Though we’re not hosting any dinner parties or Thanksgiving dinner this year, I had so much fun putting together this fall and Thanksgiving tablescape inspiration in our dining room! If you’ve been around here for any length of time, you probably know that my favorite colors – for weddings, home decor, my wardrobe, or anything else – are dusty French blue and white with pops of pinks/coral or green. I don’t love reds, oranges, or browns very much, though I adore using a traditional red at Christmastime! For this fall-inspired tablescape design, I wanted it to feel autumnal, warm, inviting, and a mix of timeless yet fresh in design… and without the traditional deep reds and oranges. I added in little white pumpkins, dried bunny tails, and wheat touches to make this table feel quintessentially autumnal while still being versatile and not overly kitschy. I embraced a more neutral color palette here that transitions well yet still feels special and seasonal.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and I have been counting down the days for quite some time now, though we’re still not positive what our holiday plans will look like this year. It’s far and away one of my favorite days of the year — I love that we have an entire day dedicated to little more than giving thanks and being with loved ones (we hope!). For us, that typically means traveling to visit our families, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, helping cook a feast, setting the dinner table (my dedicated task since I was a little girl!), watching football in the afternoons, naps on the couch followed by a walk around the neighborhood, and really just being together, grateful for so much.
“The heart of hospitality is about creating space for someone to feel seen and heard and loved. It’s about declaring your table a safe zone, a place of warmth and nourishment.”
― Shauna Niequist, Bread and Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes
More fall fun, if you’d like to read: a fall daytrip & itinerary on the Blue Ridge Parkway, our 2020 fall bucket list, and our favorite fall recipes to cook and bake.
And more tablescape and hosting posts: my 14 favorite tableware & serving shops, Thanksgiving tablescape inspiration, fall tablescape inspiration and links, tips on hosting a dinner party & entertaining at home, and our 2020 home tour!