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Looking for simple Thanksgiving table ideas? How about a Plaid Thanksgiving Tablescape? This elegant DIY tablescape features candles, gilded candle holder centerpieces, a table runner on top of a table cloth and more! See how to add Plaid decorations to your place settings to get a classic timeless look. The hints of gold will really make your dining room shine!
This post contains affiliate links. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe would be a good fit for my readers. This comes at no added cost to you! I’m so excited to be part of the Thanksgiving Tablescapes and Centerpieces Blog Hop put on by our favorite bloggers MaryAnn (Domestically Speaking) and Kristin (My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia). Be sure to check all the exciting ideas out—I’m sure you’ll be wowed by all!
***I originally posted this in 2015, and sadly most of the plaid Target items are unavailable. The premise is easy to recreate, the gilded centerpiece, the leaves (still available), the mix of classic white dishes, those remain timeless. I've done my best to link to items that are similar or would make a good substitute.
This year I decided to go simple. I wanted something elegant, but easy. Right now, I’m obsessed with plaid. I feel head over heals in love with Scotland on my trip last spring, so I’m still very partial to plaid. I was thrilled when I saw that Target had such a fun line this fall. I’ve incorporated many of them, in small intimate dining room. The basic colors of black, cream and gold would match any dining room decor.
So let’s get started!
You can see the main theme—plaid—is reflected in a disposable table cloth. I love the ease of disposable holiday items! In case you want to go classic - here is a perfect fall tablecloth!
I found the wooden leaves in the craft aisle at Target. They were easy to stain. I used my go to Minwax stain in the ebony finish. I love how the leaves are dark, and really tie in with the chalkboard. The best part about staining- you can choose any color. I think a lovely gray would look fabulous with this cream colored table cloth.
They had 2 different shaped leaves in my store, but I see they sell 3 online. I really want that maple leaf now! I thought they’d be perfect to hold bread or hot dishes, as a serving dish or a trivet.
My centerpiece this year was the gilded centerpiece that I blogged about HERE. I loved how well it matched with the coppery gold thread in the plaid. And it was so inexpensive to make. The plaid plates added a nice touch and went perfectly with my white dinnerware. Since they are no longer available, I would suggest a solid color etched plate to go on top of a white plate, such as these. But I'm also a sucker for transferware, and it screams Thanksgiving to me, so I could see myself splurging for these.
The buffet was styled as well. You can see the plaid french coffee press that I served coffee with dessert. I think a french press is essential this day of the year! The mugs are from the dollar store and have been gilded on the bottom.
I picked up the cookies in the grocery area and placed them on a cake stand. I'm all for saving time! I'm also a sucker for cake stands. White cake stands are my favorite!
Another nood to Scotland— I have Dewar’s Scotch on the buffet. We drove by one of the factories and my husband has drank it since we’ve been married, so it holds a special place for us. I simply placed it on a tray, added an ice container I picked up at the thrift store, and a few of these fun plaid drinking glasses. Do you offer Scotch or whiskey in addition to coffee? We actually always have a Derby pie on Thanksgiving, which has whiskey in it!
I found the banner by the tablecloth and just attached some craft letters to spell out Harvest. This would be so easy to recreate on a Cricut machine. The letters were burlap material .
Do you want this look for yourself? It's so easy! Just click on the links highlighted above for simple online ordering! You can also see that my brain wasn't working well when I set the table up. I kept thinking I was forgetting something and I was! The silverware and the dinner glasses! OOPS! It's always after that I realize these things. Haha!
An overview of the products (links are found in the text above) for a Plaid Thanksgiving Tablescape:
See How To Create The Gilded Centerpiece!
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Lindsay Eidahl says
Love your table! There is just something about plaid in the fall and winter that makes me so happy!
Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia says
Everything is gorgeous, love that chalkboard in the back! Pinned.
So pretty! I'm loving the leaves that you found at Target. They will be great to hold hot dishes and they look great as décor.
Therese Feeman says
Totally crushing on the plaid Lindsay! And I love all the nods to Scotland too. Very pretty!
Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking says
I am LOVING plaid this fall... that banner is SO cute... looks beautiful!
Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon Designs says
Oh how I love plaid! This is adorable!
Atta Girl Amy says
We are kindred spirits. I have a weekness for plaid, too, and all things gilded. But how did I not know about those fab wooden leaf chargers at Target? I might have to get some of those. And that gold flatware. I need that, too.
What a beautiful spread! I'm loving the plaid and I bought that wooden leaf too!
Mary Beth says
Very pretty tablescape and I love the colors!
Thank you so much for featuring my coastal tablescape! There's some great ideas here.
That was such a great blog hop! I thought people would enjoy seeing it again this year!