Thanksgiving Table Setting At Alys Beach, Florida - J. Cathell

Thanksgiving Table Setting At Alys Beach, Florida

Get Inspired

Home for the holidays can look very different depending on where you are. I was inspired by my surroundings and decided to create a Thanksgiving table setting at Alys Beach, Florida. Get inspired by what is around you. Go to your yard and find greenery to bring the outside in. Since I didn’t have anything to clip outside I picked up this gorgeous garland and tucked these in to make it fuller. If you want to see how I was inspired by our farmhouse, head over here to read about Thanksgiving on the farm.

Next, think about how you’ll focus your accent colors. I loved using a neutral plate (similar here and here) and charger (similar here and here) to make the blue napkins pop. Consistency across your table will help create unity and be pleasing to the eye. Mix patterns and textures in your plates, but use your accent color wisely.

Lastly, layer up! Layers are great for texture and varying heights. Again, this makes the table setting look much more interesting! I also think any table is made complete by adding candles sprinkled across. If you have kids, these flameless candles are a great option. As a result, you’ll be able to set a cozy mood around the table and encourage people to linger and create memories. If you are in the 30A area, I’d definitely check out Beau Home Interiors for your table.

Last Thoughts

Before you go, I’ve also put a few items I like to have in my kitchen to get myself ready for entertaining. Probably one of my favorites is this electric skillet, because who really ever has enough space on the stove top? Keep cocktail items in one place on this tray. Finally, don’t forget about the turkey roaster! You are going to do great this Thanksgiving! As always, share your pictures and tag me on social media.

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  1. 11.16.20
    poppop said:

    I’II be right down !

  2. 11.16.20
    Teresa Kamm said:

    Great post, Jess. The knots in the napkins are so clever. Love it!

  3. 11.17.20
    Michelle said:

    Love EVERYTHING about this! We stay At alys beach often. It is the most beautiful place on earth!

  4. 3.26.23
    ping pong said:

    I recently stumbled upon Jess Cathell’s stunning Thanksgiving table setting at Alys Beach, Florida, and I was blown away by her attention to detail. From the elegant cutlery to the chic centerpieces, everything about the table exuded warmth and sophistication. I particularly loved how she incorporated natural elements like pinecones and dried oranges, which added a charming touch to the decor. Overall, her tablescape was both inviting and inspiring, and I can’t wait to recreate some of her ideas for my own Thanksgiving dinner.