Monday, October 16, 2017

Thanksgiving Table Ideas

Wow, can you believe that we are in October and that the holidays are just around the corner.  Before we know it, Thanksgiving will be here.  Now is the time to start planning.  I see tons of tablesetting pieces at Goodwill right about now.  There is all kinds of dishes, crystal serving pieces and silver, so you can put  fabulous tablescapes together for just pennies.  It seems like all my tablescapes are always put together with thrifted items that I have found.

Last year I shared this table with you.

My plates for $2 and gold chargers for $1 came from Goodwill along with my brass candlesticks.  The candles came from the 99c store.  The small water goblet was my MIL's and are treasured inherited pieces.  The wine goblet was found on the clearance aisle of Home Goods for $2 ea.

Add a pretty bouquet of thrifted faux flowers in a Goodwill brass container and you have a really pretty Thanksgiving Table.

This was my Thanksgiving Table for 2015.

Almost everything on this table came from Goodwill.  All the silver and even the dishes.  The linens were in my stash and the flowers are recycled from my stash too.

When you see these unique pieces at Goodwill like the candelabra and wine caddy, by all means buy them.  They can be dressed up or down for any occasion.

Here are a few others from the past that I have always loved. - Again almost everything was found at Goodwill or the 99c Store.

Roses & Silver 

Just add a really special bouquet to a simple and casual placesetting and instant elegance.

Black, white and silver is always elegant.  Every single thing on the table came from Goodwill.

Giggle Galore stole my heart with this one using items from the grocery store.  How about using artichokes, gords, squash and all kinds of vegetables.

This is also one of my very favorites from Uncommon Designs.  A bundle of wheat, a simple placesetting and this looks so elegant.

How do you plan for Thanksgiving?  Do you go all out or do you go low key?


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  1. Love all these tables, Marty. I usually go all out for Thanksgiving and Christmas tables. I usually do two-one for the adults and one for the kids and that one, of course, is simpler. It is fun to see this here today. Hope you have a blessed Sunday. xo Diana

  2. Well, now we go to our daughters for Thanksgiving, I REALLY miss having everyone here. But I did it for 45 years so I guess it is her turn. Her house is bigger and she can seat everyone comfortably. I love all of your tables, I wish our GW had pretty things. It is usually mostly junk.

  3. Beautiful Marty. Love all these ideas. My daughter does Thanksgiving and usually does some pretty vignettes on her tables. Have a great new week.

  4. I love all these ideas, Marty! It will just be me probably, so I won't go to the trouble. But I love seeing what others do.

  5. I love that the items on your table that really make it pop are found steals at the thrift store. I am in a shopping mood now to go visit all the thrift stores in my area. Beautiful tables Marty.

  6. Marty, I want to go shopping with you! You find the most wonderful things. All of your tables are just beautiful!

  7. How beautiful all your tables look - gorgeously festive! I use the same dishes every year as they belonged to my mother, but I change up napkins, candlesticks, etc., and will take a leaf from your book and check out the thrift stores here. But it might be that you have the magic touch for finding the perfect element!