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30 October, 2014

Thinking About Thanksgiving...Tablescape Inspiration

Are you like me and already thinking ahead about Thanksgiving? It’s my favorite holiday, with everyone gathered around the table, counting our blessings. We are a small family so I like to have the table set in a way that makes it even more special. I was looking through previous Thanksgiving tablescapes and I thought I’d share them with you, too!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Thanksgiving Tablescape...Cream with Natural Elements
This one is simple and rustic, with cream with natural elements accenting the table. That’s my grandmother’s dough bowl in the center and my mom’s Silver Flutes flatware from Towle…a mix of rustic and refined.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Thanksgiving Tablescape...Cream with Natural ElementsI also like to mix high end with thrift store finds, using my Irish lead crystal goblets with wine glasses from Goodwill. I layered a burlap runner (tutorial here) over a drop cloth tablecloth for lots of texture, as well as adding my Pottery Barn inspired Indian corn candles on either side. You will find the same plates almost every year…my go-to favorites…Felice from Chris Madden, a $10 thrift store bargain.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Thanksgiving Tablescape...Bittersweet, Pumpkins and Mercury Glass The following year, I used the same basics but added pumpkins, bittersweet and mercury glass to the tablescape. The acorn-patterned napkins (from the Williams Sonoma outlet) reflect the colors in the little dumpling squash at each place.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Thanksgiving Tablescape...Bittersweet, Pumpkins and Mercury GlassThe centerpiece is piled high with white pumpkins (created inexpensively by spray-painting Walmart faux pumpkins a soft cream color) with one raised on an overturned cup and saucer. Lots of natural gourds mixed with votive candles were added to the burlap runner.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Rustic Thanksgiving Tablescape This is one of my favorites, mixing traditional orange pumpkins and pewter. I kept the burlap runner and added twig place mats for even more texture. That’s my wedding flatware and goblets…Octette from Gorham.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Rustic Thanksgiving Tablescape For a rustic touch, I raised the center pumpkin on an overturned flower pot and oversized saucer, both painted cream as well. I added a pair of deer sheds and vintage brass candlesticks as a nod to a candle holder that I found on Pottery Barn’s website.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pottery Barn Inspired Tablescape And here’s another one, starring mercury glass pumpkins and vintage wood, a copy-cat version of a tablescape that I admired on Pottery Barn’s site. This time, I used the burlap runner and left the rest of the table bare.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pottery Barn Inspired TablescapeAt the center of it all is my Pottery Barn inspired monogrammed vintage wood serving board, made from an old cutting board for a mere $5.00 compared to their $60! You will find a detailed tutorial here. 

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Farmhouse Christmas TablescapeAnd this year I am going for a farmhouse theme, using the galvanized tool box and chunky grapevine wreath chargers that I used last year in my farmhouse Christmas tablescape.

And here it farmhouse Thanksgiving tablescape! I love the rustic look of the old tool box and the patina of the pewter combined with one of my favorites...lots and lots of texture!

 Baby Kitty, however, says just cut all the chit-chat about tablescapes and get straight to the turkey!

How about you? Are you thinking about Thanksgiving, too?

Thanks for stopping by! 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 Tablescape Thursday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for the Show and Share Party , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Inspire Me Monday, Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays ,   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
See you next time! À la prochaine!

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  1. So pretty. Love the table and the photography is so good. The gourd ,pumpkins and the colours makes truly a Autumn table. The blue plates on the side board looks awesome. have a beautiful Day:)

  2. You always set the most beautiful tables Debbie, I love everything.

  3. Love all of them, such classic, simple elegance!

  4. They are all so pretty! Thank you for sharing different ideas.... Lori from LL Farm

  5. Thanks Debbie, I love using all types of pumpkins and textures too and it's fun to see things used differently from year to year~ you mix vintage with elegant pieces so well! Everything looks casual and welcoming but yet very special!

  6. Each table is just stunning! and those pewter glasses...oh my. I would not be able to pass those buy if I saw them. Wonderful tables...:-)

  7. It will be a small group for Thanksgiving this year but I plan to make it really nice! Christmas will see many more of us all together! Can't wait! Love seeing your tables from past years!


  8. Debbie: What a treat today, as usual! Loved all your tablescapes...couldn't pick a favorite if you paid me and only wish you could help me with my tablescaping! I will flag this post and refer back several times. Love your wedding flatware!
    You are the absolute expert when it comes to table design...of course I am sure your "staff" helped you a little! Love them!
    {{HUGS}} Joy

  9. Debbie,
    Love all your previous year Thanksgiving tables and looking forward to this year's.


  10. So many great tablescapes! Thanks for all of the ideas!

  11. So beautiful, each and every one of them in their on unique way. Thanks for your inspiration! (Love your cream plates!)

  12. Gorgeous! I love your tablescapes!
    Blessings, Pam

  13. Thank you for this blog post, I need to quit planning my Christmas decor and get on the stick with Thanksgiving table!! You always inspire!!

  14. Thank you so much for all the wonderful ideas.Have a great Halloween.

  15. Love the setting Debbie. I can't believe the holidays are upon us.

  16. Debbie, your tablescapes are always just so inspiring!

  17. These are all so beautiful and full of inspiration! I liked the terracotta painted and turned upside down. Also the cup and saucer. Why can't I think of things like that? Brilliant!

  18. Beautifully creative as I have come to expect. Baby Kitty looks like my Gibby. So precious. I LoVe! LoVe! LoVe! my Gibby Kitty.

  19. Beautiful tables all of them, you are so talented! I specially love the blue and white one as I'm thinking of going with that combo and maybe some orange, as I've never used my blue and white transferware for Tksgiving.

  20. Thank you for the beautiful inspiration. I included your post on my weekly links. Thanks!

  21. I'm struggling to come up with new ideas for my Thanksgiving table on which I traditionally use dryer hose pumpkins. From your collection of tables I picked up a couple of new ideas. Thanks!

  22. Love all of the tablescapes but especially love the mercury glass pumpkins! They are all just simple things arranged by the human hand and the result is lovely.


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