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Simple Elegant Thanksgiving Table

Simple. Elegance.


With all that charm, soft romantic goodness and a touch of the season
all rolled into one simple table setting.

It is all about Thanksgiving table setting ideas this week.
And did you know that this tablesetting was cut a little short
because of water falling from the sky  out of the blue?
Rain happened. And it was beautiful.
 But not very good for taking photos outdoors. 
So- more detail later- for now- just talking simple with the few photos I grabbed before 
picking everything up and running indoors.

Thanksgiving Table Outdoor

But Thanksgiving brings so much more than just a table setting of course.
It brings family and friends together. 

It brings togetherness and laughter and traditions
like those potatoes that Grandma made each year when you were growing up
and her pecan pie that was seriously the best pecan pie you have ever tasted
and you have tried quite a few so you really know it is true.
And if you are like our family,
Thanksgiving might also bring a little karaoke bonding time after dinner.
My brothers and husband are just a little bit obsessed (and out of tune!)

When it comes to the table for enjoying dinner with friends and family-
setting a table that is simply elegant rather than fussy
 is always a perfect choice.

For this Thanksgiving table inspiration
I decided to take advantage of the warm weather

and moved the table setting outdoors among the fresh fall air
and abundance of nature.


I went with non traditional colors- because - c'est moi- and I am loving them
and I set the table with soft sage greens & pale pinks
a centerpiece that was made up of just 3 things:

cinderella pumpkins

For the place settings - these white dishes 
have just the right amount of detailing


which I am slightly obsessed with...
and they are paired with gold 
 rose gold flatware

Now-before you think I am crazy,
 I did not set the table with both at the same time.
I brought them both out to see which I prefer- and the gold won out on this table setting
but the rose gold did on another.

I brought out those perfectly pretty gold wine stems
that just always seem a perfect choice with any setting.


The place setting holders are fashioned out of little paper tags from the craft store
and tied with a fresh clipped sprig of rosemary around the napkin.

A mix of rustic and elegant- it isn't a fancy schmancy Thanksgiving table setting
but I am kind of in love with simple elegance over here
so it is perfect for me.

You can find the white dishes HERE    
the Gold flatware HERE
and the gold wine stems HERE
These are affiliate links

This week~
I'm thrilled to be joining an a great line up of bloggers who are sharing their own 
Thanksgiving table inspirations

Monday 11/2/15

> Day 2 collage >

and... you can start the whole tour over at Rooms for Rent and
your next stop is Thistlewood Farms

I have several other table setting ideas coming your way this month
 yes, I might be slightly obsessed- but in a good way. 

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  1. This is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!! Seriously!

    I love the gold accents with the blush and gray.

    You are SUCH a rock star!

  2. Simply elegant and understate beauty! Love it!

  3. Courtney, I like the soft, elegant look for Thanksgiving. I'm going to try to do something like this for our Thanksgiving this year. Love this look!

    1. It will be gorgeous! I think soft and elegant is perfect for Thanksgiving~ thank you for stopping by Sarah!

  4. The photos are great! I love the colors you chose for your table scape. The colors pallet opens up a whole wide selection of ways and colors to pick from.So pretty.
    Have a great day.

    1. Thank you Pamela! I know it isn't traditional -but I love the softer side of Thanksgiving.

  5. I LOVE it! The cinderella pumpkins and the roses are gorgeous and so is the touch of gold. LOVED reading about your traditions. My boys also sing out of tune, but I quite like it! x

    1. Haha! Singing out of tune is the best right? Those cinderella pumpkins are certainly making the rounds this season- I am loving them! Thanks for stopping by Danielle!

  6. What a gorgeous table setting with a soft glow! And I'm with you, Courtney ~ I'm a tad obsessed with this style of white dishes as well. I can't believe they're from Kohl's at such an incredible price!! What a find. And rustic're speaking my language!

    Enjoy the rest of your week!

    Mary from Cottage B at Home ~ Vintage Country Living

    1. I would have never thought to go with the soft color & texture for Thanksgiving but this table setting is truly inspiring. Thanks so much for sharing!

  7. Just beautiful. So elegant and fresh..

  8. Beautiful table setting Courtney! Love the white dishes with rose gold flatware (I am slightly obsessed with it too, hahaha)!
    Everything looks exactly like you, elegant, fresh and romantic! HappyThanksgiving to you and your family!
    Vesna - Home Chic Club

  9. Beautiful table! Love the simplicity :)

    Lauren Baxter | Lovely Decor