Set a no-stress table for Thanksgiving using mix and match dinnerware with an easy-to-create centerpiece in less than 10 minutes. Additionally you’ll find table inspiration from 24 table stylists for your Thanksgiving feast.
With the Thanksgiving on the horizon, I’m happy to be a part of a Thanksgiving Tablescape Blog Hop this week. You can find table inspiration from 24 stylists and bloggers for your Thanksgiving feast at the bottom of this post.
Instead of having a complete set of dinnerware for Thanksgiving, I like to mix and match. My gobblers were collected over the years, pull up a chair and have a seat next to your favorite turkey!
Our Thanksgiving feast is served buffet style on the kitchen island so we don’t have to leave room on the table for platters of food, which means plenty of room on the table for a centerpiece!
I love using natural elements as a centerpiece for the table. . .dried hydrangea blooms are paired with mini tiger-stripe pumpkins, nuts, maples leaves and mercury glass votives for a casual and organic runner for the table. This runner is easy to recreate in less than 10 minutes, varying your elements to coordinate with your table or dinnerware. Substitute faux leaves, pumpkins and floral stems if you prefer, keeping them low enough to see over and not interfere with conversation while dining.
A plaid tablecloth provides a foundation at the table with an ear of Indian corn lending a harvest note at each place setting.
I love brown transferware and Spode Celebration Thanksgiving Turkey is one of my favorite patterns.
I have two Spode Celebration Thanksgiving Turkey dinner plates that I found at Tuesday Morning several years ago.
Victorian English Pottery Turkey by Edward Challinor has an acorn and oak leaf border.
Here’s an interesting tidbit I just learned~ The Victorian English Pottery Challinor line is by Royal Stafford, hence the center turkey design of the Victorian English Pottery plate is identical to the Royal Stafford Turkey plate below.
Royal Stafford Turkey plates have a touch of blue with fruit, flowers and wheat along the border of the plates.
You can see them at a Thanksgiving Table With a Touch of Blue, from 2012, here.
Autumn Monarch by Johnson Brothers Turkey plates, are rimmed with a decorative fruit and vegetable border.
You can see them at an alfresco Thanksgiving table from 2014, here, with a turkey tureen centerpiece.
Queen’s by Churchill ‘Majestic Beauty’ turkey dinner plates, were found strutting their stuff at Tuesday Morning a couple of years ago for $4.99, about the same price as a Pumpkin Spice Latte.
And a price that may have you rethinking your Starbucks addiction and trading it for a dish addiction instead. ;)
Last but not least, my newest ‘Tom’ added this year, a Royal Wessex by Churchill Turkey. In addition to a turkey, it has a farm scene with barn, windmill and sheaves of wheat, with a wheat and floral border.
Thanksgiving Table Details:
Assorted turkey plates / HomeGoods and Tuesday Morning
Plaid Tablecloth / Target, used here
Flatware / Mikasa Cameo Gold
Amber Goblets / Pfaltzgraff
Napkins / Pier 1, several years ago
Many thanks to Chloe of Celebrate & Decorate for organizing this blog hop! See this week’s line up of Thanksgiving table inspiration below.
Red Cottage Chronicles | Panoply | My Thrift Store Addiction | The Little Yellow Corner Store
A casa di Bianca
Life and Linda | Home is Where the Boat Is | Corner of Plaid and Paisley | Everyday Living
Calypso in the Country
Debbee’s Buzz | The Sweet Sensations | Zucchini Sisters
Follow the Yellow Brick Home | Our Crafty Mom