I created a simple Thanksgiving tablescape to share with you today, complete with a rose napkin fold that is the star of the show! The table setting I am sharing focuses on keeping the table setting simple (but never boring!), and budget friendly (but beautiful!). Except for my new cloth napkins with little pompoms, I tried to use what I had on hand. Most of these items are still available in the stores and linked at the bottom.
Let’s start off with what we all really came here for…
The Rose Napkin Fold
Wondering how to fold a napkin into a rose? This is so easy, I promise you can do it! In fact, if I was able to learn using my cloth napkin, you can probably do it even better! I am no origami master but this “Rose Napkin” literally took me 1 try to get it right. This pretty rose makes a great conversation starter. If you feel like your table is missing a little something… watch this 30 second video and you can go impress all your friends.
Please do something fun with your cloth napkin! This is an opportunity to stand out. Especially if you are ballin’ on a budget, and looking to keep things low cost. Turning your napkin into a shape is free and so memorable! It is a great way to give your simple Thanksgiving tablescape a conversation piece.
You could tuck a flower or a piece of greenery into the napkin, encircle a small simple green wreath on top, or turn your napkin into a shape like I did. There are so many good instructions on Youtube for folding cloth napkins.
Simple Thanksgiving Tablescape
Since the theme of this table setting was keeping it affordable, everything on this table is under $25 (most well under) and easy on the wallet! My favorite are the pom pom napkins… they reminded me of Anthropologie without the price tag. They are thick enough to look like they will last.
Simple tapered candle sticks are a must for a pretty table setting. Mine are pretty cute and a little traditional. I also like these modern ones from Amazon.
Fairy lights woven in and out on your table add a touch of magic…
Keep It Simple But Never Boring
Between the rose napkin and the fairly lights, none of this is too complicated but it has a little magic to it! Think outside the box when it comes to your table setting.
Pumpkins and Christmas trees? Well, my husband is essentially the Clark Griswald of our time so this is mostly for him. He loves all things Christmas so much, so I like to extend the season just a touch. We just let a little Christmas overflow into our Thanksgiving. Nothing too overboard… but we do put up an undecorated tree the first week of November. If this is you- own it! Make your Thanksgiving merry!
What I Used To Get My Thanksgiving Tablescape:
table / side chairs / end Chairs / our plates and bowls (similar and more affordable version here) / mini wreaths with black and white ribbon from Target dollar spot / white bottle brush trees here or here / table runner /. pom pom napkins / tapered candle holders / eucalyptus garland / fairy lights
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Thank you for reading about my Thanksgiving tablescape!