This rustic and simple Thanksgiving table is set with white pumpkins and dried hydrangeas. An easy yet beautiful tablescape that is perfect for a friendsgiving feast or a more formal sit-down affair!
Looking for a simple friendsgiving or Thanksgiving table decor idea? This modern farmhouse table is simply set using white pumpkins, dried hydrangeas and candlelight.
Come take a peek and I will show you how you can replicate it for your holiday celebration! And be sure to visit all the other beautiful Thanksgiving table ideas that are linked at the bottom.
Simple Thanksgiving Table
I love a beautifully set table, but I also love ideas that are relatively no-fuss. And if it can be put together ahead of time making day-of Thanksgiving prep that much easier, it’s a total winner in my book!
This simple Thanksgiving table uses store bought white pumpkins and dried hydrangeas blooms from the garden. Add in some pillar candles and some tea lights and this table comes together in just a few minutes.
You can set the table the week of your friendsgiving or Thanksgiving celebration and leave it until the big dinner.
I love that this tablescape doesn’t require fresh flowers or running to the store for last minute items.
And if you don’t have dried hydrangeas, grab some fresh white hydrangeas from the grocery store and pop them in small glass vases or cups.
Inexpensive Thanksgiving Table Decorations
This simple Thanksgiving table is set using our everyday dishes from Farmhouse Pottery. I love how durable and beautiful each piece is. And I like that this table doesn’t require seasonal or holiday dishes.
And if you’ve noticed, I always use them for my tables, no matter the occasion or time of the year. They are that versatile!
Pretty, white glazed plates each topped with a cute mini white pumpkin. A simple Thanksgiving place setting that feels fresh and beautiful.
And you could easily replicate this look with any simple white dishes!
I placed the plates on top of these lovely linen flour sack napkins that I picked up in London. They add a rustic feel and beauty to this simple Thanksgiving table. And I’ve found a similar version that I’ve linked below for you!
And in case you’re thinking everything on this table is expensive and a splurge, let me tell you it’s not! The gold flatware is from Target and costs $1 a piece. And the water glasses are from Ikea.
I like to spend money where it matters (on the dishes) and save where I can. It’s all about the hi-low and mixing it all in, so it creates an eclectic vibe.
Thanksgiving Centerpiece Idea with Pumpkins and Hydrangeas
To create this simple Thanksgiving table centerpiece, you just need a few things. I’ll share with you all the details so you can recreate this whole look! It’s so much easier than trying to figure out on your own how many pumpkins and candles you need. Take this list with you to the grocery store and pick up what you need!
And the best part of this simple Thanksgiving table centerpiece is how inexpensive it is. You could pull the pumpkins off the front porch like I did or buy some from your local nursery. But the overall cost of this centerpiece was less than $30!
For my 6 foot table, I used:
- 3 large white pumpkins
- 1 medium white pumpkin
- 5 mini white pumpkins
- 4 – 6″ white pillar candles
- 2 – 4″ white pillar candles
- 2 – 3″ white pillar candles
- 10 tea lights (I found a pack of 12 at Homegoods)
- 4 dried hydrangea blooms (sub fresh white hydrangeas if you don’t have any)
Start by placing the 3 large pumpkins down the center of the table. In the middle, I stacked 3 pumpkins to add height.
Next, add a trio of candles on either side of the middle pumpkin. Add two more of the 6″ candles to the end of the table. Take the mini white pumpkins and add two to each side of the table.
Now, add the dried hydrangea blooms. I cut the stems off of mine to make it easier to arrange. They look like little balls of popcorn and I love it!
Finally, sprinkle the tea lights all around to add a little more sparkle and ambiance to your simple Thanksgiving table. There’s nothing better than candlelight, right?
A beautiful yet simple Thanksgiving celebration table set with minimal effort but maximum impact!
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So pretty and yet simple Ashley! xo
Such beautiful inspiration with your Friendsgiving Tablescape! I love the white pumpkins and can’t wait to try the centerpiece…stunning! Happy Thursday~
Oh my goodness this was so gorgeous! I loved the stacked pumpkins, so so pretty!!
It’s so gorgeous Ashley!! I love your stacked pumpkins!! And pretty much die every time I see your table lol!! So so pretty 🙂
This is beautiful Ashley! I love the soft color palette and those pale green hydrangeas are stunning. Have a lovely fall friend!
love your inexpensive and simple tablescape Ashley!
Lovely, but your knife blades are facing out instead of in. Knife blades are supposed to be turned to the plate so people don’t accidentally hurt themselves on a sharp blade when reaching for the knife.
Those stacked pumpkins are so beautiful!! I’m totally going to have to check Target out for that flatware!
I always love a tablescape with white pumpkins, and this one is beautiful in it’s simplicity! And those flour sack napkins – LOVE!! So charming!!
Happy fall to you!
Absolutely gorgeous, Ashley! I LOVE the way you ended up arranging it all- and the simplicity of the wood table is gorgeous. It has me inspired to leave off my tablecloth next time!!