Whether we’re reminiscing about Thanksgivings past or anticipating and planning this year’s celebration, the dining table is always a central part of those memories or plans for most of us. Coming together around the table to give thanks, share a delicious meal, and enjoy the company of family and friends.
How much or little we decorate the table for the occasion can come down to personal preference but, if you’re looking for some inspiration, we’ve rounded up some great ideas for you.
If you don’t typically set a formal table, but would like to try it this year, Waiting on Martha oh-so-creatively shows you how. (Some of us opt for a little more informal setting and she shows you that too here.)
Rustic and natural
This table with it’s appealing simplicity and rustic and natural touches is just one of the setttings you’ll find in Country Living’s 36 Thanksgiving Table Settings.
HGTV has a round-up of 15 Stylish Thanksgiving Table Settings, including a turkey centerpiece that steals the show.
Pretty tablescape idea from Martha Stewart’s Thanksgiving Tables slide show.
Jennifer from Town and Country Living used an unexpected palette of blue and white for her tablescape – inspired by her mother’s china and memories of Thanksgivings past.
Celebrating Everyday Life gives you the step-by-step on how to make this impressive centerpiece using natural elements.
And while getting creative with the table setting can be fun (especially when all of the family participates), the memories that are made are what really makes the day!