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Outdoor Thanksgiving Table

Outdoor Neutral Thanksgiving Tablescape: layer neutrals to create a beautiful thanksgiving table with some simple DIY projects.

Outdoor Neutral Thanksgiving Fall Table: layer neutrals to create a beautiful outdoor thanksgiving table with some DIY projects.

This weekend is Canadian Thanksgiving.  Since it’s so early this year, the weather outside is beautiful and I thought it would be fun to set up a neutral thanksgiving tablescape under our pergola in the backyard.

Outdoor Neutral Thanksgiving Fall Table: layer neutrals to create a beautiful outdoor thanksgiving table with some DIY projects.

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In case it gets cool as it gets later in the day, I’ve included some cozy throw blankets too.

Outdoor Neutral Thanksgiving Fall Table: layer neutrals to create a beautiful outdoor thanksgiving table with some DIY projects.

Neutral Thanksgiving Tablescape Centrepiece

I started the table off with my handmade macrame table runner.  I knew I wanted to do an all white table this year, so I wanted to include lots of texture to keep it interesting.  The macrame runner was the perfect base.

Outdoor Neutral Thanksgiving Fall Table: layer neutrals to create a beautiful outdoor thanksgiving table with some DIY projects.

All along the runner and down the centre of the table I used some white pumpkins, big ones and mini ones too.

Outdoor Neutral Thanksgiving Fall Table: layer neutrals to create a beautiful outdoor thanksgiving table with some DIY projects.

The flowers are some wild ones from the edge of the forest.  They look great in these tarnished silver julep cups.

Outdoor Neutral Thanksgiving Fall Table: layer neutrals to create a beautiful outdoor thanksgiving table with some DIY projects.

I also included a few antlers.  I love how rustic they are and their great texture.

Outdoor Neutral Thanksgiving Fall Table: layer neutrals to create a beautiful outdoor thanksgiving table with some DIY projects.

DIY Pumpkin Tassels

One more favourite detail for the centre piece, are these fun DIY pumpkin tassels.  They add a little boho vibe to the table along with the macrame runner.  Just use yarn to create some simple tassels and string on some wood beads, then loop them over your pumpkin stem.

Outdoor Neutral Thanksgiving Fall Table: layer neutrals to create a beautiful outdoor thanksgiving table with some DIY projects.

Place Settings

At each place setting I started with some vintage finds.

Outdoor Neutral Thanksgiving Fall Table: layer neutrals to create a beautiful outdoor thanksgiving table with some DIY projects.

Last month when I was at the antique fair, I stopped by the booth that always has vintage silver cutlery.  I visited the $1 a piece section and picked out 6 place settings with random patterns.  I kind of love that they don’t match.  They add a lot of character to the table.

Outdoor Neutral Thanksgiving Fall Table: layer neutrals to create a beautiful outdoor thanksgiving table with some DIY projects.

Then just the other day I spotted some vintage silver goblets at the second hand store.  I thought they’d be cute with the vintage cutlery, but I couldn’t decide and didn’t get them.  I went back yesterday and wonders of wonders they were still there waiting for me.

Outdoor Neutral Thanksgiving Fall Table: layer neutrals to create a beautiful outdoor thanksgiving table with some DIY projects.

They’re just perfect, with a cute little pumpkin inside.

Outdoor Neutral Thanksgiving Fall Table: layer neutrals to create a beautiful outdoor thanksgiving table with some DIY projects.

I used my everyday white dinner plates and plain cotton napkins for this table.  Then I layered on my “give thanks” plates.

Outdoor Neutral Thanksgiving Fall Table: layer neutrals to create a beautiful outdoor thanksgiving table with some DIY projects.

I made these plates a few years ago with dollar store plates and a ceramic marker.  You bake them in the oven when you’re done to make it permanent -you can see my whole tutorial here.

Outdoor Neutral Thanksgiving Fall Table: layer neutrals to create a beautiful outdoor thanksgiving table with some DIY projects.

I love how fun and inexpensive these little plates are, and I bring them out every year for Thanksgiving.

Outdoor Neutral Thanksgiving Fall Table: layer neutrals to create a beautiful outdoor thanksgiving table with some DIY projects.

Spray Painted Leaves

Next, I layered on some fall leaves.  You can see how I dried them and ironed them with wax paper to preserve them here.

Outdoor Neutral Thanksgiving Fall Table: layer neutrals to create a beautiful outdoor thanksgiving table with some DIY projects.

Since this table was all white and I wanted the leaves to tie in, I spray painted them.  I used a piece of paper to cover up a portion of them and sprayed the rest white.

Outdoor Neutral Thanksgiving Fall Table: layer neutrals to create a beautiful outdoor thanksgiving table with some DIY projects.

On top of my leaves, I added a little sweet beginning to the dinner in a miniature glass cloche -some maple fudge.

Outdoor Neutral Thanksgiving Fall Table: layer neutrals to create a beautiful outdoor thanksgiving table with some DIY projects.

Everyone always loves a special little sweet treat.

Outdoor Neutral Thanksgiving Fall Table: layer neutrals to create a beautiful outdoor thanksgiving table with some DIY projects.

And that is my neutral Thanksgiving tablescape this year.

Outdoor Neutral Thanksgiving Fall Table: layer neutrals to create a beautiful outdoor thanksgiving table with some DIY projects.

Lots of fun neutral details to create an interesting fall table.

Outdoor Neutral Thanksgiving Fall Table: layer neutrals to create a beautiful outdoor thanksgiving table with some DIY projects.

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Outdoor Neutral Thanksgiving Fall Table: layer neutrals to create a beautiful outdoor thanksgiving table with some DIY projects.

Hopefully you’re feeling inspired.

Outdoor Neutral Thanksgiving Fall Table: layer neutrals to create a beautiful outdoor thanksgiving table with some DIY projects.d

With an Outdoor Thanksgiving Table, life really is a party!

More Thanksgiving Tablescape Inspiration

You might also like our Black and White Farmhouse Thanksgiving Table here.

Black and White Modern Farmhouse Thanksgiving Table: White pumpkins, black cutlery, and DIY macrame napkins rings make the perfect Thanksgiving table.

Also check out our Fall Leaf Thanksgiving Table here.

Fall Leaf Thanksgiving Table: Hanging pressed fall leaves, and pink heirloom pumpkins, ombre leaf cookies, and cloths pin place cards make a beautiful table.

You might also enjoy our Vintage Botanical Thanksgiving Table here.

Vintage Botanical Scientific Thanksgiving Table: scientific glass, old books, a microscope, and lots of botanical specimens create a beautiful table.

And now for some more inspiration.  I’m joined by seven great bloggers who are also sharing their Thanksgiving tables for the Fall Year of Feasting post.  Once a season we all plan a feast and share it to inspire you.  Be sure to check out their beautiful tables.

The DIY Mommy   ||  Life is a Party

Kim Power Style  ||  Vin’yet Etc.

The Learner Observer  ||  Woman In Real Life

Sustain My Craft Habit  ||  Flourish and Knot

10 Comments

  1. An outdoor dinner is such a great idea! We need to take advantage of a year when we haven’t had to store our patio furniture away yet. 😉 Your macrame table runner is absolutely gorgeous! It looks great with the pumpkins and the wildflowers. Wildflowers are my fave, because they most remind me of nature in all its glory. Yes to maple fudge please!

  2. Lovely, beyond lovely!! I just adore the white, the textures and those painted leaves are simply just the best idea – stealing that one! Thank you so much for hosting this awesome series, you really are the BEST at tablescapes and entertaining and making people feel so welcome! Happy Thanksgiving my friend! xoxo

  3. It’s gorgeous Dannyelle! You had me at white! How fun to have Thanksgiving outside under that beautiful pergola. Great job.

  4. The mini cloches! The giant knobbly throw! The julep cups! The flowers! So many gorgeous details, Dannyelle, and in such a beautiful setting. Lovely!

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