Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Thanksgiving Turkey Tablescape

Every year, we host Thanksgiving dinner at our house.  Dinner is usually for 13 people. I always want to do so much with the table, but sometimes having enough of everything for 13 people poses a problem for me.

It is not a problem, however, to tablescape for my family of 4.



I started by using my matelasse as a tablecloth. Glasses from Christmas Tree. Green wine glasses stolen borrowed from my mother. Bronze chargers & pearl handled flatware from Target. Green flatware from Home Goods.


I bought these turkey plates at TJ Maxx a few years ago. At the time, I purchased all they had in the store, which was 12. I needed 13, but I bought them anyway. Luckily, the following year they had the plates again and I was able to buy another box. Now I have 16 altogether.

Green dinner plates are Better Homes & Gardens from Walmart. I have at least 16 of these in various colors (green, orange, eggplant). Napkins from Tuesday Morning. Wicker placemats from Pier 1.


The turkey is from Joann's a few years ago. The tray was a Southern Living Home purchase. I had the pinecone candle holders for quite a few years & I think they came from Coldwater Creek of all places.


I hope you enjoyed my Thanksgiving tablescape for 4. Now if I could only figure out how to set the table for 13 on Thanksgiving, I'd be all set.

Thanks for taking the time to visit me today.

I'm linking this to:

Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch

33 comments:

JenCoen said...

Oh my goodness! Your tablescape looks like a magazine cover!! Wow! So beautiful! And I love the colors!!!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Love the simple brown ribbon! What cute plates too Gina. I used to host for 13 as well, and it was a bit challenging indeed. 4 easy peasy:) I love this table.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a pretty tablescape Gina, and I love how you have your little cabinet in the background decorated too! Martina

NanaDiana said...

Gina- That is SOOOO cute. I love those turkey plates and the fabric choice is wonderful. It IS easier to do it for a smaller setting, isn't it? xo Diana

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Great table! I love those turkey plates and the napkins are beautiful and pull all those colors together. I have square footed green glasses like those and love them. Just beautiful...I know you will do a fabulous table for 13!
hugs, Linda

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Wonderful! I love the placemats. They add some really great texture to the table!

once in a blue moon said...

wonderful colors~

carolinajewel said...

Love your turkeys! Those placemats are the perfect touch!

Tracy Boyle said...

Wow! That was my first reaction when I saw your tablescape! It looks so beautiful! I love your turkey plates and the green plates together. And the chargers... it all goes so well together! Great job!

Jacqueline said...

I have never had any turkey plates until this year and found a few like yours at Tuesday Morning and then the ones I used today at TJ Maxx. We have the same problem, we have too many for the number of plates you can find, but I went to TJ Maxx the other day and they had some fun white plates and had 24 so I just had to get them all! The crowd just gets bigger and bigger, but like you said, our family and smaller groups can enjoy them.

Jo's This and That said...

Love your turkey! Great plates!

Tess said...

Hi Gina...

Love your table...those turkey dishes are wonderful! Sounds like you have quite a few pieces to work with for Thanksgiving. We only HAVE 4 at holiday dinners. Can't imagine doing dinner for so many. I'm sure your table with be lovely!!!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh--this is absolutely GORGEOUS, Gina!! And I adore your sideboard too--it's precious!!
XO
Cindy

Shabby chic Sandy said...

We have the same title for our Tablescape posts:) Your table looks lovely and I love how you tied the silverware. Beautiful!

Sandra said...

Your table is beautiful. I love those turkey plates! We have an odd number family, too. My youngest made lucky 13. Thanks for sharing your table. Lots of great ideas. I really like how you tied the flatware together with the satin ribbon. Very pretty. Hope you and your family have a very Happy Thanksgiving.
Sandra

A Vintage Vine said...

It looks wonderful Gina, I am not good at tablescapes at all. The dishes were a key buy, so glad you found more. Thanks for sharing!

anangloinquebec said...

I know what you mean...13, yikes. Sometimes with the large numbers it is hard to get enough space on our table for everyone, let alone making it pretty.
You certainly made this table gorgeous!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

What a beautiful Thanksgiving tablescape, I just love the plates! I love your cabinet in the back you fixed up beautifully. Yeah, Thanksgiving is usually a lot of people, we're no less tha 12 and maybe even 15, so the table so I make two tables, but I do have enough dishes like the one I have set for TT at Susan's. Lovely table! Hugs, FABBY

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

I knew that I would be in for a treat! Your table looks amazing! I love your turkey plates. I am also drooling over the fabulous pumpkin topiaries on your buffet! Every detail is so perfectly placed! What a wonderful place to gather love!
~Lynne
[w/L]

Ana said...

I love the colors you picked...Everything looks absolutely beautiful and pops out beautifully too off your gorgeous white matelasee tablecloth. Another wonderful tablescape my friend.

Much love,
♥Ana

Marigene said...

The green/brown theme is gorgeous!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Gina, What a beautiful tablescape and I am in love with the turkey plates. If we had thirteen people for dinner they would be eating on of paper plates. LOL! Thanks for linking to the Open House Party.
Hugs,
Sherry

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I want some cute turkey plates, but I am going to need you to store them...Wa, Wa, I need a bigger house. It sounds like you have a great group for Thanksgiving

Carol

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

That is so pretty! Really puts me in the mood for Thanksgiving dinner! Love it!

Alycia Nichols said...

This really, truly is a beautiful ensemble you've created! Rich colors, great fabric pattern, wonderful dishes...it's the whole package! I know what you mean about taking that chance that MAYBE the dishes will come out again the following year...it's always a gamble, and you won with the turkey plates! Good to have a few extra "just in case." Have a wonderful weekend!

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Gina,

Your tablescape looks so elegant. The ribbon on the silverware is a wonderful touch.

Dee

Mary said...

Beautiful tablescape! I love the brown and green together, and the napkins coordinate so well. Very pretty! ~ Mary

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

This is a beautiful tablescape! I love the slight ruffle on the edges of the green dinner plates. The turkey plates look great and all the colors work together so wonderfully.

Shannon@FoxHollowCottage said...

Good thing I checked in... I missed this post somehow? Love those chocolate bows and the little turkey plates are SO cute. Love em'. I think I might need to get me some of those. lol

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Gina, you are the master @ tablescapes. I love the texture and colors on this one! I love matelasse tablecloth, too. I love anything matelasse!!!

I hope you are having a relaxing weekend! :D

xoxoxoxo,
Ricki Jill

Martha said...

Wow. That table is floating my boat, sister. And tablescapes don't normally do that for me, so you KNOW it's good :)

debbie--http://refreshrestyle.com/ said...

I love your table, those dishes are awesome! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Debbie

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Gina,
I love your Thanksgiving tablescape. I wish I had known Target had bronze chargers or I wouldn't have tried to spray paint some gold ones! I love how you mixed your flatware and tied it together with a bow. It's precious how your children still love for you to put out their favorite holiday books.

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