Since I’m not hosting Thanksgiving this year, I wasn’t planning to come up with a Thanksgiving tablescape this month. And then I acquired some new-to-me dishes and all that changed! My sister inherited our Gramma’s china but decided she was happy with the other sets of dishes she has room for (she has some really fun Fiestaware). For the time being, I get to enjoy Gramma’s china at my house!
My Mom does a great job of using her china for every holiday, so I thought it would be fun to find a color palette that would work with Gramma’s dishes. There’s a good bit of blue, green and yellow in the gold pattern that I warmed up using other textures on the table.
I layered the table with a heavy tablecloth, a knit blanket scarf and then a smaller scarf. The place setting is anchored with a woven charger (I found mine at Dollar General this summer!). Since the dishes are pretty old, the dinner plate is smaller than normal and the chargers make a big difference in filling out the table. I really like mixing sets of dishes, so I topped the salad plate with a pumpkin bowl. I’ve had those bowls a long time and enjoy using them every fall! My gold dotted glasses from last winter’s Target Dollar Spot work well with the plates and keep the whole table from feeling too stuffy.
The centerpiece is made up of a bronze mirrored tray from Kirklands (bought last year on clearance), my amber candlesticks and turkey, and some of my favorite pumpkins and filler from around the house. I played around with it for a while before I got it to look just how I wanted!
Of course I never like to let a table setting like this go to waste! You can be assured this tablescape will appear during a Sunday meal at least once this month. Do you have special china that belonged to someone in your family? It can be a little scary to pull it out, but pretty things are meant to be enjoyed!