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16 November, 2013

Thanksgiving Inspiration...Tablescapes, Recipes, Decor and More!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Thanksgiving InspirationCan you believe that Thanksgiving is almost here? But it’s not too late to add some extra punch to your holiday celebration! While looking at all of the wonderful links at The Scoop this week, I found some pretty, fun and useful ideas for your Thanksgiving!

991b3ffb12904126e1deff386a0cfacdYvonne at Stone Gable starts us off with a brilliant suggestion…a serve-yourself continental breakfast for your guests on Thanksgiving morning…freeing you up to finish up all of the last-minute preparation for the big dinner!

7d4de189b2ac0d0788dc5f795643e64b Home Is Where the Boat Is shows us how to make a pretty centerpiece using a pumpkin as a vase…perfect for your Thanksgiving table!

Thanksgiving 2013 002 Decor Amore shared her beautiful tablescape and her thoughts on gathering around the table as a family.

Photo Nov 12, 2013, 10-20 AM I love the way The Style Sisters used old book pages in their Thanksgiving tablescape!

Thanksgiving 2013 Tablescape PlacesettingCorner of Plaid and Paisley created a pretty, rustic tablescape…gotta love those plates and chargers! And…those are burlap-look cotton napkins! I need some of those!

fed375ce303fee7dc6ac1c2779af22e1 Planning on having your celebration outdoors? Then The Refeathered Roost has just the tablescape for you…beautiful!

ca1a09fccce6963f9a57396953c0a7ed Suzy at Worthing Court shares her printable so that you can create these pretty Thanksgiving place cards…

1681ee607b120821d9c3a6f045cd0b62 …as does The Happy Scraps! I love these ideas…and both place card printables are free for you to use!

burlap-turkey-thepaintedapron-com And here’s a cute idea from The Painted Apron…a burlap turkey that can double as a napkin ring or a wine bottle topper!

7460700f510223458ad258c16df0e7a1 Now that you have set the table…on to some recipes for all of those sides and extras! Doesn't this sound yummy? Just Us Four shares her recipe for pumpkin pie dip!

Pumpkin-cream-cheese-crescent-rolls-2 And who could resist these pumpkin cream cheese crescent rolls from Posed Perfection!

33722583db409cb11e28e90d71bde769Of course, you will need some rolls for your dinner…and don’t these Thanksgiving onion rolls from Peonies and Orange Blossoms look fabulous!

dsc_0754-002 Home Is Where the Boat Is shows us how to make this yummy-looking pumpkin-cranberry bread…in the slow cooker!

10021705576_c493a8f790_o And it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving for me without sweet potatoes…and this recipe from A Life In Balance adds all of my favorites! Yum!

pumpkin cheesecake with sour cream topping 13-3Of course, we must finish off our dinner with dessert…so how about a slice of this pumpkin cheese cake with a sweet sour cream topping from Simply Suzanne’s! Fabulous!

3a6442c35476e60aebd34459ea4ee4a1And here’s a great idea for what to do with that left-over turkey…turkey crescent bites from The Kitchen Is My Playground!

thanksgiving-advent-sm-pumpkin-signOf course, you don’t want to forget your home…and here are some quick and easy ideas to help make it look extra-special for the holidays! Maison de Pax shows us how to make her Thanksgiving chalkboard leaf advent calendar. Head over to her blog to see how she uses it as a fun and educational tool with her three-year-old son!

de55cceacce475b01ceb696bbc481b80 Cottage in the Oaks shares her Thanksgiving silhouette pennant and the links to the free graphics as well…embodying the spirit of the first Thanksgiving!

2e0d3d0d31b73eb3382923cb5a08148bAren’t these cute? i gotta create shares her tutorial for making these 3-D Thanksgiving turkey hands! I am even thinking how fun it would be to use the grandchildren’s hands as the template!

4c264026abee4d6a5f98a5662a75e742 Shabby Beach Nest also has some free printables for us…her Thanksgiving burlap and linen leaves…pretty!

6747112e40ab5c44cb74045de2aa6c38And of course, you will want to send your guests home with a little something…and Simply Suzanne’s shows us how to make her hand-made paper gifts…filled with candy and finished off with an ornament and a sweet thank you tag.

ea87786fe80ae36fce690c78dbe29f14And here’s a fun idea for a little take-away gift for the kiddos…and Dixie Delights even shares her free printable! This would be a cute idea for school as well! I love how the Bugles look like little cornucopias!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Easy Thanksgiving Place CardsYou know I have to get in on the act, so I am sharing my easy ideas for Thanksgiving place cards…simple, classic or fun...I’ve got it all covered right here.

And...I am so excited! Hometalk asked me to curate a board of Thanksgiving tablescapes...and here they are...twenty beautiful tablescapes from some very talented bloggers to inspire you! Head over here to check them out!

And just in case you need even more ideas for Thanksgiving tablescapes…check out another of  my boards on Hometalk here where you will find over 50 inspirational links to fabulous fall and Thanksgiving tablescapes!

Be sure to head on over to The Scoop to check out more wonderfully creative links! I am also featuring some of your links on my new Pinterest board Shared at The Scoop Linky Party and I have shared them on my blog's Facebook page. Be sure to come back Monday evening at 6:00 pm EST to join me for The Scoop!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed seeing all the amazing ideas for Thanksgiving! 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 , 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 Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures,  Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , 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 , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday , Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special, Tatertots and Jello for the Link Party Palooza
See you next time! À la prochaine!

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  1. Oh my Goodness Gracious!! There are so many fabulous features here!! Thanks so much for including my table, I feel honored to be amongst such great Thanksgiving goodness!

  2. What wonderful shots of great ideas! Oh my!
    I'm going to have to come back at least a dozen times to take it all in.
    Have a great weekend!

  3. Debbie, so many wonderful ideas here. The inspiration is never ending! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. ~ Sarah

  4. So much wonderful! Thanks so much, Debbie, for including my outdoor Thanksgiving table. You made my day! Have a wonderful weekend.

  5. Thanks for compiling all these wonderful ideas into one post! So inspirational!

  6. Oh my goodness, what bounty and what beautiful photography...I love the way your blog has evolved over the last few years....wonderful. Hope you are keeping well.....made me laugh with the name Worthing Court, as Worthing is the place I live in. Teresa

  7. So much delightful creativity here! Just amazes me that there are all these talented women bloggers among us.

  8. I am completely humbled to be featured in YOUR Thanksgiving inspiration party! It is all these great bloggers that I get MY inspiration from! Thank's so much!

  9. Debbie,
    Superb collection of Thanksgiving inspiration. You know, I don't think I will ever really NEED to buy another home decor magazine again. With all the wonderful decor, recipes, gift ideas, DIY on blogs, magazines can't top the bloggers.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving...


  10. Thank you for sharing my recipe! Lots of great inspiration here. I've been debating what to do about placecards; I think I may go with the simple ones you featured.

  11. So much inspiration out there…thank you for sharing this Debbie~~

  12. Debbie, I'm Giving Thanks for being featured :) Thanks for sharing my Pumpkin Cranberry Bread and centerpiece!

  13. Great post and so many wonderful things here! Thank you so much for sharing.

  14. Wahoo! Thank you so much for highlighting my old book page tablescape! What a thrill to be featured here on your blog! So many inspiring ideas are always to be found here and I feel honored to be amongst all these great bloggers. Thanks a ton. ENJOY your Sunday.

  15. Debbie,
    Thank you for sharing all of these amazing ideas for celebrating Thanksgiving in style!!!


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