This Gold and Orange Thanksgiving Tablescape Idea, could be the idea you need for setting your Thanksgiving table.
Gold & Orange Thanksgiving Tablescape Idea
It’s no secret the holiday season is my favorite time of the year.
However, the holidays are bittersweet now. With both of my parents gone, it’s been challenging.
Thanksgiving was my Mom’s favorite holiday.
Here’s how she would do it: she would usually do a few dishes, get my older sister to make the turkey, and have a few friends prepare a few side dishes.
My Mom knew her kitchen skills were not up to par, so she took full advantage of using others to help her.
Remembering family in this Gold & Orange Thanksgiving Tablescape Idea
My Grandma could throw down in the kitchen.
Going to her house for the holidays was my favorite part of the holiday season.
Yes, her food was good, but she made the holidays warm and inviting.
And while I didn’t get her love for cooking, she was the best at bringing out her best tableware and setting a beautiful holiday tablescape.
Several years ago, I got into doing tablescape ideas.
It started with just a few decorations for each holiday meal. Then it turned into something bigger.
I have a few of my past tablescapes on the blog; they are linked here.
This year, I’m into gold. It’s a hot color right now and works for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
You can use many of the same gold decorations in a Christmas theme.
Here’s how I put together this Gold & Orange Thanksgiving Tablescape
First, we start with a basic white tablecloth.
I learned not to use expensive tablecloths long ago when little people and guests are likely to make a mess. Spend less, no stress!
Next, lay the runner down in the middle of the table.
I picked up this Fall-themed table runner from Home Goods.
For this idea, I decided not to do a centerpiece.
Now, let’s set the table.
- Lay a white charger at each place setting.
- Add a fall-themed cloth napkin.
- Add a simple white dinner plate.
- Add a white salad plate. I love the raised motif design! I picked up these plates from IKEA.
- Next, use a graphic and colorful vintage mini-plate on the salad plate. This mini-plate has a purpose; it adds a pop of color and breaks up the white. And it draws the eyes to the place setting.
- Set a pumpkin bowl (also called a ceramic pumpkin baker set) on top.
- Arrange two sets of glassware to the left of the place setting. One is for water; the other is for wine, mocktails, or your choice of drink.
- Place the flatware. (Note: the fork should be to the left of the plate, and the knife + spoon on the right.) I picked up gold flatware at Target for $2 each.
I placed a colorful swath of fall leaves and decorations to the right of each place setting.
I added additional orange and gold-colored leaves to make each arrangement look fuller.
This spilled out to the center of the table, making it look like I had a centerpiece.
Can we go back and talk about the little vintage plates?
I was recently perusing inside an antique shop here in town.
I was putting an idea together to do a vintage Christmas tablescape, but then I came across these little plates and had to have them!
They were the perfect addition to this tablescape idea.
Towards the end of the table, I added a few ceramic gold & cream harvest pumpkins and accessories.
I remember the last few Thanksgiving dinners with my parents.
My Mom would always compliment me and ask how I decorated the table.
Those were good times, and I miss her. SIGH!
She would be proud of this year’s Thanksgiving Tablescape Idea.
How do you decorate your table for Thanksgiving?
Hopefully, my idea has inspired you to go out and create something beautiful!
Shop the look:
- (6) ceramic pumpkin baker set of 4 in white, plus two orange ones from World Market
- (6) White Chargers
- (6) set of gold Threshold silverware from Target
- (6) White Dinner Plates
- (6) White Salad Plates
- (6) Vintage Mini Plates
- (6) Gold Rimmed Glasses
- (6) Crystal Goblets
- Fall-themed Table Runner from Home Goods. Here’s a similar one.
- White Tablecloth
- Fall-Themed Cloth Napkins from Home Goods.
- Gold & Cream Ceramic Harvest Pumpkins from Hobby Lobby
- Fall Leaves, decor items from Hobby Lobby, or any craft store will work! Check here for some ideas.
And be sure to get our recipe for a Hard Cherry Cider Cocktail (including a mocktail version)! It will add a little pop to your party! Cheers!
More Thanksgiving Tablescapes to check out:
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