A Truly Bountiful Thanksgiving Table

How to Create a Beautiful Thanksgiving Table

 When we think of Thanksgiving, one thing that immediately enters our mind is the Thanksgiving meal and inevitably the Thanksgiving table. We all want a beautiful Thanksgiving table in which our friends and family can admire and enjoy as we gather together to celebrate this wonderful holiday.

I wanted to show you how I have chosen to decorate my table for Thanksgiving. This year, I have designed my table around the theme of “harvest.” When I think of a harvest, I think of “plenty,” so I decided a bountiful centerpiece would be the best idea.

 Any large bowl, basket or other container would work to create your bountiful harvest…I began with my Longaberger soup tureen. It’s one of my favorite pieces of pottery.

Thanksgiving Table

Removing the lid, I filled it with small pumpkins and gourds from Wal-Mart and these great leaves from the Dollar Tree. They are really nice looking for what I paid for them!

You could also use real pumpkins and gourds and even real leaves. Of course, the life of the plastic ones are longer.

Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving Table

I couldn’t have a harvest without Indian corn! I’ve always loved to use Indian or Calico corn in my Fall decor. The variations in color are gorgeous!
Thanksgiving Table
 I really love how it turned out. The ladle is in the tureen and the lid is propped on the side, allowing the bounty to overflow…
Thanksgiving Table
Last year, I purchased these great turkey plates. I love the hints of blue in them and they’re small enough to sit on top of my solid ivory dinnerware. Both the turkey and ivory plates are from Better Homes and Gardens, purchased at Walmart…and the turkey dishes are available again this year!
My orange napkins were purchased in Spain, several years ago and my leaf napkin rings came from a flea market!
 Any plate in white, ivory or Fall color would work. You definitely do not have to have Thanksgiving themed dishes. The reason I love the Better Homes and Gardens plate from Wal-Mart is that they are not only beautiful, but economical!
Thanksgiving Table
I love the rich colors of a Thanksgiving table. I have chosen to use a multitude of colors, but you could focus on one color scheme, like I did in my Fall Decor in its Simplicity post.
Thanksgiving Table
I have chosen to place my napkins across the top of my turkey plate. I think it helps to highlight the plate. You could place your napkin in the center or to the side of your dinner plate. The choice is yours, but get creative!
thanksgiving Table
Thanksgiving Table
Use your favorite dishes and linens. Gather your Fall decor items and put together a centerpiece that is full and bountiful! Enjoy your Thanksgiving and give your family and friends with a table to remember!

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  1. Leslie,

    I love this! How classic and pretty and wonderful! I adore those turkey plates!


  2. missladyaga says:

    Love your table Leslie, especially the turkey plates!!

    Great Job!


  3. Love those turkey plates! You put together everything very well and it looks so warming :) Brava!

  4. Everything looks so beautiful! I love your turkey plates. They are so cute. Thank you so much for sharing again this week at A Bouquet of Talent. :)

  5. This is wonderful and we love having you at Whimsy Wednesday! Thank you for partying with us!
    Smart! School {House}

  6. Love it, you’ve inspired me for this year! Would love it if you linked up on my blog hop http://www.w-t-fab.com/search/label/bloghop. Also let me know if you’d like to follow each other!

  7. What a beautiful table. I love the filled tureen and I now know I need some of the turkey plates. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you next week.

    • Thank you! I love those plates! I’ll see you next week! I’d love for you to join in on my Twirl & Take a Bow party, if you haven’t already. Have a great week!

  8. Wow, I love it! That soup tureen is fabulous, and the whole table looks great!

    Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  9. Your tureen is lovely filled with pumpkins and squash. Happy Thanksgiving.

  10. Your table looks so pretty and festive for the holiday!
    Mary Alice

  11. Stunning tablescape – love those turkey plates!


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