I find it very easy to transition from my Halloween tablescape to a Thanksgiving table. I only have a few
jack-o-lanterns and one witch that I swap out for my pilgrims and turkeys.
Last year I hosted Thanksgiving dinner and my brother offered to bring his "turkey plates" because I didn't have any. So not to be outdone in the plate department, this year I've been on the hunt for turkey plates at my favorite thrift stores and I was rewarded with a full set of 8 salad plates and 2 dinner plates for only a few dollars a piece.
These are made by Johnson Brothers of England. The pattern is His Majesty. Even though I'll be using white plates at most of the settings I love the way the browns layer with the white.
I found this darling pumpkin table runner last summer at the Goodwill and layered it on top of a wider linen runner with vintage English cabbage roses.
Instead of a cornucopia I've filled an old tool box with pumpkins and herbs.
I also found this large turkey platter a couple of years ago at the Goodwill. It is also made by Johnson Brothers, pattern Wild Turkeys.
My turkeys come in all sizes and differing materials.
Many of them are votive holders.
I made turkey place cards several years ago and reuse them. You can download them from Martha Stewart's website.
To me Thanksgiving is a season of
love, sharing and gratitude.
Oh, and pie.
I'll be joining