A Thoughtful Place: Thanksgiving Table: Nature Inspired


Thanksgiving Table: Nature Inspired

Happy November. We hosted our first ever Thanksgiving last year. The torch had been passed and we were so excited to have our family in our home on such a special day {and my husband rocked the turkey so everyone was happy!}.

I am always such a fan of somehow including nature. Because we live on the west coast, we see very little when it comes to the seasons changing. But we sure do take advantage of it when it happens. Last year my kiddos and I went out driving until we found an amazing street full of gorgeous fallen leaves. They had so much fun picking them up and I had a blast infusing them into our Thanksgiving table. I tucked one giant leaf into each of the napkins. Next to it was each guest’s name.


I also used cranberries to surround the roses {the flowers are in a votive filled with water and the berries are tucked in between the votive and the vase}. 



I doubled up on the chargers which went well with the runner from World Market.


Last year we had to have two tables, but I am hoping to squeeze everyone around the same table this year. Can't wait to see all of the great ideas out there. I will be counting on you to hook me up with some fantastic Thanksgiving d├ęcor!

Here are a couple of fun nature inspired images from Pottery Barn.


Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year or will you be enjoying it somewhere else? Any great ideas for my table this year?

Linking it up

Wednesday:      Blue Cricket Design

                           Someday Crafts

Thursday:          Between Naps on the Porch

                            The Shabby Chic Cottage

                           Somewhat Simple

                           The DIY Showoff

Friday              The Shabby Nest

                           Just a Girl


                           Tatertots and Jello

Sunday              Under the Table and Dreaming


  1. Hello, simply fab table scape, love your runner very much , colour scheme is very inviting, and the most I like is the neatness and no clutter on the table, not with something very ornamental or highly formal... its just simple and lovely.. Idea of using cranberries is something very creative and it give a real colour to your table...
    I would love if you peek a little into my world of craft at


  2. Love the tablescape from last year! Very simple, yet elegant. We are hosting this year. We trade back and forth with my brother and sil, and in recent years have each had a few just "us" Thanksgivings to give everyone a chance to just have a simple day at home with just those in our households. When we do this, we all get together for a big Christmas dinner instead.

  3. I love the runner, it's my favorite part of your table. It would look pretty on your table after the holidays too.

  4. Very nice tablescape!! I am hosting Thansgiving this year and looking forward to it!

  5. This is very inspiring. I love the table runner too. Will have to remember to check Pier One.


  6. what a beautiful table!
    i love the cranberries in the vases, so chic!

    jillian xoxo

  7. Beautiful Courtney! I really love the red berries with the white roses. I definitely need some chargers-they are a nice addition. And doesn't World Market have awesome runners- that's where the one in my closet is from.

  8. Lovely table! I love infusing nature in a Thanksgiving table too. The berries are so pretty...and I need to stock up on some chargers! Do you have a (cheap) source?

    I'm thinking of spraying acorns and mini pumpkins either gold, silver or cream for my table this year. And I love using a piece of fruit as a placecard too.

  9. I'm not kidding when I say that's one of the most gorgeous Thanksgiving tablescapes I've ever seen. GREAT job!

  10. Wow! This is stunning. The cranberry idea is wonderful! I'm going to try something like that. I love the rich colors, too! Beautiful

  11. Hi Courtney... I love decorating with fresh whole cranberries, but since our Thanksgiving is in October, I usually only put them out for Christmas. Your table looks just lovely and inviting. Stacey

  12. What a great job, that setting is everything I love about Thanksgiving.

  13. gorgeous table! i will be copying the cranberries and roses arrangement! love it!

  14. Your table was gorgeous. Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

  15. Wow your table setting was gorgeous!!! I have been hosting so much lately it will be nice to go to my Mom's for Thanksgiving!

    Hope you had a great Wednesday doll!


  16. Hi lovely lady, Your Tablescapes are just Beautiful with all the love you put in to it.~~ Just Lovely. And thanks so much for your lovely comment on my Tabescapes.

  17. I LOVE the table runner!! Such a great job:) I wish a had an eye for that kind of stuff..or a table large enough for company:)

  18. Now, that is one of my favorite Thanksgiving tables ever! You did such a great job, and that runner just sets the whole thing off to perfection. Love your plates and the leaf and the placecard. Each placesetting is perfect.

    Happy Tablescape Thursday...


    Sheila :-)

  19. Enjoyed my visit to your blog! A beautiful tablescape!!


  20. Your table looked gorgeous!! I'm hosting Christmas so we'll be somewhere else for Thanksgiving!

  21. This really IS a stunning table! That runner is just divine, and I love, love, love, the roses and cranberries! Pottery Barn ain't got nothing on you!

  22. Ideas from us- gosh I'm stealing some ideas from you! ;) I totally adore your roses with cranberries. They are beautiful and refreshing! The leaves with the napkins and placecards is lovely.

  23. What a beautiful tablescape. I will be going to someone else's house for Thanksgiving...but if I was doing it here...I'd want mine to look just like this.

  24. I really love the colors and the use of the berries with the flowers.

  25. What a beautiful tablescape. I love fall! Thanks for the visit - glad I found you! :)

  26. Such pretty colors and elements on this table! I love including natural elements into my tablescapes too. I love using cranberries for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. Cranberries float so they look lovely in a glass container with floating candles. Your table is just wonderful. I look forward to seeing all your tables!

  27. It looks so pretty! It makes it so much more fun to eat at a pretty table :)

  28. i heart that table runner!! excellent choice! everything looks delightful:)

  29. Beautiful table setting. Love the runner. You did a great job. Thanks for sharing.

  30. It's all so beautiful! Thanksgiving is the only holiday we have at our house, so I'm always on the lookout for fall/natural elements! I love the colors you used!

  31. I love your table settings! Your table runner is gorgeous.


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