I'm Lisa Kirk, a wife, mama, writer, and founder. Since 2010, Something Pretty has been home to my favorite memories, reflections, and inspirations. Thanks so much for reading!

Thanksgiving Tables


It’s going to be a few years before I host my own Thanksgiving dinner, but that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy looking for table inspiration now. The same planning, details, and sometimes even vendors that go into planning a wedding can go into planning an event like Thanksgiving dinner (though on a smaller scale, hopefully!), and I love how many ways there are to interpret this favorite holiday at the table. I pulled together a few of my favorite looks–from rustic, to minimalist, to romantic, and I hope they’ll help give you hostesses out there some inspiration!

{Clockwise from top left: Country Living| White Loft Studio via Style Me Pretty| Everything Fabulous| Southern Living| (Center image) oh my deer}

Just for fun, here are my top five ways to make your Thanksgiving table extra special!

1. Write out each guest’s name on a kraft paper place card.

2. Choose a loose color scheme (possibly based off of your tablecloth or dishes) and plan your flowers and decorations around that so everything looks cohesive.

3. Tie silverware together with some velvet ribbon.

4. Add rustic elements like feathers or wheat to your centerpieces.

5. Serve your pies on pretty cake stands.

What are your Thanksgiving plans? My family gets to Austin tomorrow (we celebrate at my aunt and uncle’s house), and I can hardly wait!

Love, Lisa






  1. Margaret says:

    I’ll be in Arlington! :) I love the thanksgiving decor with the pink/coral touches! I hope to be able to host my own thanksgiving one day and make it super pretty. I wasn’t going to register for china but all the pretty tablescapes make me second guess that!

  2. Lena says:

    Such gorgeous inspiration! I’m picking up my turkey today for an intimate Thanksgiving with John–can’t wait!

  3. Kristen says:

    awaww i love the picture in the middle with the little list to write :D


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