Organic Modern Thanksgiving Tabletop Inspiration

Organic Modern Thanksgiving Tabletop Inspiration

Kim R. McCormick
Nov 4, 2013

I'll be hosting Thanksgiving for the first time this year. When this plan came together last week, even before thinking about recipes, my mind immediately turned to the tabletop.

To me, an "organic modern" style tabletop feels like a good balance, aligning with the holiday's focus on harvest time while keeping the look fresh and streamlined. In this style collage, those elements play out in the way cool and warm colors, natural materials and shiny surfaces, and crisp lines and curves offset one another. (If you're interested, I've started collecting my inspiration on this "Thanksgiving tabletop" Pinterest board.)

1. In this DIY project, these place card holders are avocado seeds that have been dressed up with gold leaf.

2. These plates from Macy's Hotel Collection actually are my everyday dishes. They are nice enough for a festive meal but sturdy enough for regular use. (Other reviewers agree.)

3. These little turnip votive holders are definitely earthy but not the usual orange, burgundy, or brown you see for the holiday.

4. These juice glasses are classic with a solid, handmade look, and the tangerine rim is a fun nod to that orange I just eschewed.

5. This Sagaform carafe is a beautiful shape, and it will look good on your table and bar year-round.

6. I love these black and gold plates by Shanna Murray for West Elm. The dark color ties into the tablecloth, the wording and gold are festive.

7. I actually picked up a similar black and natural linen tablecloth from Marshall's earlier this week. Again, this is a tablecloth has a comfortable feel for fall, but you can use throughout the year because it's not holiday-specific.

8. Mini white pumpkins have popped up in so many fall decorating blog posts I've read in the past month or so.

9. These green World Market napkins complement the purpley-pink radishes we've made into votive holders.

10. These jewel-toned flowers with gold leaves bring warmth, color, and sheen to the table.

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