Give Thanks…Thanksgiving Tablescape

Can you believe it is almost Thanksgiving? Halloween is a memory as we turn towards the gathering of Friends and Family around a turkey with all the trimmings.

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.” —John F. Kennedy

Welcome, Friends, to a gathering of inspired Thanksgiving tablescapes led by the wonderful Rita of Panoply. She has invited some talented friends to share their Thanksgiving tables with you. Pour yourself a cup of coffee or tea, sit back and enjoy the creative efforts of these wonderful Blogging friends. You’ll find links to all their Blogs at the end of this post. Happy Thanksgiving!

“Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.” —Seneca the Younger

It would be nice to believe that a table setting comes together on the first try. The reality is quite different. Most settings go through several iterations before settling on the final presentation. This one started and finished with the beautiful Battenburg Lace tablecloth. The wonderful cutouts revealing the underlying color of the table became an integral part of the overall design. Plus…it’s really beautiful.

“Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.” —Margaret Cousins

Once the tablecloth was in place it created a natural spot for a very long centerpiece that is banded by beautiful cutouts showing fruits and foliage. I chose a long box that my Hubby made last year. The top of the box is formed by rounded lengths of copper fixed to the wood. I foraged in my garden for bright red leaves and changing berries. There were even a few roses left that I gathered up and included in the centerpiece. The green is from a cypress bush and I scattered a few squash and pumpkins among the foliage. It makes a lovely statement to the changing landscape of Fall.

“Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.” Karl Barth 

The plate stack is quite simple…a gold and silver glass charger is first followed by a simple cream dinner plate. The last element is a gorgeous peacock plate I found recently at Goodwill.

You can see the details in the pictures above. Isn’t that Peacock plate spectacular?

“When asked if my cup is half-full or half-empty my only response is that I am thankful I have a cup.” Sam Lefkowitz

The crystal glasses are by Vera Wang and Fitz & Floyd. The copper in the Fitz & Floyd wine glass picks up the copper in the centerpiece drawing the setting together.

“Even in the trials of life, if we have eyes to see them, we can find good things everywhere we look.” Joanna Gaines

Gold and silver flatware and a simple gold napkin ring holding a Battenburg lace napkin pick up the gold in the charger.

“Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.” Bill Keane

Pillar candles on crystal candlesticks flank the centerpiece adding a bit more color to the table.

“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” Omar Khayyam

The rest of the room is decorated for Thanksgiving. Behind the table are two vignettes featuring some Thanksgiving turkeys.

The tea cart holds a cut crystal vase filled with cotton bolls and ivy. A wooden turkey is enjoying the scene next to a turkey filled with offerings from the garden. Three wooden candlesticks hold pillar candles in varying shades of brown and orange. Everything sits on a white embroidered runner.

The Dining Room hutch holds a collection of hand thrown pottery teapots and wooden pillar candlesticks. A bouquet of spray roses in vibrant Fall colors held in a Lenox vase is flanked by two bronze colored turkeys adorned with foliage and flowers from the garden.

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched — they must be felt with the heart.” Helen Keller

I was striving for a simple, elegant table with subtle tones of Fall. I hope the room invites you to sit and stay awhile, enjoying a wonderful Thanksgiving meal in the company of Family and Friends.

“I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

You are all most welcome here! Happy Thanksgiving!

Now, please visit the creative bloggers listed below who have prepared a special Thanksgiving table just for you.

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

45 responses to “Give Thanks…Thanksgiving Tablescape”

  1. Very pretty Thanksgiving table and I love the peacock plates, too. I have all of the things together for my table – just need to set it up and admire it before the big day!

  2. Your tablecloth is absolutely stunning, Lynne! Everything looks so pretty and welcoming, the plates are beautiful too~ your rustic centerpiece balances out the elegance to create a cozy, inviting table to enjoy! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  3. While I was immediately drawn to the peacock plates and the pattern, it is the cutwork tablecloth and centerpiece that are the true stars of this table, Lynne! Most people don’t realize that these vintage tablecloths were HAND worked. It is a beautiful textile, and I love the fruit design, so perfect for the holiday. Your hubby’s addition of copper to the long vessel is a super nice touch, and I love your foraging from your garden for the fillers. So glad you could join us in this tablescape event. Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. A lovely table to enjoy the Thanksgiving meal. The tablecloth makes for a great backdrop. I love peacocks, so this fits my fancy. Love the long box you hubby made. The added copper is stunning. Fits right in with your gorgeous copper goblets. A treat to see your hutch and tea cart. Always a pleasure to join you on these fun tablescape blog hop. Happy Thanksgiving.

  5. Beautiful table, Lynne! I love the cutwork linens, the plate stacks, and the low, long, and elegant centerpiece. Your entire dining room is lovely! And I agree: The peacock plate is spectacular. Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. What a wonderful tablescape. I don’t own any brown transferware; I think it is perfect for fall! You did a lovely job arranging it all!

  7. Lynne, the cutwork tablecloth is stunning! It was the first thing I noticed. I love the box and the copper your husband added! It is beautiful and styled perfectly for Thanksgiving. The peacock plates are gorgeous and so elegant. Wishing you a blessed season of Thanksgiving!

  8. I don’t know which is more stunning — the Battenburg linens or the intriguing centerpiece! Your wooden box is made even more special by the copper edges which give it quite a lot of depth. Its design really displays the intricacies of each item within, showcasing colors and textures. Loved both of your selections for stemware and the flatware as well. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  9. Your tablecloth is gorgeous and the centerpiece is the perfect contrast. The copper and gold work well together, probably because the brown peacock plates warm up the gold. An elegantly relaxing table.

  10. Lynne, Your Battenburg Lace tablecloth provides a beautiful foundation for your Thanksgiving table. I love the copper accents on the wood box your hubby made as a centerpiece, it looks like it was made for your tablecloth specifically. I love foraging for natural elements to incorporated in a centerpiece too, and what a wonderful GW find those peacock plates were. So happy to join you at the table and hop with you again. Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!

    • I have to say that I was amazed at how well the box fit but then my husband is a “genius”. LOL thanks for stopping by and sharing. Always a pleasure to hop with you. Happy Thanksgiving!
      Lynne

  11. Lynne I have to agree with most of our stylists…the copper on the wooden box is what immediately caught my eye, followed of course by the lovely linens. What can I say about Battenburg? stunning. and your thrift find of the peacock plates was a definite windfall. Have a Happy Thanksgiving

    • My Husband is definitely helpful and talented. Except for the box he made, the whole table was thrifted. I love when the happens. Thanks for stopping by. Always a pleasure to hop with you. Happy Thanksgiving!
      Lynne

  12. Lynne, what a gorgeous tablecloth and napkins. It truly makes a statement of elegance. The long wood box filled with elements of nature makes the perfect centerpiece and contrasts so beautifully with the lace tablecloth. A piece made by a loved one is always so special. The plates are a match made in heaven for the exquisiteness of the table. The plates and lace are such a classic. The hutch and the Thanksgiving decor really make the whole room ready for the holiday. So lovely and welcoming. Happy Thanksgiving.

  13. Lynne, the cutwork lace tablecloth is a stunning piece to provide the perfect backdrop for your tablesetting. Your centerpiece is beautiful with the fall foliage, berries, and roses. The box is so pretty that your hubby made. I know that you must treasure it so. I love the Wedgewood plates that you found. They are a showstopper. I hope that you have a Happy Thanksgiving.

  14. Oh, this tablecloth! I absolutely love it! I love how it has the cutouts and you can see the table through it. So, so pretty! I also loved the quote by Sam Lefkowitz. May God bless you this Thanksgiving season!

  15. Beautiful tablecloth and it looks so beautiful with the gold chargers and peacock plates! So pretty and unique!! You are amazing at finding such beautiful thrifted items.
    Hugs,
    Karin

  16. Lynne, your Battenburg lace tablecloth is the perfect canvas for your tablescape. I do love the long copper and wood vessel your husband made. That is genius! I also love the look of the mixed metals you have used! The peacock plates are the perfect pattern and colour, and look so good with the chargers you have chosen! Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

  17. Lynne, I love the warmth of your table. And the peacock plates were a great find at Goodwill. I would love to have them as part of my fall collection.
    Happy Thanksgiving
    Hugs,
    Rachelle

    • The foliage art painting is one we had an artist paint for us after our first five years of marriage. It was an anniversary gift to each other showing our first five years together. It’s very special and I love looking at it every day. A very special memory. Thanks for commenting.
      Lynne

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  19. Can’t believe you found the peacock plates at Goodwill! They are my go-to Thanksgiving plates, due do a family ancestor who’s first name was Peacock! I’ve used them in multiple holiday settings and every time I do lots of folks ask what the pattern, manufacturer is — which isn’t marked. I’ve had several ask to buy them off of me too!

    • I know, Debbie, I was surprised, too. That didn’t stop me from snatching them up as quickly as possible. I’ve seen them on your Blog and you have them in such beautiful settings. Mine are not marked anywhere either but they are very special. Thanks for sharing.
      Lynne.

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