Casual Neutral French Farmhouse Thanksgiving Tablescape

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Styling a pretty Fall Table that's perfect for Thanksgiving

Hello and welcome to everyone arriving from Marci's at Lemons to Lovelies.  I'm hope you enjoyed your visit.

Today it's all about this soft neutral French farmhouse fall tablescape that's a perfect for Thanksgiving. It's a much quieter palette than Marci's vibrant Thanksgiving tablescape, which I happened to love!

Also, a most heartfelt thank you to Amber from Follow The Yellow Brick Home for hosting the Grateful Gatherings tour for 13 bloggers to share their late fall and Thanksgiving decor. 


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I had different plans for how I wanted to style this tablescape but since I was operating on a broken foot those plans weren't going to work out. I had to use anything I could crawl or scoot to and grab.


The logs and the pumpkins were easy for me to maneuver while on crutches so I rolled with that despite the fact that I designed a similar look for last years Thanksgiving table. Unlike this creamy white-on-white palette, last years was a bit heavier on the elegance and color but very earthy and natural at the same time.

 I called it the Romantic Woodland Rustic Tablescape.


My favorite styles are a mix of fancy-schmancy alongside ordinary everyday things like logs. I love the rustic touches mixed with gold and how the unique wine glasses catch the light and sparkle without being too glitzy.     

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I know you're wanting the details for how you can create this look  but first, we have to talk about one of my favorite brands- Luigi Bormioli and their fabulous affordable Italian glasswares.

Take a look at this glass below..... Is that not an awesome stemless glass? It is a wine glass but that's sweet tea you see in it. 

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It might come as a surprise to you to learn that when I chose this particular style that I did so knowing full well I'd be using the Cabernet and Pinot  glasses as everyday drinking glasses.

Several months back I gushed over a different collection from Luigi Bormioli in this beautiful tablescape here. It's a bit out of season for todays topic but it's every bit worth taking a look at. 

This collection is called the T-glass Stemless Wine Glass. They do have some weight to them and they ping and whistle just like crystal. I even tested it just like Sandra Bullock did in Miss. Congeniality, except I didn't wear the goofy outfit to do my testing. Ha, ha! 

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From left to right in the photo above: 

T-glass Cabernet....Merlot and a Sweet Tea Glass

T-glass Pinot Noir and a Smaller Sweet Tea Glass

T-glass Riesling, Grand Marnier and Brandy Snifter

T-glass Prosecco, Champagne,  Sparkling Cider and Breakfast Juice

Considering the fact that Italy is world-renowned for their skill in the art of glassmaking and historically produces the worlds finest glass, Luigi Bormioli keeps a surprisingly low price point on each of their collections and  they do so without sacrificing quality. 

Luigi is celebrating their 40th anniversary this year and have written a fun post on their blog talking about their commitment to quality and core values. Check it out here. 

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How to Create a neutral French Farmhouse Fall Tablescape that's perfect for Thanksgiving!

To create this neutral style you'll want to use a white tablecloth and white napkins.

The table runner is nothing fancy at all! It's just a scrap of fabric that I've had for years and turned into a runner.  If you're looking for an inexpensive, thrifty ways to set a Thanksgiving table this year, give this one a try. 

Next, select a cream or white colored set of dishes. Add a little sprig of fresh or dried herbs in the center of dinner plate. This breaks up the white space and adds a bit of earthy natural color to the table.   I used sprigs of sage that I dried from some fresh store-bought herbs.

When it comes to flatware, I lean towards pieces that are more ornate like these gold ones. 

The centerpiece, as we talked about earlier, is 3 birch logs, a mixture of fresh and faux white pumpkins, and dried babies breath tucked in a few spots to add a little height and texture. 

Ahhh... you may have noticed a green cord poking out. I  had a little issue with that.....

This centerpiece is supposed to be lit but the brand new strand of lights I had plugged in beneath the logs didn't last longer than 48 hours.

Normally, I would have completely removed the lights before photographing the table but due to the amount of hobbling required to do that, I decided to work around them. Small things like that wasn't on my agenda of fun things to do while using crutches. 


 Instead, I added the pair of green vintage votive candleholders to give the table a little twinkle and ambiance instead. 

The moral of that story-
Not everything has to be perfect to be beautiful. 

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If your working on two healthy feet, I know you can create something similar very easily. Go on, have a little fun and create something special for your family to enjoy as they linger around your table enjoying the fellowship of friends and family.

It would be wonderful to have you join my tribe before heading off to visit my good friend, Kristin at White Arrows Home.


You are in for a treat over at Kristins. You'll be stepping into a truly beautiful log home where rustic, plaid, and vintage pairs in the most wonderful of ways. 


 Happy Thanksgiving! 

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This post was sponsored by Luigi Bormioli but all opinions and my love for their glasswares are my own. 

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Jaclyn
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Olivia, this is gorgeous! I absolutely love your neutral tablescape design – so perfectly simple and elegant for fall. And your wine glasses are beautiful – just love that they are a little bit differentl!!!

Deborah
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This is such a beautiful table setting. Every detail is gorgeous…
Happy Thanksgiving
~Deborah

Jordan
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This is such a beautiful and elegant table setting! I love how the neutral colors and different textures make it feel less formal and inviting, though. Its just lovely!

Debra Oliver
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Hi Olivia, I really enjoyed hearing how you put all this together. First, I have to say that I’m so sorry to hear about your foot, and I admire you doing anything other than sitting in a big chair with one of your amazing Italian glasses filled to the brim with something wonderful. The neutral elements and rustic accessories combined with classic elegance do bring out a French Farmhouse feel. Just beautiful. I hope your back at full speed soon. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Pollie
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Olivia, your tablescape is so elegant and inviting! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Jami
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I love that you re-purposed last years logs and added the twist of gold and romance this year. This table turned out beautiful! Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Marci
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Beautiful Thanksgiving tablescape!!! Love your chairs missing the backs!!!

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