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?