Set Your Table With Natural Thanksgiving Decor

Saffron Marigold - Updated: November 30, 2019

Natural Thanksgiving decor remains the easy, smart decorating choice for this fall holiday.  November’s inspirational beauty abounds–you’d be hard-pressed to look out your window and not see leaves in hues of brown, gold, and green! Using natural Thanksgiving decor on your holiday table is rustic, nostalgic, and elegant (not to mention easy!). Pine cones spray painted gold, fallen oak leaves, dried branches in glass canisters–the decorating possibilities are endless!

We have a few ideas to complete the look so that it’s holiday-ready. Our Memories of Shalimar will serve as a wonderful basis for any kind of natural Thanksgiving decor, and we’re offering three styles to help you design your table around this lovely print: an Eastern look, Exotic style, and a Boho vibe.

Eastern Memories of Shalimar

Table Linens

Memories of Shalimar is intrinsically elegant, serene, and earthy. Restful and soothing, the play of colors works best with accessories that speak of tranquility. Channel all the elements of nature–stones, water, flowers–to bring out the best in this print.

Memories of Shalimar Asian Indian Green Gold Table Cloths

Memories of Shalimar Green Tablecloth: With its rich gold and meadow green colors, this tablecloth will be quite the backdrop for your feast! Highlight blue, brown, green, or gold, and watch them sparkle at your celebration!

Memories of Shalimar Dinner NapkinsFor serene beauty, the natural choice lies in our coordinating napkins. Consider wrapping these gilded beauties in brushed gold napkin rings for extra shine.

Pacific Blue Dinner NapkinsTease out the deep indigo of Memories of Shalimar with our gorgeous resist-dyed Pacific Blue dinner napkins.

Waltz of the Vines Dinner NapkinsOur Waltz of the Vines napkins bring a gentle contrast and a sense of natural Thanksgiving decor to the table. In a sort of reversal of colors, coffee brown and green are patterned on a bed of soft yellow.


Accessorize your Memories of Shalimar tablecloth with items that emanate peace: no jarring colors or textures here, just hues that soothe the soul.

Waltz of the Vines (CP) ~ Yellow Floral Summer Curtain Panel
Saffron Marigold

Waltz of the Vines (c) Curtains

Our complementary range of patterns offers you more choices than ever. This pattern from Waltz of the Vines gives you the option of choosing another print while staying within the realm of colors of Memories of Shalimar.

Country House Teapot, Small
Soho Home

Country House Teapot, Soho Home

Pour a cozy cup of tea from this handmade teapot. Served with slices of spicy pumpkin pie, this is a cozy, relaxing way to end a Thanksgiving dinner.

Pottery Barn

Mercury Votives, Pottery Barn

Create a sense of global allure at your celebration with a few of these subtle, sparkling votives strewn along the center of the table–you’ll love the glow they cast on your natural Thanksgiving decor!

Angel Taper Candle
Vermont Country Store

Angel Taper Candle in Natural, Vermont Country Store

Include layers in your centerpieces and use taper candles to add height. These waxen waves go well with an eastern-inspired table.

Exotic Memories of Shalimar

Table Linens

The gardens of Shalimar that inspired this print are steeped in exoticism and allure. Highlight this aspect of the print by pairing the tablecloth with accessories that echo the same feeling. Lanterns, sconces, silver tea sets, rose petals–use these and transport your guests to a meal that feels like it’s taking place in a distant land.


Memories of Shalimar Tablecloth: Round tables are great for a large crowd, and if you are lucky to have such a table, then this the right  tablecloth for your Thanksgiving crowd!

Indian Summer Dinner Napkins: Use this print that features a deeper green vine to recall sultry summer nights during your end-of-fall celebration.

Starry Nights Dinner Napkins: Bring a heavenly touch to your table by pairing Memories of Shalimar with Starry Nights napkins. The deep blue will add an interesting contrast to the meadow green.

Vanilla Glacé Dinner Napkins: Vanilla Glacé’s gold flecks mirror the gold outline of the print, adding even more glamour and a rich feel to the table.


Use accessories that emphasize elements that are out-of-the-ordinary and that speak of ancient cultures and far-away travel. Serve your favorite traditional dishes, but experiment with global cuisine, too–enjoy surprising your guests.

Memories of Shalimar ~ Asian Green Beaded Window Valance
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Memories of Shalimar Valance

If you want to use more of the print but hesitate to use full-length curtains, then consider a valance. Trimmed with sparkling glass beadwork, these valances will complement your table linens and shine in your space.

Motif 4 Light Chandelier - Gold

Motif 4-Light Chandelier, Overstock

This is certainly the ultimate accessory for an exotic holiday atmosphere. Yes, it’s a splurge, but the good news is that this classic style will last you through many holidays and will always look good with your Saffron Marigold.

Brass Link Tealights (Set of 3)
West Elm

Brass Link Tealights, West Elm

These glamorous votives in soft white will play well in many decor roundups.

Fall Decor, Jeweled pumpkin, blown glass,

Jeweled Pumpkin, Jeweled Tree Creations

What a dramatic Thanksgiving centerpiece this will be! This isn’t any ordinary pumpkin by any stretch of the imagination. The gourd, made of blown glass and faux jewels, looks like a treasure discovered in a long-lost palace. It’s perfect for this type of tablescape!

Bohemian Memories of Shalimar

Table Linens

Bohemian decor is passionate, original, and inventive. Boho chic is altogether bold and striking, representing a number of cultural influences from regions around the world. Use Memories of Shalimar table linens to bring out the boho in you, and pair it with gorgeous greens and florals–even branches–for added natural decor this Thanksgiving.

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Memories of Shalimar Table Runner: If you would rather leave your table uncovered, consider using a runner down the middle. This pretty piece of fabric will do so much to add a festive touch to your meal. Runners are versatile and can also be used to dress up a sideboard!

Royal Mansour Dinner Napkins: A white-on-white Moroccan print is equally natural and boho–a winner for your Thanksgiving table setting.

Spice Route Dinner Napkins: Go for it and create the bohemian holiday table of your dreams. You can’t go wrong with bold red chevrons and mossy green and gold.

Wild Poppies Dinner Napkins: Bohemian design involves bringing together many disparate elements, so we have no qualms about adding a completely different pattern to our celebration. Added bonus: this floral print will nod to whatever kind of centerpiece you created!


In keeping with the theme, use accessories that are big, bold, and confident. Here are some ideas to embrace your free spirit and create a welcoming ambiance full of life and love.

Mystic Amethyst ~ Plum Purple & Gold Sari Print India Euro Sham
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Mystic Amethyst Throw Pillow

A perfect accessory from our Dreams of India collection, Mystic Amethyst adds depth and interest when paired with Memories of Shalimar linens. Euro shams make great floor seating, and encourage lingering, so be prepared–your guests may never leave. 😉

Indigo Organic Reactive Glaze Dinner Plates, Set of 2
World Market

Indigo Organic Glazed Plates, World Market

These chunky, deep indigo ceramic plates create a magical nexus between elegance and coziness, especially when paired with our Memories of Shalimar linens.

Gold Stem Wine Glass
Crate & Barrel

Gold Stem Wine Glass, Crate & Barrel

Fill each glass with your wine, and you’ll find this gilded set gorgeous and glowing along with Memories of Shalimar.

Wreath Dried Pampas Grass - Modern

Pampas Grass Modern Wreath, Greenwood Floral

Wreaths aren’t just for hanging–they make stunning textural centerpieces. The dried pampas grass resembles fluffy feathers. It’s natural, bohemian, and seasonal–just the thing for this table setting!

Whatever your design mantra is, we have inspiring ideas and helpful suggestions for you. Use a couple of these ideas, or mix and match with a few of your own, for a really memorable holiday table that reflects your unique, authentic self. Celebrate!

10 responses

  1. Simply beautiful color!!! Makes me glad I haven’t pick out my paint yet to paint my kitchen 🙂

    • Yes, isn’t it a lovely color? I can just imagine how gorgeous a soft yellow green will look on your kitchen walls with the sunlight streaming in….!

  2. I would use my antique wooden butter bowl, filled with pine cones and yellow fall berries. Perfect with candles and simple dishes.

  3. We moved to a new home in September with a large dinning roommate. For the first time we can use the Green Memories of Shalimar tablecloth we bought over a year ago large enoough to use with the 3 leaves put in the table. We will use good China my parents bought in Germany many years before they passed away. Also pottery serving bowls from our international collection and antique cut glass and hand blown glasses dessert plates. Our table is set on a Persian carpet and the table centerpiece will be flowers in a handmade antique Persian brass vase with old Persian brass candle sticks to bring out the beautiful gold ink of the tablelinens. Although Thanksgiving is an American Holiday we will bring an international feel to the day by using interesting and beautiful decorations from around the world and inviting a Japenese co-worker intern to share with our family.

    • Diane, your table setting sounds beautiful! With the world getting smaller each day and our daily lives getting enriched with the customs and traditions other nationalities bring to this country, I think your Thanksgiving table will be the such a beautiful example of that. I envy your Japanese co-worker, what a wonderful way to celebrate this holiday! And please do send us pictures of your table, we would love to see it. 🙂

  4. Taking a cue from the Beatles, “All you need is love, love. Love is all you need,” as long as your table is covered in this exotic garden delight. I would bathe my table in golden, shimmering table wear, including the simple things in life – white candle pillars set in mossy goodness.

  5. The table would look great with elements from outdoors. Painted branches in a tall vase and votives made of cranberries and ribbon.

  6. So pretty. So this tablecloth on my table as I’m sitting having a cup of tea, looking out my window.

  7. I’m usually not a fan of anything gold, but something with gold candles would be nice here.

  8. I love this set up! Got cobalt blue dinnerware that I know would look awesome with this green table runner on my warm oak table.

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