The dishes used on this tablescape were my mother’s. To date, Thanksgiving is the only time of year that I use them. Mama didn’t have lots of fancy stuff, but she had a fancy demeanor. I remember shopping at a George Washington’s birthday sale with her when she got these dishes. It was at a store called Weichman’s. This gorgeous pattern is September Song, from Bristol China. When the kids were little they were almost afraid to eat from them for fear they’d break them. Going forward I will do my best to use them more often, I’m sure Mama would like that.
I started the table with an ivory cloth and added a burlap type cloth for an overlay. Raffia is a bit hit with me these days and it added the autumn feel I was looking for. I found the chargers at Walmart and knew they’d be a perfect fit. The goblets are a dollar store find.
One of the workers at my favorite thrift store told me to ask her about the china sets when I come in and she’d make me a deal. You don’t know how I was tempted to play lets make a deal while I was there. I restrained myself and only bought the smoky quartz glasses and the wire basket.
This goldtone flatware is getting it’s fair share of use these days. I’ve promised it that after Thanksgiving it will get a well deserved rest. On a whimsy one day I went into Country Sampler thinking I wouldn’t find anything. I found these beautiful napkins on clearance at 75% off. They’re super soft and only cost $3.50 for the four of them winner! I played mix and match with the seasonal napkin rings, and it worked; at least I think so.
I must give credit to Jackie at Purple Chocolat Home for the pumpkins I used in the centerpiece. She was even kind enough to share that she used Krylon Metallic Caramel Latte spray paint on hers. Thankfully I scored the ceramic pumpkins after the holiday last year. The large one was regular priced at $14.99, I got it for $1.49; the small ones were marked down to .49 from $4.99. That my friends is what you call a sale!
The large pumpkin is sitting on a small glass cake stand. I used silk leaves to help disguise it. After the small pumpkins were in place on the table I filled in with flower picks, seasonal faux fruits and more leaves. I added a pillar in a large votive holder that was also sprayed with the same paint as the pumpkins. When I started going through my holiday bins I found things I hadn’t seen in a while. Namely the leaf votive holders. I’m pretty sure they came from Big Lots years ago. The gold toned candle holders are thrift finds and the plastic baubles I scattered on the table I got at Michaels.
As I arranged my table I counted so many blessings that I lost count. I am blessed in so many ways and I make it a point to always be grateful. Blogging has been an incredible adventure and learning experience. I’ve made so many friends through our common bond of food and pretty things. I thank you for visiting, leaving so many kind words, being supportive and inspiring me through all you do. Have a blessed, peaceful and Happy Thanksgiving. I look forward to sharing many more with you.
Love you Mama~
Tablecloths – Kohl’s
Raffia Runner – Joann’s
China – Weichman’s eons ago
Chargers – Walmart
Flatware – Fingerhut
Stemware – Dollar Tree
Tumblers/ =Wire Basket- City Resuce Thrift Store
Napkins – Country Sampler
Napkin Rings – Hobby Lobby
Ceramic Pumpkins – Meijers
Silk Flowers/Faux Fruit – Michaels, Big Lots
Goldtone Candle Holders – Thrift Store
Leaf Votive Holders – Big Lots
Large Leaf Votive Holder – ?