Easy Neutral Thanksgiving Tablescape

I’m doing something new this week! I’ve teamed up with Kristi from French Creek Farmhouse as well as a great group of other bloggers to bring you a TON of tablescape inspiration all week! Each day this week Kristi will feature 5 talented bloggers on her blog and Instagram. Each has created their own Thanksgiving tablescape – so much talent to be inspired by!

Honestly? I’ve never put any kind of tablescape together before! My idea of table decor is usually a vase of flowers and call it good. I tend to prefer simple, and a lot of extras can feel like clutter to me. So when I decided I wanted to do a little something extra this year for fall, I knew I would still want it to feel classic and simple. I also didn’t want to spend too much on it, so finding inexpensive items that would pull it all together and feel elegant and beautiful was my goal. My home is very neutral overall, lots of white, grey, and black. I love bringing in a fresh feel with plants, so I have a little green in just about every room. This overall theme carried over into my Thanksgiving tablescape and I love the way it both flows naturally with the rest of my home, but goes just above what I’d typically do to make it feel festive for the season.


I wanted a good starting point – something that could stand alone, and wouldn’t need too many extras to make it feel complete. In keeping with my love of greenery to add color to my neutral palette, I opted for this gorgeous garland from Floral Treasure. It’s true dried eucalyptus so it smells as nice as it looks! All of their garlands are beautiful, but I chose the Italian Creme Greenery Garland for the little pops of white it has mixed in.


Because I wanted a classic fall feel, I added a few white pumpkins (these were only $3 each from the dollar bins at Target),  a few pine cones, and another couple small pumpkins I’d already picked up. (Also in the dollar bins at Target. Target had the best fall decor in those bins this year! Totally saved my budget!) Lastly, to create a little more height for the whole display, I added these tall candle sticks from Hobby Lobby. I fell in LOVE with a similar set from Magnolia, but unfortunately they were out of my budget. These ones from Hobby Lobby, while not exactly the same, gave me the look I was hoping for, at about a third of the price. Needless to say I was pretty excited when I found them! I love the touch of black they add, tying the whole thing in with the dining chairs and other black elements I have in my home.


To complete the table I would need place settings! We already use white dishes, so that part was easy enough. I needed something to create a distinction between the white/linen table and the white dishes so the whole thing didn’t feel washed out. These burlap covered chargers kept the neutral feel, broke up the white, and were very inexpensive Hobby Lobby finds. Lastly, I layered small appetizer plates shaped like white pumpkins and soft green leaves on top of the white dinner plates. These little plates were another Target dollar bin find!


Overall, I’m very happy with my first tablescape! I think I accomplished my goal – classic, elegant, neutral, and fairly inexpensive and/or able to be re-purposed. The garland is easily able to transition from fall to Christmas decor, and all of the pumpkins, pine cones, and place settings can be tucked away in a box ready to be pulled out for use again next year.


Don’t forget to head to Kristi’s blog to check out the other Thanksgiving tablescapes being shared all week long. With so many different bloggers, each putting their own touch of style into their table, I’m sure you’ll find inspiration for your own beautiful Thanksgiving table.

11 thoughts on “Easy Neutral Thanksgiving Tablescape

  1. Kristin, your tablescape is soooo pretty! You’d never know it was your first tablescape! I love those simple tall black candlesticks, and that garland is so lovely. Love that it is real dried eucalyptus!


  2. Becky

    Ok, this is my dining room inspiration…currently have all black, just bought a white table very similar to this…and I want the same chairs…but idk which to buy? Where are yours from? My current are black ladder back with rattan seats. They’ll do until I find the right ones! Love this! Thanks for the inspiration!

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