A Casual Modern Thanksgiving Tablescape

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I teamed up with guest blogger Heidi Rascusin from My Happy Now Blog, to share with us a cool and casual tablescape for Thanksgiving. My favorite part is the Eucalyptus along the table, the inspiration for our newest and almost sold out twirl dress! I love incorporating flowers and nature into any setting, and a greenery at a Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving tablescape is a must for me!


A Cool + Casual Tablescape for Thanksgiving

modern and casual thanksgiving tablescape



There is just nothing like a beautiful Thanksgiving tablescape setting the scene for family and friends gathered together to eat, laugh and give thanks. 


Friendsgiving table settings with paper plates


As I thought about how I wanted my table to look, I considered the modern gathering. 

The friendsgiving, the potluck style, the deep fried turkey and the pumpkin pie cheesecake. 

I also thought about the Christmas obsession and how everyone seems to want to deck the halls long before grace is said around the Thanksgiving table. 


rustic farmhouse thanksgiving tablescape ideas


So I came up with a spread that would marry the two holiday feels ~ both classic fall and the start of Christmas ~ and kept it truly casual, complete with paper plates and napkins. 


beautiful thanksgiving table with paper plates and chargers


No tablescape is complete without fresh greens, and I chose eucalyptus this time, although edible greens are always a great choice like rosemary or sage.


eucalyptus greenery for thanksgiving decorations


I found rose gold paper plates at Target, along with leaf-patterned napkins of the same color and gold polka-dot napkins. 

Because paper plates scream backyard barbeque, I layered them over my white dinnerware and gold chargers. 

I bunched the two napkins together and tied with two different kinds of twine. 

I then placed a fun and modern card on each setting.


cute cards for thanksgiving table settings with napkin wrapped in twine


I used a short table runner that I found at Target in Christmas colors as my base, and placed pumpkins and trees on top. 


target table runner with felt pumpkins for friendsgiving decorations


I chose classic white and gold, but also incorporated rose gold and a peachy pink which is picked up in some of the cards.  This color combination is really speaking to me this season, but I knew it needed to be broken up just a bit.  The pop of green eucalyptus did just the trick. 


rustic thanksgiving table set up idea


I think the trees definitely feel Christmas-y without being over the top for a classically fall holiday.


thanksgiving meets christmas table inspiration


When it comes to décor, I am a less-is-more person. 

I believe choosing items intentionally and carefully allows for a bigger impact. 

I love the simplicity of good design without too much clutter. 


tablescape for thankgiving meets christmas


I really enjoyed arranging this tablescape with both practicality and aesthetics in mind, and I hope it inspires others to do the same.


place settings with modern cards for friendsgiving


The beautiful prints for each setting came from oliveandeveco.com ~ she has a whole assortment of Thanksgiving designs which are just darling!  You will also want to check out both her Christmas and everyday designs.

Happy Thanksgiving,



Hope this inspires you!

Feel free to tag us if you use any of these ideas in your tablscape this holiday season!

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