Thanksgiving Tablescape 2019

With Thanksgiving just four days away, some families and friends may be having a dinner this weekend to be able to share this season with as many as possible.  I wanted to have a dinner party with this table, but alas it didn’t work out.  Still, I can see the table as I come down the stairs each day so I’ll enjoy it as holiday decor.  And we will use the turkey dishes several times this month for breakfast and lunch, as well as on Thanksgiving day.  The setting began with placemats I made some years ago that are wholecloth with a pretty gold leaf print over an autumn color plaid.  I love these napkin rings that say Happy Thanksgiving with a turkey.  I put gold napkins in them and set them at a slight angle so the sentiment can be seen by diners.

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Copper color chargers are set with rust color plates with a wavy edge.

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I began working on the centerpiece next.  Once again, I decided to use my Advent candle holder to hold four gold candles.

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Placing a candle ring in the bottom, I put a large ceramic pumpkin in the center on top of it.  My two largest ceramic turkeys flank the center on each side.

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The largest one is mostly gold and rust, perfect fall colors.

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The other one has a touch of blue and green.

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Back to the place settings, I top the stack with my wonderful turkey salad plates.  Gold flatware goes really well with these colors.  Of course, individual salt and pepper shakers are at each place.

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These turkey place card holders were a vintage find online two years ago.

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Gold rimmed wine glasses are on each end, while cut glass ones complete the side settings.

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Ceramic pumpkins were placed on each end of the centerpiece.

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One more view of the complete place setting, the gold and rust is so pretty together.

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This is the view down the table from the end.

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Are you having a Thanksgiving meal at your house this year?  Or a gathering of friends for another day of Friendsgiving?

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16 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Tablescape 2019

  1. Sylvia Anderson

    Good morning Carole. You set such a beautiful table and I think this is definitely one of my favorites. I bet those copper chargers look much brighter in person than in the picture. It’s a shame your dinner party didn’t work out, but you and your sweet baboo will certainly enjoy it during the week. Sending wishes for a very Happy Thanksgiving to you both.

  2. Tami Von Zalez

    Just adore the idea of having two ceramic turkeys. In the past few years, I have turned my attention to tablescaping. I have found secondhand a setting of 6 china dinner plates, a banquet tablecloth, flatware, serving plates and napkins.

  3. Rosemaryflower

    Oh this is a pretty table, Carole.
    I love the big turkeys WOW

    Are you having a big wing ding at your place?
    My sister in Maryland (1+- hour away depending on Washington Beltway traffic) is hosting the gathering this year. My daughters are not thrilled about transporting babies and toddlers from their locations (Leesburg and Bristow) but it will be a good memory for me, traveling with kiddos
    Hubbs and I will bring daddy. It will be a fun day as always. I am brings the side dishes and a few extra surprises for daddy’s 96th birthday too.
    I hope you have a fun week enjoying the last days of November and the crazy rush to the end of the year

  4. Joan

    It looks so inviting. Love the vintage card holders. Are they wooden? Being an only child of an only child with only one child, our family is very small so we make a family. There are always people who can’t be with their kin for the holiday and the door is always open. Sometimes they even bring pets. Well – it’s never boring!

  5. Dian Hoffman

    Your table is beautiful. I try to set a festive table but it’s harder now that we are a family of 19 with grands and spouses etc. I do love using my amber goblets and serving dishes to make it festive. Enjoy the holiday and good eats!

  6. Marion

    Your tablescape is lovely. The dinnerware is so beautiful. Everything looks like Thanksgiving.

  7. Rita C.

    That’s beautiful, Carole. I love having the salt & peppers at each place setting, it’s a long-forgotten tradition of a well set table. Your textiles are pretty, and I love the advent wreath for candles on the table.

  8. Susan Nixon

    Very pretty table! We did have dinner here, but the table was plain and bare, except for food – no turkey, but a ham. =)

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