A Simple and Elegant Thanksgiving Tablescape

Hello friends, I’m so glad you’re here!  If you’ve stopped by before, then welcome back and if you’ve come from Oscar, Oscar Bravo Home, then welcome to Life Is Better At Home. I know you’ve been treated to some fabulous inspiration from Oscar, and I’m excited to share how I created a Simple and Elegant Thanksgiving Tablescape along with 12 other amazing bloggers on our tour today!

We celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving in early October, so my table is usually an extention of whatever theme I’ve chosen for my Fall decor.  This year I’ve used a very neutral palette with touches of grey and blush, and I’ve carried it right through to the dining room.  I started with a light grey linen tablecloth and topped it with this beautiful ‘Gather’ table runner for a layered look. I like the difference in texture it adds and also how if draws your eye to the centre of the table. Since my vintage furniture and floors are dark, I almost always tend towards light table linens to soften and lighten things up in here.



I chose to go with one large arrangement for flowers this time rather than several smaller ones as I often do.  I really wanted the flowers to be the focal point of my table. You probably already know I love fresh flowers in my home, and I get most of my arrangements from a local nursery that has an amazing floral department.  They know my style and the colours I like and always do a wonderful job . Finding a nursery in your local area is a great way to get that extra special touch when it comes to adding fresh flowers in your home. I wanted this arrangement to feel Fallish, but with a twist of soft blooms instead of the more traditional deep hued blooms you see at this time of year.

I lined the rest of the table with white pumpkins, these pretty concrete acorns and a mix of tea light votives and brass candlesticks. I actually found the candlesticks at a vintage pop-up market just the day before Thanksgiving. Something was still missing from my table, and I knew they were exactly what I needed! Love how they pair so well with my gold cutlery too. Each place setting I simply topped with a white napkin and a grey velvet pumpkin.

Over on the sideboard, the grey and blush theme continues.  My new brass mirror ties in just perfectly too. This piece of furniture is so versatile in the dining room. Sometimes I use it for serving buffet style, but since we set all the food out in the kitchen this year, it got to stay looking pretty.  It’s the perfect place for extra plates, napkins, wine or dessert.

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you found some inspiration to create your own elegant Thanksgiving table. Now its time to head over to Janine at Happy Happy Nester to see what she has in store for you.

Until next time and Happy Thanksgiving!

Judy xo

Make Sure to Visit These Great Blogs

Kim and Lacey, Styled with Lace | Martha, Simple Cozy Charm

Sheila, Maison de Cinq | Jackie, Finding Lovely

Mysha, Remington Avenue | Ashley, Modern Glam

Julie and Jodie, The Design Twins | Olivia, Reinvented Collection

Joan, 2 Ladies and a Chair | Oscar, Oscar Bravo Home

Judy, Life is Better at Home | Janine, Happy Happy Nester | Liz, Home and Fabulous





  1. November 1, 2017 / 3:54 pm

    Judy, I love your elegant table! The gold touches really pop against the muted tones and grays. I just wish I had a seat at this table with you! Maybe some day!

    xoxo Jodie & Julie

  2. November 1, 2017 / 5:39 pm

    Your table is exquisite Judy!! Love the fresh blooms and all the gold <3

  3. November 1, 2017 / 9:28 pm

    Judy I love your elegant table! so amazing.

    Xo, Lizbeth

  4. November 2, 2017 / 4:31 am

    I love that “gather” table runner! Beautiful table

  5. November 2, 2017 / 10:21 pm

    Judy what a beautiful Thanksgiving table! I love the grey with gold flatware and the gorgeous blooms! so nice doing this hop with you!

  6. November 2, 2017 / 11:04 pm

    Hey Judy! In love with your clean and elegant style! Your color scheme of greys are beautiful and unexpected for a thanksgiving table and it works!

  7. November 3, 2017 / 1:43 am

    What a beautiful Thanksgiving Table you set this year! I love your gorgeous arrangement of flowers and all your velvet pumpkins! We so deserve a pat on the back for pulling this blog hop off! Congrats!!!

  8. November 3, 2017 / 10:05 pm

    I adore this table Judy, especially all your lovely table linens. I’m thinking I might need to get that adorable “gather” table runner for myself:)

    So glad you could join us!


    • lifeisbetterathome
      November 28, 2017 / 9:36 pm

      Thank you so much Sheila! Love all of Erin’s linens 🙂 So happy to be a part of this amazing group!! xo

  9. November 4, 2017 / 12:47 am

    Hi Judy,

    Your entire dining room is fab! I love the curated antique’y’ feel you have going on with modern touches. What a perfect balance.

    Your tablescape is so pretty. Usually I prefer softer colors and seeing all the light colored tables capes on our Hop is making me ready to change things out from the wild spree with color I went on. ha ha.

    The gray acorns in the center of your table are cute too. I’ll definitely be pinning and sharing to my Tribes!♥️

    Wishing you a wonderful and inspired weekend,

    • lifeisbetterathome
      November 28, 2017 / 9:34 pm

      Olivia thank you so much for your kind and inspiring words love!! xo And now we are on to Christmas decor 🙂

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