Thanksgiving Table Ideas: One Print, Three Ways

Saffron Marigold - Updated: December 9, 2019

With lush colors and exotic paisley, Indian Summer will work well with three fresh takes on Thanksgiving dinner table ideas: Global, Bohemian, and Moroccan. Oh, and you’re wondering how a print that has “summer” in its name be used for Fall and Winter? If the print has lovely fall-inspired hues like mango, saffron, and rose, then it’s more versatile than you might have thought!

Thanksgiving Table Idea 1: Global Indian Summer

Table Linens

Tap into the global vibe of Indian Summer by pairing with linens that speak of travel and adventure.

Indian Summer Rectangular Tablecloth:The popular paisley motif comes alive in this print. Spread the goodness with this lovely apricot tablecloth in sun-kissed hues of mango and rose.

Indian Summer Dinner Napkins: Perfectly coordinated to bring out the best in the tablecloth, these napkins will add vibrant color and an exotic touch to Thanksgiving dinner table.

Gardens of Versailles Dinner Napkins: Paired with napkins inspired by the grand palaces of Versailles, the gold and white will add an air of French luxury to your Thanksgiving table decor. 

Wild Poppies Dinner Napkins: Vintage-inspired napkins add a rich look to your Thanksgiving table, and the sage rounds out the organic color scheme introduced by Indian Summer.


In this particular Thanksgiving table idea–and for a truly global look–use accessories that span international cultures and blend various styles to create rooms that are elegant, exotic, and refined.

Red Orange Moroccan Indian Sheer Curtain Panel
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Spice Route Curtain Panels

Use Spice Route’s bold colors as a fabulous foil for the mango hues of Indian Summer. There’s nothing quite like deep reds to bring a festive air to a holiday party!

Ceramic Bud Vase Crafted by Hand

Ceramic Bud Vase- Thailand, Novica

Fill this bright blue bud vase with berry sprigs or small pine branches for a festive Thanksgiving centerpiece.

Round Wood And Copper Inlay Tray
World Market

Round Wood and Copper Tray, World Market

Walnut and copper just feel like November, don’t they? Combined in a tribal chevron pattern, this is a great piece of serving ware for your Thanksgiving dinner table.

Berry And Bright Indoor Potted Kumquat

Indoor Potted Kumquat, Frontgate

Unexpected kumquats (though handcrafted) provide a delightful element of surprise at your globally-inspired Thanksgiving table setting–yet they fit right in with the seasonal colors.

Thanksgiving Table Idea 2: Bohemian Indian Summer

Table Linens

Do you love to embrace your inner wild child?  And does that inner wild child want to do something other than the usual Thanksgiving table this year? Let her go boho for Thanksgiving 2019!

Orange Round India Print Paisley Tablecloths

Indian Summer Round Tablecloth: Dinner with friends is just so much better around a round table instead of a rectangular one. Conversations flow better, and everyone is closer to the food (and that’s what Thanksgiving is all about!) 🙂 Use this round Thanksgiving tablecloth to make it really fun and fabulous.

Royal Mansour Cotton Dinner Napkins: This cloth napkin in crisp white has an easy, clean, Moroccan design, and offers a nice tie-in to Indian Summer.  Naturally, they will look lovely paired together.

Tropical Garden Dinner Napkins: For a touch of tropical flavor, consider the Tropical Garden napkins with heady blossoms in red and green.

Spice Route Napkins: Turn your feast into a fine culinary experience with these easy napkins. Tribal styling and singular bold color make these holiday standouts.


Big florals, bold colors, and bright accents are a hallmark of this bohemian chic style.  Don’t forget to include a few vintage pieces that come along with their own stories!

Persian Mediterranean Floral Kitchen Curtain
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Orange Blossom Kitchen Curtain

Considering hanging a seasonal cafe curtain across a window. This one taps into the warmth of Indian Summer, and it will really add pattern and rhythm.

Perasima Dinner Plate

Perasima Dinner Plates, Anthropologie

In a deep indigo, this dinnerware coordinates beautifully with the muted autumnal hues of Indian Summer.

Gilded Fig Vases, Set Of 3
Viva Terra

Gilded Figs, Viva Terra

Lovely, unique, and everything fall, these sweet delights come to your Thanksgiving table dressed to impress.

Pheasant Feather Centerpiece, 36
Williams Sonoma

Pheasant Feather Centerpiece, Williams-Sonoma

Feathers and bohemian style go hand and hand. This centerpiece is fashioned from pheasant feathers, so it’s equally seasonal and exotic upon a bohemian Thanksgiving table.

Thanksgiving Table Idea 3: Moroccan Indian Summer

Table Linens

If you like lanterns, quatrefoils, rose petals, and saffron, Moroccan is your style of choice! Moroccan style is beautiful, ornate, and warm, making it a smart choice for a unique Thanksgiving table idea.

Elegant Orange Table Runner

Indian Summer Table Runner: Pick any one of the warm colors of the print to center your design around. Accent your decor with the print’s deeper shades to add layers of rich texture and pattern.

Indian Summer Dinner Napkins: A unique, global print, napkins will add just the right amount of eastern exoticism.

Mosaique Bleue Dinner Napkins:  Encompassing all the wondrous colors of the season, these napkins will see you through the holidays with flair and Moroccan style.

Orange Blossom Dinner Napkins:  Made of 100% cotton and incredibly soft, your guests will love using these orange floral dinner napkins.


Even if you’ve never left your hometown, you want your room to say that you’ve been all over the globe. Collect small, exotic accessories that make you think of foreign places, and place them casually around your room.

Red Orange Chevron Print Euro Sham
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Spice Route (c) Euro Sham

Buy as many of these chevron-patterned cushions as you can and put them wherever you can!

Fez Moroccan Tile Dinner Plates Set Of 4
World Market

Fez Tile Dinnerware, World Market

Inspired by Morocco, these rich plates will make any global holiday memorable.

Punched Lace Votive Holder

Punched Lace Votive Holder, Terrain

These pieces play on the metalwork and twinkling lights we find in Moroccan decor. Line your table with a trio, and intersperse the trio with foliage or scattered wooden beads for an easy Thanksgiving centerpiece.

Jade Colored Glass Centerpiece Bowl
West Elm

Jade Colored Glass Centerpiece, West Elm

Fill this light-catching bowl with fresh (or faux) greens, dried leaves, bundles of acorns–anything that celebrates the season and nods to freshness.

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!

13 responses

  1. Gorgeous color!!! How fun it would be to add this to our kitchen palette 🙂

  2. I love the simple beauty of this pattern, so I would add only a few green and golden-hued candles and perhaps some burgundy flowers interspersed in some greenery.

  3. My yellow dishes, cut glass wine glasses and gold plated flatware would shine on a table set with Indian Summer napkins. The centerpiece would be a big wood bowl piled with apples, oranges, tangerines and nuts.

  4. I think the perfect centerpiece for these napkins would be a bouquet of flowers colored like the ones on the napkin, in a nice tall pewter vase – I have one that belonged to my grandmother.

  5. Those napkins would look really pretty with my gold placemats and the red and yellow chair covers I won from Saffron Marigold earlier this year!

  6. Use it for table setting by placing them on the plates with a small yellow pumpkin on top for color. Not too many props since the color and pattern are so striking.

    Centerpieces would be acorns, pumpkins and candles in orange votives.

  7. I think a centerpiece of color with pops of red would be great with this set. Love your tablecloth sets, they’re beautiful! You guys are amazing and I appreciate the diversity of what you offer. Great great job!

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