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Simple & Natural Table Setting Ideas

by | Nov 20, 2017 | Decorating Inspiration, Simple Gatherings, Thanksgiving, Welcome + Gather

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Are you hosting Thanksgiving this week? I know some of you are from Canada so you’re probably already on to Christmas. Personally I have always thought it would be so nice to have Thanksgiving a bit earlier so it would not be so close to Christmas. Rather than getting into a stressful holiday frenzy right after Thanksgiving, for many years at our house we have enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner by the twinkling lights of a tree.

I prefer to slow the pace and spread out the process so we can savor and celebrate with joy and gratitude through the entire season.

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Go ahead and usher in the cozy and festive vibes in any way that inspires you! That’s one of the main reasons why I love natural decorating. It is so easy to flow effortlessly from season to season.

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You can decorate your tables with few pinecones, greenery, berries, rosemary, pumpkins, wheat, whatever you’ve got on hand! Make it simple enough to be enjoyable and festive enough to feel special! That’s my motto, anyway. :)

Thanksgiving is at my house this year and I’ll be setting the table for twelve (and yes, we DO have our tree up and sparkling, so stay tuned for that!)! Our table isn’t actually big enough for twelve, so we have our handy dandy folding craft table ready set up to make room for everyone.

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I’m so excited to gather around the table this year. There is so much to be thankful for.

I wrote a post about the secrets to gracious hospitality over on Proverbs 31 today. Find it here.

What are some of your favorite Thanksgiving traditions and memories?

  • My new book Simple Gatherings helps take the stress out of hostessing! Grab a copy on Amazon or Barnes and Noble–it makes a great little gift, too!
Simple & Natural Table Setting Ideas

Click here to find my entertaining and tabletop decor favorites on Amazon!

Sources for above: Turkish towel (many color options, love using these as tablecloths!) // Teal Matte Dinnerware // Simple Gatherings Book // Wood Pedestal with Handle // 2 Tiered Wooden Tray // Matte Porcelain Dinner Dishes // Bamboo Rattan Cup with Handle // Brass Taper Candle Holder Set up Two // Sage Green Pedestal // Blue and White Ticking Striped Cloth Napkins // White Marble Acacia Wood Round Cheeseboard // Stainless Steel Gold Flatware // Farmhouse Ceramic Pitcher // Marble and Acacia Wood Cookbook Holder and Serving Board // Woven Rattan Napkin Holder // White Porcelain Pitcher // Blue Taper Candles (many color options) // Gray and White Striped Cloth Napkins

We have our annual Inspired Room Gift Guides ready to go! You can get a sneak peek here. You can also shop for Christmas decor here!

More Posts on The Inspired Room:

A Place at the Table: Festive Place Card Holders

Free Thanksgiving Printables

My Organic Thanksgiving Tablescape (and video!)


  1. Shannon Fox

    I’m definitely leaning towards less-is-more this season, and so far, I’m feeling incredibly more relaxed than is years past. I hope it continues. Thank you for including our Thanksgiving table, wishing you a wonderful holiday! Blessings, Shannon

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Thank you, same to you Shannon! I’m with you on the less-is-more, it’s just so wonderful to set the stage to relax and enjoy. I’m happy for you! Thanksgiving Blessings to you, friend.

  2. Jennifer

    Thank you for your wonderful Proverbs 31 devotional today. It blessed me so much, and it is so timely. God blessed us with our first house since getting married. We had been praying for a house where we could have fellowship and bless other people. I didn’t grow up having guests in our home, so it truly is a God-given desire. However, I find that I let my own selfish desires and needs get in the way of truly giving my heart and the best of my gifts to my guests. I related so much to what you shared – thank you for your honesty and obedience in hosting that baby shower! You truly blessed her heart and soul. I was that pregnant woman too!

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      I’m so glad it was a blessing, Jennifer! That means a lot to me, so thank you so much for your comment. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  3. Debbie - Mountain Mama

    I love all these tables, just gorgeous!! Can’t wait to see your cozy home all decorated for the holidays, and I love your new book!!



    I love the wheat bundles! Any ideas on where I could get them?

    Thanks so much,

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      I’ve seen them at craft stores and garden centers that have seasonal shops!

  5. Heidi

    Thes pictures are just gorgeous!! I love the first photo. My style is also simple and neutral so these pictures speak to me. :)

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