Setting The Thanksgiving Table

Saffron Marigold - Updated: November 12, 2020

A beautiful Thanksgiving table might have pumpkins and mums, or it might feature a colorful fall tablecloth and simple place settings. It might mix vintage with new pieces of fall table decor, nod to nature, or celebrate family traditions. From casual table settings to formal place settings, we’re serving up a few Thanksgiving table ideas to inspire a Thanksgiving table with your signature style. 

Start with a spectacular Thanksgiving tablecloth

Whether you hold an al fresco gathering or serve Thanksgiving dinner for two, set the table in a way that feels special. Start your Thanksgiving tablescape with a fall tablecloth. Use our block print fabric tablecloths and  to dream up your Thanksgiving table setting.

A relaxed, casual table setting for Thanksgiving

For many, Thanksgiving is a cozy holiday filled with good eats, games, naps–and more good eats! For this kind of celebration, we created a  casual table setting. The Moroccan pattern is forgiving and filled with fall colors, so it’s great for a day like this! Use informal natural or wooden chargers to catch gravy drips. To finish setting the table, just light a few candles for a warm, inviting atmosphere.

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Moroccan Tile Print Blue Round Tablecloth
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Mosaique Bleue Floral Round Tablecloth

Dotted with orange sunbursts, this blue floral tablecloth feels bright and happy. It’s the perfect fall tablecloth for a festive and casual celebration!

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Mosaique Bleue Moroccan Print Napkins

Cloth napkins treated to a colorful Moroccan mosaic print feel fun and vibrant–not fussy.

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Birch Votive Candles

For a casual Thanksgiving, skip the metallic candle holders and choose these rustic votive holders instead.


Hello Autumn Bouquet

A low Thanksgiving centerpiece of big, blazing blooms helps the table setting feel special without being formal.

A simply elegant Thanksgiving table

If you love the idea of a beautifully set table but dislike filling the table with too much decor, then try this elegant table setting. We start with a block printed fabric that’s rich with Thanksgiving colors. Chic taper candles flank a floral centerpiece with a similar color scheme, and classic metallic chargers complete the look.

Thanksgiving table setting

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Thanksgiving table setting with an orange thanksgiving tablecloth
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Indian Summer Orange Tablecloth

The warm saffron glow of this orange tablecloth lends itself well to a Thanksgiving table.

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Indian Summer Orange Cloth Napkins

Our cloth napkins depict the same floral motif found on the border, which makes setting a coordinated table easy and beautiful.

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Acorn Lane Bouquet

Shades of bronze, burgundy, and sage green echo the palette of your Thanksgiving tablecloth in this floral Thanksgiving centerpiece.

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Bleecker Metal Chargers in Gold

A charger not only catches spills, but it also brings a sense of refinement to your holiday table setting.

A festive, bohemian table setting for Thanksgiving

When you love to mix–not match–set a bohemian table.  Here, we’ve put a Moroccan spin on the traditional Thanksgiving table setting. Velvet pumpkins add even more color and texture while antique brass chargers offer a sense of the past.  Depending on your room decor, this could read as casual or formal, so you have room to play. Of course, no bohemian look is complete without candles, so pull out your favorite votive holders for the occasion.

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Spice Route Red Tablecloth

With Spice Route on the Thanksgiving table, you can enjoy ginger, clove, and cinnamon well before the dessert course!

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Spice Route Red Cloth Napkins

For boho style, set the table with a cloth napkin that shares the same colors as your tablecloth but in a different pattern.

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Why not go all out and over the top with your centerpiece? This set of handmade velvet pumpkins will do the trick.

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Antique Brass Chargers, Set of 6

Handcrafted brass chargers make wonderful anchors for your Thanksgiving place settings. They look like heirloom pieces!