Copper leaf laurel on a book page with an acorn.

Thanksgiving Table With Plaid And Copper Accents

Mad for plaid? Absolutely! I try not to be too obvious about my love for plaid, but I look for any excuse to decorate with it especially during Thanksgiving and Christmas. This years’ Thanksgiving table with plaid and copper accents has turned out to be one of my favorites. Anyone else getting excited about planning their Thanksgiving table? Keep reading for ideas you can use too.

Green pumpkin centerpiece with bright background.

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On the table I’m using a square of plaid fabric on top of a pinstripe linen table cloth. The plaid fabric was intended for pillows that are still on my project list, but you have to agree the colors in the fabric are perfect for the occasion.


Plaid table cloth with white place setting and a copper laurel.


You may notice the fabric isn’t hemmed. By pulling a few threads I frayed the edges for a more casual look.


The Centerpiece

The green pumpkin with its gnarly stem takes center stage on a bed of seeded eucalyptus stems, which is elevated on a white cake stand. The pumpkin may be a little lopsided but its bubbling over with personality.


Green pumpkin centerpiece


The arrangement is low enough for everyone to see across the table, so I don’t have to worry about moving things when we sit down to eat.

Down the center of the table are the striped pumpkins I picked up earlier this fall mixed with eucalyptus stems and candles. The delicate leaves of the eucalyptus balance the bold plaid pattern on the table, and share the same color green as the big pumpkin.


Pumpkins and plaid tablescape.


With a minimum of table decor like using a cake stand and natural elements, I don’t have to worry too much about storage. The centerpiece was purposely created using natural items that will be turned into compost or mulch afterwards.


Stripped pumpkin with eucalyptus.


The Place Settings

For the place settings, I created copper leaf laurels on book pages which rest on top of classic white plates and wood veneer chargers. Oh and acorns are the crowning touch. This is my idea of a simple, elegant and rustic tablescape.


Place setting for Thanksgiving with plaid and a copper laurel.


The laurels give the table that modern vintage look. Plus I just adore the way the bright copper blends in with the blues, brown and greys of the plaid. To see how I made them, click on How To Create A Copper Leaf Laurel.


White place setting with copper laurel and plaid background.


I decided to use just the laurel design, but it would be so pretty to add initials, a name or a phrase. The gilded laurel can also be made with gold or silver leaf and on colored craft paper. Just think of the possibilities!


Tables cape with a green pumpkin, eucalyptus and plaid.


The mix of napkins are in soft tones of neutral and white linen. It’s not a perfect match with the tablecloth but still blends in well. Each place setting is set with vintage silverware mixed with elk handle knives for a masculine touch.


Vintage silverware on a white linen napkin.

Table Decorating Tips

  • Keep the centerpiece low so everyone can see across the table.
  • Mix and match patterns
  • Use natural elements that can be turned into compost
  • Use a wine bottle coaster to protect linens and keep a wine opener handy
  • Use unscented candles


Wine sitting on a glass coater with cork and an opener.


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Thanksgiving table with plaid and copper accents is simple and elegant.


Thank you so much for stopping by today. Did you find ideas that you can use?  I hope you will have fun planning your Thanksgiving table.



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13 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Table With Plaid And Copper Accents

  1. Little Yellow Wheelbarrow says:

    This is such a lovely table setting and perfect for Thanksgiving. All the textures and colors blend so well together – that copper just pops. You have such an amazing eye for this kind of design Michelle!

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Thank you so much Laura, I really love decorating with plaid and everything that goes with it. Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Julie Briones says:

    I love your tips for this beautiful copper Thanksgiving tablescape… and the elements of this table are PERFECT, Michelle. I so enjoy your minimalist style… it’s spot on and gorgeous!

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Thank you Julie for you sweet comments! Plaid and copper mix so well this time of year and it’s a fun combination no matter what your style might be.

  3. larr says:

    Beautiful Thanksgiving table. I love the copper laurel leaves printed on the book pages. They look so great with the addition of the acorns. I have a thing for acorns and oak leaves.

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Thank you so much, I have a thing for acorns and oak leaves too. Luckily our neighbor has a beautiful oak tree that hangs over our yard.

  4. Sonya says:

    Michelle the natural elements and neutral color have created a stunning tablescape. I really love that those items can go into the compost when they have reached their peak.

  5. Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom says:

    Just love the natural beauty on this table with the elements of nature, a single page on each plate, the plaid… ahh!


  6. Janet R Lorusso says:

    This is so lovely, Michelle! The plaid over stripes is such a classic fall combination – but the fresh colors are a delightful twist, and the copper laurel book pages are so pretty! I love the touch with the acorn…though I have a love-hate relationship with acorns since there are literally thousands of them all over my front lawn at the moment trying desperately to create more oak forest!

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      I feel you pain with the acorns. We have so many on the sidewalks in my neighborhood it’s like walking on marbles. Hope you’re having a great week Janet!

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