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10 Autumn Tables for Thanksgiving Inspiration

22 November 2022 By Aileen Mack
Credit: @a_stew_and_her_views on Instagram

Associate Editor Aileen Mack joined Dockwalk in July 2018. She is a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. If she’s not at a concert or coffee shop, she is lost in a book, movie or a YouTube rabbit hole. Email Aileen at aileen@dockwalk.com.

While the boat chases the sun around the globe, the seasons may not always feel like they’re changing. Sometimes the next best thing is to bring autumn to the boat, especially during Thanksgiving with American crew and/or guests on board, and have a table setting fit to share your thanks. Check out the following Instagram posts for some inspiration for the fall season:

When it comes to a Thanksgiving table, there’s no such thing as too much foliage. Reds, oranges, and yellows brighten up any setting.

Although the leaves and pumpkins naturally come to mind for setting autumn tables, there’s always room for flowers in any setting, whether they’re real or not. (No one will know!)

The team aboard M/Y Lionshare certainly know how to set a Thanksgiving table, with their elegant decor and gourds, and accompanied by the perfect pumpkin napkin to match.

While you may think you need a break from pumpkin everything, there’s no denying they seem to be synonymous with the season. So break out the mini pumpkins — they’ll fit in with just about any Thanksgiving table.

Who said Moscow Mule mugs are only for holding your drink? Add some warm coppery accents — they make a great vessel for leaves or flowers and add some pop to the setting.

Turn any table into a classy showcase fit for the Thanksgiving season with a cheery pumpkin and colorful autumnal leaves.

If you’re looking to offer a little holiday cheer to those far away from home, even a table in the galley can be dressed fabulously with cheerful paper pumpkins and pine cones for those American crew on board celebrating with the crew family. 

No Thanksgiving table can go wrong with a cornucopia of leaves and flowers. Add some tealight candles for a little sparkle and shine and you’re ready to face the holiday in style. 

While pine cones and roses may not usually be neighbors in the woods, they combine wonderfully together to add a natural touch to an elegant table setting.

If you’re looking for a less traditional way to dress up the table, autumnal boho can be stunning and gives you room to play around and add different items you likely already have on board.


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