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Hello again Yellow Bliss Road Readers! I’m Alice W. from Thoughts from Alice, and I have some easy ideas for Thanksgiving table decorating to share with you today! I have always dreamed of hosting Thanksgiving dinner outdoors, but since I live in Western New York, it is typically far too cold. This year, I decided to create a Thanksgiving themed table setting, on our back patio, to use while the weather is nice. And who knows? Maybe Thanksgiving will be an unusually warm day around here and we can enjoy it outside! These simple tablescape ideas can be done indoors or out, so I hope you find some inspiration here whether you live in a warm or cool climate.

Outdoor Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas

I started with a basic plastic folding table and covered it with a large piece of dark orange fabric that I purchased at a thrift store. The edges were unhemmed, but I was going for a rustic look anyways. I used white burlap fabric on top, that I purchased at a craft store.

Outdoor Patio Thanksgiving Table

This tablescape is not formal, so I used our everyday dishes and silverware. I tied the silverware in yellow raffia for an extra touch. I love adding little details like that, especially when I am hosting a holiday dinner.

Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas

Rustic Fall Tablescape Ideas

Keeping with the informal theme, I chose to use canning jars for glasses and gave them some simple bows, with the raffia, as well.

Canning Jars Tied with Yellow Raffia for Thanksgiving

Canning Jars for Thanksgiving Table Glasses

Each plate at the table was adorned with a small pumpkin or gourd and Indian corn.

Easy Thanksgiving table Ideas

Thanksgiving Table Place Setting Ideas

I purchased various pumpkins, gourds and squash at local farmer’s markets this year. I love using them all throughout my home during the season, but especially on the table. For an easy centerpiece for this table, I simply arranged them down the middle.

Pumpkin Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Thanksgiving Table Ideas

Rustic Thanksgiving Table Setting

Outdoor Thanksgiving Table

To decorate the end of the table, I attached some Indian corn with a safety pin. Easy as that!

Indian Corn on Thanksgiving Table

Squash Pumpkin and Gourd Table Centerpiece

I typically don’t decorate very traditionally for the holidays, but since I have a more rustic woodland, neutral theme in our dining room this year, I decided the classic fall colors and style would be perfect out here. I really love how it all came together!

Thanksgiving Table Ideas for Outdoors

Orange Pumpkin Thanksgiving Table

My family loves it out here too, especially with the hanging patio lights. My kids love those! I am sure we will enjoy some meals out here before Thanksgiving.

Outdoor Thanksgiving Table Decorating

The giant corn stalks came from the farmer’s market too. I have never decorated with them before and could’t believe how huge they are! They definitely create a statement for fall.

I will be sharing my full fall home tour on my own blog tomorrow. I hope you will pop over to visit me and see how I have decorated the rest of our home! I am so excited to share it all as fall is my absolute favorite time of year, and I love decorating my home for it.

 Here are a couple of my other recent posts that you might enjoy:

Rustic White Mantel Decor for Fall

Rustic Fall Mantel Vignette & a Free Printable

Mini Thread Spool Pumpkins

Vintage Thread Ball Mini Pumpkins

Till next time…

~Alice W.

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  1. Jay says:

    Very Vintage & Countrylike. Great Stuff.

  2. Christine says:

    wow, that belongs in a magazine….Christine from Little Brags

    1. Alice W. says:

      Thank you so much Christine!

  3. Angela says:

    These are beautiful ideas! I’d love for you to link them up to DIY Inspired link party at!

    1. Alice W. says:

      Thanks Angela!
      ~Alice W.

  4. Kristin M says:

    I had to comment because my dream too is to host an outdoor Thanksgiving but New England weather isn’t conducive to that. Looks like the two of us have been looking at the same Pottery Barn catalog!! What I decided to do was host a community dinner in September when the temperatures were still favorable. The entire neighborhood cooked and shared food and table space and fellowship. It was wonderful. It doesn’t have to be November to cook turkey. Try it earlier when the weather is more favorable.

    1. Alice+W. says:

      Thanks Kristin! We have been enjoying eating out there already and it is so nice! Haven’t made a turkey yet…but that is a good idea that we don’t have to wait till Thanksgiving to enjoy it!
      ~Alice W.

  5. Sandi says:

    BEAUTIFUL Alice! I love fall also. Still tweaking my fall decor and I added corn shocks today also. 🙂

    1. Alice+W. says:

      Thank you Sandi!