I love setting a beautiful colorful table for special events. Thanksgiving is without a doubt my most favorite holiday. Time spent with family and friends without the stress of gift purchasing, gift wrapping and all the hectic activity of the December holiday season.
Here are some pictures of my dining room and kitchen dining tables that I’ve for the past few years. I love Fiestaware and enjoy mixing and matching the Fall colors. I also collect Hull Brown Drip and I’ve found it fits it perfectly with the Fall theme, and makes a great addition to the Thanksgiving table settings.
I know it’s so tempting when you have a large crowd to reach for the plastic or paper plates. But, after going to the effort to make the perfect meal, go that extra step and use “real” dinnerware. Your guests will appreciate your attention to detail!
Thanksgiving Table Settings:
The tablecloth and napkins used for 2012 are from Target. The glasses, bowls, plates and butter dish are Fiestaware. The Turkey Plates came from Wal-Mart. The turkey napkin rings were my grandmother’s.
The placemats and napkins on the table below are from Wal-Mart. Once again, mixing in the “leaf” colors of Autumn using Fiestaware. The leaf napkin rings are from Bed, Bath and Beyond. Mr. Turkey and the salt and pepper shakers were purchased at a church Fall Festival years ago!
Once again, the Fiestaware make an appearance in 2013. The candle centerpiece is from Hobby Lobby.
And for the “children’s table” and their parents, I used a variation of the Wal-Mart place mats with coordinating napkins. The plates are Hull Brown Drip and the glasses are King’s Crown Amber. The turkey salt and pepper shakers were my paternal great grandmother’s! I could not think about them being absent from my Thanksgiving table settings.
This is one of my favorite tables. The salt and pepper shakers were purchased in an antique store in Nitro, West Virginia a few years ago. My husband made the wooden napkin rings.
Even though there are several different table settings shown here for different years, dressing a table is almost like dressing yourself. With a few “anchor pieces” you can accessorize and mix and match and make so many lovely combinations.
The littlest diners LOVE the turkey plates.
Yes, that IS candy corn in the tall vases.
How do you set your table for Thanksgiving? Do you have formal china you use each year as part of your traditions? Do you try to bring the outdoor color scheme indoors?
I’m so happy I was asked to be a Guest Blogger! I hope you have enjoyed my pictures and look forward to learning about some of your Thanksgiving Table setting ideas! And if you need some great recipes to go on those Thanksgiving table settings, then visit my blog for some great food ideas.