Thanksgiving Holiday Table

Hey guys! I am so excited for fall to be in full force here! Leaves are changing and the air is crisp. Today we have teamed up with an incredible group of bloggers to share our Thanksgiving tables and centerpieces. I know, we just celebrated Halloween, but the days seem to fly by now so we are here to help you get inspired to create fall in your own homes and be all ready to host that Thanksgiving get together.

Now our Thanksgiving Holiday Table is all about mixing natural elements, laid back style, in a formal setting. How is that possible you say?

Thanksgiving Holiday Table via Uncommon Designs

Well, growing up, my mother always served Sunday lunch in the dining room. She wanted my brother and I to learn proper manners, and to spend special time together as a family. I loved this but as the world has changed, so have the formalities.

Thanksgiving Holiday Table via Uncommon Designs

 I have formal furniture that I love { it was my 10th anniversary present from my husband } but we are a very casual and laid back family. We eat in the dining room on special occasions but it is never a formal place setting for us. We may or may not even eat in there with chinet on occasion.

So let me share my Thanksgiving Holiday Table with you…

Thanksgiving Holiday Table via Uncommon Designs

 My mom always taught me about cloth napkins. She had them for every occasion. They alone, take a table up a notch and in the words of my teens… “make it fancy “.  I am a bit mad about plaid and mixing it with other complementary fabrics and patterns.

Thanksgiving Holiday Table via Uncommon Designs

 So for this table, I combined a beautiful orange plaid fabric napkin and a simple cream and golden yellow grain sack fabric napkin. They go perfectly with my simple and casual creamware plates. I mixed 2 different plates on this fall table. Speaking of grain sack, I used one of my most favorite diy projects ever in the center of the table.

Thanksgiving Holiday Table via Uncommon Designs

My wooden serving tray that I made is the perfect way to elevate my dried hydrangea centerpiece. The simple and classic lines of the tray complement the casual atmosphere I wanted to create for my family. Can we talk about the centerpiece a sec? I adore hydrangeas, so anything I can do to have them year round in my home makes me happy. I placed dried ones in a very traditional ceramic planter and then added a few whisps of wheat  and fun cat tails to usher in fall in our home. So this year it is hydrangeas and last year it was a beautiful wheat bundle centerpiece.

Thanksgiving Holiday Table via Uncommon Designs

Did you notice all the little cotton bolls? Being from South Carolina, they are abundant and a perfect fall accent on this table. I even put some in the little mini cornucopias I used on some of the placesettings. I snatched them up years ago and have loved them ever since.

Thanksgiving Holiday Table via Uncommon Designs

 I really do love fall and can’t wait to spend time with my family and friends. Creating a casual and welcoming environment is part of our family life.

Now here is the best part…we have teamed up with an awesome group of bloggers to share our Thanksgiving tables and centerpieces!

Thanksgiving Tables and centerpieces via Uncommon Designs

So many ideas and inspiration! Be sure to visit them all!

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Trish Flake

Hey y'all! I am Trish and the creative voice behind Uncommon Designs. I adore party planning, holiday celebrations, and all things crafty! I am so excited to share my creative adventures with you!


  1. says

    Love your table. We use our dining room all the time! Not just on special occasions. Manners never go out of style. Having a large dining room enables us have loads of company which we love!

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