Let’s take a step back from how we jumped straight into Christmas earlier this week and remember what season we’re in. Thanksgiving is up next and it’s maybe my second favorite holiday (after Christmas, duh) because it’s the ultimate celebration of good people and good food, all the very best things.
I’ve always kept a casual approach for a Thanksgiving tablescape but this year, thanks to All Modern, I’ll be making it a bit more formal in ways like oh I don’t know, matching silverware (YES, WE HAVE THAT NOW), napkins, glassware, other adult status things, still keeping it all pretty simple per usual.
We also typically entertain in buffet style, especially in a situation like this where we’re trying to seat eight people because even without the decor on the runner, there’s no way all the food would fit on the table. So all the food goes on a nearby counter, which leaves room for a few, simple decor items to make the occasion feel that much more special.
My one, ‘gotta have it’ thing for a tablescape is candles, and these gold candlestick holders are essentially my dream. They’re timeless and can go beyond the table to be styled around the home. That kind of versatility is most appreciated.
Those eucalyptus garlands on the wall probably look familiar to you because I shared that DIY here! I made five of them and hung them from a wood dowel, which is balancing between the curtain rods above the windows. Easiest, prettiest backdrop, guaranteed.
I also used the seeded eucalyptus for the centerpiece, which is just a vase filled with them. Simple, easy, and simple, and it still looks gorgeous so we’re doing good.
Still riding the simple train, I’m adding in this DIY for two second place cards that you can totally write guest’s names on too, but I kept them *cough* simple with just the “thank you.”
I cut 4.5×6.5″ linen-colored card stock into three roughly equal pieces using a rotary cutter.
Next, I stamped each card with this pretty “Thank You!” stamp. Two seconds I tell ya. Perfect for those of us that don’t want to rely on handwriting.
I placed the cards in the center of the salad plates, which I placed off-center to the left of the dinner plates to make room for the rolled up napkins on the right. I love the modern feel of this orientation, and as a bonus, my guy went nuts (a little exaggeration) about it saying “it looks really cool.” Like with any rare, positive comments he willingly shares about design and decor, that’s very notable.
If there were ever a time I was madly in love with drinking glasses, it would be now. Light, simple lines, universal, and made by one of my favorite brands. Would you like whiskey or wine?
Lastly, we gotta talk about the chairs. I adore the clean lines and Scandinavian vibes these classic shakers bring to our dining room. They also seat comfortably, which is the complete opposite of the chairs we had before. I’m very excited to no longer feel bad about guests having to sit on our dining chairs- this is major after two years of feeling that way.
Keeping everything neutral is also a first time thing I’m doing this year, which I’m ridiculously into, you guys already knew that would be the case. I had mentioned in a previous post that my fall florals would only involve greens, and I’m sticking to it. They’re so easy to arrange and look good with everything. Regular eucalyptus would’ve worked here as well, or even whatever greens you can find outside (a favorite “trick” of mine).
Are you already planning out your T-Day celebration? Any special traditions or activities for the holiday? My only consistent tradition is to host a Friendsgiving dinner about a week before, which is maybe my third favorite holiday.
Product for this post generously provided by All Modern.
21 comments on “Neutral Fall Table”
It is very pretty – a bit too neutral for my own taste but it is pretty. I can not live in a world without colors but the green and black is growing on me, thanks to your lovely styling.
Thank you! Good thing about a neutral base is that it’s really easy to add color, flowers being my personal favorite :)
Amy I love your tablescape! I love the simplicity of it with the neutral colors! I love how the greenery, gold and blue stripes on the napkins really pop! Beautiful as always!
Thank you so much, Ruthie! I realized later that I really appreciated the subtle blue pop from the napkins.
Wow! Very beautiful! Look the clean neutral colors! Thank you for sharing! hehe time for me to go shopping! :D :D :D Really in love with the table and the table runner. ^^
Thanks, Nye! The runner was handed down to me from my boyfriend’s grandmother. It’s one of my favorite things in this home <3.
That stamp is so cute! I love the idea of saying thank you to your guests. Great set up!
Yes! I thought it was a cute idea too haha. Thank you, Britta!
I am head over heels in love with everything about this Amy! It’s absolutely stunning!!!
Thank you so much, Kristi!!
Love this table setting and DIY idea! You’re so creative and I’m totally im love with the monochrome!
Thank you, Kristina! Always happy to hear another monochrome lover :)
GORGEOUS, Amy!!! I love it all. The off-center salad plate, the eucalyptus centerpiece (so simple and pretty) and OMG your chairrrrssss. So good. We’re doing a Friendsgiving dinner this weekend and I’m setting the table today, so maybe I’ll steal a couple ideas :)
Our Friendsgiving is this weekend, too!! Our twinsing game is still strong.
Thanks, Aileen <3
Hi Amy, you always take such beautiful pictures, can I ask what camera lens you use?
Thank you, Carli! I use a 35mm lens.
I’m an American living in Australia but I still celebrate Thanksgiving. Thanks for the inspiration. Since Thanksgiving isn’t a holiday here, I’ve filled our table of 10 by inviting oldies from the nursing home. I was looking for inspiration for a pretty table for them. This looks lovely.
That sounds so lovely, Maureen, and very kind to open up your home! Hope you found the inspiration you were looking for!
Really beautiful setup! You make neutral so cool that it doesn’t even color to attain that perfect, comfy, clean look.
Those candlesticks are perfect!
Thank you, Monica! Color would still be an easy addition with just some flowers. I might do that for our Friendsgiving dinner this weekend!