I love Thanksgiving dinner the turkey the family the football games and pie. What I don’t love is the fall color pallet, I decorate a modern Thanksgiving table, let me tell ya why. When I was pregnant with my last child I was getting out my fall decor while I was so so sick with morning sickness. I looked at those orange pumpkins and dried brown and burgundy leaves and raced to the bathroom. I hated those colors and decorations so much I threw most of them away after Thanksgiving. The following year I needed to replace my fall decor and still hated the sight of dried things and fall colors so that is when I decided that my house was my house and I could decorate it any way I wanted to.
I found some cream pumpkins and a stalk of wheat and started building a bright and light fall collection. That was the start of my modern Thanksgiving table settings. Last year I added navy blue velvet pumpkins and the year before blush but the core color is white, cream and wood tones. The fun thing about this color combination is you can add that pop of color. Blue and white salad plates were added to my everyday plates and I tied the wheat stalks with blue embroidery floss to tie it together.
I added a few special things to elevate it up to Thanksgiving day level. The place markers are just cookies with a cute little tag tucked into the top, You could even have a fun question written on the tag or a fortune for each guest. I used Ikea dish towels for napkins because our family might be a little messy when it comes to our food and smoked turkey from the Traeger.
The next modern Thanksgiving table setting look might be the easiest for you to pull off, collect all your gold, copper, wood, and brass decor and create a monochromatic Thanksgiving look. This look is the most traditional and easy to pair simple colors like blush pink, seafoam green and burnt orange. I also love adding a bit of Chocolate and these cute little chocolate turkeys from trader joes are just the cutest little thing. The other fun thing that I did was to add funny sayings on my salad plates with my silhouette.
The happiest of the modern Thanksgiving tables setting is this colorful tropical look. My cute great grandmother lived in Hawaii and she brought back her love of pineapples saying they are the symbol of hospitality. So setting a table using pineapples and tropical colors reminds me of her. I did have some darling turkey plates that just fit the color scheme but to make it even more fun I layered some wrapping paper down the middle of the table in a fun pink color and added some material to pick up extra colors. I loved making my cornucopia out of fun tropical paper and filling them with wrapped chocolates. Each place setting has one and your grandkids, uncles and friends can all take them home for a little treat later after your food has settled.
I also used my silhouette to make my soup mugs even cuter with Thanksgiving words in hot pink and lime green. you could also personalize everybody’s glass so that they can use it all day and not get it mixed up with cousin Jeff’s. Bottom line anything goes these days use what you have add a bit of whimsy and make your family feel special by adding thoughtful fun little details that will make the whole family smile.