Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Thanksgiving table setting ideas

Y'all, I love Thanksgiving, and I love planning out every detail then enjoying the wonderful food and good company. I am so excited to not only show you my Thanksgiving table setting, but also link up with 18 other bloggers so you have tons of inspiration. 
If you're coming over from visiting Laura at Meaningful Spaces, welcome, and a big thank you to Tammy At Pink Peppermint Design for hosting and putting this tour together. 

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I really do love Thanksgiving, and love hosting at my home. I always try to come up with something different from the year before, which is actually pretty easy since I tend to change things around frequently. This year, everything kind of fell into place in a different way than normal with some things I borrowed mixed in with things I already had.

I like drama, and I love color, so I layered a paisley runner I made with two garlands I bought back in August. I always layer fresh greens, but I really wanted to do a runner off the end of an outdoor table I was working on, so I bought this berry garland from Pier One, then wove it into the most realistic leaf garland I could find at Hobby Lobby.  I ended up not using it back in August and felt like I needed to use it for this table, so I added in some real leaves, pinecones, real gourds, mini pumpkins and hydrangeas. 

From there, I added vintage brass candle holders with different color candles down the center.

I, who always hated gold flatware, found myself buying a vintage set on eBay earlier this fall, and decided to borrow this Homer Laughlin Diplomat restaurant dinnerware from friends to go with it. Now, those who know my dinnerware collection are probably laughing hysterically at my borrowing dinnerware -- and using gold flatware, ha. I wanted plain with a gold rim, and my plain whites all have silver😊 Anyway, I loved the look and it worked perfectly with the flatware. 

And speaking of the gorgeous flatware, it is Golden Scroll -- Americana Heritage by International Silver and also available at Searching for "Americana Golden Heritage" will yield the most results on eBay. 


We use cloth napkins exclusively because I think it's greener, and these are napkins I bought on amazon. They're really nice and wash well, but I had to cut lots of hanging threads off when I got them. 

In addition to the gold-rimmed plates and flatware, I really wanted to use amber glassware, so these Tiara Sandwich Glass amber tea glasses, which match a decanter set my mother gave me, seemed perfect for this table. 

The chargers are actually wood I bought several years ago and painted gold.

I'm so happy with how this turned out and can't wait to smell the turkey and dressing cooking and see my mom on the way from next door with her scratch-made pumpkin pies

As much as I love setting the table and getting everything ready, it's really the fellowship I enjoy most and the opportunity to be intentional about voicing gratitude -- which is something we all need to do more of every day😉

I'm so glad you stopped by here today and hope you find something you can try on your own table. 

You can see more of my previous Thanksgiving table settings here:

Now is your chance to head over to see Amber at Follow the Yellow Brick Home, then go by and visit all the ladies from Monday and Tuesday following the links below.  There is so much to inspire you, and so many different styles, so be sure to visit them all.

Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas
Pink Peppermint Design | Monica Wants It | Dimples and Tangles | Inspiration for Moms | Two Twenty One
Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas
11 Magnolia Lane | Hymns and Verses | Our Fifth House | Decor to Adore | Meaningful Spaces
Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas
Far Above Rubies | Follow The Yellow Brick Home | Heathered Nest | A Stroll Thru Life | DIY Decor Mom
Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas
RemodelaCasa | Duke Manor Farm | The DIY Playbook | Life on Cedar Lane
Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas

I'll be joining:
Inspire Me Tuesday
Wow us Wednesdays
Tablescape Thursday


  1. Anita your Thanksgiving tablescape has truly taken my breath away. I love all of the layers and rich colors that you used!

    1. Thank you so much Laura!!

  • So rich and elegant !! The amber glasses my favorite.

  • Laura @ duke manor farmNovember 7, 2018 at 2:12 PM

    oh Anita- your table and style is always so beautiful. I love those deep rich traditional colors. Just so pretty.

  • BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!

  • What a gem of a table setting! The warmth emanating from the jewel-like gold accents throughout will ensure no one will want to leave the table after dinner to help with the dishes. :) I always look forward to your new visions; your decor is thoroughly welcoming! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

  • Anita, of all the bogs I so enjoy viewing, yours, by far, is my favorite. You have the most unique way of combining things and your use of colour is brilliant. I love the fact that pretty much everything in your home has been passed down through your family and so many of the things have a story to go along with them. Although our tastes are so different, I, too, am very fortunate to have many family heirlooms and most of my things also tell a story. To me, that is what makes a house a home!

  • Wow, drama is right! The whole scene is gorgeous, like a rich painting by an old world master. Your table is beautiful but the background with the large painting, the rich colored curtain on the right of it and the door and old brass plates on the left are the perfect setting for it. I'll come back more and enjoy some of your other table setting friends.

  • Absolutely stunning Anita. Elegant and the use of such beautiful colors on the table and in the background make for an extra special holiday table.

  • BEAUTIFUL! Deep Warmth allows us to feel your love for your family and friends. I would LOVE to be seated at your wonderful table. Thank You for never dissapointing. My favorite blog. Please keep up the GREAT work. This Thanksgiving season I"m thankful for your blog!

  • Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays and your table is the perfect setting for family, fellowship and food. The richness of the season is reflected in the beautiful colors of your home. Thank you for sharing and may you and your family have a wonderful time giving thanks in the beauty that surrounds you.

  • Amber Lyon FergusonNovember 9, 2018 at 5:46 PM

    Your family and friends will have feast for the eyes to go along with their Thanksgiving feast! What gorgeous use of color! The paisley runner is so beautiful and you layered it with so many pretty things. The amber glass is a great choice. I plan to use mine in another Thanksgiving tablescape I am sharing on Tuesday and also to use for Thanksgiving dinner. I also love your little "Give Thanks" cards on the napkins with the sheet music.

    The gold rimmed dishes are so perfect for so many occasions and they look stunning on your table, especially with those awesome brass candlesticks. Dollar Tree actually has a whole set right now that I plan to buy to use for Christmas and in tablescapes year round.

    So happy to be hopping with you again this week. I hope you have a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Amazing! I will now have to look back at all of your previous posts. Exactly what I have been looking for!