Wednesday, November 24, 2021

"Soup to Nuts" Thanksgiving Tablescape

When you have hosted Thanksgiving dinner for 30+ years, eventually, trust me, you run out of table setting ideas. I don’t like to do the same thing year after year, but this year I really struggled to pull something together. I brought absolutely every Thanksgiving/autumn item up from the belly of the beast, spread it out over the countertops and table, and chose from there. I don’t know how my guests will feel, but I am enjoying the change.

I went with a simple, dark checked tablecloth and topped it with round placemats. From there I used tin chargers from a local business (shout out to The White Rabbit), and then used plates edged in plaid that I got a couple of years ago from Pier One.

  The pheasant luncheon plates on top are from Williams-Sonoma, years ago. I love them, but don’t often find the opportunity to use them.

I liked the colors here, but particularly liked the edge that I knew would show around the acorn soup bowls (also Williams-Sonoma years ago). 

This year I absolutely fell in love with the plaid napkins from Pottery Barn as well as the miniature copper mug napkin rings! Aren’t these adorable?! I filled them with mixed nuts (so that we would have everything from soup to nuts for dinner). I will bring them out again at Christmas time and fill them with cranberries. I am over the moon about these.

The pinecone flatware is from Cabela’s. Don’t underestimate Cabela’s when it comes to dinnerware. They have some amazing things.

The crystal is German-made Mikasa gifted to me by a friend who was sick of them. I think they look lovely here.

The turkey and artificial foliage and gourds I’ve had for a number of years, and it never gets old. This year, to mix things up, I wove lighted fall maple leaves throughout so that when the time has come for dining, all I need to do is flip a switch in the power pack (carefully hidden at my place setting) and everything will be a glow.

Whatever you do, however you celebrate, with whomever you celebrate, have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.

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Sandra said...

I know I'd love to sit at your table! The pheasant plates are pretty, the napkin rings are adorable, and the centerpiece's abundance is lovely. Weaving the lights through it creates a delightful effect.
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Alycia Nichols said...

This table looks like it came straight off a showroom floor!!! The mix of patterns is GREAT!

Linda said...

Oh Pattie it's magnificent! And cozy and inviting too. Those lighted leaves! I bet your guests felt like royalty. I hope you had a wonderful day!

The Tote Trove said...

Your Thanksgiving table is stunning! You chose every detail with such love and care; the lit leaves are truly inspired. And of course, I'm loving the soup to nuts pun. :) I hope your holiday was as lovely as your d├ęcor! said...

What a great Thanksgiving/Fall table Pattie! I am crazy about the cute napkin rings and love the flatware too. Of course the proud Tom turkey looks wonderful overseeing everything! I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving!