Celebrate Thanksgiving with a parade table inspiration. You’ll find inspiration for gathering around the table with a variety of table settings from 17 table stylists and bloggers.
With Thanksgiving around the corner, I’m happy to be part of Thanksgiving Tablescape Blog Hop.
You can find additional Thanksgiving table inspiration
from 16 table stylists at the bottom of this post.
Join me on the porch while we “talk turkey”!
Our weather in November is typically mild, in the 60s or 70s on Thanksgiving day,
ideal for dining on the porch.
I have fond memories of the 17 of us overflowing my mother-in-law’s dining room table
and spilling out onto her porch for our Thanksgiving feast.
The table on the porch was always my favorite place to sit.
A proud Tom Turkey provides a centerpiece for the table.
He’s pardoned for being a cookie jar, rather than a soup tureen. ,-) 🦃
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.
Everyone can help themselves and return for seconds. . .and thirds.
“Tom” joins a parade of maple leaves, Indian corn, mini pumpkins and nuts scattered
down the center of the table, for a casual and natural table runner,
while mercury glass votives add a little sparkle and shimmer.
Fresco Turkey salad plates, found at Pottery Barn several years ago, are served up on
an assortment of colorful embossed leaf plates found at HomeGoods 10 years ago. . .
They’re unified by pattern rather than color,
with embossed leaves of teal, gold, pumpkin and ivory.
And pair with a colorful plaid tablecloth found at Target last year
. . . shopping serendipity!
Party crackers are at each placesetting,
wishing you a Joyful Thanksgiving.
If you’re not familiar with party crackers, they are a British tradition dating back to Victorian times,
invented by London-based confectioner, Tom Smith.
He created the crackers as a development of his bon-bon sweets, which he sold in a twist of paper.
As his sales slumped, he looked for new promotional ideas.
Legend has it that the inspiration for the explosive ‘pop’ or ‘crack’ when the crackers were pulled,
came to him when he heard the crackle of a log he had just put on the fire.
The cardboard tube with twisted ends resembles an oversized candy wrapper,
and today’s modern crackers contain a joke, party hat and small trinket,
spilling their contents, after making a ‘pop’ or snapping sound when the ends are pulled.
You can read more about the history of crackers, here.
“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy,
and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”
– William Arthur Ward.
“The more you practice the art of thankfulness, the more you have to be thankful for.”
– Norman Vincent Peale
“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them,
is the true measure of our thanksgiving.”
– W.T. Purkiser
Fresco Turkey salad plates / Pottery Barn, several years ago
Olfaire Leaf Plates / HomeGoods, several years ago
Tom Turkey / Kaldun & Bogle Hunt Harvest Cookie Jar, HomeGoods, several years ago
Plaid Tablecloth / Target, last year
Burnished Copper Chargers / Hobby Lobby, several years ago
Napkins / Pier 1, several years ago
Goblets / Mikasa French Countryside
Flatware / Towle Seville
Thanksgiving Party Crackers / HomeGoods
The end! ,-)
Find 20+ recipes you’ll want to gobble for your Thanksgiving feast, HERE.
Many thanks to Rita of Panoply for organizing this Thanksgiving Tablescape Blog Hop.
Click on the links below for more Thanksgiving table inspiration from my blogging friends:
Me and My Captain – Those Were the Days and I Am Very Grateful
Pandora’s Box – Thanksgiving Brings Back Memories
Living With Thanksgiving – Thankful and Blessed
Everyday Living – Thanksgiving Traditions
My Hubbard Home – Pumpkins and Pears Thanksgiving Holiday Table
Thrifting Wonderland – Give Thanks…Thanksgiving Tablescape
Panoply – Homeland Merriment Thanksgiving
Home is Where the Boat Is – Porch Dining with Plaid & Proud Tom Turkey
Corner of Plaid and Paisley – Give Thanks
My Thrift Store Addiction – In Everything Give Thanks – Garden Tea for Two
Life and Linda – A Copper and Blue Pumpkin Table
Karins Kottage – Come set an outdoor Thanksgiving table with me
The Painted Apron – Grateful Gathering
Belle Bleu Interiors – A Time to Give Thanks
Dinner at Eight – Patterns in Blue for Thanksgiving
Red Cottage Chronicles – A Cozy Cottage Thanksgiving Tablescape
The Bookish Dilettante – Thanksgiving Table in the Breakfast Room
The Little Yellow Corner Store – A Northwoods Thanksgiving
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