Thanksgiving Tablescape

November 21, 2016

If you are from the US I bet you are busy brainstorming for last minute Thanksgiving ideas. How are you going to surprise your guests next Thursday? Since my birthday is pretty close to Thanksgiving -actually, some years it's on the same day- I like to decorate the table in a similar way as for that holiday. We don't celebrate Thanksgiving in Spain so it's also a way for me to remember my time in America. You may have already seen a sneak peek of this tablescape on my Instagram.

Let's start with the basics:
  • An embroidered table runner. Last Monday I told you about how important objects with sentimental value are for me. This table runner is one of them because I bought it last summer in Santorini. When I travel I don't like to buy the typical souvenirs, I always look for something unique and original.
  • Wicker placemats and your best crockery, cutlery and glassware.
  • Candles and flowers are a must. No table is ready until you place those two. The beautiful white vase was a great find brought back from a trip to Cambridge.
There's so much more you can add from napkin rings to centerpieces. There are some suggestions at the end of this post.

Now, if you are actually decorating for Thanksgiving let me give you an extra idea. Make little paper cards with the name of your guests to put on each plate. Write a Thanksgiving joke inside to get them in a festive mood! Here are a few ones:
How many cooks does it take to stuff a turkey? One, but you really have to squeeze him in!
If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring? Pilgrims!
What would you get if you crossed a turkey with an evil spirit? A poultrygeist!
Who is not hungry at Thanksgiving? The turkey, he’s already been stuffed!
What are unhappy cranberries called? Blueberries!
If the Pilgrims were alive today, what would they be most famous for? Their age!

Below you have a round-up of my favorite decor pieces for Thanksgiving and Christmas, you'll find placemats, table runners, vases, plates and centerpieces among other things. I could get one of each!
xo Cristina


  1. Beautiful photos <3 You look so pretty :)

  2. This is a cute table setting for Thanksgiving!!

  3. What a perfect Thanksgiving table!

  4. Aww! So cute! I love them all.

  5. Como siempre Cristina has hecho un post precioso !!
    Las fotos son perfectas y eso me hace pensar que yo necesito una buena cámara de fotos ..Jajajaj... igual me la pida para Navidad.
    Me encanta como has puesto la mesa , el camino que has colocado es muy bonito y más porque al verlo supongo te recordará esos días en Santorini .
    Imagino también que estas fechas para ti serán especiales por la coincidencia con tu cumple y por los bonitos e inolvidables recuerdos que tendrás de cuando vivías en EUA.
    Ahh ! ,otra cosa , los jarrones de Anthropologie me han encantado , el Black Friday seguro que caen...jajajja
    Besitos Cristina .

  6. What a beautiful tablescape =o) You matched everything so nicely =o)

  7. Beaufitful post !!!!


  8. wow this is so cute, hope you had an amazing day!!

  9. Wow, absolutely LOVE the table decor! I bet you guys had a great Thanksgiving :) I can't wait till I get my own place someday so I start decorating for special dinners as well. With the holidays coming up, all the more reason to decorate!



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