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An Organic Thanksgiving Table Your Guests Will Love

Today I am joining Mary Ann, Annie, and Beth Djalili of Style at a Certain Age, and Fabiana of Ciao Newport Beach for some pretty Thanksgiving tablescapes and some of our favorite Thanksgiving dishes. We are not entertaining this year so I created this table just for you. Let’s take a look at an Organic Thanksgiving Table Your Guests Will Love.

An organic thanksgiving table your guests will love

Incorporate Natural Organic Items

As always I like to incorporate natural organic items with different textures and finishes and combine the old and the new for a collected layered look. There is no need to go out and purchase holiday-specific tableware that you will only use once a year. Be creative, use what you have, and forage the rest. All of the foraged materials can be recycled with your yard waste and don’t take up storage space.

Use What You Have

I decided to repeat the same fall colors palette of my living room which you read about in my Natural Collected Fall Home Tour. Instead of a tablecloth, I draped my table with my two Libeco linen throws from my Living Room. These throws are pricey but I just love the quality and versatility of them. I often use scarves, bedspreads anything that appeals to the season.

thanksgiving table by cindy hattersley in earth tones

Last week I wore the throw as a skirt with my leather moto jacket and a turtleneck. All you need to do is add a kilt pin. I plan to wear it with faux suede leggings as a wrap as well. Can you tell I am crazy about these throws? I really debated about them due to the price. I am so glad I took the plunge.


For the place settings, I layered twig chargers, and my anthro Glenna plates, with black salad plates from the Mason Collection from Pottery Barn. The bamboo flatware is also from Pottery Barn. If you have white dishes you can buy decorative salad plates in different colors and designs for a different look. It is much less expensive (and takes up less space) than buying an entire set of dishes. (Do as I say not as I did) I have three sets of dishes that I don’t use in my basement.

cindy hattersley's thanksgiving place setting with pottery barn bamboo flatware

The iron candlesticks come in three sizes and are from Pottery Barn as well as the pretty votives and napkin rings. I have had them for years but they are still available. The gold napkins are PB and the black and white napkins are from Botanik in Summerland but I have linked similar at the bottom of the post. All items linked at the bottom of the post.

iron candle sticks & votive with napkins cindy hattersley design

The large Pottery Barn lantern is surrounded by mini pumpkins, persimmons, gathered fall leaves, olive branches, and dried bleached artichokes. Their battery-operated candles are pricey but boy do they look real.

pottery barn lantern with pumpkins, persimmons, and dried artichokes and olive branches

I draped the light fixture with a few olive branches from my yard, just for fun. I wanted to keep it simple and natural. The light fixture appears less harsh when a few simple branches are added to it. The light fixture is the wagon wheel chandelier from Lamps Plus here.

chandelier draped with olive branches cindy hattersley design

I brought my Pottery Barn Teddy pillows and the mudcloth pillows from Etsy into the dining room for interest. Whoops, ignore the pile of pillows in the background. I had to bring them in from the rain.



We have many favorite dishes that I have shared in the past. You might enjoy our post on Thanksgiving Sides here, where I shared our favorite Thanksgiving Salad. Here I shared one of our favorite dressings Cajun Corn Bread Pepper Stuffing. This year I thought I would share a simple Roasted Asparagus dish that is as good as Thanksgiving or any time of the year for that matter.

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Roasted Asparagus with Feta and Pine Nuts

Asparagus is Roasted and Topped with Toasted Pine Nuts and Feta


  • 1 1/2 lbs asparagus
  • 3 tsp lemon or citrus olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/8 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 lemon zested or more to taste
  • 1/4 c crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/8 tsp salt


  1. PREHEAT OVEN TO 450˚ . Toss the asparagus with garlic, oil, ⅛ teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Spread in a single layer on a large baking sheet with sides. Roast, turning onece or twice, until the asparagus is tender-crisp, 10 to 15 minutes. While the asparagus is roasting, heat a small skillet over medium heat. Place pine nuts in the skillet and cook until golden and fragrant, tossing often to avoid burning. Remove the nuts from heat and set aside. When the asparagus has finished cooking, transfer to your serving plate and then top with feta, pine nuts, lemon juice and additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm or room temperature.

I hope you enjoyed reading An Organic Thanksgiving Table Your Guests Will Love. I had a lot of fun with it. I am enjoying having a round table. Now you want to be sure and pop over and visit my friends. I have had sneak peeks of their tablescapes. I know you are going to love their creations.

festive thanksgiving tables and favorite sides

Click on the links below for more Thanksgiving Inspiration. You don’t want to miss a single one.

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Reader Interactions


  1. Cheryl P says

    love the dining table, so festive! I also love Pottery Barn battery candles, but alas pricey. I suggest looking at Amazon for Luminera candles, same brand, less expensive!

    • Cindy Hattersley says

      Hi Cheryl

      Thanks for the amazon candle tip. I will check them out. It looks like with my discount they aren’t much cheaper for me at least but they have a lot of options!

  2. Gayle Miller says

    Cindy, I bought some realistic looking led candles at Pier One before they closed their doors. Love! I can’t tell from your picture, is the flame shaped like a tiny candelabra bulb, or is it flat? The ones I got are not flat. They were not a bargain, even at “clearance “ prices, but you get what you pay for. I am so happy I got them. My husband has asthma, so we don’t burn real candles.

    • Cindy Hattersley says

      Hi Gayle

      They are flat. They look so realistic when lit. I need to bite the bullet and get some for Christmas as well.

  3. Katherine says

    Hi Cindy,
    You are something else again, love, love it all. Your skirt too, so clever.
    The recipes look awesome, I am going to try at least one of them.
    Thank you for sharing.

    • Cindy Hattersley says

      Hi Katherine

      Thank you for the darling Halloween card that was so thoughtful and such a sweet surprise! Gotta love the skirts! I put it in my Instagram stories but I didn’t know how to tag you or if you were on Instagram.

  4. Heidi says

    Hi Cindy,
    That’s a very organic and natural looking Thanksgiving table. It looks great! I thinks it’s fun to figure out new ways to use things we already own. The throw as a skirt is super clever!
    I have almost the exact same candlesticks somewhere, I stopped using them when I got the candelabra in the dining room. It has real candles so having candlesticks on the table seemed overkill. I still use votives though. Anyway, I’m going to look for them and put them on the mantel.
    I’m looking for a less expensive version of the bamboo flatware if you have any ideas. Love the look and have wanted a set forever.
    Great post Cindy!

    Xo Heidi

  5. Elizabeth@pineconesandacorns says

    Cindy your table looks amazing! I love the idea of a throw that works as a shawl, a throw, a skirt and whatever else one feels like. Using the dollar cost average formula this throw is a steal. Off to check out the other ladies.

  6. Pat says

    Hi Cindy,
    I would love to see your round table when it is undraped, It looks like something I would love for my son to build for me.
    I love the way you decorate, so organically. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Homebeforedark says

    Lovely as always. Love the textured look. But I also most impressed with the confidence you have in staying power of the kilt pin!

  8. Wren says

    Annie noticed the same details that I was impressed by….throw as a skirt and olive branches on your light fixture. All the rest is wonderful too; many thanks for creating this tableau just for sharing on your blog. Maybe you and Steve at least dined here to appreciate your work.

    • Cindy Hattersley says

      Hi Wren

      We have not dined there but I am tearing it apart today after my kids come for dinner. We did enjoy it for a while. We eat in the breakfast room most of the time.

  9. Annie Diamond says

    5 stars
    Cindy, wow! Just wow! I recognized your liebeco throws as a table covering immediately. What a fun idea to use two for a round table! And as a skirt~ you are so creative! I love how you added olive branches to your chandelier. All the warm colors, layers, and textures are so so beautiful!

    • Cindy Hattersley says

      Thanks Annie. I do love those throws and they are worth the money in my opinion! Your tablescape was absolutely gorgeous as well.

  10. Beth says

    What an absolutely stunning table, Cindy! But I expected no less. Can’t wait to see what you have up your sleeve for Christmas!

    • Cindy Hattersley says

      Hi Beth

      Thank you so much for joining us and sharing your fabulous style. You really are the complete package! Stylish in every way!

  11. Joyce Raglin says

    Hello Cindy. Everything is beautiful as always! I’m replacing all of the light fixtures in our new to us home. It looks to me that chandeliers, especially in dining rooms, have become proportionally larger than they used to be and I love that look! Am I seeing things wrong? Thanks so much for your help!

    • Cindy Hattersley says

      Hi Joyce

      I thought I already answered this so forgive me if I am repeating myself. I do like light fixtures that tend to be a bit oversized, but that being said many of the more contemporary styles are sort of smallish. I guess it is a personal thing.

    • Cindy Hattersley says

      Hi Claudia

      Thank you so much for joining us. Your tablescapes are always so beautifully done!

    • Cindy Hattersley says

      Hi Fabiana

      thank you so much! i love your tablescapes. you truly are the tablescape guru!

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