Table to Turkey: Everything you need to host a beautiful Thanksgiving
We all know where to find Christmas decorations – even in August you can walk through Costco and find a large selection of Christmas fare. And more and more an abundance of Halloween decorations are readily available. But it’s a little bit tougher to find Thanksgiving or general autumn decor. So I suggested to the other UsedEverywhere bloggers that I was going to try and “shop” for a perfectly decorated Thanksgiving dinner on UsedRegina. We joked that we could find everything from the dining table to the turkey. Except maybe the turkey. Or could I find a turkey? Hmmm…
Inspired by the picture above I started with the dishes. I love the toile look of these brown dishes:
Brown transferware is just so rustic, pastoral, and Thanksgiving-y, don’t you think?
And to balance out the highly detailed look of the brown dishes I’d mix it in with some solid white dishes too:
And like the inspiration picture I found some pretty crystal stemware:
(My parents used to let us use stemmed glasses for special meals like Thanksgiving dinner when we were kids, and I loved that tradition!)
Now what to put all these beautiful dishes on? Some great dining room furniture, of course. I love this big, curvy set!
And some extra chairs are probably in order with all of the houseguests.
I’d pick up this pretty set and paint all of the chairs from both sets in a dark espresso brown or black and recover the seats in a pretty fabric.
I think I’d leave the hutch off of the sideboard, mount a pretty mirror above it, and layer in an autumnal wreath.
This mirror would be perfect:
I love the look of a gold-framed mirror! And just like this picture I’d include some pretty brass candlesticks on the buffet:
And perhaps some stacked firewood too, just like in the picture above:
Another easy way to make a big decor impact is to display a large branch full of fall foliage, like in the pictures below
To do this I’d pick up some pretty old vases and bottles to place the branches in:
And an easy way to make your home look cozy and seasonal is to display beautiful quilts or wool blankets.
And no blanket is quite as iconic or chic these days as the Hudson Bay blanket!
So I’d definitely pick up this 4-stripe beauty!
And I’ve always loved this idea of votive candles floating in apples in a tub,
And this tub would be perfect for this such a display outside the front door!
For an easy but pretty table centrepiece (or mantel decor) I could collect some leaves, wrap them around candles, and place them in some cylindrical vases, like the picture here:
Here are the vases:
And some leaves, in case you can’t gather your own:
The leaf garland is also being sold with a number of tall tea light lanterns, which I could swap out for the vases, too.
And sure enough I sought, and I found. I can buy a turkey on UsedRegina! (This is Saskatchewan afterall.)
So, there you have it. A beautiful Thanksgiving from table to turkey!