A Turkey Table with Colorful Trimmings for Thanksgiving


The Thanksgiving countdown has begun! I set a turkey table with colorful trimmings to share before we headed out-of-town for our Thanksgiving feast with family. I know this is a busy week of planning, cooking, or travelling for everyone so I’ll keep the turkey talk to a minimum, if not the photos :)


Turkey plates of Autumn Monarch by Johnson Brothers, are rimmed with a decorative fruit and vegetable border and framed with embossed leaf plates in assorted colors.


And pumpkins and gourds are enjoying a last hurrah, trimmed with leaves and bittersweet vine, joining flowering kale and mums for a bountiful harvest and backdrop.

Autumn Monarch by Johnson Brothers and shades of purple, plum and pumpkin in a plaid fringed throw provide a warm and colorful foundation for Thanksgiving table | homeiswheretheboatis.net

A Tom Turkey Cookie Jar has been pardoned, for not being a tureen :) joining me again as a centerpiece with his colorful plumage at the table.



A plaid fringed throw is providing a warm and colorful foundation in shades of purple, plum, terracotta and pumpkin.



A feather napkin ring pairs napkins, a harvest paisley print, with a solid pumpkin napkin trimmed with a russet ruffled edge, reminiscent of a turkey fantail.









If you’re looking for a make-ahead dessert for your Thanksgiving feast, Caramel-Pecan-Pumpkin Bread Pudding can be assembled up to 24 hours in advance. . .

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Then baked and drizzled with a Caramel-Pecan Sauce during the last 5 minutes of baking time.

Wishing you a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving

with Plenty of Turkey and

Delicious, Colorful Trimmings!


The End :)

Thanksgiving Table Details:

 Turkey plates, Autumn Monarch by Johnson Brothers / HomeGoods

Flatware / Towle Seville

Amber Goblets / Mikasa French Countryside

Napkin Rings & Ruffled Napkins /  Pier 1

Chargers & Mini Turkey Tureens / World Market

Matelasse Coverlet / Bed, Bath & Beyond

Tom Turkey, Kaldun & Bogle Hunt Harvest Cookie Jar / HomeGoods

Plaid Fringed Throw & Olfaire Leaf Plates / HomeGoods

Thanksgiving Lakeside

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 Tablescape Thursday

  35 comments for “A Turkey Table with Colorful Trimmings for Thanksgiving

  1. November 24, 2014 at 5:36 am

    Beautiful Thanksgiving table….I am loving those beautiful dishes with the pop of blue and the napkins are just perfect!
    Happy Thanksgiving

  2. November 24, 2014 at 6:00 am

    I love it! Great colors and your J-Bro plates are a favorite of mine! Tom is a perfect centerpiece, so much detail! Happy Thanksgiving Mary, enjoy your trip:@)

  3. November 24, 2014 at 6:38 am

    Your table is just beautiful. One of my favorites that you have done. The turkey cookie jar is truly stunning, he is prettier than any tureen, so he should be pardoned! Safe travels and Happy Thanksgiving.

  4. Elizabeth
    November 24, 2014 at 7:00 am

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving, Mary! Thank you for another beautiful post. Wishing you and your loved ones safe travel and wonderful memories of the holiday!

  5. November 24, 2014 at 7:45 am

    What a bountiful post, Mary! I would surely pardon Tom Turkey for not being a soup tureen for he looks pretty proud as a cookie jar! I love that you varied the colors of the dinner plates that are under your turkey plates. The two napkins look so pretty together with your plaid throw. Enjoy your time away and Happy Thanksgiving.

  6. November 24, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Gobble Gobble Mary! Your proud Tom Turkey looks so happy to be the star of this show, and that plaid throw really brings out the subtle colors and tones of both the cookie jar and the plates~ Of course it all looks magical against the autumn lake backdrop and surrounded by the pumpkins and gourds~ the Caramel Pecan-Pumpkin Bread Pudding sounds very divine, and I LOVE the photo of Tom’s back end! Have a wonderful time at your Thanksgiving feast~

  7. November 24, 2014 at 8:24 am

    Beautiful! You should work for a magazine!

  8. franki
    November 24, 2014 at 8:31 am

    SAFE TRAVELS and enJOY your THANKSgiving!! I’m going to “head to” Pier 1…love those napkins, etc. franki

  9. November 24, 2014 at 8:40 am

    So inviting. I love the way you combine prints and plaids of the same colors!

  10. November 24, 2014 at 9:26 am

    The End…HAHAHAHA!!! Love seeing what comes out of that imagination of yours! Beautiful arrangement and yes, mr tom most definitely is the star of the show!
    I gotta know….do u have a rolling grocery cart to get ur stuff from the house to your lakeside table??!!!!
    Happy Turkey Day and please let someone else decorate the table!!!

  11. Kim
    November 24, 2014 at 9:30 am

    What beautiful Thanksgiving settings you’ve created. I like how you decorate not only the table but the entire area around it. Your pumpkins and plaids are scrumptious!

  12. November 24, 2014 at 10:01 am

    how can i not love your table, we have matching turkeys, plates and urn, shopping sisters for sure! oh and we both love water views ;-) looks wonderful, my very fav is the end… gorgeous setting and pics, my favorite season always brings great joy, wonderful to share it through your lens~

  13. Bonnie
    November 24, 2014 at 10:55 am

    As always, a perfect table! Lovely choice of colors. Wanted you to know this will be the second Thanksgiving I will be serving carmel pecan pumpkin bread pudding. It was a big hit last year, so a repeat performance. Have a safe trip and a wonderful Thanksgiving day.

  14. November 24, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Wishing you and your family a bountiful Thanksgiving, filled with many blessings. Your table is beautiful, I adore that turkey cookie jar! We will be celebrating our first Thanksgiving with our sweet Colleen and also our son and my sister are here from Fl.! SO much to be thankful for. I shared C’s 2nd b-day party today if you want to come see:):)

  15. November 24, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Lovely! and so nice to have an outside meal. Love your turkey cookie jar! I collect ceramic turkeys. What do you serve in the little brown turkey-topped ramekins? Visiting from The Scoop.

  16. November 24, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Beautiful festive table, Mary…the colors are so warm and inviting.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

  17. November 24, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Wherever you have your Thanksgiving feast no table will be as perfect as yours unless, of course, you do it! Happy turkey day.

  18. November 26, 2014 at 12:49 am

    What a treat it would be to enjoy Thanksgiving lakeside at this gorgeous alfresco table. You find the most gorgeous throws to use on your tables. I adore that look of layering them over the matelasse. In love with your mini turkey tureens too, especially when they are filled with that delicious bread pudding. Thanks for the recipe. I’m going to make this!
    Safe travels and Happy Thanksgiving!

  19. November 26, 2014 at 7:52 am

    Always crush over your tablescapes with the beautiful dinnerware and accents that are always a showstopper…love that plaid throw…and then you always top everything off with a most wonderful delectable delight!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!

  20. November 26, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Just wanted to wish you a very happy thanksgiving!

  21. November 29, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    What a wonderfully rich textured tablescape, Mary! Such deep tones with glorious turkeys to grace this setting. Beautiful!!
    I bought those plates several years ago but they rocked…the bases were very uneven, so I returned them. I really liked them but the ones I found must have been rejects.
    I love that little extra russet ruffled edge on the napkins…I could do that!!!

    Hoping your travels were uneventful & that you enjoyed a delicious meal.

  22. November 17, 2015 at 8:05 am

    I remember this table from last year- love it! That turkey is quite something! I need something to raise an object for a table I’ll be setting at my mom’s. I like that metal stand you used for the pumpkins.

  23. November 18, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    You have the eye for finding perfect accessories to accent the dishes you are using. Love the rich colors here. Paisley and plaid look great together. I especially like the colorful turkey centerpiece and ramekins.
    A friend of mine threw out her old pumpkins last year and they took root and produced pumpkins this August/September. Don’t know if you have a good sunny spot but if you do you should give it a try for next year.

  24. November 8, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    Great plates for a thanksgiving table. Always outstanding, so much attention to detail. Thanks.

  25. November 17, 2016 at 11:47 am

    Your turkey centerpiece is beautiful as are the other details. It’s always a pleasure to visit here, your pictures are amazing. Safe travels and Happy Thanksgiving!

  26. November 20, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    I’m pretty sure that Turkey is a tureen just disguised as a cookie jar. Lovely! You’ve achieved such a beautiful blend of Autumn colors on your tablescape. Thanks for inviting us for a peek. Cherry Kay

  27. Curtis Chipley
    October 20, 2018 at 10:13 am

    Beautiful tablescape and gorgeous outdoor setting.

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