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Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because it's the one perfect holiday gathering that combines food and decor equally AND can be shared by all. While your turkey recipe is important (see our top recipe here from Emma), table setting is equally important in telling the story of Thanksgiving, and it's all about gratitude for those around you and having food on your table as the winter sets in.

In my family, I have always taken on creating a beautiful table setting, and as I am thinking about it already, I thought I'd troll around and collect up all the really awesome inspiration I could to share with you. Enjoy and add to the list by linking to your own ideas in the comments. I'll follow up next Monday with what I came up with on Thursday. :)

RUSTIC

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Dark colors, rough wood and rustic glassware via Real Simple

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Succulents and cactuses from Jonathan Lo's Modern Thanksgiving Pinterest Board


MODERN

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White pumpkins at Dwell Studio Blog via Decorology

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Pale colors via Shelterness

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Nuts as design and Thanksgiving tree via Shelterness

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Anders Ruff @ Layla Grace

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Everything lined up and paired down from Martha Stewart

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Arresting dark table at Style Me Pretty


TRADITIONAL

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Darcy Miller's Thankful Tree and tabletop @darcymiller, @ Martha Stewart

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Matthew Mead @ Yankee Magazine via Host-it Notes

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via Shelterness

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via Shelterness


KID'S TABLES

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From Frog Prince Paperie

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From Country Living via The Kitchn


CANDLE, FLOWER & SERVING IDEAS

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Gourd, pomegranate and artichoke vases and candleholders via The Kitchn

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More white pumpkins on a dark, neutral background via Bohemian Inspire

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Candles in bottles via Sarah D'Amico's Pinterest

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Corn husk votives from Martha Stewart

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Turnip candle holder DIY from Martha Stewart

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Pumpkin serving bowl from Skinny Taste


READERS TABLES FROM 2011

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A big, beautiful selection of Reader's own tables from last year on The Kitchn.