Cottage Farmhouse Thanksgiving Turkey Tablescape
If you’ve been following me for any amount of time, you’ll know I don’t have a particular set-in-stone style. I buy what I like, and I smoosh. A little classic, and a little cottage… a bit of farmhouse, and some vintage junque for good measure. My decorating philosophy is to do what you like, that way your home will always be in style. Yours!
Welcome to my Cottage Farmhouse Thanksgiving Turkey Tablescape. Whew, that’s a lot for my poor little farm table to try to hold… but I left out “with vintage sugar mold and cotton stems” so I’m getting better. I’m such a talker, and that spills over into trying to decide on titles for my posts. I pretty much want to use all the words. All the time!
I’m having such fun pretending I know how to tablescape!! It’s all about enjoying the process, and I’m doing just that. Please don’t be afraid to try something you aren’t a pro at. We all have to start somewhere, and I can tell you, I feel like the more I practice and share with you, the (little bit) better I get.
Is it fancy? No.
Is it perfect? No.
Does it mater… not one little bit.
So promise me if you like this, you’ll give it a shot yourself!!
Our farm table is just the right kind of casual for us, and I have grown to love setting it. Even if we do eat in the family room 90% of the time now that it’s just Jim & I.
Some meals call for a properly set table though… like Thanksgiving! For our Thanksgiving table, I went with a cottage-farmhouse vibe.
My colors are a little more muted than my last Fall table [here], and I mixed in a hint of blue, to play up our Aqua Door [details here].
I selected these new Turkey plates (I found them at HomeGoods) because they had pretty chocolate browns, soft berry shades and a tinge of blue in them. I thought they would be versatile for seasons to come. And the little clusters of acorns are so charming!
They are a bit more, but if you are in love… you can also find my turkey plates online [here].
Buying your “decorator” plates in the salad size is a great way to spend less, and… it’s the plate that goes on top, that you actually see. That is a double win in my book!! I’ve got full sets of both white & ivory dishes, so it’s easy to mix in the little cuties without buying full sets.
I decided to use very simple water & wine glasses. I wanted the place settings, and the centerpiece, to be the focal point of the table.
I know we use “love” about things so often, that it tends to lose it’s oomph in these circumstances.
So I’ll say I’m smitten instead. The vintage sugar mold feels like something I would have run across when visiting down in the South, and wouldn’t be able to get home one the plane. I picked this up at a little shop called Rescued Living, over 21st Street in Springfield, Oregon. I was pretty tickled to find it! Super cute shop too, right across from The Vintage Industry.
Where I picked up the cotton garland and a few cotton stems. We had run up to Eugene on a beautiful sunny day… the perfect kind for a drive. I got to hit a few of my favorite spots to shop. It was a much needed little break, and it was a very relaxing day.
Oh I almost forgot! I retired the white curtains I had up for Summertime and added these new ones with the baroque pattern. The color is kind of a putty shade, super versatile. And on a separate note, I think I need to change that drapery hardware… the black is not making me happy to look at.
I kept the mantel really simple this go around.
After-all… it’s almost Christmas.
Wishing you all a lovely Autumn, and a very happy & blessed Thanksgiving holiday.
Thank you to HomeGoods for being such a great supporter. I love partnering with a company I’ve shopped with for so, so many years! Long before I ever knew what blogging was, or it even existed!
SHOPPING SOURCES (where I got it):
Please note: Much of my décor is collected over time, and I didn’t just purchase everything all at once – I collect a lot of neutrals and staple items to build my homes decorating wardrobe. It takes time. Some links below may be affiliate, full disclosure.
Turkey Plates, Linen Napkins, Natural Mini Pumpkins, Blue Covered Pumpkin Dish, Blue Bowl, Glass Covered Dome & Wood Dish, Squirrel, Baskets, White Candles, Draperies – HomeGoods
Pumpkin Butter Dish – [sold out, similar here]
My Metal X-Back Chairs – [set of two, here]
Natural Woven Runner – Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart
Farm Table – Local, via Tru Furniture
Console Table – DIY
Brass Wall Sconce Lights – [similar here] I ordered these for my mama, very nice!
Multi Use Cart/Kitchen Island – no longer available, but they have some really cute & affordable options [here].
My MUCH loved Hand Lettered Art Sign – Lolly Letters [here]
Blanket Rack, Mirror, Paper Cutter & Crocks – Vintage
Thanks so much for stopping by today!! xo Shannon