10 Best Thanksgiving Table Settings- What Style Will You Pick?


We are headed to Arizona to celebrate Thanksgiving this year. And you bet, we will be setting the table in style! What will your table setting style be this year? Rustic, Modern, Eclectic? In my family, setting the mood is a tradition. It’s just as important as the feast. The scene helps to create the story of Thanksgiving and bring about feelings of gratitude for those around us, our health and the food on the table.  We have collected the very best Thanksgiving table settings to share with you. What style will you pick?  Enjoy, we hope they are inspirational. Please add to the list by linking your ideas and photos in the comments below.

1. Picnic Style

Outside Living thanksgiving Table

We love dining outdoors and here in the South Bay we can do so most months of the year. What an amazing way to do Thanksgiving. Here this rustic and aged picnic table is dressed with the most elegant and lovely things. Antique stemware and the bright white table runners are so elegant. Whimsy is added by the hanging lights which act as a stunning chandelier for the long table. Image from FlowerWildEvents.com

Thanksgiving setting Outside

Details of the elegant picnic style tablescape are gorgeous.

2. Eclectic

Eclectic Thanksgiving Table

Here is a well done eclectic table setting displaying the fruits and flowers of the season placed on a modern lined, natural wood table. The eclectic style uses items such as antique plates and chargers which appear to have been collected overtime. An eclectic style setting is wonderful because we can use things that may have been handed down from one generation to the next. We love the way that this table design allows us to bring out our most cherished pieces and display them in an elegant manner. www.UnsophistiCook.com/thanksgiving-decor/

3. Country

Country Thanksgiving Table

Fresh pine sprigs and pine cones are beautiful atop of a bold gingham check runner. Charger plates made from cut tree stumps seal the deal. This is an elegant country spread. We love the antique looking glassware and deer themed napkins. From blovelyevents.com

4. Minimalist

Minimalist Thanksgiving Table Decoration

Here, the design is simple and stays true to the natural forms we see during harvest time. The pumpkins and candles provide most of the decoration. Plates and seating are white and the overall setting is neutral. From http://www.chatelaine.com/home-decor/

5. Mid-Century

Mid Century Thanksgiving table

Here is the Iroquois Informal Harvest Time table by Ben Seibel 1958. Scandinavian designers and architects were very influential at this time, with a style characterized by simplicity, functionality and natural shapes. The table setting with its pops of deep colors such as orange, yellow, olive green and chocolate brown carry the Mid-Century theme.

6. Coastal

This Thanksgiving tablescapes recalls the warm theme of coastal design.

This Thanksgiving tablescape recalls the warm theme of coastal design. The wispy willow twigs wrap around the pumpkins, evoking a light and breezy feel. And, the pumpkins themselves appear as though they have been softened by the sun. Clean and bright plates and stemware are beautifully set atop a natural linen cloth. Gorgeous. From Coastalhomeblogspot.com

7. British Colonial/West Indies

British Colonial Table Setting

Warm amber stemware, dark molasses colored wood, leather seats, nail heads, woven mats and white linen napkins create a beautiful British Colonial style table setting.

8. French

French Thanksgiving Table

Traditional French and French Country styles can be seen in the curved lines of the furniture and the Mediterranean hues in the centerpiece which appear sun-drenched. We love the the playful addition of the pheasant figurines. Image found on www.savvysouthernstyle.net/

9. Bohemian

Bohemian Thanksgiving Table

This room is sumptuous and features a heavily layered look consisting of small patterned fabrics, gilded metals, flower wallpaper and and bold jewel-tones. Moroccan and folk style fabrics are adorning the pillows which are placed all over the banquette. They are oh so Bohemian. The modern Parson style table and mid century dining chairs are the perfect contrast. They give the eyes a place to rest on their clean lines, making for a well balanced composition. Image from MomToob.com

10. Rustic

Rustic Thanksgiving table

Raw, rough hewn wood table and spindle style chairs play up the Rustic style of this beautiful table setting. All types of festive pumpkins and squashes with floral sprigs and lit candles sit happily in a long garden planter box.

What is your favorite table? How will you design your Thanksgiving tabletop? Please link your ideas to us by using the comment section below and if you like this post please “Like Us” on Facebook.