Thanksgiving Decorating…A Pretty Tablescape and Turkey Transferware

Hi All,

Can you believe Thanksgiving is almost here already?!! I always find myself racing the clock this time of year. Between filling Christmas orders that start rolling in at the beginning of November, working on design jobs and trying to prepare for the holidays I am always on the run. Sometimes I feel like I can’t catch my breath!

I did manage to do a little Thanksgiving decorating and since I am hosting the big dinner again this year, that is a good thing! Today I would like to share with you this year’s Thanksgiving tablescape.

About two weeks ago my dining room looked like a seamstress’ studio as my dining table was covered in my sewing machine, tons of fabric and sewing notions. I had quite a few projects going on in there at once and luckily I finished in time to get some Thanksgiving decorating done. I don’t think my guests would have enjoyed sitting on the couch with a plate of turkey and all the fixings on their laps!

I started my Thanksgiving tablescape by placing a burlap runner down over a plain white embossed tablecloth. I added the autumn garland from last year’s table and began tucking in the accessories.

A Thanksgiving Tablescape

I added a fun (and free) centerpiece to the table by placing a vintage milk bottle filled with branches found right in the backyard. This gives the tablescape some added height and a touch of nature. I bought the antique crackled ceramic rooster and hen set with the intention of selling them in my shop but I think I might just have to keep them. They are just gorgeous!Decorating A Thanksgiving Tablescape

I found these adorable miniature turkey candy dishes at Michael’s for $2.99 each. I collect vintage Hen On a Nest Candy Dishes so when I saw these cuties I had to snatch up four of them.

A Thanksgiving Tablescape, Turkey Candy Dish

They are too cute!

Amber Turkey Candy Dish, Thanksgiving Decorating

Last year I created these dollar store plastic pumpkins by spray painting them gold and then adding a couple of upcycled book page leaves I made on the computer. They give the table a touch of vintage whimsy.

Upcycled Thanksgiving Decorative Pumpkin

To compliment my “book page pumpkins”,  I made leaf and pumpkin tags printed onto vintage book pages. I mounted each one to card stock, cut them out  and tied each one around a napkin with jute string.

Thanksgiving Leaf Napkin Holders

I think they turned out nicely.Thanksgiving Place Setting With Book Page Tag Napkin Holder

The china cabinet also got dressed up. I absolutely adore Transferware and love to display it during the holidays.

Thanksgiving Turkey Transferware

I bought this large transferware turkey platter at a thrift shop a few years ago. Paired with a few mercury glass pumpkin and candle holders it looks great perched on the top of my china cabinet.

Turkey Thanksgiving Transferware Platter

These small Turkey inspired brown transferware dishes were a lucky find at Marshall’s a couple of weeks ago. A set of  four plates only set me back a mere $12.99. Not too shabby!

Thanksgiving Transferware

My pretty little dining room is all cleaned up and ready to greet our Thanksgiving Day dinner guests. I guess I had better run out and get the turkey soon. This tablescape is a little too prim and proper for PB & J sandwiches although my picky eater son would welcome that for Thanksgiving dinner.

Thanksgiving Tablescape

Doing a little last minute Thanksgiving Decorating? If you are looking for an easy way to dress up your Thanksgiving table this year these handmade leaf and pumpkin tags are great. Use them to tie around napkins, hang from chairs or tie them to little gifts. Upcycled Book Page Thanksgiving Leaf Napkin Holder

Love the napkin tags?

You can create your own Thanksgiving Napkin Tags by purchasing complete instructions and printable templates here.

Are you hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year? How do you decorate your holiday table?

Thanks so much for visiting today!


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