Tuesday, October 7, 2014

A Thanksgiving Table Setting & Vintage Bliss Tuesdays Linky Party #4


Our Canadian Thanksgiving is coming up this weekend. I'm not hosting, but I thought I would play around with table settings to get us all in a Thanksgiving mood on this Vintage Bliss Tuesday. I challenged myself to set the table using only items that I already had lying around the house. I even clipped a few yellow flowers from the last holdouts in my outdoor flower boxes.


I took a look in my china cupboard at my inherited/vintage/thrifted pieces and decided on a gold and pink colour scheme. I love to mix and match various pieces and styles of vintage china so that even the odds and ends that aren't part of a set get some loving use. I also added some brass candlestick holders that my mom gave me. And the little pumpkin that I painted gold at my daughter's birthday party.


I selected forks and spoons from the box of silver-plated cutlery my mom gave me. I tied them together with a bit of pink ribbon from our craft area. The fresh, new linen napkins are from my mother-in-law. I'm happy with the overall effect - I think it's vintage with a modern sensibility. In fact, my little table setting kind of makes me want to host Thanksgiving. I guess there's always Christmas?

How do you set your Thanksgiving table?



Linking up with:

Sir Thrift A Lot
Thrifter Share
Make It Monday
A Living Space
Thrifty Things Friday

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19 comments:

  1. Hi Joann, so happy I found your blog. Thank you for hosting Vintage Bliss, love joining in.
    Joy

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    1. Aw, thanks so much Joy! I so appreciate you joining in! Jo

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  2. Your tablescapes are beautiful. Have a great Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thank you! We are having two Thanksgiving dinners, so I am going to be doing some eating...that's for sure. ;)

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  3. That's a gorgeous setting! I think I may have those same rose plates-- note I say "think" which indicates how out of control my collection is, I've lost track of what I have... yet again a week has flown without me linking up! I stored everything away before laying it all out to take photos but we're moving some furniture around this week so I hope to have a super post up next week! I didn't comment on your daughter's birthday party post in case it gained me an entry to the giveaway (I'm in Australia, obviously!) so I'll comment here instead! What a fun party and I loved that the girls ate fruit (I've been calling it token fruit when we have parties and I was stunned when most of it was eaten last time!) My daughter received a Monster High doll for Christmas last year and I had no idea there was so many other things that tie in with it! A very happy birthday from my daughter (and me!) to yours :D

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    1. I understand you completely. I forget I have stuff all the time! Join the party whenever you get a chance. I'd love to have you. :)

      You are so right, it's "token fruit," although I have seen you make very nice, healthy party food. We usually just get pizza! Thanks so much for the birthday wishes! Jo

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  4. I adore that setting-- so so pretty!! Unfortunately I don't have any goodies to link up this week :( I need to go around the house and take pics to prepare for Tuesdays in the future!!!

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    1. Thank you Taby! Yes, it would be great to see more of your vintage goodies in the future! :) Jo

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  5. Adorable! Love the golden Pumpkin ,all looks so elegant and wonderful :)
    xoxo

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  6. Your china is gorgeous and I love all of the candles and pumpkins. Happy Thanksgiving! Hugs, Diane

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    1. Thanks Diane! I appreciate that. :) Jo

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  7. With a table setting that pretty you should host! Thanks for sharing at the Make it Monday Party! Hope to see you again next week.

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    1. Aw, thanks. You are sweet. The plus side is I don't have to cook...

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  8. Such a beautiful table!! Love love those beautiful dishes!! :) Wishing you a lovely week! xo Holly

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    1. Thanks so much Holly! Have a fabulous week too!

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  9. I was like Thanksgiving?? sheesh it's not even Halloween yet and then I realized uh duh it's CANADIAN Thanksgiving!

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    1. Well then, you must not like seeing Christmas stuff in stores, huh Laura? I don't. ;)

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  10. Such a beautiful table setting. Thanks for sharing @ TTF.

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