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Neutral Thanksgiving Tablescape


This was my Thanksgiving tablescape two years ago.  I went all neutrals, a little tired of all of the oranges and reds.  Right now I can hardly imagine styling a Thanksgiving table with all of these neutral colors, but in 2017 it just seemed perfect.  Isn’t it interesting how our styles and preferences change over the years?  It was this pair of wood pilgrims that started this whole neutral thing, and I still love them and put them on display  in my home this time of year.  

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I am so proud to be associated with this wonderful group of bloggers who are joining me again this week for a tablescape blog hop.  This week all of us will be sharing our interpretation of a Thanksgiving tablescape.  I hope you have the time to visit each of the bloggers and see what a creative bunch they are!Neutral Fall Tablescape

I spotted this gorgeous table runner at Home Goods and knew immediately that my Thanksgiving table would be a statement in neutrals.  The colors are grays and tan and that ever popular “greige” .

Neutral Fall Tablescape

The extra needlework and beading detail on the runner make it so special.  After seeing this, I thought I could enhance some other runners in the same way.  Neutral Fall TablescapeNeutral Fall Tablescape

My place settings are rather simple.  A charger with a worn look to it, topped with gray plates from Ikea and salad plates which are depression glass handed down from my grandmother to my mother, and now to me. Neutral Fall TablescapeFlatware is from the Cowgirl Lace pattern from The Pioneer Woman.  My pilgrim couple were from Home Goods and made a nice focal point for my table without covering up too much of my beautiful runner.Neutral Fall Tablescape

Stemware are a pair of goblets, the gray ones I featured in my Headless Horseman Halloween table, and the others are Marquis by Waterford Brookside pattern.   These are my go-to wine or water goblets and can be seen at any number of my tablescapes.  The crystal glistens in the light.Neutral Fall Tablescape

Neutral Fall Tablescape

My pumpkins in assorted neutrals blended beautifully with the table runner.Neutral Fall Tablescape

The grays on the table blended so beautifully with my sideboard from Ballard Design.  The pumpkin on the sideboard is nestled into a wreath after getting a light spray of flat gray paint.Neutral Fall Tablescape

Check out all of these other great blogs and their beautiful tables set and ready to welcome Thanksgiving guests!

Monday –    Red Cottage Chronicles  –  Home is Where the Boat Is – Celebrate & Decorate 
Everyday Living

Tuesday –  My Kentucky Living –  Savvy Apron –  Rattlebridge Farm – Living with Thanksgiving

Wednesday – Belle Blue Interiors –  From My Carolina Home –  Bluesky at Home – The Painted Apron – Corner of Plaid and Paisley – The Red Painted Cottage

Thursday – A casa di Bianca – Dining Delight –  Sweet Sensations – Our Crafty Mom – Panoply

Friday – My French Twist – Hey Fitzy – B. Lovely Events –  Me and My Captain –  Life and Linda


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  1. Chloe, Your runner sets the stage beautifully for elegantly neutral Thanksgiving table! I love the embroidered and beaded detail on the runner and your pilgrim couple paired with your pumpkins. Your Ballard sideboard is so handsome and the perfect spot for setting up a buffet or holiday decorating. Thanks so much for all your efforts and organizing our blog hop. ♥

    1. Thank you so much Mary, that runner really did set the style for the table. Thank you for being a part of another blog hop!

  2. Chloe, the runner is really a beautiful find and you used its neutral tones to set a beautiful table! The pilgrims are very unique and are perfect to enhance your stunning table! I love the Ballard sideboard! As always, thank you for hosting theblog hops and I love participating!

    1. Thank you so much, Pam, it really caught my eye! Thank you for joining me in another blog hop!

  3. Wow, how very cool and different Chloe! Those pilgrims are fabulous!!! The runner is beautiful in a subtle way, and the monochromatic palette really provides an impact~ It’s so much fun to see non traditional interpretations of this very traditional holiday. Thank you for another wonderful blog hop, you had me cracking up all weekend with the banner spelling situation!!

    1. Thank you so much Jenna. The pilgrims have been a big hit, and were something different while still nodding to traditional Thanksgiving Elements. Thank you for being part of the blog hop, and I am glad I could provide a laugh!

  4. What a beautiful table setting design for Thanksgiving, Chloe! I love the use of non-traditional colors for this impactful display! So beautiful! You are a master at creating fabulous tablescapes! And I love, love, love the bow ribbon wrapped napkins in matching colors!

    1. Thank you so much for your very flattering compliments! I am so thankful that I can share my tablescape designs with you all.

  5. I love how your tablescape blends so well in your surrounding room, Chloe. What you’ve done is a perfect coordination of the runner, plates, flatware – all of the elements! – to blend well together, and with the room. Very clean and nice. Thanks so much for hosting this blog hop. I look forward to all these tables and the takeaways for future table ideas!

  6. Okay, this tablescape stole my heart. I love the subtle ambience and the neutral color scheme. So serene, yet so lovingly done. You truly have a creative touch! Also, so happy to be a part of this bloghop. Thanks for including me!

    1. Wendy thank you for joining us for the blog hop, and I am thrilled to hear that you liked my non traditional neutral tablescape.

  7. Your pumpkins runner is so pretty and perfect for your room and table. I adore your sideboard. I can only image how your mind starting racing when you found the Pilgrims and runner.
    Your heirloom depression plates add lovely texture and that perfect touch of love from two generations. I have goosebumps thinking about that!
    I agree your cut crystal glistens and is so elegant! I love it.
    Thanks for organizing the blog hop.

    1. Thank you so much Bonnie. It is always so much fun to spot something that gets your creative juices flowing like this runner and my Pilgrims. Thank you for joining me for another blog hop!

  8. This is what I love about the tablescape blog hops. I never would have thought about doing a Thanksgiving table in these neutral grays, but you can bet I would now. I also love the table runner, and those pilgrims are adorable. I really like the use of the glass plates as they really had a sparkle and texture to the place settings. So pretty 🙂

    1. Thank you Maureen, this is what I enjoy, too, getting inspired by all of the different takes on a singular theme.

  9. The table runner is awesome. I have it in blue so I know how beautiful the stitching and extra beading make it. I absolutely love these colors and the pilgrims. The bows on the napkins are perfect with this color combination. I am enjoying all of your blogging friends’ tables. I plan to look at all of them.

    1. Thank you so much Dianne! I think the runner would be gorgeous in blue!! Thank you for visiting, I hope you enjoy all of the tablescapes!

  10. Chloe, what a beautiful runner that sets the stage for your gorgeous Thanksgiving table. I know that you must treasure your Depression glass plates, and they add such a pretty touch to your table. Thanks so much for hosting the blog hop. I always have the best time and enjoy seeing everyone’s creative ideas.

    1. Thank you so much Shannon! I have really enjoyed all of the tables and everyone’s creativity! Thank you for being a part of another blog hop!

  11. First Chloe, I want to thank you for hosting this blog hop…and second I want to tell you how lovely your neutral thanksgiving table is. I know the table runner was the inspiration and it ties everything together, from your pilgrims to your beautiful pumpkins. I take it your sideboard is new and it is gorgeous, I love it. thanks again my friend, for your inspiration.

    1. It was wonderful to have you hopping with us, and so nice to hear that you enjoyed my Thanksgiving tablescape. Yes, my sideboard is new and thank you for noticing!

    1. Thank you so much Tim! Check out your local Home Goods! Sometimes I see the same thing in the Ohio stores that I see in Florida!

  12. This is lovely Chloe! The neutrals are relaxing and elegantly displayed. The pilgrims are a great addition to the table and are very unique. Is the napkin ring an actual napkin ring or s bow that you tied? It all works together beautifully. Thank you for bringing us together again for this blog hop. You are appreciated♥

  13. Rattlebridge Farm says:

    Chloe, the linen and dishes are gorgeous, playing together like a symphony. Your figurines, flatware (I love PWs items and her names for them), runner, pumpkins, and crystal are elegant, so lovely this time of year when autumn changes her tune, preparing us for winter. Thanks so much for organizing this event—I’m enjoying the fellowship and inspiration.

    1. I really enjoy exchanging our ideas, inspirations, and designs when we hop! I was really pleased with some of the items I found this year such as the table runner and the pilgrims, and have been thrilled to see all the positive response.

  14. Chloe, I’m so glad I met you this past summer at Haven and that I’m now part of this blog hop you’ve put together. Your tablescape is so awesome the way everything coordinates and comes together so well. The table runner is amazing and I see why you had to buy it! I have the same Marquis goblets and love them. So much inspiration here and I know from the others sharing!

  15. You’ve coordinated everything wonderfully with that fabulous table runner! And all the colours seem to blend perfectly with your dining room including the beautiful sideboard. I really like that pilgrim couple which is a unique centerpiece and like you said , doesn’t cover up too much of the runner. Pretty place settings and stemware add to the terrific tablescape – love the bow napkin “rings”. I so enjoyed seeing this! Thanks again Chloe for hosting the Thanksgiving Tablescape Blog Hop – really appreciate all your efforts especially when you are so busy these days.

    1. Thank you so much Lori. I was very happy with how this turned out and can’t wait to see everyone else’s tables!

  16. Chloe, I love the soft grays and neutrals. A stunning combination. The pilgrims with the gold accents are a wonderful focal point. And the touch of gray pumpkins ~ wow. Thank you so much for once again hosting a fabulous tablescape blog hop. Loved all the features today and con’t wait to see more.

    1. Thank you so much Carol, I am so happy to have you be a part of the hops! I really enjoy seeing all of the creativity everyone puts into their tablescapes.

  17. I love that runner! The blue pumpkinsnare so cute!! Love the neutral theme! So cute!

  18. Chloe, Thank you for including me in these tablescape hops. I love sitting down with my cup of coffee every morning and viewing all of these beautiful tables. Your neutral table is stunning! I saw the table yesterday on Instagram, I believe, and I knew it was from you. I want those pilgrims for my table!! They are fabulous! You always inspire me to set a beautiful table. Thanks!

    1. Sherry, I really enjoyed designing a neutral and non traditional tablescape this year, and appreciate all of your positive feedback!

  19. Hi Chloe,
    Thank you for organizing this fun Thanksgiving table scape blog hop. I love the soft colors you selected for your table. And that runner….it is stunning!

  20. Chloe, your tablescape is so charming with this neutral palette, and Pilgrims figurines are the perfect final touch! I’m so happy to blog hop with you and so many talented ladies!

  21. Chloe, you table looks lovely. Loving the neutrals. Thanksgiving can be almost any color. What a great find on the runner for your table inspiration. The Pilgrims are so pretty and unique. I cannot thank you enough for organizing these fun blog hops. Playing catch up since, my NY visit.

  22. Your Table Setting is beautiful. I would love it if you could share this post on Full Plate Thursday, we now have special features for Table Settings. Thanks for sharing and hope to see you soon!
    Miz Helen

  23. I love your blend of old and new, Chloe. How special is it that you are able to use your grandmother’s old dishes? Very pretty table. Hope your Thanksgiving is a happy one. Cynthia

    1. Thank you so much Cynthia! It is not often that I get those out, but they are so lovely, especially on top of a colored plate like the gray ones.

  24. Absolutely beautiful and so unexpected! You’ve really taken Thanksgiving decorations to a whole new level, Chloe. Thank you for sharing this and showing we have more options for colors at this time of year!! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  25. I always say you set a beautiful table. This one is no exception. I love the neutrals, it is so unusual. It is a lovely table setting.

  26. Hi Chloe,
    Your Thanksgiving Table is just beautiful. I love the colors of your table runner that really set a lovely tone for your warm and inviting table. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a good week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Thank you so much for inviting me to Full Plate Thursday. I will try to stop by again when I have another tablescape.

  27. Chloe – this is beautiful! Can you share where you found the bow napkin rings or if you made them. And if the latter, how you made them? Huge thanks. I so enjoy reading your blog!

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