Black and White Modern Farmhouse Thanksgiving Table: White pumpkins, black cutlery, and DIY macrame napkins rings make the perfect Thanksgiving table.
This Black and White Modern Farmhouse Thanksgiving Table is perfect for the neutral lover. The white pumpkins make it still feel like fall, despite the absence of the typical orange, yellow, and red. I’m sharing this table as the first one, in our whole week of Thanksgiving table inspiration. Be sure to check out the blog everyday for a different Thanksgiving tablescape. You can also follow along on Instagram, and Facebook and see exactly how I put each table together each day.
For this table I started out with a runner made from old book pages. It was super simple to do.
I just ripped out the pages from an old thrift store book and placed them down on the table to create a runner. I love how this adds another layer of interesting texture to our table.
When decorating with neutrals it’s always important to use lots of different textures to add interest and help keep the look from being boring.
Next we layered on some white pumpkins as a centre piece. Look for different varieties, and different shapes, and shades of white to make it more fun. I also wove in some led mini lights. You could use these or candles for a little sparkle at night.
Lastly I snipped some eculptus from my garden and tucked it around the pumpkins. You could find this easily at the store, or try using some green leaves, like oak leaves for a similar look.
For the place settings I used my favourite everyday white dishes. I love using these for big dinners because they can go in the dishwasher with no worries, and it makes clean up so much easier. I also layered on my “give thanks” side plates. These are a DIY from a few years ago -see how exactly how I made my DIY Give Thanks Plates here. They’re done with a special marker for ceramics that you bake in the oven to make food safe, and dishwasher safe. I love bringing these plates out at Thanksgiving.
I love the black cutlery here. It adds another element of black. I always say that interesting cutlery is like jewelry for the table.
The napkin rings are another quick DIY. I’ll be working on getting a tutorial up for them soon. They were really simple, just a lark’s head knot to attach the rope to the rings, and then a few square knots. These would be easy enough for even a first timer at macrame. I love how they add more texture to the table.
This simple table was quite easy to put together and I hope it inspires you. Remember, we’ll have a different idea everyday here all week long leading up to Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend.
And let me remind you, if you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year and need a little help, you should sign up for our Dinner Party Challenge. It’s free to join. Everyday for 3 days you’ll receive an email that walks you through all the steps of hosting, and has some great free worksheets to help you get all organized. Sign up below.
With a pretty Black and White Modern Thanksgiving Table, life is really a party.