Southern Lady Magazine

Set a Thanksgiving Table Inspired by the Harvest

Let the season’s bounty inspire a Thanksgiving table filled with natural elements and rustic accents.

Pay homage to autumn’s abundant harvest with nods to the natural elements that characterize this time of year. Include favorite fall icons by incorporating details like napkin ties with small pewter acorns and Johnson Brothers’ Barnyard King china, which bears regal turkeys. Sophisticated glassware, shiny-rimmed chargers, and intricately carved wooden place mats reinforce a palette rooted in bronze. Handwritten chalkboard place cards infuse the scene with a thoughtful spirit of thanksgiving.

For this tablescape, rely on a mostly neutral palette, and introduce color into the scene through natural accents and fruits
of the harvest. Burnished hues and rustic materials add to the authenticity and understated elegance of the autumnal setting. Notes of bronze around the room beckon to the beauty of the season.

Bring jewel tones to the table with a vibrant floral arrangement composed of dahlias, calla lilies, protea, thistle, eucalyptus, and other fall beauties atop a thin tree-trunk stand. Grapevine wreaths attached to each chair with burlap bows add depth to the rustic charm of the room and a welcoming touch for guests as they take their seats to enjoy the grateful harvest.

How do you decorate your Thanksgiving table?

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