Setting my Thanksgiving Table

 

I had a few minutes this morning before the rest of the house woke up. (Turning off all of the alarm clocks for Thanksgiving break is such a decadent feeling.) I decided to play around with some Thanksgiving plates to get a couple of different looks.

 

On Thanksgiving Day I’ll use my table runner (from World Market) and some chargers. I haven’t decided yet, but I might not use a table cloth this year. But for the photo’s sake and just having fun, I used this plaid blanket I have. Our blankets are usually on this antique ladder, and we just grab one for watching TV or standing in front of the coffee pot waiting for it to brew. 🙂

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The pillow and the blanket on the top are from TJ Maxx/Homegoods. The bottom two blankets are vintage Pendleton blankets.

First I used my Johnson Brothers His Majesty plates for this look:

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And my chargers are from where else? Homegoods!

Next I used my Johnson Brothers Hearts and Flowers plates for this look:

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I know these aren’t traditional Thanksgiving plates, but the couple on them has always reminded me of Pilgrims.

I love how navy blue looks with gold. It’s one of my favorite color combos. I didn’t have time to get these napkins monogrammed, but I think they’ll look great with a traditional script “S” on them.

 

Lastly, just to show how much one detail can change the whole look, here are the same plates as above, but with a gold napkin instead of navy:

 

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I like it better with the navy, but either would be fine!

Note: These are my personal plates, but I collected quite too much of the Johnson Brothers Hearts and Flowers collection over the years. 

Remember to use what you like. Maybe what you like is not washing dishes – so use Chinet! It’s about the food, the conversation, and the memories, anyway. This just happens to be something I enjoy doing. Any time we’ve spent Thanksgiving with family and friends, I am just happy to be there. Don’t worry about everything being perfect for your guests.

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