Friends, I want to invite you to come set an outdoor Thanksgiving table with me! When Thanksgiving rolls around you always want to set a pretty table but your tired! Do you feel me? I came up with the most easiest Thanksgiving tablescape that you can do in 10 minutes or even less! My new acronym needs to be KTSK Keep Thanksgiving simple Karin! haha. I am participating in a Thanksgiving blog hop so make sure you check out all the other bloggers at the bottom of the post!
If you like me you like to make all the food as amazing as possible and made from scratch. It begins with homemade pumpkin pies using grandma Billie’s pie crust recipe, homemade orange rolls, mashed potatoes, candied yams, fresh green beans with bacon and almond slices, Pink arctic ice salad, fresh cranberry sauce and of course stuffing! I do cheat on the stuffing and use stove top stuffing mix and add onions, raisins, celery and apples.
Ok my mouth is watering now so back to the Thanksgiving tablescape.
Outdoor Thanksgiving table
I set this up outside in our backyard. I love our yard so much and it feels like a little oasis out there. Our backyard table is actually a metal table with a wooden top that my hubby added.
Remember when he added a wooden planked top to our dining room table to enlarge it here? I LOVE IT!
The wooden table top just adds that warmth I love. So great for Thanksgiving. Then to bring in more natural colors and textures I used my woven placemats.
Outdoor Thanksgiving centerpiece
I am trying to keep things more simplistic, I decided to cut things from my yard to go down the center of the table and then I added some fresh red pears.
Bringing in fresh fruit to the table brings in such a beautiful natural feel.
Don’t you love the large tall wooden candle sticks with white candles on top? Mixing small votive candles throughout the table brings in a flicker of light when the sun goes down.
The white vases are a thrift store find by my sister. I added cut hydrangeas from our yard.
The place settings are simple using a natural woven placemat with white dinner plates.
Gold flatware gives a little sparkle.
Two different glasses in different heights add more interest. The short glasses with gold rims were a gift from my daughter. The best part is that they were from a thrift store!
The finished outdoor Thanksgiving table
I just love adding in a fun detail like a hammered copper bowl
I hope this gives you some fun and easy ways on how to set an outdoor Thanksgiving table.
Thanksgiving tablescape blog hop
I am so happy to be participating in a Thanksgiving Tablescape blog hop hosted by Rita over at Panopoly. Make sure to pop over to each blog to see the great ideas.
Me and My Captain – Those were the days and I am very grateful
Pandora’s Box – Thanksgiving Brings Back Memories
Living With Thanksgiving – Thankful and Blessed
Everyday Living – Thanksgiving Traditions
My Hubbard Home – Pumpkins and Pears Thanksgiving Holiday Table
Thrifting Wonderland – Give Thanks…Thanksgiving Tablescape
Panoply – Homeland Merriment Thanksgiving
Home is Where the Boat Is – Porch Dining with Plaid & Proud Tom Turkey
Corner of Plaid and Paisley – Give Thanks
My Thrift Store Addiction – In Everything Give Thanks – Garden Tea for Two
Life and Linda – A Copper and Blue Pumpkin Table
Karins Kottage – Come set an outdoor Thanksgiving table with me
The Painted Apron – Grateful Gathering
Belle Bleu Interiors – A Time to Give Thanks
Dinner at Eight – Patterns in Blue for Thanksgiving
Red Cottage Chronicles – A Cozy Cottage Thanksgiving Tablescape
The Bookish Dilettante – Thanksgiving Table in the Breakfast Room
The Little Yellow Corner Store – A Northwoods Thanksgiving
More Karins Kottage Thanksgiving Tablesape Ideas
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Karin, this is the kind of table I would enjoy sitting at the Thanksgiving! You have hit the perfect note of syle and comfort. Wow, that your hubby made the tabletop! And kudos to you for gathering the natural organic plants from the garden. We all need to do more of this 🙂
Happy Thanksgiving hugs to you,
Karin, how lucky you are to enjoy Thanksgiving outdoors! Our Thanksgiving is in October but are al fresco days are over well before! I am so with you when it comes to keeping things simple. Hosting Thanksgiving can be daunting itself, so keeping what you can simple and fuss free is a must! Despite the ease of putting your table together it is most definitely warm and inviting. I love that you added the wood table top. All of the natural elements you have chosen makes your table a calming oasis indeed!
Ann Krucek says
I am. A bit jealous!! What a lovely way to spend Thanksgiving outside. Our weather does not permit that in November!!! But it would be nice!! Your table is lovely. Looks like a fun place for a Friendsgiving!! Casual and relaxed. Enjoy your Thanksgiving 🧡🍗🦃
What a relaxing and serene tablescape and surroundings. So perfect to enjoy nature and a cozy outdoor setting, especially for the holidays. The wood candlesticks are a subtle but yet noticeable statement which goes together with the lovely weaved placemats. A bit of calm in nature and a tranquil setting for an intimate Thanksgiving. Enjoy your holiday with family and friends.
Oh, what a lovely outdoor table setting! So, so pretty! I love your backyard and can understand why it feels like an oasis. You also have a lovely blog. May God bless you this Thanksgiving season!
Pam Richardson says
Karin, I love an outdoor table set in the garden. Your natural centerpiece of pears and clippings from your garden is ideal for the autumn season. The candle stands make a wonderful statement. It is always fun to blog hop with you. Happy Thanksgiving
Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says
Karin, your outdoor table is both elegant and beautiful. Everything looks so warm and inviting. Your menu sounds scrumptious as well. It is always a joy to join you on these hops. I hope that you have a happy Thanksgiving.
Kari @ Me and My Captain says
Karin I love an outdoor table and yours is delightful. Ingenious to top a metal table with a wood plank. I love the outdoor elements for a Thanksgiving table because (if the stories are true and I like to think they are) the pilgrims ate outdoors at the first Thanksgiving. Thanks for hopping …it is always fun isn’t it?
Sandra @ Dinner at Eight says
What a lovely garden setting to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal in. We often have balmy weather on that day so an al fresco approach is inviting. And it can be easily gathered up and hurriedly transferred indoors if necessary! Love the shine of the copper bowl and gold flatware. It’s been fun joining you on the hop!
bonnie morgan says
Karin, your outdoor setting is beautiful! As a gardener, I would love to see more of your garden. I will also be reading about your table makeover after I post this comment.
I love collecting greenery from your garden and adding fresh fruit as a runner. Candlelight always is inviting. I also used white plates in my tablescape. Love your striped and soft napkins accented by gold cutlery on a woven placemat.
Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving with your family.
Mary McCachern says
Love your inviting and casual table in your back yard. . .outdoor dining is the best when Mother Nature cooperates! Love the simplicity of the hydrangeas, candlesticks, pears and votives. KTSK is a wonderful motto and note to self. 😉 So happy join you at the table and hop with you again. Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving ♥
Karin, your rustic outdoor table setting is lovely! I’m a big fan of styling with thrifted decor and gathering from the garden! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction
Your table is lovely and inviting in it’s simplicity, Karin. The outdoor setting is perfect and I can imagine sitting there and enjoying a wonderful meal with the garden scents and sounds. It’s relaxing even to think about. Loved the color palate. Happy Thanksgiving!
Ricki Jill Treleaven says
Your table is so pretty and rustic. I love the setting outside. (We try to eat alfresco whenever we can.) Your table is simplistic, but elegantly so. I love how you foraged in your own garden for your centerpiece, and the tall candles are wonderful! I hope you can enjoy your pretty outdoor patio during the Thanksgiving weekend. Happy Thanksgiving!
Linda Primmer says
Karin, it is always a pleasure to dine alfresco. a lovely table to enjoy the Thanksgiving feast. The garden setting is wonderful. Love the hammered copper bowl. White plates are always a nice addition to any table. Using natural elements is inviting. A pleasure joining you Karin.
Rita C at Panoply says
Loving the outdoor table setting, Karin! If fall could only take us right to spring……ahh! The use of garden elements and natural fruit as the centerpiece makes all the sense in the world, as do thrifted items. We are such a throw away society otherwise, it gives me great joy to reuse and to see others do the same.
I hope you enjoy all the bounty of the Thanksgiving meal, but even more of family and friends. Thanks for joining the fun, no matter which continent you’re on!
Such a warm and inviting table, and oh those fabulous wooden candlesticks! Happy Thanksgiving Karin!