thanksgiving tablescape 2015

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I’m so happy I have my tablescape for this year finalized!
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I started with a crisp linen white table cloth & then topped it with the grain sack motif runner I got last year.
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I anchored the center piece with dried hydrangeas in my cast iron window box planter.
Then I added the pheasant feathers to give it dimension & texture.
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The centerpiece is flanked on each side with my parent’s silver candelabras and a pedestal plate w/ my faux white pumpkins.
You can see how I made these pumpkins from the Dollar Tree here.
You can see my exercise with pedestal plates & pumpkins for a tablescape here.
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For the place settings I started with my copper chargers.
You can read about my copper journey here.
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And of course my Johnson Bros. plates that always grace our Thanksgiving table.
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Not sure if I’ve shared the pattern here before.  I love them and I also have the ginormous platter that’s perfect for the turkey.
I inherited this set from my parents as well {they entertained A LOT}.
I just wish they were still here to share all this with me but we will remember them on this day of thanks.
I’m very proud of my ancestry and love the legacy we are creating.
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The place setting also includes my parent’s water goblets & sterling silver flatware.
Mr. M got me the monogrammed, white linen napkins years ago from William-Sonoma.
The wine crystal glasses are from our wedding registry.
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I created the place cards by printing vintage postcards with everyone’s name on them.
They are placed at everyone place setting with vintage floral frogs.
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I stamped the back so we can all write what we are thankful for.
I’ve done this the last couple of years & I love to read what we wrote year to year.
You can see what I did for 2014 & 2013.
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 Now that my tablescape is done, I can focus on the menu and other details around the house.
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Are you ready for turkey day?
Happy Entertaining!
sharing @:
feathered nest friday @ french country cottage
morning cup of joe @ the cottage market
simple & sweet friday @ rooted in thyme
shabbilicious friday @ the shabby art boutique
friday’s five features @ diy vintage chic
saturday sparks @ pieced pastimes
bouquet of talent @ life on lakeshore drive
sundays at home @ love of home
the scoop @ stonegable
amaze me monday @ dwellings-the heart of your home
show & share @ coastal charm
motivate me monday @ keeping it simple
something to talk about @ karen’s up on the hill
inspire me monday @ my uncommon slice of suburbia
metamorphis monday @ between naps on the porch
inspire me tuesday @ a stroll thru life
tweak it tuesday @ cozy little house
vip @ knick of time
fall into fall @ diy by design
friday feature @ oh my heartsie girl
wow @ savvy southern style
vintage charm party @ charm bracelet diva
treasure hunt thursday @ from my front porch to yours
home & garden @ a delightsome life
syc @ have a daily cup of mrs. olson
home sweet home @ the charm of home
share it one more time @ lilacs & longhorns



  1. Beautiful table setting, I do hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    Thank you for stopping by to share on Friday Features this week!
    Have a wonderful weekend!!

  2. Such a lovely table!

  3. Betsy says:

    Your Thanksgiving table is gorgeous, MaryJo. I love the place setting cards you put inside the flower frogs; very clever of you. Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

  4. Sherry says:

    I love your turkey plates they are fabulous!! The place cards are great too. Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

  5. thanks karren! i hope you had a great thanksgiving as well. xo- maryjo

  6. thank you. xo- mj

  7. thanks for stopping by & leaving a sweet comment betsy. xo- mj

  8. thanks sherry. i really love the turkey plates mostly because they remind me of my parents and it’s fun to bring them out this time of year. xo- mj

  9. Jann Olson says:

    Beautiful Mary Jo! I love your Johnson Bros. dishes! Also love the printed postcards! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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