November Tablescape

November is such a great month for tables, with all the lovely colors of fall.  I like to set an everyday table for us to enjoy all month, this time featuring the two large pilgrim figures I inherited.

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To begin, I wanted the table to be full of color, so I put the burgundy tablecloth down first, and topped it with my cornucopia and maple leaf quilted table topper.

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I found four of these pumpkin plates at the thrift store recently and now was the perfect time to use them.  I set them on our everyday white stoneware and brown chargers.

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I love these pumpkin bowls, and set them on the table for salads, soup and cereal.  Brown napkins are held with brown beaded golden napkin rings, also a thrift store find.  If you missed the amazing story about them, see it here.

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Everyday flatware and drink glasses are added to the settings.

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The pilgrims are the focus of the centerpiece.  The lady holds a bowl of vegetables.

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Surrounding them are garlands of fall leaves.

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The man holds a pumpkin.  They both have baskets on their backs that I left empty this year.

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Around the base are ceramic turkeys and crackle glass candle holders with unscented tea light candles.

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I placed a couple of color corn cobs in the center too.

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Although the table is set for four, only My Sweet Babboo and I will use it.  If you are wondering where the individual salt and pepper shakers are, they are on the dining room table and I’ll show you a Thanksgiving tablescape soon.

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Yes, I do actually use these dishes.  Plus I love the festive feel that the table shows during November.  I really enjoy giving each month its proper attention, and keeping Thanksgiving as a focus of November.  I’ve been using the leaf motif ones for breakfast and lunch lately, see them on my November Breakfast post from 2016, and I also used them for an Autumn Tablescape in 2017.

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This month is dedicated to Thanksgiving, and I am steadfastly refusing to rush the seasons!   The Autumn season will continue until through Thanksgiving Day on this blog.  Are you setting a pretty table this month?

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18 thoughts on “November Tablescape

  1. Rosemaryflower

    I love fat quarter shop. Their flash sales are very very enticing haha

    Your table scape is really pretty I love all of the fancy decorations.

  2. Sylvia Anderson

    Really love today’s post Carole, especially the amazing story, regarding the beaded napkin holders. Guess you were meant to have them, and the good Lord made sure you did. Our weather has been positively crazy, with 6 degrees yesterday morning when I navigated the ice on the driveway to get the newspaper, and not much better today. We broke all records since they began keeping them, and we definitely could have done without that statistic. Hope you have a great day!

  3. Josephine Howland

    I love your tablescape. I would love to find a set of pilgrim figurines like yours. I descend from 20 mayflower passengers, so Thanksgiving is on the top of my list for Holidays.

  4. Joy B

    I love your pretty Thanksgiving month table. I start my Christmas decorating the day after Thanksgiving, but I do want to keep the emphasis on giving Thanks during the rest of November.

  5. Marion

    Your tablescape is beautiful. We don’t decorate for Christmas until Thanksgiving is over. We descend from 5 Mayflower passengers so Thanksgiving is extra special to us.

  6. Sharon S

    Thanksgiving my favorite holiday: all about friends and family and gratitude. You know, of course, I went right to ebay and bought those pilgrims last year, and the cat promptly knocked one over. I glued it, now it’s in MY space and not in the common area! I love your collections and your attention to detail… we had a women’s club in Klamath Falls OR that did competitions on table scapes to raise money for charities, as well as a Christmas Tree decorations competition, with the trees then being auctioned off to business around town, also for charity. A lot of fun to see so much imagination… and you are always inspiring!

  7. I love looking at your tablescapes, but where do you store everything? I have a fairly large home, but I don’t have room for many different chargers and novelty plates. I would love to be able to do this.

    1. Thank you!!  A large bookshelf in the basement holds a stack of different color chargers.  The dishes are tucked into various pieces of furniture – sideboard in the den, china hutch in the dining area, kitchen cabinets, the pie safe in the kitchen, and a few on the same shelf in the basement.  I do use some for a while and then donate them back to the thrift store.  I mostly use salad plates as they don’t take as much storage room.

  8. Phyllis Smith

    Hello Carole,

    Going back thru my messages I came across yours of the Thanksgiving tablescape and it brought back a set of pilgrims I had bought when we lived in Altamonte Springs, Fla they are packed away and I had

    Forgotten all about them, thanks for the reminder, still need to paint them so will use acrlics since it’s hard to find ceramic shops nowadays.

    Have a great Thanksgiving with your family,


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