Thanksgiving Tablescapes

Today, let’s take a little trip back in time to see a variety of tablescapes for the Thanksgiving table. Starting with this one, a gold and rust theme with turkeys all over. The ecru tablecloth lightens the look. I used my largest ceramic ones for the centerpiece with honey color candles. Gold napkins are held with turkey napkin rings. Turkey plates sit on rust ruffled dinner plates on rust color chargers. Mismatched wine glasses, gold flatware and turkey place card holders complete settings.

Another year, I did only placemats, allowing the warm wood table to show. Turkey plates top my white china dinner plates on rust chargers with gold flatware. A large basket with a pine cone base is filled with silk flowers. A ceramic turkey sits on top, with smaller turkeys on the sides.

Before I got the turkey plates, the Thanksgiving table used my leaf plates. This rustic theme features slices of wood for the base of the centerpiece with pumpkins and pine cones.

Here’s my Thanksgiving table from 2020, rich in color with my square gold plates for the main meal for just two. A dark burgundy tablecloth and gold napkins provide a backdrop for the plate stacks, pumpkin bowls and a centerpiece placed to the side.

I love the pilgrim couple I inherited from my mother. They grace the table many years. This year they are on a display area with a mini quilt. I just realized, I should take a photo of that for you. This table features them in the center on top of one of my small quilts.

Once again this year, we’ll spend the day by ourselves, in our jammies for the parades and football games, and the aroma of baking turkey. Speaking of tablescapes, I caught the first episode of Table Wars on HGTV recommended by my friend and fellow blogger Mary Stori. What a hoot!! They not only do the tables, but also extras to set the environment, things hanging from the ceiling and partial walls. Much more than we do at home, and it is a fun show. Once again, here is this year’s table. I’ve left it set for four, just to enjoy the dishes for a bit longer.

Are you ready for Thanksgiving next week?

12 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Tablescapes

  1. Julie C

    I like the tablescape with placemats. My husband handcrafted our table so I like to let the wood top show. However, my grandson doesn’t understand placemats & keeps throwing them on the floor. That doesn’t bode well for tablecloths either. He’s only 2, give him a year or two to shape up!

  2. Love all the places settings. I’ll use mine this year – but no company like previous years. My Mom used to work at the grocers and invite total strangers who would be alone for the holidays. I think I like Thanksgiving even better than Christmas!

  3. Arlene

    Your table is beautiful. I’m going to Maryland to have Thanksgiving with my family this year. Looking forward to it hopefully I’ll get to visit with my 99 year old mother.

  4. Mary Ed Williams

    Just one question- where in the world do you store all of that china? And the accessories! I Your tables are so gorgeous.
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Mary Ed

  5. We’ll be dining at our friend’s home so I’ve been doing my turkey dishes and such for dinners leading up to it all. I think all your tablescapes are beautiful but I especially love those leaf plates. What a beautiful design!

  6. Phyllis Smith

    Happy Holidays Carole and family, Holiday time is here and the cold weather with it, don’t mind if I can stay inside and not have to get out in it. Went to the store yesterday and got everything I need except the whipped cream cheese for the mashed potatoes , hope it will be back in when I go Mon. to get the extra wine to last me for a few days cause I will Not get out in the awful traffic and crowded stores. Plan to stay at home, watch the parade and sort some more things for the thrift store to donate next week, it will be peaceful and quiet here as we are planning our get together for the Christmas holidays. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. My favorite table scape is yours also with the Pilgrims your mother gave you. Love the pumpkin soup bowls as well. Phyllis

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  7. Susan Nixon

    We’re going out this year, to the Brazilian steakhouse. So nice to review so many pretty tables, including this year’s.

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