Classic Thanksgiving Table Decor for 2023

Welcome back to the blog today!

It’s a good day to have a good day.

“It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon.” — Sarah Addison Allen

Hello friends, how are you?  I hope you’re making the best of the Fall Season, taking time to slow down, making stressless holiday plans, and giving yourself some grace.

It’s that time of year again …it’s Thanksgiving time.  For some, it’s stressless because they don’t host (I miss those times).  You either take a dish or volunteer to cook on-site or decorate and clean.  For my daughter and I, we cook, and I decorate, which is a work of love for me.

My table is partially ready.  The only other thing I add is fresh greenery or flowers.  It’s still post-Halloween at my house, so I can remove the blackbirds but keep all the candles and little pumpkins.  We’ve worked out most of our menu, so now the only thing left is shopping.

I always love the elaborate tablescapes I’ve seen on Tumblr and Pinterest but a classic simple table works for me.  Here are a few things you can add to your table to make it festive.



1 // Candleabra ~ Home Depot
2 // Napkin Rings ~ Etsy
3 //  Table Runner ~Amazon
4 // Faux Pears ~ Amazing Produce
5 //  Dried Flowers ~ Aflores
6 // Brass Finish Accent Bowl ~ Amazon
7 //  Tealight Holder ~ Amazon
8 // Pumpkins ~ Your local grocery store
9 // Eucalyptus Garland ~ Amazon

Some great tablescape additions!

Rosemary sprigs
Magnolia Leaves
Dried Orange Slices (really easy to make)
Table – card placeholders
Kitchen twine (can bind napkins)

My 2021 Thanksgiving table has been the best I’ve done, and I haven’t topped that one.  This year, I’m only spending money on food and greenery because we already have everything.  The goal is always to spend less, and with one big purchase coming in December, I need my coins in my pocket.

Well friends, I’ll end this post here.  I’m really looking forward to settling in, having lots of wine, and making my favorites.  What are your plans for Thanksgiving?  Do you host?  Let me know in the comments.  I hope everyone has a great week, and I’ll be back with more Thanksgiving prep ideas. — Peace