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Farmhouse Thanksgiving Tablescape

Thanksgiving has always been special at the Cottage. Almost all of our family is spread out across the states so it is usually just us and sometimes a few good friends. This year we decided to do a farmhouse thanksgiving tablescape for our dining table and have a side table for the food to be served from. From early in the morning, the house smells like baking bread and pies, roasting turkey and spices all mingling together in a mouthwatering aroma. Christmas carols play softly (a family tradition started by Grandma Cottage), as we work together on the Thanksgiving feast. There is just something truly special about this holiday. 

Farmhouse Thanksgiving Tablescape 

One thing we love is decorating the table! This year we chose white and green pumpkins with tarnished silver candlesticks and dried hydrangeas.
Green mottled pumpkin and large white pumpkins down the middle of a black table with lit candles for thanksgiving |

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Using Flowers On Your Farmhouse Thanksgiving Tablescape

This is a really great look to do on a budget. The hydrangea was from the garden and cut off to fit between the pumpkins. You could use fresh flowers or faux flowers.   We reused the gold disks from the garden party and hung them from the ceiling throughout the room just to give a little sparkle up high. 

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Using Candles On Your Farmhouse Thanksgiving Tablescape

Be on the lookout for pretty candle holders during the year and if you are on a budget, don’t forget to look at yard sales, estate sales and even thrift stores. Ours were bought at an estate sale.  We left them tarnished for this look because we liked the dark look of them on the table. 

The pumpkins we got from the Amish market where we go shopping but check your local farmer’s market, grocery store or farmstand for them. Hobby Lobby sells pretty pumpkins. Look around for a sale on fall decor or use their 40% off coupon you can get each week online.

Close up of large pumpkins and dried hydrangea flowers decorating a table | | A farmhouse thanksgiving tablescape | how to decorate a thanksgiving table

I love how the mirror reflects the light back into the dining room and these little faux pumpkins are so cute on the dinner plates. You could even use them as a place card by writing the guest’s name on them in marker.


Using Paint To Get The Color You want For Your Farmhouse Thanksgiving Tablescape

Don’t be afraid to choose the colors you want for your decor. The traditional Thanksgiving colors are beautiful, but if you want a more muted color scheme go for it!  We used chalk paint on little orange faux pumpkins that we found to make them this adorable green, and the chicken wire napkin rings were ones that we made.  They have cute faux chicken wire ribbon on them and just lend to the casual farmhouse look to this tablescape.

Green and white large pumpkins down the center of the table with candles for thanksgiving decor | | Farmhouse Thanksgiving Tablescape

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Using Found Items On Your Farmhouse Thanksgiving Tablescape

Mix matched silver platers set off the white of the bone china and linen napkins perfectly and tie the candlesticks in perfectly.


The neutral tones of the dried hydrangeas really pull this look together. We waited until later in the season to clip them so we would get this neutral look but earlier in the year you would have them more colorful. Simply clip them the length you are wanting and put them into your basket or vase without water and they will dry this way.

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