Thanksgiving Pumpkins

Table Inspiration

We've gathered a collection of pieces based on popular styles.  Find inspiration by looking through the products and ideas for a particular theme, or mix and match to create an eclectic setting.  

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Farmhouse
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Love these farmhouse napkins from Etsy that you can buy in bulk. They have thousands of 5 star reviews!  

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What about adorning the plate with a Thanksgiving sentiment?

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How about mini pumpkins as name cards? Order these on Etsy, or make your own!

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Such pretty chargers - rustic with an elegant touch.

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Nothing says farmhouse like a grain sack table runner.

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Can't go wrong with classic white plates.

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We love our Laguiole flatware!

Organic
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Pick up some acorns from the back yard or a walk in the woods, or order these off Etsy.

We just love to decorate with moss balls - I scatter them on the table and set them in antique silver trophies and urns.

A dough bowl is great foundation for a centerpiece - fill it with acorns, moss balls, mini Indian corn - and/or produce like artichokes, baby eggplant and little pumpkins.

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These wooden cutouts can be used as chargers or they would also be great on the buffet.

Like the idea of using the fairy lights with these tree trunk chargers to lighten them up.

Just ordered these myself!  Love the texture and it's a bonus that they come with a storage case.

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We string these bittersweet vine on the chandelier above my table - just love the look! 

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Nothing says "Thanksgiving" quite like Cornucopia.  We have had three like these for 20 years and fill them with baby pumpkins, bittersweet vine, Indian corn and more!

Elegant
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We have a collection of mercury pumpkins - they are so pretty in candlelight.  These, from Amazon are lit from within and are on timers.

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Not just for Christmas!

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These silver chargers are so elegant under the turkey plates next door.

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Just love these heirloom worthy plates - isn't the boarder pretty?

Disposable

If you just can't get your head around dealing with dirty dishes, here are some ideas that will help you host an effortless and elegant Thanksgiving using some disposable tableware (well, maybe not effortless exactly).

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These are actually sturdy and plastic!

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Pretty paper placemats!

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These are paper placemats!

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Can you believe these are plastic?

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Love this paper table runner!

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Elegant paper napkins that feel like cloth

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These are made from bamboo...

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These come in a variety of colors and look like cloth

One of a kind, vintage finds

Why not incorporate some vintage finds?  Copper, yellow ware, and vintage goblets will make a stunning and unforgettable setting.  Here are some of our favorite finds... but you better hurry, they are one of a kind!

Antique boxes
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How pretty would these vintage boxes be as a centerpiece on the table or buffet filled with gourds, succulents, pinecones and bittersweet vine?

Vintage trophies
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We collect old trophies.  I love to think about who won the trophy and how much it meant to him or her.  I figure they must carry very good vibes.  They are pretty holding moss balls, pine cones, a single rose or an artichoke.  The sky is the limit!

Mix & match vintage goblets
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I just love mixing and matching water goblets on the table.  Keeping them in one color will provide a cohesive table - and I find  amber glassware to be particularly festive at Thanksgiving.  Mixing and matching colors, like in the first photo, establishes more of a funky kind of a feel.  A few of the shop owners on ETSY curate collections.  

Vintage Thanksgiving Trinkets
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Vintage Turkey Platters

If one has not been handed down to you from previous generations, why not treat yourself, with plans to hand it down to the next generation?  If you only own one Thanksgiving themed item, consider a vintage turkey platter!

 
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Vintage yellow ware and pottery

I love yellow ware any time of year - but I think it is particularly fabulous on the Thanksgiving buffet - I love it mixed in with some copper.

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Vintage copper cookware

Not only is copper great for cooking, I think it is so pretty and can go directly from the stove to the buffet.  

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