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Leticia Barr is a DC Metro area dwelling mom of two elementary aged children with a background in classroom technology integration and school administration who uses everything she learned from teaching children, teachers, and principals as a professional blogger, social media strategist, and freelance writer. She is the founder of TechSavvyMama.com, a columnist for Parents.com, and has a new site called StraightUpCrafty.com which is a nod to handcrafted goods of all kinds.
Leticia Barr is a DC Metro area dwelling mom of two elementary aged children... More
There are many different ways to create a stunning Thanksgiving table. Thankful tables can be simple, exude understated elegance, child-friendly, incorporate outdoor elements inside, or be budget friendly. Regardless of what your table looks like and where you draw your inspiration from, those that you're with will always be thankful that you're able to break bread together on Thanksgiving.
I love the use of darling acorns and greenery from outside for this placesetting that evokes the feeling of fall thanks to the colors on the plate.
Buck traditional fall harvest colors by going with white gourds and pumpkins to lend some formality to your Thanksgiving table. I love the abundance of pumpkins to go with the theme of Thanksgiving.
A simple pumpkin is all grown up thanks to the brassy finish on this Thanksgiving table.
I love the understated elegance of this Thanksgiving table that features tiny pumpkins and a low tablescape in fall colors that allows diners to see each other during the meal.
I love any tablescapes that bring the outdoors in and this one does it well thanks to a centerpiece that features the colors of fall on a tree round, freshly picked branches of leaves in glass vessels, and fall colored candles that give off the perfect glow.
Being able to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal outside is certainly something to be thankful for when you can dine against a backdrop of golden leaves.
An all white tablescape lets the colors and flavors of Thanksgiving dinner shine without the worry about color coordination of plates, dishes, napkins, etc.
Darling tags not only serve as place cards but also as a reminder to be thankful for the meal about to be served. The tags are an easy DIY project that are simply elegant thanks to the font.
I'd love to be able to have Thanksgiving dinner outside in this gorgeous setting where a glowing fire provides enough warmth as the sun goes down.
Golden hues of autumn abound on this table featuring amber colored glassware and candles and varying shades of rich browns.
The eclectic collection of mercury glass candle holders, pumpkins, gourds, straw turkey, and tall Pilgrims magically works because everything is unified on a table runner around the theme of Thanksgiving.
This table is fun and family friendly! I happen to love the paper turkeys on each plate!
The overhead perspective of this table really allows you to see all the different elements that make it gorgeous. Did you happen to see the branch that spans the width of the table for rustic elegance? What a great addition!
An all white Thanksgiving table is striking and sophisticated. Just remember to pre-treat any cranberry stains after dinner is over!
You can't ever go wrong with a cranberry color scheme! I love how easy it would be to create this very same centerpiece look with products that could be easily found at a variety of different stores and price points.
This tall centerpiece is akin to my mother-in-law's tablescapes. She loves bringing the outdoors inside and mixing and matching her different sets of china, flatware, and linens to create a spectacular table.
Another really simple tablescape idea that's just so classy and easy to create! I think the hardest part about recreating this would be finding a wooden box with just the right patina to hold your candles and leaves.
Thanksgiving is always better with more guests and bench seating is a great way to accommodate more around the table. I love the idea of having different custom cushions created in patterns that match the seasons.
A turkey cookie bouquet centerpiece is not only whimsical but practical as you pass him around after the meal for guests to nibble on.
Just in case dinner gets too long for little ones, a tablecloth out of craft paper and crayons at their place settings provides young guests with built in entertainment while also saving you the trouble of washing more linens after the meal!