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Lantern Fall Centerpiece + 19 Table Setting Ideas

It’s that time of year when I start tinkering with table setting ideas for Thanksgiving dinner. I try to do something different every year and when I spied a trio of lanterns, I realized I had the beginnings of a fall centerpiece for turkey day. (This post contains affiliate links.)

Lantern Fall Centerpiece for Thanksgiving Table Setting


Today I’m joining a wonderful group of home decor bloggers who have come up with their own interpretation of a gorgeous Thanksgiving tablescape. All the links are at the end of the post and I know you’ll find plenty of eye candy to inspire you.

I found short, globe-type lanterns at HomeGoods and paid less than $10 a piece for these simple beauties. They’re battery operated so no need to mess with burning candles.

Fall Table Setting with Lantern Centerpiece


My lantern fall centerpiece is what I call a layered tablescape. I started with an off-white thin throw for the table cloth. I then layered a light rusty orange runner on top of that. I gave the lanterns a little height with wood slices, and then spread fall leaves, small burgundy flowers, and thistles to add dimension and texture.

Trio of Lanterns Create Fall Centerpiece


My poor home has seasonal identity confusion right now. There’s a fall table setting in the dining room, and there’s a bit of Christmas going on in the sitting room. You can see just a peak of the tree I set up in there.

Trio of Lanterns Create Fall Centerpiece


Most lanterns are too tall for a centerpiece, but these shorties allow an unobstructed view across the table.

Farmhouse Lantern for Fall Centerpiece


I used my dark gray plates from Crate and Barrel on top of wood chargers and then added rust-colored napkins encircled with a grapevine napkin ring.

Thanksgiving Table Setting in Gray and Rust


Amber glassware from World Market completes the look, along with a few gold acorns.

Trio of Lanterns in Fall Centerpiece


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Thanksgiving Centerpiece ideas


Visit my blogging friends below for tons of inspiration for a fall centerpiece to adorn your Thanksgiving table!

Fall Centerpieces and Table Settings

Thanksgiving Table Setting // Easy Thanksgiving Centerpiece // How To Decorate a Thanksgiving Table // A Foraged Centerpiece // Thanksgiving Table, Warm Fall Colors 


Natural Thanksgiving Centerpiece // Dried Hydrangeas Fall Centerpiece // Fall Centerpiece // Live Pumpkin Floral Centerpiece // Fall Centerpiece


Fall Centerpieces and Table Settings

Thanksgiving Centerpiece // Friendsgiving Ideas // Thanksgiving Dinner Outdoors // Cozy and Intimate Thanksgiving Table // Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas 


Fall Centerpieces and Table Settings

Thanksgiving Centerpiece with Fresh Fruit // 5 Step Easy Thanksgiving Centerpiece // Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas // Thanksgiving Table Settings // DIY Floral Centerpiece 


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  1. I love it when you are part of a blog-a-thon and I get to see other decorating blogs. Thank you for your lovely blog. I so enjoy it and look forward to seeing a notification in my inbox. Hope you have a happy Thanksgiving.

  2. I love your new Thanksgiving table. You have an amazing eye for putting together color and texture. I love the dark, moody look even in a table setting – it’s so warm and comforting.
    I have Thanksgiving at my daughter’s house every year, so we do it her way. I try to bring a centerpiece for the table – a floral arrangement or something of the season, but as soon as it’s time to eat, it gets pulled off the table and replaced with a bread basket or other item of food. She doesn’t seem to share my need for the decor. Sigh …. but it’s all good.

  3. I love your tablescape it is so pretty with all the different textures , color and lanterns. I always wonder what you will come up with from year to year, so lovely.

  4. I just love those lanterns, they are so pretty and unique with their globe like shape. A beautiful tablescape yet again. You are so inspiring !

  5. I love these lanterns! Getting my window candles set up this year has been a challenge with the shipping issues but battery operated makes it so much easier and you don’t have to remember to turn them on. The colors of this fall table is just gorgeous!