Our Thanksgiving may look very different this year. We still are not sure whether or not we will be celebrating in Denver or at our other home in Bozeman… a long story about why but I will share it with you soon. In the meantime, I created a modern and muted Thanksgiving Tablescape to last us through the holiday that I am sharing with you today.
“I love Thanksgiving because it’s a holiday that is centered around food and family, two things that are of utmost importance to me.”
— Marcus Samuelsson
Our son is traveling with another family and friends to Mexico for Thanksgiving, so we thought that might free us up to go to Montana. If we end up needing to stay in Denver, I am already prepared!
A few weeks ago, I created this Simple and Warm Boho Fall Tablescape and I really love the muted and casual feel of it. With that being said, I brought back some of the elements of that tablescape as inspiration for this table.
A Modern and Muted Thanksgiving Tablescape
To modernize the look and to coordinate with other features in our dining room, I chose to feature some black accents on the table…most assuredly, a non-traditional color for a Thanksgiving Table.
The warm and neutral tones of fall are always so welcome around here and it was my goal to bring these tones to the table this year. That is what drove many of the selections for the place settings.
Layering was the key here. Layering can add so much interest to place settings and this is no exception! I started with my new oversized Amber Frayed Linen Napkins that I used in lieu of placemats…a common practice on my tables. I love how they drape off of the table.
They come in several other muted colors (shown here) that would be great options for a tablescape like this.
The Centerpiece on a Modern and Muted Thanksgiving Tablescape
Since I plan to use this table setting through Thanksgiving, I stayed away from using any fresh flowers or greenery. Creating the large round centerpiece with velvet pumpkins and faux accessories allows me to keep it on the table for several weeks…bonus!
To create this look, I simply placed the velvet pumpkins randomly into my favorite Natural Teak Wood Bowl first.
Next, I just placed in a few faux fall elements, including a few pheasant feathers (sourced below). Easy peasy! This is such a simple DIY arrangement!
To tie the centerpiece and the place settings together, I simply added similar elements to the bowls to customize the look. Aren’t the burlap pumpkins so cute?! I bought them at The Dollar Tree years ago and use them every fall season! You could use an apple, a real pumpkin, a gourd, or other fall elements.
Finally, I always accessorize my buffets (I actually have two side-by-side…you can see the whole post of that dining room hack HERE) to coordinate with whatever I am featuring on my table. It does not need to be extravagant…just a simple touch will do.
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“If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.”
— Gerald Good
I hope you enjoyed seeing how to create a Modern and Muted Thanksgiving Tablescape for your own Thanksgiving Table. I love how Thanksgiving gives us all an opportunity to sit and reflect on what we are thankful for before the business of the holiday season begins! I am definitely thankful for you, my loyal readers!