Rustic, Traditional, Modern & More: Best Thanksgiving Table Settings Inspiration

Rustic, Traditional, Modern & More: Best Thanksgiving Table Settings Inspiration

Maxwell Ryan
Nov 19, 2012

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. :)


Dark colors, rough wood and rustic glassware via Real Simple

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


White pumpkins at Dwell Studio Blog via Decorology

Pale colors via Shelterness

Nuts as design and Thanksgiving tree via Shelterness

Anders Ruff @ Layla Grace

Everything lined up and paired down from Martha Stewart

Arresting dark table at Style Me Pretty


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

Matthew Mead @ Yankee Magazine via Host-it Notes

via Shelterness

via Shelterness


From Frog Prince Paperie

From Country Living via The Kitchn


Gourd, pomegranate and artichoke vases and candleholders via The Kitchn

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

Candles in bottles via Sarah D'Amico's Pinterest

Corn husk votives from Martha Stewart

Turnip candle holder DIY from Martha Stewart

Pumpkin serving bowl from Skinny Taste


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

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