Things are starting to get festive around here! I’ve been resisting getting out the Christmas decorations so far, but last week I set up our Thanksgiving table decorations to photograph it before the Holidays, and also so we could enjoy it a little bit longer.
Thanksgiving seems to be a nearly forgotten holiday lately, since we all are in such a hurry to get from Halloween to Christmas. And, if we’re being honest, Thanksgiving isn’t exactly my personal favorite holiday. This fall, however, I’ve had a sort of “settled” feeling with work, our house and things going on around us, and that has made me want to get more into every holiday to make it the best it can be for our family!
Our Traditional Thanksgiving Table Decorations
My mom actually gave me the majority of the items I’m using in our Thanksgiving table decorations. She had purchased them for their house in Northern Michigan but they aren’t spending holidays there, so she asked if we wanted it. Fortunately, that house and our house have the same color scheme so I pretty enthusiastically said yes!
Nearly everything on the table is from Pier 1 and I have had such good luck there with holiday decor for Halloween, Fall, Thanksgiving and Christmas over the last few years – I’m actually heading back there this week for some Christmas decor! I find that their holiday decor and tabletop items are usually very affordable, and always really on trend and fun! And I love that our Thanksgiving tabletop is a bit non-traditional in color but brings in more traditional fall elements like the pumpkins on the dinnerware.
My philosophy isn’t to necessarily buy ALL new for any certain holiday, but to mix and match what you have with a few “themed” things to make it festive. The everyday white plates and our everyday flatware are an easy fit with the themed plates. I also pulled candle holders from other areas of the house to add to the table. The crystal ones were a wedding gift and the gold ones are a killer Target find that I used for Halloween, as well. I also bought these amber wine glasses as a new addition to the table this year and plan to use them for the entire month of November. They’re a great weight and are just super nice glasses – and they’re such a good price.
If you saw my Halloween decor, you saw that my aunt is a florist and I had her do brand new wreaths for our front door and mud room. I also had her do these beautiful flowers for our Thanksgiving tabletop. They’re in pretty pumpkin vases that she had at the shop, and she did a lovely job integrating some of my favorite flowers (calla lilies!) with greens and blues to perfect coordinate with the table.
I don’t set a “kids table” for Thanksgiving, and the boys usually just eat with us and I let them use what we use (except they get different non-glass cups, of course!). I do have some of the cute kids Thanksgivng tabletop items from Pottery Barn Kids and I’ll use them for breakfasts during November and especially the weekend of Thanksgiving.
Shop our Thanksgiving Table Decorations:
Crate & Barrel Tablecloth // Pier 1 Pumpkin Dinnerware // Pier 1 Blue Chargers // Pier 1 White Plates // Pier 1 Napkins // Pier 1 Amber Wine Glasses // Similar Flatware // Pumpkin Centerpiece Option // Gold Candlesticks // Crystal Candlesticks // Similar Taper Candles
Flowers & Pumpkin Vases from Grohman’s Flowers