexpensive and can become part of a another meal.  Tuck in a some fresh flowers and greens from to add a bit of texture.





This is the time to bring out your pretty glassware and flatware.  Use your copper mugs, colored glassware, vintage pieces.  Mix your metals!  They are all welcomed at this table.




Candles are key for creating ambiance.  Add a few votive candle holders, and pillars to add warmth.





I hope I have inspired you to create your own Thanksgiving table.  It doesn't have to be complicated!  Basic white plates, simple linens and fresh produce, can help you create your own little masterpiece.

Thank you for your visit.  May you all have a most beautiful and blessed Thanksgiving.  Next up on the blog hop is Judith of Botanic Bleu.  Be sure to give her a visit too for more pretty tabletop inspiration.


Janet








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Comments

  1. I love your table and the setting outdoors is even more inviting. You really do create the most interesting and pretty centerpieces with your pretty flowers, leaves and of course gourds and squash. I really love the idea of using a runner down the middle of a cloth also, I need to remember that one. A beautifully inviting table for your family and friends.

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  2. Love, love, love this tablescape Janet! It's all totally gorgeous. All the different layers and shades of blues mixed in with the oranges and the greens are just beautiful. I love how you set everything up outside too. It feels so warm and inviting. I hope you and your family have a Happy Thanksgiving, CoCo

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  3. Oh My Golly! Your outdoor setting is fantastical. That is fantastic and magical at the same time! I'd love to be there. The setting, the seating, the centerpiece, the candlesticks... everything looks amazing. I can see why you say it's memorable. I certainly won't forget it and I wasn't even there! Happy Thanksgiving. :)

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  4. I love every single thing about this glorious tablescape. The color palette, textures and layers are just fabulous!

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  5. This is absolutely breathtaking. I love your outdoor eating area. The colors are so pure and relaxing to the eye. I love it!

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  6. Very pretty, Janet. I love the indoor wingback chair sitting outside with your table!

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    1. Thank you Rita. My favorite chair next to a cozy fire. It doesn't get better than that!

      I appreciate your lovely comment.

      Janet

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  7. Janet,
    I love your beautiful al fresco dining table. The setting is private with a beautiful backdrop of trees and shrubs. The centerpiece is perfect for Thanksgiving.

    Happy Thanksgiving,
    Judith

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  8. Janet, this is just beautiful! I love that you brought the indoor furniture out. It looks so perfect and welcoming out there.

    Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving. Happy to do this hop with you.

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  9. Janet, I am so envious of your alfresco tablescape! I want a seat in the comfy chair with the throw that I see in the background. Your landscaping looks as terrific as your tablescape. I especially like how the copper really pops on your table.

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  10. This is beautiful and the setting is gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you Katie. I appreciate your kind words.

      Janet

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  11. Absolutely stunning!!! The perfect combination of lush and simplicity!

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  12. Janet, I love every single detail on your gorgeous tablescape--it's absolutely stunning! I enjoyed joining the hop with you. Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

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  13. Janet, this is just beautifully perfect!

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  14. What a beautiful table! I love the idea of using a tablecloth layered with a runner. Your centerpiece is so pretty and I love that it is composed of natural elements. I hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.

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  15. This is absolutely gorgeous and the setting couldn't be lovelier! Amazing!

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  16. I love everything about your table! Sooooo pretty! Hugs and blessings, Cindy
    P.S. Happy Thanksgiving dear lady.

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  17. It is all so gorgoeous! I love how your ideas for setting an elegant tablescape using what you have and making it so special for the holiday. The soft colors you used are so lovely. You always set gorgeous tables full of inspiration!

    Thank you so much for joining the hop! Have a beautiful Thanksgiving!

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  18. You've created such a beautiful tablescape, Janet! And in a gorgeous setting, too! How wonderful to have such nice weather to be alfresco! There's no way that happens this late here in MN! I'm cold inside, even! Fun to be hopping with you! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  19. Hi Janet! I love how you brought the indoors out for your Thanksgiving tablescape! I love your natural centerpiece - I always love incorporating natural elements into my decor and you did a wonderful job! Your copper mugs go perfectly with everything else on your tablescape - don't you love the copper trend for fall decor this year? And I love your pretty white plateware (and I'm happy to see I'm not the only one who used white plates in their tablescape)! So happy to be hopping with you!

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  20. I love it. Every little detail is perfect.

    If you read my post, I had planned an alfresco theme too, but the fire in Ventura County changed that. Hopefully when I actually have my brunch in a week the air quality will allow for us to be outside.

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  21. I absolutely love your table! The variety of textures and colors on the pumpkins are so beautiful! I love how the wood and wicker details with the check napkin too! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  22. Janet, your table is truly breathtaking! There are so many beautiful elements, and I agree...your backdrop is gorgeous! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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  23. You went BEYOND rockin’ this tablescape!!!!! I’m bowled over! The stark white plates are key! Enjoy your holiday with family and all that delicious flan 🍮!

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  24. Hola querida amiga !
    Your table is really breathtaking dear friend ! You always outdo yourself, you are an amazing tablescaper and very talented as well. The backdrop is just zoon, like a painting, love it !
    I wish I knew about the party, I don't know how I missed it... oh well.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
    Fabby
    PS: Do let me know when is it open.

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