Autumn decor gets more full with each passing month, and November brings out the turkeys to add to the fall leaves and pumpkins. I change out a few things for a Thanksgiving theme this month. I brought out the pilgrim figures I’ve had for many years now, a remembrance of my mother as they were hers. They are precious to me, and this year I put them with the mini quilt and a small turkey. My turkey candles go in a clear glass holders with harvest candle rings.
In the kitchen, my maple leaf runners are on the tables with turkeys displayed. This table also has a comfort food cookbook of potpies.
On the cookbook shelves, the top display space is decked out in seasonal colors with another turkey and a soup cookbook. My tiny Mariner’s Compass quilt is on the right.
On the TV stand, my collection of tiny turkeys and some little bitty pumpkins are nestled with fall leaves.
Believe it or not, I have actually reduced the number of ceramic turkeys, but I do still have plenty. This one is on the Victorian corner shelf with a pumpkin and pretty candle rings on the holder with brown color candles.
On a lower shelf, this plate says it all.
I have so many autumn theme quilts, I put two on the library chair backs. My Pumpkin Star quilt is on the left. On the right is an improv quilt from leftover bits from my Square Dance pattern. Pumpkin Star and Square Dance, along with all my Scrap Dance patterns are available on My Patterns page.
I put the wool work pillows from previous Autumn Jubilee projects on the chairs. The little ones here were a gift from my mother many years ago.
The bowl fillers from this year are on the table, with my Cornucopia table topper from a few years ago. That topper has fussy cut cornucopias in a nine-patch design with leaf blocks.
On the guest bed, the topper and wool work pillow from this year’s Autumn Jubilee are displayed.
We won’t be having any company this year, so the big dining table has my largest ceramic turkey on last year’s Autumn Jubilee table topper.
On the pub table, the tablescape is substantially the same as before, with some small changes. I picked up the Halloween plates and jack-o-lanterns, replacing those with turkey plates, and turkeys in the centerpiece.
The colors all still work with the Thanksgiving turkey salad plates. I like the square gold dinner plates with them too. We use them, wash them, then put them back on the table to enjoy all month. I have four more turkey plates I use for breakfasts and lunches, so I can enjoy them all month.
On one corner, the turkey gravy boat comes out for the big day.
In the center, turkeys surround the pumpkin cookie jar.
There are just a couple more weeks to enjoy these colors, so we are making the most of them!
It isn’t Thanksgiving without this special turkey. It is a wax candle that I’ve had since I was a child. My mother bought it for 79-cents, and it still has it’s sticker on the bottom. It usually goes on the table next to my chair in the den so I see it every day.
Do you have special things for Thanksgiving? Are you setting the Thanksgiving table this year?