KRIS Likes… Thanksgiving Tablescapes

“Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast.” – William Shakespeare

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays to set the table for.  I love working with a fall color palette and bringing nature indoors. I like to think of the table as its own small landscape; incorporating flowers and natural elements throughout the table setting. Here are a few Thanksgiving tablescapes for inspiration and some of my favorite items to set the table with this year.  Enjoy!  xx K

Natural Tablescape

Feather Setting

Country Living

Whenever I am setting a table I love to mix the high and low.  For example, putting fine china on a more rustic wood slab charger as I did in my Thanksgiving table “wishlist” below…

Ward Bennett Prisma Flatware Setting For 16

Wood Slice Charger

Wood Slice Charger – West Elm

Rialto Brick Red Napkin

Beauville Rialto Brick Red Napkin – Gracious Style

Gold Bird Napkin Ring

L’Objet Gold Bird Napkin Ring – Gracious Style

Palais Royal-Prestige Collection

Michael C. Fina Palais Royal-Prestige Collection

Set of 8 Chamberlain Wercester Imari Dessert Plates

Colette Tumbler

Juliska Colette Tumbler – Juliska

Amber Crystal Glasses

L'Objet Pinecone Gold Placecard Holder

L’Objet Gold Pinecone Placecard Holder – Gracious Home

Serving trays by Kay BojesenBirds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather Salt and Pepper Shaker – West Elm

Elegant Pair of Polished Brass Peretti Style Candlesticks


KRIS Likes… Thanksgiving Tablescapes

Thanksgiving is the holiday of peace, the celebration of work and the simple life… a true folk-festival that speaks the poetry of the turn of the seasons, the beauty of seedtime and harvest, the ripe product of the year… -Ray Stannard Baker (David Grayson)

The Thanksgiving table takes center stage on this holiday as families gather around to eat, enjoy each others company and give thanks.   It establishes the festive mood for the gathering with its burnt umbers, reds, yellows, golds and aubergines.   Bring the outdoors in with all the natural elements Autumn offers us as inspiration.  What fun!  Enjoy!

Traditional Home

Charlotte Moss House Beautiful

Elle Decor

Eddie Ross

Traditional Home

Traditional Home Fortuny Salad Bowl

Pottery Barn

Eddie Ross for Lonny Mag

Steven Gambrel


KRIS Likes…. Thanksgiving

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.  ~Thornton Wilder


I thought I would write a little something for those of you who are hosting loved ones today.  Below are some last minuet DIY Thanksgiving decorating tips…. just in-case you need them!


Branches of holly, crab apple, or bittersweet berries make great Thanksgiving centerpieces and if you are lucky you won’t have to go any further than your back yard to get them….

Speaking of collecting things in your back yard……

When my aunt hosts Thanksgiving at her house in Montauk, she makes the place cards out of rocks from her beach. So creative!  They also make great holiday keepsakes – I keep mine on a little soap dish in my bathroom!

Etsy TIBTreasures

I love the idea of using gold acorns as a thanksgiving accent.  All you need is a can of gold spray paint and some acorns and you are ready to impress….  If you are not one for arts and crafts you can buy the acorns pictured by clicking the link above.


Take a tip from Martha and make custom place cards using mini pumpkins, some paper, a gold pen and the same can of spray paint you used for the acorns above (If you haven’t guessed already I am a big fan of spray paint).  Martha has tons of great tips and tricks like this one to insure a stress free Thanksgiving on her website.


Above is another great idea for a homemade place card using a festive seasonal fruit and paper name tags tied in place with twine.  Leave it to Martha!  More at Table Decor.

Cheers and Happy Holidays!!! xx KRIS