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Easy Thanksgiving Table Setting

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A simple Thanksgiving table setting with lots of texture, subtle fall color, and a DIY rustic fall centerpiece.

I’m so excited to share a sneak peek of my “new” dining room today with a new to me dining room table all decorated for Thanksgiving.

This room, which used to be our living room, has been under construction since February but it’s finally presentable enough to share. There’s a few more projects to finish up but it’s almost done.

Anyway, today is all about setting a fall table for the Thanksgiving holiday, but make sure you check out the living room/dining room reveal.

fall table set for dinner

Simple Holiday Table Decor

My “new” dining table is actually a great find from Facebook Marketplace.

It’s an antique farmhouse table with lots of character and it’s the perfect size for our small space.

My last 2 dining tables have been small and round, only seating 4, so this was a fun change.

I actually shared a simple fall table using blue and white a couple years ago and had so much fun that I wanted to do it with our new table in our new space.

Sooo…let’s get to the good stuff…setting a table for the Thanksgiving holiday.

A DIY Fall Centerpiece

When you’re cooking and getting ready for Thanksgiving the last thing you want is to stress about your table decor. I say keep it simple!

The first thing I did was to set up a simple but pretty fall centerpiece.

I actually tried two different versions.

One was with a woven basket…

fall table centerpiece

And the other was using a fall table runner.

fall table setting with gourd

I liked both but the table runner gave us a bit more room for our place settings so I went with that.

fall table centerpiece

With the table runner in place I set up my simple fall centerpiece with my DIY pumpkin trees, made with putka pods, mini pumpkins and a glass vase with bunny tails.

fall table setting with centerpiece

Setting a Thanksgiving Table

Next I started setting the table.

Roger and I aren’t formal and my table settings reflect that, with items that we already had in the kitchen.

I used our everyday white plates and silverware as well as our everyday glasses.

And to add a bit of rustic texture to the table I used 4 woven placemats.

fall table centerpiece

Four linen napkins in a burnt orange were casually placed on the plates and a mini dried gourd topped off each place setting.

I’m loving dried gourds this year and have them scattered throughout the cottage.

fall table decor with gourds

With the table set, I placed some tealights around the table and called it done.

fall table setting and centerpiece

Just adding simple, informal and rustic fall decor to our dining table for the upcoming holidaymade the whole room feel festive.

Roger even liked it, and he’s not one to comment on my decorating.

table set for fall with a table runner and white dishes with napkins

Now I feel ready to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.