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Thanksgiving Table Decor

Instead of tossing out some paper plates and calling it a day, I figured I’d class it up this year with legitimate Thanksgiving table decor. And, I’ve teamed up with a gaggle of talented bloggers for a Thanksgiving table setting tour. So if you’re stopping by from Inspiration for Moms, welcome!

thanksgiving table

Believe it or not, I didn’t spend very much on this Thanksgiving tablescape. The kraft paper, greenery and flowers, and the gold chargers are new to me. But that’s it– I had everything else on hand.

fall tablescape

I filled my usual dining table centerpiece with a $12 bouquet of grocery store flowers. And I added $3 stock filler and some eucalyptus to beef it up a little.

thanksgiving flowers

Speaking of eucalyptus, it’s just so damn pretty. I need a paint company to bottle up that color so I can slap it on my walls.

I mixed two bundles of silver dollar eucalyptus and seeded eucalyptus from Trader Joe’s, placing them on top of my cable knit table runner. Then, I scattered in some mercury glass votive holders and plain votive holders. You can never go wrong with candles, folks. Never.

eucalyptus and candles

Now I know the centerpiece isn’t conducive for Thanksgiving conversations, so all I’d have to do is remove it from the table and spread out the greenery and candles a little more. But if you don’t want to engage in conversation with your racist uncle who’s seated across from you, leave that tall centerpiece in place.

The gold chargers are a new addition to my arsenal because I only have silver chargers. I’ve had the gold rimmed plates for years– a thrift store find. Seriously, if you want to get some nicer looking china that you don’t care about, go to a thrift store or garage sales. I wash this stuff in the dishwasher. It’s fiiine.

eucalyptus centerpiece

While orange isn’t my favorite color, I wanted it to be known that this is an autumnal table so I threw a little pumpkin (gourd?) on top of every plate.

mini pumpkin tablesetting

Golden hour FTW.

I thought the knit table runner would look lonely by itself, so I used some kraft paper underneath.

thanksgiving table

I love these plain votive holders and mercury glass candle holders because they can be used year-round, and they don’t take up much space in my cabinet when they’re stacked.


wall color … SW Worldly Gray (flat)

trim color … SW Ultra White (semi-gloss)

flooring … found here and here

chrome dining area light … found here

dining table … found here

dining chairs … found here

wooden bud vase … found here

artwork … found here

cable knit table runner … Crate and Barrel, circa 2017

kraft paper … Michael’s

flowers and greenery … Trader Joe’s and Kroger

plain votive holders … Michael’s

mercury glass votive holders … Michael’s

chargers … Michael’s

plates … thrifted

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  1. Oh I love it. That crochet runner is amazing and I really like the center floral arrangement, so unusual and so pretty. Since I am currently really crushing on Orange, the small pumpkins on each plate is just perfect.

  2. I love that centerpiece and table runner! Kroger was giving away all their mini pumpkins this weekend and I took 20 of them (they had pallets full!). Ryan asked what I was going to do with them and I told him I didn’t know, but they were free – and now I have a use for them decorating our table! 🙂

  3. Chelsea, your table is so pretty! I love your unique centerpiece and am crazy about that fabulous knit runner! Well done, Happy Thanksgiving, and it’s fun to tour with you today! 🙂

  4. I love that table runner! It looks so cozy 🙂

  5. And this is why you’re my favorite!!! Keeping it real and simple (and affordable !?) for us normal folk !!!!

  6. I love your table. it’s practical enough for kids but pretty enough for us big people too. That runner is so pretty. I bet you love sitting here for that beautiful view.

  7. Seriously though, eucalyptus is always a good idea. 😉 Love this pretty table. I need one of those runners. Thanks for being part of the tour! 🙂

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