Hello friends, and welcome to another edition of Styled + Set, the wonderful entertaining blog tour hosted by my friend Lory of Designthusiasm. I absolutely love doing this tour as there are so many talented bloggers, and I always get lots of inspiration from the gorgeous tables they all share! If you’re looking for even more tablescape ideas, be sure to take a look at my free e-book, featuring twelve of my favorite tables (one for each month of the year!)
Thanksgiving table settings for me are always special. I know a pretty table doesn’t make or break anyone’s Thanksgiving, but it is always nice to know that someone took some time to make something beautiful for you. Whether that’s the meal, the table, or both, it shows the people you love that you care. My making a table extra special is just another way of showing my family how much they mean to me.
I want my Thanksgiving table setting to reflect the holiday, but also to marry my casual chic style. What I mean by that is that while I want it to look beautiful, I don’t want it to be so difficult that it’s overwhelming. This year my Thanksgiving table focuses on the bounty of the season, using a simple mix of florals, along with some fall fruits and vegetables….
And turkey plates! Before I was blogging, I was definitely doing tablescapes. But I tended to do something similar each year, rather than mixing it up as I do now. Most of my pre-blogging Thanksgiving table settings involved one or the other of my vintage turkey plates. And then the last few years of blogging (including last week’s tablescape), most of my tables have been rather on the neutral side.
But I really missed my turkey plates, so I decided to do a decidedly more traditional Thanksgiving table setting this time. And I’m loving the warm colors so much! They really fit with what I’ve done with my other fall decor this year, and I’m enjoying having the color again.
These particular turkey plates are actually new this year. I found them at Home Goods, and I loved the rich colors, and his blue head! I couldn’t resist 😉 I’ve linked the same ones (found on Ebay) below, as well as some other similar ones.
The flowers I used for the centerpiece are called antique hydrangeas, and they look like those lovely colors that hydrangeas turn when they are fading – except these aren’t dried! As far as I know, these are only available in the fall and I planned on using them as soon as I knew I’d be doing this table.
There is just nothing like their fading purples, burgundies and greens. They just say “fall” to me!
Along with the flowers I added lots of fall fruits and vegetables to create that bountiful fall feeling. White pumpkins, artichokes, apples, and pomegranates all make an appearance on the table, along with seeded eucalyptus.
A fun little touch is the napkin rings that say “Thankful.” They’re so cute! I love to add that touch of gratefulness as a nod to what this holiday means to all of us.
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