The Simplest Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and today we’d like to share a tablescape that is elegant enough for Thanksgiving but easier than easy!

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We created a simple centerpiece with a row of pillar candles. Nothing beats candle light at the dinner table, and we think the more the merrier. You can never have too many candles!

We used our basic whites and a simple gold napkin ring to set the rest of the table. We love that zero thought is needed to match plates, napkins and place mats when we use white. It’s so much easier than trying to match colors and creates a look that is classic and hard to beat.

boxwood clippings_simplest thanksgiving table setting

boxwood clippings_simplest thanksgiving table setting

Here are some sources if you’d like to create a similar look :

Pillar candles: Using this 40% coupon each candle cost $1.80 and will last for many occasions.

Whiteware: Any shape dishes looks great. This set is a great price.

Glasses: These wine glasses are currently on sale at Ikea for $1.49 each.

Napkins: We try to never pay more than $1/napkin. These basic ones are a good deal. Don’t worry about matching different sizes, trims and shades of white, it all looks good together!

Napkin rings: If you need napkin rings look for them on clearance at department stores like Macys. These ones were purchased after Christmas at Target for 70% off.

We hope that this gives you an idea of how just a few simple basics can create a beautiful table and will give you one less thing to worry about this thanksgiving!

5 Responses to “The Simplest Thanksgiving Table”

  1. Tanya Patrice Says:

    Love it – simple and elegant!

  2. LB Says:

    I love the look–especially the layered texture. Where did you buy the placemats?

  3. Margie Martinez Says:

    So so inspiring,,,,,love the simplicity,,,does not interfere with the ‘jumbleness’ of the day, since Thanksgiving can be that way with all the food, dishes, etc.! and not forgetting the meaning of family,,,Thank you,,,,so glad I discovered your site,,,,,,,,

  4. Emily Says:

    Thanks for your comments! LB, I think we got the placements a long time ago at Macys on clearance!

  5. Kaycee Says:

    Love love love it! Perfectly simple and elegance! Beautiful!

    – kaycee