As many of you know, my parents are building their new home and it won’t be complete in time for Thanksgiving, so Justin and I are hosting at home this year (our first year hosting). We will have my parents and his parents over and our three sweet babies, so this year I wanted to ensure I had all of the necessities to set the table.
Today, I am sharing our harvest table and exactly how it will be set on Thanksgiving Day… well, providing we can find these pretty fall leaves again, it’s always a struggle to find seasonal colors down here in Florida this time of year.
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Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year? If so, below are some of my favorite tabletop pieces and a simple formula to follow to help you set the perfect table for your loved ones.
Chargers or Placemats
This year I opted for a simple white-washed charger to elevate our dinnerware and add dimension.
Tablecloth, Table Runner, or Napkins… we kept the table open for a natural rustic feel but wanted to use a festive linen napkin so we chose these really pretty check napkins in a neutral fall color.
Gold Flatware & Gold-Rimmed Glassware
I love using gold around the holidays and I love the juxtaposition of the flatware and these etched glasses with gold rims against the rustic table and foraged branches.
I know these aren’t a necessity, but they sure are fun and take away the added pressure of your guests asking “where do you want me to sit?”.
These wicker place card holders come with little cardstock paper for you to write your guest’s names on. For ours, I found a script I liked and typed out our guest’s names on the computer in a Word/Pages document. Then, I held the cardstock up to the computer screen and traced over the name with a pencil. After tracing the name, I used a fine point Sharpie and traced over the pencil. If any pencil was still showing, I erased it.
We kept the centerpiece simple with foraged fall branches in this beautiful aged vase and corresponding red pears. Once guests are seated, we will likely move the vase of branches over to our hutch so everyone can see one another, but I love incorporating natural elements and the colors sure are something.
I added candles last minute and I love the ambiance just a few simple votives can create.
I hope this post is helpful and helps to spark inspiration for your table this Thanksgiving holiday!