thanksgiving centerpiece

Kate

Easy Thanksgiving Centerpieces

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and it’s truly one of my favorites!  Who doesn’t love a holiday centered around a savory meal and a spirit of gratitude?  In anticipation I gathered up some lovely ideas to inspire your seasonal centerpiece on your Thanksgiving table.

Fill a horn basket purchased at a craft store with pears, squash, apples, and onions for a festive cornucopia display.

horn of plenty cornucopia bhg

 

As an alternative to a traditional horn, substitute an antique find such as this galvanized metal scoop to display ripe fruits on seasonal linens.

antique scoop cornucopia bhg

 

Your everyday candlesticks and creamware makes perfect perches for pumpkins or gourds – dress them up with real berries gathered from your garden or faux versions purchased at a craft store.

pumpkins on candlesticks bhg

 

Mix intensely colored floral blooms with leaves and apples on stems for a vibrant and fragrant focal point.

flowers with apples centerpiece bhg

 

Create a natural table runner down your dining room table with pumpkins in a row embellished with satin ribbon or berry stems.

pumpkin table runner bhg

 white pumpkins and berries bhg

 

Wine corks inside a hurricane create easy instant ambiance when coupled with simple votive candles you can light when the sun fades.

corks in hurricane bhg

 

Fabric and ribbons layered with leaves, pears, and mini pumpkins make a stunning display when scattered down an autumn table.

runner with ribbons and pumpkins bhg

 

A ring of cornhusks layered with a bowl of bountiful fruit brings drama to a table set indoors or out.

cornhusks and fruit centerpiece bhg

A collection of apothecary jars and footed glass vessels make perfect containers for a collection of autumn nuts, pine cones, beans, and ribbons.

apothecary jar display bhg

 

Silver compotes are gracious containers for a similar display made up of chestnuts and walnuts.

nuts on silver stands bhg

 

Glue acorns to a metal or woven basket in celebration of autumn’s bounty and fill with seasonal pears, berries, twigs, or fresh flowers.

acorn basket bhg

 

Simplicity reigns in a display of orange, burgundy, and green floral sprigs coupled with berries in a collection of clear glass vases gathered on a tray.

tray with flowers and berries in vase bhg

 

A “tree” of thanks made of branches secured in an urn makes a festive centerpiece when decorated with grateful sentiments written on cards by family and friends or with cardstock embellished with leaves of different varieties.

give thanks tree bhg

 

manzanita branches in pot with leaves bhg

 

A Thanksgiving table can be an effortless task when the focus remains on combining the vessels you have with seasonal abundance.  For even more inspiration, be sure to take a peek at these fall centerpieces and inviting autumn table settings.

What are the decorative accessories or botanicals you choose for your Thanksgiving centerpiece?

 

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