Simple & Natural Table Setting Ideas

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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!
  • 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!)

Free Thanksgiving Printables

Free Thanksgiving Printables

I’m Thankful For Printable – Download at Blesser House

Free Thanksgiving Printables

Pumpkin Leaves Free Printable – Download at Ella Claire

Free Thanksgiving Printables

Thanksgiving Leftovers Printables – Download at Coco + Kelley
(photography by meghan klein for coco+kelley // printables by marabou design for coco+kelley)

Free Thanksgiving Printables

Thankful Tree “I Am Thankful For” Tags – Download at Jones Design Company

Free Thanksgiving Printables

Printable Thanksgiving Worksheet – Download at Almost Makes Perfect

Free Thanksgiving Printables

Thankful Placemats Free Printable – Download at Ella Claire

Free Thanksgiving Printables

Thankful Cards – Download at The Shabby Creek Cottage

Free Thanksgiving Printables

Friendsgiving Printables – Download at The House That Lars Built

Free Thanksgiving Printables

Thankful Tag Printables – Download at Almost Makes Perfect

Free Thanksgiving Printables

Leftovers Labels – Download at Oh Happy Day

PS…check out this great blog hop full of fall printables for decorating and entertaining! 


Free Thanksgiving Printables

Related Thanksgiving Posts:

Festive Place Card Holders

Fall Recipe: Kale Salad with Roasted Delicata Squash & Maple Vinaigrette (my daughter’s recipe!)

Mulled Cranberry Apple Cider Recipe

Festive Winter Cider Sangria Recipe

20 Little Attitudes of Gratitude

and for those of you already thinking about decorating for Christmas…check out my Christmas Decor Shop and these free printable Christmas gift tags!