Giving Thanks: Thanksgiving Table and Centerpiece Inspiration

Thanksgiving is just two weeks away and I have a harvest of table inspiration for your Thanksgiving feast!

You’ll find DIYs for gilded gourds, blooming pumpkins, quick and easy centerpieces, napkin tutorials and table sources at the links below.

Thanksgiving Greetings for a Patriotic Thanksgiving

 Vintage-inspired greetings mix with American flags for a patriotic nod to this American holiday

Turkey Fantail Napkin Fold Tutorial for Thanksgiving

Fall’s Last Hurrah and Cornucopia Napkin Fold

Fill a napkin with treats for family and friends with an easy napkin fold and create a natural blooming table runner

Easy 5 Minute Centerpiece for your Thanksgiving Table

Create a quick, no-stress natural centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table

DIY Rustic Harvest Table Centerpiece

Build a seasonal harvest centerpiece with veggies, pumpkins and flowers for fall or Thanksgiving.

Alfresco Thanksgiving Table and Blooming Pumpkin Centerpiece 

Tips and tricks to create a blooming pumpkin the easy way, no carving required!

Giving Thanks with Warm Plaid Layers and Pumpkins

Mini pumpkin vases and warm plaid blankets add a cozy touch while dining alfresco

Turkey Table with Colorful Trimmings

A plaid throw provides a warm and colorful foundation in shades of purple, plum, terracotta and pumpkin for Thanksgiving table with colorful trimmings!

Gilded Gourds and Giving Thanks

A quick wash of metallic color highlights and dresses your pumpkins and gourds for an easy DIY for your Thanksgiving table.

Thanksgiving With a Touch of Blue

Blue married with shades of rust and brown for Mother Nature approved alfresco tablescape

A Proud Tom Turkey Table

A little table serendipity inspired by a Proud Tom Turkey

Gathering Together for Thanksgiving 

Gather some artichokes, apples, and kale from the produce department to combine with flowers for a pumpkin centerpiece for the table

A Rafter of Turkeys and Thanksgiving Tabletop Vignette 

A collection of turkey plates and transferware provide a little tabletop fun and seasonal display in the Potting Shed.

I’m giving thanks to be joining a great group of bloggers next week! You’ll find Thanksgiving  tablescape inspiration from 20 bloggers November 12th through 16th and I’ll be sharing my table on Monday.

The winners of my Wallace Autumn Harvest turkey serving pieces are:


Linda Cunningham

Kathy Menold

Pat (nannybannany)

I’ll be in touch with each of you by email and get your goodies to you. 

 Thanks to all who entered!

 You can find a round-up of recipes for your Thanksgiving feast, HERE.

Keep Calm and Gobble On!


Thank you for your visit, sharing with:

 Between Naps on the Porch

  31 comments for “Giving Thanks: Thanksgiving Table and Centerpiece Inspiration

  1. November 9, 2018 at 8:04 am

    Mary, what a feast for my eyes as I enjoy my morning coffee. I can always count on your for the best round-up posts! You are always inspiring. ❤️

  2. Donna C
    November 9, 2018 at 8:14 am

    I love the use of vintage cards incorporated into your designs. Beautiful!

  3. Mary Michelle
    November 9, 2018 at 8:19 am

    It is cold and snowing here in MI and Christmas came early with your wonderful post today- what a treasure trove of ideas and beautiful pictures. I am grateful that you share your many talents and your adorable pets through your blog, Mary. May you and those you love have the best Thanksgiving ever.

  4. November 9, 2018 at 8:49 am

    Mary, I can always count on you for beautiful table inspiration! I’m keeping my fingers crossed our weather will be mild enough to spill out on our screen porch and on the patio like previous years with our 18 family members for our Thanksgiving feast. Thank you for sharing all your wonderful ideas and beautiful photos. Congrats to the winners.

  5. Deb
    November 9, 2018 at 8:58 am

    Mary, Your energy, creativity and fall enthusiasm is endless! I need some of your vitamins :) Thanks for sharing this beautiful round up and congrats to your winners!

  6. November 9, 2018 at 9:02 am

    Congratulations to the winners of your giveaway, Mary! Your bounty of Thanksgiving ideas will be sent to my youngest DIL who is hosting this year. Thank you for sharing your magical talents with us! May you have a warm, cozy weekend with your cute pups! xx

  7. Rita C.
    November 9, 2018 at 9:17 am

    Lakeside would be my #1 choice for Thanksgiving. Those tables are really gorgeous. Those leaf plates, particularly that peacock blue, caught my eye throughout. Very pretty! Looking forward to next week.

  8. Franki
    November 9, 2018 at 9:32 am

    Whew!! I needed that!!! Thanx! franki

  9. November 9, 2018 at 9:35 am

    Absolutely beautiful and inspiring!

  10. Alice
    November 9, 2018 at 9:37 am

    Wow Mary! This post is amazing and the photography is award winning. It’s cold here, only in the high 30’s, so seeing your table set by the lake warms my heart. We have the fireplace going now all day and are expecting snow Sunday. I think you have the most energy of anyone I’ve ever known because you share the most beautiful things you’ve made with us. I look forward to your post everyday, just wish I could keep up the same pace.

  11. November 9, 2018 at 9:39 am

    Congrats to your lucky winners! So much eye candy and stunning fall ideas Mary! I love the gilded gourds! We are having a non traditional Thanksgiving at the beach this year, and I won’t be setting a fancy table so I’m looking forward to setting one for the Tablescape Hop next week, and using it for a “friendsgiving.” You have definitely inspired me to get going! I hope your weather cooperates and you will be able to enjoy one of those beautiful outdoor tables!

  12. November 9, 2018 at 9:47 am

    Mary, I’m in love with all your outdoor tables…your lake setting is so beautiful no matter what the season! I’m trying my hand at your pumpkin vase technique for our Thanksgiving table. Wish me luck!

  13. Virginia
    November 9, 2018 at 10:36 am

    Good Morning Mary, my house guests just left a little bit ago so I am sitting down having a cup of tea and enjoying this wonderful post. I am just amazed at the variety of beautiful tablesetting and table arrangements celebrating Thanksgiving Day and enjoying reading your tutorials from napkin folding to making those fabulous arrangements. I am beyond excited about being one of your winners and look forward to giving my gift to our younger friends who have moved to our area to be nearby my husband and I and also her parents who have recently located in the next town. They are hosting Thanksgivings Dinner this year and I am sure will be thrill with the gift. Thank you again for always brightening our day with your creative ideas.

  14. November 9, 2018 at 10:38 am

    OH MY!!!! I needed that. Thanksgiving is almost here and I have not done a thing(I have been gone for 6 weeks on a job) I need to get busy NOW!! I love all your turkey plates. I have a set of 8 but wish they were all mixed like yours.

  15. November 9, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    Mary, I know I’ve said this many times, but seriously, you need to publish a book! Not only are your styling ideas stellar beyond compare, but your photos are exceptionally stunning. I’ve started a new Board just for these tables. Thank you for endless inspiration. You amaze and delight with each post!

  16. Darlene
    November 9, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Just when I see one I want to “highjack” I see another that takes my breath!
    Mary, you have been Blessed with creativity and far surpass expectations.
    Love the texture, pattern blendings, and always the unexpected (out of the box) surprise.
    Tablescapes and little 4 legged white fluffies are my thing…couldn’t do without either!
    Thank you for sharing.

  17. November 9, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    You are just so talented and have such an eye for detail. Such beautiful settings and ideas. You SHOULD have a book. I will buy it! The brown gingham napkins, and the turkey fan fold, are great!

  18. November 9, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    Mary, You are amazing! Your energy and creativity are always inspiring. You are like the energizer bunny- you just keep on going.
    Thankful to have enjoyed your blog for these many years. I remember when you suggested I join a link party way back. Thanks for your encouragement and example.

  19. November 9, 2018 at 11:41 pm

    Beautiful ideas! I love the Turkey dinnerware…and can’t wait to try the fantail fold.. my favorite thing on those table scapes is the Turkey soup taurine…it’s beautiful! CONGRATULATIONS to the winners!! I know they will enjoy their prize! 🍁🦃🍁🦃🍁🦃

  20. Cyndi Raines
    November 10, 2018 at 12:45 am

    Such a beautiful cornucopia of fall posts, recipes and tips-LOVE ALL OF IT! When I saw the gilded pumpkins, I just realized I will be celebrating 6 years of following you and this Wonderful blog! It was the first post of yours that I read and I was mesmerized! I am so happy I found you. You have brought so much joy to my life with wonderful recipes, garden & flower information/education and so much “she shed” inspiration. Of course I can’t leave out my love for the beautiful lake, the over-the-top pontoon boat and the precious fur-babies! Always awesome! Thanks Mary! You are a blessing! May you a wonderful Thanksgiving! 🍊🦃🍂

  21. November 10, 2018 at 6:01 am

    I’d happily join you at any of these pretty settings Mary! Enjoy your Thanksgiving planning, I’m off to buy my bird today:@)

  22. Shirley Graham
    November 10, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks so much for your pictures – love them all. Where did you find plates with the turkey & pumpkins? My daughter always has Thanksgiving anymore & she has the brown dishes & so love them. Enjoy!

    • November 10, 2018 at 2:42 pm

      Happy Thanksgiving Shirley! I’m not sure which ones you’re referring to? All the links to the tables are provided…just click over for the table sources. :)

  23. Marion
    November 11, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Mary you have a lovely setting as usual.

  24. Joan
    November 11, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    Love the Turkey plates.

  25. Marilyn
    November 11, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    Such a pretty setting you have displayed.

  26. Grace
    November 11, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    Every table is set beautifully! You are so creative!

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