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Traditional and Colorful Thanksgiving Tablescape

Traditional and Colorful Thanksgiving Tablescape with bright plates & napkins plus pumpkins, turkeys and Indian corn #Thanksgivingtablescapes #zucchinisisters

Are you ready for Thanksgiving?  Whether you host a crowd or a small gathering, putting together a Thanksgiving meal is a lot of work!  Today, I’m joining my table stylist friends to share our Thanksgiving inspired tablescapes.  You are bound to find some inspiration for your Thanksgiving table.  Many thanks to my dear friend Chloe from Celebrate and Decorate for bringing us all together for this fun blog hop!

I was initially inspired by this ceramic turkey planter that I recently found at a church sale.  I knew he would be the star of my Thanksgiving Tablescape.

I had these napkins in my stash, and they seemed to coordinate well with Mr. Tom Turkey.  I went to Dollar Tree in search of plates and I was thrilled to find this colorful set.  It was meant to be!

Next stop was to Homegoods where I picked up a green tablecloth.

Then I stopped at AC Moore…not quite sure what I was looking for.  I came across these mini hay bales and I thought they’d make a nice centerpiece.  I also bought a faux floral bouquet.  Half of it was tied with a burlap ribbon and placed atop the hay bale.

The other half was arranged inside the Tom Turkey planter.  I used an old piece of wood as a table runner.  

In the center, I arranged a traditional display of Indian corn and white pumpkins.  I also added some Bosc pears.  The platter is vintage ironstone with an orange transfer ware design.

It doesn’t get more traditional than turkeys, pumpkins and Indian corn!

My amber glasses from my recent Fall Tablescape made another appearance.

I hope you liked my Traditional and Colorful Thanksgiving Tablescape.  Be sure to visit the blogs below to view many more attractive and unique tablescapes!

Hope to see you again soon!



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Calypso in the Country


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Bluesky at Home


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  1. Your very first photo with the hay bale stole my heart and then I saw your fun turkey! I love everything about this table. It’s both traditional and fun. How clever to use the stack of vintage books and the board for a runner. Wow! So pretty and warm! Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Thanks so much Shirley! I knew when I spotted the hay bale at AC Moore it was just what I needed for the table. Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

  2. Rebecca, so many wonderful details. Love the hay bales and the vintage books and candles and urns with pumpkins. Great find at the dollar store. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  3. Rebecca, So many wonderful touches and textures from your wood runner, mini hay bales and Indian corn on your Thanksgiving! I love the Tom Turkey planter you scored at your church sale. As always it’s a treat to blog hop with you, Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. So many good ideas! I love the piece of wood as a runner and using indian corn, pears and white pumpkins! I also love the napkins! They are gorgeous! Always fun to hop with you!

  5. Your traditional Thanksgiving table looks perfectly adorned with your bales of hay, Indian corn, pumpkins and turkey centerpiece! I like the wood planks as a table runner and how your turkey is taking the staring role on top of the book pile!! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  6. Rebecca, what a fun table. The DT is so great for many items at a bargain price. Love the hay bales, sooo cute. The wood plank is lovely down the center of your table. The natural elements are perfect. I never find anything good at my Goodwill store. So wonderful when everything comes together. love the turkey…goggle gobble. Always a pleasure to join you. Happy Sunday. Feel free to share your sweet table at today’s link party, “Love Your Creativity.”

  7. Rebecca, what a lovely table you have set with such pretty natural elements. I love the hay bale and all of the little pumpkins. Your turkey is such a treasure and I love that you have put it on the stack of old books! Thanks for once again joining in a hop!

  8. Rebecca, what a charming, warm and welcoming table! I’m absolutely loving that turkey planter — is it vintage? It’s really special. And, what a fabulous idea to use a wood plank underlying the centerpiece!

  9. Beautiful styling Rebecca! It doesn’t get more traditional than turkeys, pumpkins and Indian corn!
    Truer words have never been spoken and your lovely table could carry you through the fall season. The turkey planter was quite a find and the wood runner is something I would love to find. Have a Happy and peaceful Thanksgiving!

    1. Thanks Sandra! I intend to keep the table intact until Thanksgiving, as I enjoy looking at it every day. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!

  10. Rebecca, I love your colorful Thanksgiving table. The centerpiece is creative and unique, the hay bales are a perfect choice for texture. You had great success at DT with the plates. I prepare the entire Thanksgiving meal for our family and it is a tremendous amount of work, but I do enjoy. Wishing you and yours a most wonderful Thanksgiving season!

    1. Thanks Pam! I’m glad you enjoy preparing the meal…I do too as long as I’m organized and I’ve planned ahead. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family too!

  11. hi Rebecca, you certainly found lots of cute things when you went shopping! I love the old board you used as a base for your centerpiece, and so smart to add a book stack for a pedestal for Tom turkey! I always smile when I see hay bales, they make me think of good times at a barn party! Lovely combination! Thanksgiving is a time to enjoy your guests, don’t let the cooking stress you out, ask for help!! Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Hi Jenna, I’m crushing on those hay bales too! Luckily, we’re not having a large crowd for Thanksgiving, so I won’t be stressing too much this year. I’ll keep it simple. Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

  12. Beautiful table – I love all the colors and textures and the way you layered all the pumpkins and corn. The single mini pumpkin on each place setting is just perfect. So great to hop with you!

  13. Rebecca, I am so glad to see hay bales in your tablescape setting. I am a country living girl at heart and there is something so charming about hay bales, pumpkins and Indian corn. Your sweet turkey on a stacked of books make for a perfect centerpiece. I love your use of the traditional, earthy colors with a pop of orange for Thanksgiving. Beautiful work. Happy Thanksgiving.

    1. Thank you Marsha! This table came out very traditional with the pumpkins, turkey and Indian corn. I love the hay bale too! It was an unexpected find. I love when I come across something that I never would’ve thought of using before.

  14. Rebecca, this table is genius! Where to start? I love the wood plank runner on the green cloth. Those brown glasses you found at Goodwill (!!), the colorful DT plates (dang!), and your styling of the platter, Tom turkey and use of hay bales really makes a great table. The napkins were a perfect choice to pull in all the colors. I knew your table would be full of fun and thrifty ideas, and it did not disappoint! Great job! (oh, and yes, Thanksgiving dinner is waay too much work, in my opinion, especially if you’re not crazy for the taste and smells of turkey personally!).

    1. Thank you, Rita for your compliments! I really had fun with this table. I got lucky that the Fall decor was on sale at AC Moore, so the hay bale and florals were only $10. I’d seen those plates at DT before, but they didn’t speak to me until now. I love how everything always comes together in ways we didn’t expect!

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