Creating a Fall Tablescape

Creating a Fall Tablescape

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So today, I decided that I needed to spruce up my dining table for Thanksgiving!  Even though I never have Thanksgiving at my home, I love to look at a beautiful tablescape when I walk into my dining room.  When it comes to entertaining and table settings, simple elegance describes me best.  Often, I try to use things that I already have, by pulling different items from my home and giving them a new purpose.   For example, when I put this table together, I used some flowers I had in my kitchen, the candle holders were on a shelf in the office (don’t know why), the pumpkins were strewn throughout the house, left over from Halloween, the chargers and napkin rings I had in storage, and the artichoke candles were tucked away in one of my cabinets.

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Whooo thinks these napkin rings adorable? (Sorry couldn’t resist)

My favorite item on the table has to be my little clay pots, (love them)!  I picked them up at Nordstrom, in the clearance section of their home department.  You won’t even believe what I paid…$13.00 for 12 of them!  I think they are great find!!  I see so many uses for them in the future;  place cards, napkin holders, little plants, candy, nuts, votive holder etc.  I especially love the little crate they came in!  Aren’t they fun!!

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Now I can’t say that I never purchase anything new for my tablescapes, in fact when the holidays roll around, I always add a few pieces to my entertaining and table decor.  This year I picked up the perfect white dinner plates from William Sonoma, some stunning serving utensils from Sur La Table, as well as some cute vintage inspired Christmas chargers ( I’ll share all of them, once I work on my Xmas table).  Changing things up gives a new vibe to my home, I’m always moving things around and adding new things, even when I’m not entertaining.  My husband thinks I’m crazy, but I love a fresh look!


If you’re looking for some Thanksgiving inspired ideas, check out these fabulous pics!

Classy Columbus Designs

Hale Design


To help you get started with your Thanksgiving table, consider using; pumpkins, gourds, fruits, nuts, wheat, dried flowers, fresh flowers and leaves!   Mix and match, find interesting containers, pedestals, and candle holders.  Make your tablescape your own!

If you have any unique and/or fabulous tablescape ideas, please share!  I would love to hear from you!!

Have a lovely Sunday!



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      Thanks Robyn!

  1. Great article Jess! I want your clay pots! – lol!!! I

  2. Your tablescape in the first picture is perfect!

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