A Thanksgiving Table 2016

Hello my friends!  Today I’m joining a wonderful group of blog friends who are getting a start on celebrating Thanksgiving, with Thoughts of Home Thanksgiving Vignettes.  I love Thanksgiving and so enjoy being with my family during this time of the year.  It’s a time to reflect, to give thanks for all that we have in our lives, and to think about family members who might be missing this year.  We have that in our family, one of my Aunts passed away earlier this year and she will be dearly missed at Thanksgiving this year.  We can’t take the year for granted and it’s a nice time to stop and really contemplate all of our blessings for they are many!

In case you need some table inspiration, I put together a fun tablescape in my own dining room.  Even though we don’t celebrate the holiday at my house, it’s fun to set a pretty table and let this room shine with the season.


I’m still in love with my new dining room chairs and you can read about those here.


I used plates I’ve had for a long time, these pretty bird plates always remind me of Fall and the Holidays with their jewel tones.  Adding a faux pear is a nice accent to the plates.


This centerpiece is in partnership with Tree Classics this year and I wrote about my table on their blog.  This is actually a Christmas centerpiece, but I showed how you can make things work for different seasons just by changing it around.  Red is part of the Autumn season as well as Christmas. Adding white baby pumpkins elevated on the candle stands made a pretty and festive centerpiece.


A simple and easy place setting using dark wood bamboo chargers and these festive plates just welcome in the Holiday. I brought out my brown and white transferware bowls to add to the mix and love how they look on the table.


What sort of plans do you have for Thanksgiving this year?


Elevating a pretty vase on a cake plate is a great wow factor too.  I love this hammered gold vase and going in my backyard to cut turning branches is one of the most fun ways to welcome Fall and Thanksgiving.


I let a few red leaves fall to the sideboard.


And added this cute little Fall oil painting that I picked up in Round Top on a thrifted bamboo easel. It’s so special and adorable with the perfect Fall scene.


Layering my burlap wreath on top of a Winterberry red wreath brings in a lot of color and I love these 2 together.  I added a red and green ribbon to it for extra punch.  The red berries, ribbon, and red leaves all just flow together and I love the sideboard all decked out.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I wish you all a wonderfully warm and festive Thanksgiving.


I hope you’ll visit the other ladies in the tour today and get inspired for Thanksgiving!

Monday – November 7th

Decor To Adore | Southern Hospitality | Chateau Chic | Shabby Fufu | Rustic Refined

Tuesday – November 8th

Poofing The Pillows | Cedar Hill Farmhouse | Love of Home |  My Kentucky Living | Sharon Joyce Interiors

Wednesday – November 9th

At Home With Jemma | Remodelando la Casa | Rattlebridge Farm |  Patina and Paint | Sew A Fine Seam

Thursday – November 10th

Everyone is invited to join the Thoughts of Home on Thursday Thanksgiving Edition Linky Party.

Friday – November 11th

White Spray Paint | A Stroll Thru Life | Simple Nature Decor | The Painted Apron | Ramblings of a Southern Girl | Life and Linda

Make yourself at home.

- Rhoda


  1. Rhoda this is so pretty! The way you layered the touch of red in the wreath with the other colors is really beautiful. The jewel tones of the tablesetting are gorgeous. I love that this goes from Thanksgiving to Christmas so easily. And yes, those bird plates are keepers!

    So happy that you joined us this week. 😉

  2. Beautiful setting taking advantage of things you already have!! I love the tablecloth and thought it was the perfect base for your table setting. I can’t wait to see what you put ON the plates and know it will be one delicious meal!

  3. Your dining room truly does shine, Rhoda. It’s gorgeous…from the beautiful place settings to the lovely centerpiece and to the sideboard all decked out with the pretty colors of the season. So elegant!
    Mary Alice

  4. Rhoda, what a lovely table for Thanksgiving…love the wreath and yes , the chairs are perfect! Happy Monday!

  5. Very pretty Rhoda, the red was an unexpected yet wonderful surprise, what a great way to transition into the winter holidays- Your plates could also be perfect for Christmas as well as Thanksgiving, so lovely! We don’t host Thanksgiving either, but I always set the table and we have our own pre or post Thanksgiving meal. Love the natural elements from your yard-

  6. donna zoltanski says

    Very pretty and festive! I could sit comfy in that chair I’m quite sure!

  7. I am loving your table Roda, such vibrant color and your hammered vase is just stunning! Metals are so hot but to me they are always timeless in decor. You created such an inviting table, what time do we eat? lol

    Sending you my sincerest condolences on the loss of your dear Aunt, my Mom used to be the one who made Thanksgiving for everyone and every year my cousins always try and remember her to some degree because of that. Her countertops and almost every table in the house were always filled with cakes, candies and goodies for the holidays, so I completely understand what you mean.

  8. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says

    I love how you’ve mixed in the red with your pretty fall tablesetting. Beautifully done.

  9. So lovely, Rhoda. If you have time, I have a question for you or for other readers. Do you usually set the table fully as a routine part of your decor? I ask because I usually just do the center of the table and don’t set out plates etc. as part of the daily/seasonal decor. At Christmas I put the place settings out a few days early, just to get a head start on the day. Having the table fully “dressed” intrigues me. Thanks.

    • HI, Jan, no I don’t normally set out my dishes and leave them, just when I’m doing a table like this for the blog. I do have a centerpiece that I change out and most always have something in the middle of the table. I have seen some women who do leave all their place settings out just because they like to look at it.

  10. Rhoda your dining room is simply spectacular! I adore the centerpiece and the bird plates are indeed a sweet tweet. The oil painting on your sideboard is a true treasure. Thank you SO very much for joining our gathering this week.

  11. Beautiful table and so nice to see Thanksgiving decor now. We host Thanksgiving so I am not mentally ready to even look at Christmas yet!

  12. Rhoda it’s lovely! Elegant!

    • The whole room is both cosy and inviting. Love the new chairs, dining table chairs are often uncomfortable, but these look just the opposite. What type of tree does the fall foliage come from? The leaves are dropping fast here in the U.K., but we’ve had some great autumn colour.

    • HI, Bente, thank you! I don’t know what type of tree that is, whatever is in my backyard that had some colors.

  13. Rhoda-
    Thank you for joining us this week at our Thoughts of Home tour.
    I love the touches of red and I agree about the bird plates-
    I have them, and I love them too!
    Your home is lovely and ready for Thanksgiving.

  14. Hi, Rhoda! Your table and buffet are just stunning! I love the bird plates and the bamboo easel, which is incredibly charming. It’s too bad you won’t be hosting Thanksgiving, because your home certainly looks ready for entertaining!

  15. That wreath is stunning Rhoda, such a beautiful dining room!! Happy Thanksgiving!

  16. Really love the new dining chairs Rhoda and such a cozy, elegant room!

  17. Rhoda, so sorry to hear about your aunt. I’ve enjoyed following your family on your blog & remember one of your aunts cooking with your mom, I believe. Your family is just what everyone deserves and few experience. Not necessarily perfect, but loving and supportive of each other. Lovely dining room! Do you have information on the light hanging above the table? It is really a nice look!

  18. Rhoda your table is just gorgeous! I love the use of red – it could slide right on into Christmas if need be! My out-of-state family is coming in for Thanksgiving this year so we will be having christmas then too. So I’m mixing the two a bit this year!

  19. So pretty! We don’t host Thanksgiving either, but that doesn’t stop me from making a pretty table either. Love your use of jewel tones and the pears.

  20. I love your blog and I’ve been a fan since you lived in Birmingham
    However the ads that pop up for the past two years are annoying and of late more prevalent I don’t want to stop reading what you’re doing but with the ads it’s not enjoyable Please get them removed

    • Hi, Leila, I’m not supposed to have ads that pop up. I’ll tell my ad guy to check it out again, so sorry. I hate them too! Are you reading on a mobile phone, laptop or iPad?

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