A Thoughtful Place: Thanksgiving Tablescape


Thanksgiving Tablescape

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Happy Thanksgiving week. My sweet parents are hosting Thanksgiving this year and it promises to be a beautiful day. I definitely get my love for all things home and setting festive tables from my mom. This year, since we are not hosting the big event, I wanted to put together a table that we can enjoy this week and because we will be having my parents to dinner on Wednesday night {to give them a break from getting ready!} The table this year is much different than in the past. I chose light and creamy colors, with only a touch of orange. And the best part is that it didn’t cost one penny.  I shopped my house and used a couple of fun printables as well.


For the centerpiece, I borrowed the silver dollar branches from somewhere else in the house and attached cute little flags {they were originally toothpick flags} that I found over at Simple as That thanks to Michelle at Ten June.


The vase is simply wrapped in a cableknit sweater sleeve. I posted more about that here. To allow the branches to stand up nicely, I stuffed the vase with newspaper and then added the raffia type material on top to cover that.


I fell in love with this printable {also from Simple as That} and knew it needed to be on our table. You can print one out as well. It reads, “ Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them is the true measure of our Thanksgiving. “ –W.T. Purkiser



The gold chevron runner was a DIY project. You can read about that tutorial here.


I sprayed most of the little pumpkins gold to fill the glass jars. I had done that last year for each person’s plate after seeing Megan do something similar. I thought keeping the place card pumpkins orange would add a little bit of color and tie in the little flags as well as the framed printable. I used twine to tie on each person’s name and tucked one leaf under each pumpkin.




So the table is set and we are ready to focus on enjoying the family this week. So very thankful. Wishing you and yours a very wonderful Thanksgiving week.


For past table idea you can see more here:




  1. Looks great! I love the picture frame with the print and pumpkin place cards... we're doing something very similar.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

  2. What a pretty table! Loving those free printables and that cable knit sweater sleeve!!

  3. It's absolutely beautiful...orange is my obsession of the moment, so I double love the pumpkins! I think that quote is so great for *ANY* time of the year, such a great reminder!!!

  4. Love the little tree and the cable knit sweater vase! So sweet Court! :)

  5. Your Thanksgiving decorations are beautiful! Love the picture frame.

  6. Love your beautiful table setting! It's very warm and inviting. Wishing you and your family a wonderful and joyous Thanksgiving!

    P/S: Come by and enter my current giveaway for a chance to win a $65 gift cert for some pretty designer pillows if you like!


  7. So pretty, C! I love the tall centerpiece with the sweet little printable flags! I hope it's a fabulous week for you all!

  8. Beautiful table setting Courtney. Enjoy your week with the family.

  9. Beautiful setting. Hope you guys have a great week too. xx

  10. Um gorgeous....love those gold pumpkins...they make everything so shiny!

  11. Very nice! It's so cool creating something new with old stuff. You are so creative!


  12. Just got done reading Mich's blog...great minds think alike! She did her table too. Yours looks great!

  13. Beautiful tablescape! Very impressive and still cozy!

  14. Courtney, it's incredible. I love that you just found all this stuff around and didn't buy a thing. Hope you're enjoying tonight!

  15. So pretty Courtney! Love the gold pumpkins and the little ones on the plates as placecards!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Eve at your house, and a happy Thanksgiving at your parents!

  16. Your centerpiece is just beautiful!! Here, we call it a money plant. I like your name better! ;-D

    Everything looks wonderful and it is going to be a real treat for your parents.

    Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving filled with memory making moments!


  17. It's perfection! I love the simplicity of the color palette. But my favorite part are the flags. So beautiful!

  18. It's a beautiful tablescape, Courtney!

  19. What a beautiful tablescape Courtney! I am in love with the chevron runner and the gold pumpkins. So pretty! Thanks so much for stopping by yesterday. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  20. so beautiful, courtney! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

  21. Gorgeous Thanksgiving table! Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving Courtney! :)


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