I loved creating this tablescape in my new Thanksgiving colors. I made the table runner and used a vintage flea market bowl for my holiday centerpiece.
This has been a fun week gathering and creating everything for my Thanksgiving table. I love these new Thanksgiving colors and I am so excited that I have everything planned out for the big Turkey day!
Thanksgiving Colors Redefined
I am absolutely in love with how this Thanksgiving tablescape turned out. I think the key to why I love it so much is that it is very much a Thanksgiving tablescape, but with Thanksgiving colors redefined.
I mixed and matched my plates starting with my favorite brown Spode Delamere plates. What I love about these plates is that while they are brown, which is one of the traditional Thanksgiving colors, they are still primarily white and very floral. They are a nod to Thanksgiving colors, but not an over the top, turkey in the middle of your plate kind of pattern. Subtle, maybe that is the word I am looking for.
I found these vintage plates not long ago at the rose bowl Flea Market and fell in love with them. I love the floral pattern, again, it is subtle, not a frilly floral and the plates looked beautiful on top of the Spode Delamere plates. I love the rope detail around the edge of the plates. The pattern is by Johnson Brothers Windsor Ware and is called Garden Bouquet. I think the purples in the plate are what make it blend so well with the browns in the Spode Delamere plate. I did find the Garden Bouquet plates on Amazon. Mine are 9″ these are almost 10″ so I think they are the same). They are used and sold by a seller through Amazon. Maybe you can beat me and buy them first. Ready, set, go!
The combination of the plates set the tone for a Thanksgiving tablescape that is just a little bit different but has the feel of Thanksgiving colors. Perhaps what I have created is updated, redefined Thanksgiving colors. Whatever it is, I absolutely love it.
Thanksgiving Table Runner
I shared the Thanksgiving table runner with you that I made using the Iron Orchid Designs stamps. I was able to customize the colors that I painted inside of the stamped leaves on the table runner to coordinate with the plates. Thanksgiving colors are the basis for my Thanksgiving table, but I took some artistic license and added some pinks and purples to reflect the colors in the plates and flowers.
Vintage Flea Market Bowl Centerpiece
One of my favorite things to do is to use things for their unintended purpose. I found a wonderful white ironstone bowl at a vintage flea market and decided to use it for the holiday centerpiece. I lined the bowl with plastic wrap and then added floral foam that I had soaked in water.
I used grocery store flowers to create this holiday centerpiece and I think it’s pretty amazing. It’s pretty incredible to take a regular serving bowl and grocery store flowers and be able to create something so beautiful!
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I also mixed and matched chargers. I made two fall leaf chargers with Iron Orchid Designs moulds with a leaf motif, but didn’t have enough time to make four more, so instead, I added four gold and off-white chargers that I already had. If you don’t have enough of something to set an entire table, just mix and match!
Once I got the Thanksgiving table runner, chargers, plates, and holiday centerpiece on the table, I tried a number of different water glasses and wine glasses until I settled on my beloved cranberry glass. Cranberry has got to be a Thanksgiving color, right? How can it not be? There will be cranberries on the table as well as cranberry glass! Cranberries all around.
I know these colors are different but aren’t they just wonderful?
I have been collecting cranberry glass for years. I just love how the light reflects the light in these glasses.
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