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As the days become more frigid, our cravings for warm, hearty food increase and our instincts to nest, in preparation for the long winter ahead, make this time of year one of the most fun times to decorate the home. And planning your Thanksgiving table combines the best of both those worlds!

With Pinterest and SOO many great blogs to pull from, it can be both fun and very overwhelming (and time consuming) to gather ideas. Well, I’m here to help! I’ve pulled some of my favorite tables, which will hopefully help to inspire you, right from your inbox (if you subscribe, that is).

I love the use of hydrangea in pretty much anything.... the cool, soft palette is also a fresher take on the traditional Thanksgiving tablescape.

I love the use of hydrangea in pretty much anything…. the cool, soft palette is also a refreshing take on the traditional Thanksgiving tablescape. [Source]

I love the simplicity of this table- clean and fairly minimal without being too naked and, well, boring. The cotton is also a unique Fall accoutrement.

I love the simplicity of this table- clean and fairly minimal without being too naked and, well, boring. The cotton (cattail? milkweed?) in the bouquets is also a unique Fall accoutrement. [Source]

I mean, what's not to love about this? Willow with the green and white pumpkins... also, keep in mind that the best centerpieces are low ones, no matter how fun a tall dramatic bouquet can be. With low profile ones, you can see everyone at the table and pass food easily.

I mean, what’s not to love about this? The vine with the green and white pumpkins… perfection. Also, keep in mind that the best centerpieces are low ones, no matter how fun a tall dramatic bouquet can be. With low profile ones, you can see everyone at the table and pass food easily. [Source]

This is your traditional orange, brown, and yellow table done in a classically elegant way. It just exudes warmth and totally feels like a harvest feasting table.

This is your classic orange, brown, and yellow table done in an elegantly rustic way that makes it interesting. It just exudes warmth and totally feels like a harvest feasting table, while still making use of the fine china and good silver. [Source]

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An unexpected color palette for Thanksgiving, which I love! [Source]

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Cute use of pumpkins as platforms for your hors d’ oeuvres or buffet. Festive and practical! [Source]

I'd love to stage my own table, but I'm a bit short on time these days... however, I DID stage a few table at the shop, which sort of counts! They aren't so much perfect table settings as inspiration and parts to help inspire YOU and your own holiday table...

I’d love to stage my own table, but I’m a bit short on time these days… however, I DID stage a few tables at the shop, which sort of counts! They aren’t so much perfect table settings as inspiration and parts to help inspire YOU and your own holiday table…

I love these faux pumpkins from Parkhill... we get them every year because of their lifelike quality and great colors and shapes.

We only have a few of our Heirloom Pumpkin candles left because of their awesomeness- great fragrance and the cutest glass and willow votives. I also love these faux pumpkins from Parkhill… we get them every year because of their lifelike quality and great colors and shapes. (Also, you can keep them for many Thanksgivings to come, which helps!)

Thanksgiving 2012 at the Silver household... our first year hosting. The photo's a little dark (the food was getting cold! Who has time to light it perfectly?) and the table wasn't magazine perfect, but the evening was unforgettable. XOXO family!

Thanksgiving 2012 at the Silver household… our first year hosting. The photo’s a little dark (the food was getting cold! Who has time to light it perfectly?) and the table wasn’t magazine perfect, but the evening was unforgettable. And THAT’S what Thanksgiving is really about. XOXO, Family!

 

Stay tuned for the DIY Thanksgiving Decoration Round-up for the non-crafty types (like me)!

– Chelsea