Two websites that offer pictures of Thanksgiving tablescapes are HGTV.com and CountryLiving.com. HGTV.com provides photos of whole tables decorated for Thanksgiving along with brief descriptions of each one. CountryLiving.com shows pictures of small ideas that can be combined to form an entire tablescape and has tutorials for each.
One tablescape idea on HGTV.com is incorporating fall objects, by adding pumpkins and gourds to the centerpiece and placing pears on top of the place setting. Mini pumpkins and fall berries can be added to a floral centerpiece of red, orange and yellow flowers, or a homeowner can place mini pumpkins atop existing candlesticks. Another decorator uses a color pallet of dark brown and white with natural branches as a centerpiece.
On CountryLiving.com, one decorator suggests using alphabet cookie cutters to cut names out of butternut squash slices to use as name cards. Another photo turns sheet music into a place mat and incorporates a white pine cone and some dusty miller into the place setting. For an idea using existing materials, a homeowner can cover old spoons with natural linen paper and write fall-themed words, such as autumn, thankful and family. An idea for the kids' table is to cover the table in craft paper and put out crayons for an interactive tablescape.