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12 November, 2012

My Rustic Thanksgiving Tablescape...Pumpkins and Pewter

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pumpkins and PewterI am excited to show you my Thanksgiving tablescape this year…pumpkins and pewter! I have been enjoying using traditional pumpkins everywhere in my home this fall and decided to extend that to my table, too.

015 Thanksgiving is finally in the air here and I am not the only one who is excited! My co-host Miss Kitty is enjoying the beautiful, crisp weather with a little romp on the grandchildren’s play set! Hmmm…only bad thing about fall…we need to rake!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pumpkins and Pewter 2 Here’s the tablescape…a rustic Thanksgiving with old fashioned pumpkins, twiggy placemats, deer sheds and pewter! I usually like to use a tablecloth but felt that it would have a much more rustic look without it this time. Instead, I decided to use my ruffled burlap table runner to anchor the table and add more texture. You can find a detailed tutorial for it here.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pumpkins and Pewter I love the contrast of the warm fall colors with the blue and white transferware in my hutch!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pumpkins and Pewter 6The inspiration…my version of the deer antler candle holders that I have been seeing everywhere! I just used one of my deer sheds…gotta love those because they were just dropped in the woods at shedding time…and added a few old candlesticks in varying sizes. The candles came from World Market…perfect color!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pumpkins and Pewter 8I set the table with my go-to Chris Madden Felice plates…a Goodwill bargain for a service for four at $10! Woo hoo! Love their chunky style! I am using my twiggy placemats to add texture and give it the rustic look that I love.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pumpkins and Pewter 10 And I have to say that I still love my wedding flatware…Gorham Octette pewter…and the matching goblets. I think the  pilgrims could sit at this table and feel at home! lol I added the napkins between the dinner and salad plate to allow for my place cards…

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pumpkins and Pewter 9 …a simple faux leaf (found at World Market) with my guests’ names written on them! I considered several other options…see more easy ideas for place cards here…but decided that I like this one best.
 CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pumpkins and Pewter 5And if the centerpiece looks familiar, it’s because it is the same one I have had on my dining room table this fall...ever since the visit to the pumpkin patch netted me those wonderful long-stemmed pumpkins! I just added a few more mini pumpkins, some faux leaves and the candle arrangements!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pumpkins and Pewter 11 And here’s a final look! I am loving all the textures and natural elements! And I think the burlap table runner is the perfect touch! It will be a small family dinner since the celebration with the extended family will have taken place earlier. There’s room for two high chairs…one at each end! I think Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday…seeing the people I love most in the world gathered around the table and making memories! Sigh! How about you? What’s your favorite holiday?

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my Thanksgiving tablescape! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday

Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up! on Tuesdays

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
DIY by Design for Fall into Fall

Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays

Stone Gable for Tutorials. Tips and Tidbits on Thursdays
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

2805 for Potpourri Friday
At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday

Craftberry Bush for Happy Hour on Saturdays
Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
See you next time! A la prochaine!

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  1. I love this rustic look Debbie! The place mats really set the tone and of course your gorgeous burlap table runner (which I am also lucky to have one of...I think of you whenever I use it!!) I need to work on my table for this year now that I am home. I think it will once again be dinner for two. The kids are heading to family in So Georgia!
    hugs, Linda

  2. Miss Debbie, you outdid yourself this year, the addition of the pewter elements and the placemeats took it up a notch for sure!! I absolutely love your table and you know very well I am not even a orange-gal!! It is warm, inviting and beautifully appointed. Anyone would be honored to sit at your table. Christmas and Easter are my favorite holidays, but like you, any time we get family and loved ones around our table is a good day!! Happy Monday,

  3. Thank you for bringing orange pumpkins back in style...everyone has gone crazy over the little baby boo's, which I love but I'm a traditionalist by heart! The color also goes so well with your blue and white. Very pretty...I love the leaf place cards and the rustic twig place mats, too! Beautiful!


  4. It looks just rustic and pretty..I love your blue and white as well. .with love Janice

  5. Oh I love your Thanksgiving table so much! All the elements are beautiful! Really love those dishes! Blue and white and orange look wonderful this time of year! Of course your burlap runner is perfect!!
    Miss Bloomers

  6. Blue and orange has been one of my very fave Tksgivinf last year was with my b and w china and blue tablecloth embroidered in orange I made myself. Your hutch in swoon!! I adore your w and b dishes. Your rustic table is gorgeous, I love every detail, the dishes, the centerpiece and the leaf place cards and twig place mats. Hugs,

  7. I just love your drapes. The blue and white with the orange of the pumpkins is gorgeous. Beautiful table!!

  8. Love your rustic tablescape, Debbie. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Oh, and I have a ton of leaves to get up, too.

  9. Your pewter flatware is gorgeous. I don't think most people think about pewter when they get married!!!

  10. Very pretty and rustic indeed. Even the gentlemen should be happy to sit at this table.

  11. Your pumpkins look so pretty with the blue and white. Lovely table!

  12. Deb this is just beautiful. I am so getting into the rustic theme this year too. It just feels natural and less fro-froo. Love those plates and the pewter accents is perfect. xxoo

  13. Oh I so love your pewter Debbie! What a great and classic and lasting wedding gift!
    This table has a colonial feel to it, really just fabulous!

  14. Very pretty, Debbie. Great combination of textures and colors....cute idea for names at place setting! Linda

  15. Debbie it is all so beautiful! I love the name son the leaves.

  16. Debbie,

    Just beautiful. I love all ther pewter especially the cups.


  17. J'aime bien cette décoration. Bravo.

  18. Hi Debbie, To me this is the perfect traditional Thanksgiving table! Very colonial with the pewter candlesticks and goblets. The pumpkins and napkins pop using the white plates. Love your runner with the ruffle. Gorgeous!

    The French Hutch

  19. What a great looking table! I love the simplicity, but it is still elegant. Your pewter is to die for!

  20. Hi Debbie, Wow, your table looks fabulous! I love the colors and the rustic elements. Just beautiful.

  21. What a beautiful Thanksgiving table you've created, Debbie! I love the touches of orange with the blues of your china, and I think Miss Kitty has the right idea--get outside and stretch and enjoy that late autumn golden light! I hoe you have a lovely Thanksgiving.

  22. Such a pretty table. I love all the natural elements. I just love your Kitty..

  23. Beautiful table and such a bargain on the dishes. I always love seeing your blue and white dishes on the hutch or I love seeing them on your table.

  24. The pewter touches and burlap table runner with white china immediately made me think of Pilgrims and a simpler much as I enjoy lavish tablescapes, I think that yours is stunning in its simplicity. Thanks for sharing and Happy Thanksgiving!

  25. What could be more perfect for Thanksgiving than rustic elements and pewter. This is a lovely table setting! ~ Maureen

  26. So Perfect ! I just love all of it. Thanks for sharing, and happy Thanksgiving, Jules ~

  27. This is so pretty! I love the bright pops of orange mixed with the muted tones of white and brown. The name of the leaf is such a cute idea too. The pewter seems so nostalgic of olden days and is just perfect for Thanksgiving. Gorgeous setting all around!

  28. So pretty! Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for joining me at HSH!


Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie