Organic Thanksgiving Tablescape {and video!}

Organic Fall Tablescape - Place Setting and Centerpiece Ideas - The Inspired Room blog

Happy November! Welcome to the Thanksgiving Tablescape edition of the Blogger Stylin’ Home Tours! I was so honored to be invited to join up with these fine ladies to show our Thanksgiving tables.

At first, I’ll admit, I was a little sad because we moved in our new house and I don’t have a pretty dining room to share yet. I MISS MY OLD DINING ROOM! But after a moment of sorrow, I realized how silly I was being. We have a table and I can set it. If we can’t invite friends over until we have everything done or all perfect, we are focused on all the wrong things.

So, WELCOME, friends! :) Come in. Our room is pretty bare but my table is NOT! :) I had fun with it. We made you a little video so you can feel a bit more like you got to see the table in real life. Just hit play or you can click on it on You Tube and watch it bigger if you want to! :)

I really like to mix unexpected things together to create a unique tablescape. It’s just more fun for me to try something a little different. We decided to go with an organic rustic casual vibe for our Thanksgiving table, with a little splash of gold to jazz it up.

Autumn Tablescape - by The Inspired Room

Fall Tablescape Ideas - The Inspired Room

Autumn Table - The Inspired Room blog

We already had plum cloth napkins, a green runner, a set of blue Denby salad plates and a set of gold rimmed dinner plates, so we thought we’d just use what we had to start out. It was a random mix, but we thought it would be fun to pull all the colors and textures together with organic elements, so we just went for it!

The Inspired Room Fall Tablescape

We wouldn’t have thought to use those salad plates with the gold ones, but with the plum napkins, it worked because of the plum edge to the plates! We layered the deep green runner across a Turkish towel (that happens to have green stripes). The criss cross layering of the linens brought some great textures and softness as well as setting a more informal look to the table.

Organic Fall Tablescape - by The Inspired Room

For the centerpiece, we picked up an assortment of fall vegetables and flowers in our color scheme of plum, green, white and from our local market, plus a couple of things we had around the house like pine cones, antlers, plush pumpkins and birch candlesticks to make the table feel lush, festive, lively and mostly organic.

Fall Tablescape - The Inspired Room blog

Once the Thanksgiving dinner is ready, the serving dishes could be passed and then set on a console table behind the dining table so there would be plenty of room on the main table for the place settings and the centerpieces.

Our kitchen is so small that extra people around the stove makes cooking challenging, so
we thought providing some appetizers right at the table would draw guests to gather around the table rather than right in the kitchen, while Thanksgiving dinner is being prepared and served just steps away so the chef can still participate in conversation.

Fall Table Ideas - The Inspired Room

We decided that in addition to the organic centerpieces that would decorate the table, we would let the appetizer plates be part of the experience, too. So yeah, I guess you could say we are those people who pick our menu based on the color scheme of our table. But, it works out. The blocks of colorful cheese, the crusty round bread loaf, the pumpkin seed crackers, the olives, peppers and jelly were so pretty on the table, besides being tasty.

It makes a visual feast, as well as a tasty one!

Organic Fall Tablescape - The Inspired Room

My husband has been known to grab a big artichoke or cabbage up from the table and put it on his plate (even though he knows it is just a part of the centerpiece). You know, just to make everyone feel awkward and embarrassed for him, assuming he didn’t know it was the centerpiece. :)

Fall Tablescape - Place Settings - The Inspired Room

Fall Tablescape Ideas - The Inspired Room blog

Fall Tablescape - Organic Decorating - The Inspired Room

The Inspired Room Fall Table - Organic Autumn Tablescape
velvet plush pumpkins from Love Feast Shop

Fall Place Settings - The Inspired Room

Plum napkins / Gold Name Plates / Marble Board / Birch Bark Candle / Flatware /  Napkin Rings / Amber Glasses / Crackle Wine Glasses / Terrarium Candleholder

Organic Thanksgiving Fall Tablescape - The Inspired Room blog

Thanks again to all of your who have been so supportive of The Inspired Room book, I’m so excited that as of TODAY it has officially been published and launched into the world! You should be able to find it at your local Barnes & Noble, too! Let me know if you see it in a store near you?

*For those of you who are saying tablescape smablescape that’s all great but when are you going to tell me what is going on with the painter’s tape around the door in the dining room? :) I’ll be back with the tale of the dining room this week, I promise. :) The mystery will soon be revealed.

**Before you go, make sure you’ve check out Lindsay’s beautiful Thanksgiving table at The White Buffalo Styling Co (our hostess for the tour) and then you can head on over to the next LOVELY table on our Blogger Stylin’ Tours, via a new to me blog UK blog called Swoon Worthy! And then follow along at The White Buffalo Styling Co. the rest of the week to check out all the links to all the participants. Enjoy!**

Share Your Inspired Room {Book Launch Giveaway!}

That House Was Perfect Hand Drawn Quote - The Inspired Room

Happy The Inspired Room Book Launch day! I’ve been sharing my house and rooms here on The Inspired Room for the past eight years and I have to say, I’ve loved every minute of it. Can’t stop, won’t stop! I feel so honored and humbled to have had the opportunity to share here on the blog, and now to have my very own books that you can hold in your hand and set on your coffee tables! It has been a real thrill to publish TWO books this year! I’ve poured so much of my heart into each one and I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed creating them. <3

But now that they are both out into the world (and hopefully hanging out at your house) I would really LOVE to see YOUR favorite room in YOUR house! As a part of my book launch festivities for The Inspired Room, I’m hoping that each of you will share your own inspired rooms and enter a fun celebratory giveaway!

Many of my blogger friends shared on their blogs last week and many more who will share their rooms over the next week or two. I would love if YOU would join in, too? (And you don’t have to have a blog, yay!)


You don’t have to have a blog to play along. There are three ways to share. 1) You can post on your own blog, 2) Create a YouTube video, or (even if you don’t have a blog) 3) You can share on my FREE community home-sharing site called Home Love Stories.

Just upload a few photos of your own inspired room and share what that space means to you. You can tell how the room has evolved or share a before and after, or tell your favorite stories about your room.

The Inspired Room Giveaway - Anthropologie Gift Card

Set of Copper Mugs

To celebrate this big day, my publisher (Harvest House) is giving away a $300 Anthropologie gift card to one lucky winner, and a pretty set of copper mugs like mine to FOUR runners up! Hooray! See below for specific entry requirements.


No purchase is required to enter the giveaway, but you do need to create and share a post about your inspired room to enter. Share it on your own blog, YouTube or Home Love Stories. Please let your readers know about the new book, The Inspired Room, in your post and share that you are participating in this book launch! Thank you so much for being a part of this celebration!

To be entered into the giveaway, you must fill out THIS FORM and include the URL link of your post (to find the URL, click on the title of your post and then copy the link from the address bar in your web browser to the form. You’ll know you have the right URL if you can click on it and it takes you back to your post so I can find it!).

The giveaway will close on November 10th, so be sure to do your post and then enter your URL on THIS FORM by that date!

Simple Fall Mantel - The Inspired Room


Today is the official publication date, so I’m very excited to celebrate and launch it into the world! If you get a copy of the book or see it in your local store, would you take a photo of it and share it with us online? I would love to see it sitting on your coffee table or on your bookshelf. :) Tag me on Instagram! Use the hashtag #theinspiredroom and tag me so I can find your photos. I’m so excited to see the book on your coffee table or shelf!

Also, if you like the book, I would love if you would add a positive review to Amazon or Barnes and Noble. It really helps others to see encouraging reviews when they are deciding what to buy, so I thank you in advance.

If you don’t yet have a copy, I’ve been told you can now get The Inspired Room book in any Barnes & Noble store, and of course, you can order it online from B&N or Amazon. I really hope you enjoy it and that it will earn a spot on your bookshelf or coffee table.

Thanks again to everyone who has so kindly shared about the book already. I’ll be back Monday to show you my Thanksgiving Table! Ah, my girls and I had so much fun with it. See you tomorrow!

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