Sharing simple ideas to set a beautiful, budget-friendly Thanksgiving table using garland and neutral colors and textures.
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Hello and Welcome to My Family Thyme!
Today I am so happy to welcome you as part of the Grateful Gatherings Thanksgiving Hop hosted by my talented friend, Laura of Decor to Adore. A big thank you to Laura for organizing and hosting this beautiful gathering of Thanksgiving inspiration!
If you are coming over from Angie of Postcards from the Ridge, I am so happy you’re here! I love Angie’s classic style and always leave her blog feeling inspired.
I’m Lynne, a lifelong Connecticut girl. I’m a wife, mom, and kindergarten teacher by day and a home decor enthusiast by night. My Family Thyme is my creative outlet where I share budget-friendly crafts and projects, fun decor ideas, and easy recipes.
I love to set a pretty table, especially for the holidays, but I like to keep it simple and budget-friendly. Seasonal decor doesn’t have to be elaborate or expensive to be beautiful. You just need basic neutral linens, your favorite dishes, and some natural colors and textures.
To create a simple centerpiece, I started with a classic pine garland that I use for my holiday decor. I laid it in the shape of the letter s on top of this neutral runner that I had used in my early fall dining room. To it, I added some artificial boxwood, a few pine cones and artificial white pumpkins. Of course, you can use fresh boxwood and real pumpkins, but I chose to use what I had on hand.
Keeping a centerpiece low makes the table feel open and inviting. It encourages conversation as I want my guests to linger and enjoy the time together.
Dried orange slices add natural color and texture and are so easy to make. Just slice and orange, place the slices on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake at 200 degrees for about 2 1/2 – 3 hours, flipping the oranges about halfway through the baking time.
Thanksgiving Table Place Settings
These round jute placemats are my go-to placemats all year long. They are classic, neutral, and add a lovely texture. I layered simple gold-colored chargers from Dollar Tree and my favorite everyday White Nantucket dishes.
For a place card, I tied on a simple gold ribbon to these artificial white pumpkins and then added Dollar Tree tags that I personalized, using my Cricut.
My grandmother’s silverware and crystal goblets that were a wedding gift make each place setting a little extra special.
Shop the Thanksgiving Table
Thank you so much for visiting today! Now, be sure to head over to visit my creative and talented friend Marty of A Stroll Thru Life. She is sharing more ideas for adding beautiful Thanksgiving touches to your home.