A Traditional Thanksgiving Table

Happy first day of November, sweet friends! Can you believe that Thanksgiving is only 23 days away? Where has the time gone? Not to worry though… this week, you are sure to find lots of wonderful inspiration for your Thanksgiving tables. The sweet and talented Chloe at Celebrate and Decorate is hosting a Thanksgiving Tablescape Blog Hop. At the end of this post, you will find a schedule of the participating bloggers. I know you will find some great ideas for your holiday tables.

This year I chose to create a traditional table. Thanksgiving is a very special time for me. It is when I gather with family and reflect on my many blessings. I have so much to be thankful for, and I am so grateful.

I chose to use a classic ivory lace tablecloth for my traditional table.


The centerpiece was simple to create. I purchased some flowers at my local grocery store and arranged them in a champagne bucket placed on a silver tray with pumpkins and gourds scattered about. I love that they add a pop of color to the tablescape.


Johnson Brothers Friendly Village was the china I chose for the placesettings. At my home, it is used often for both fall and winter gatherings.  Each setting was anchored by a scalloped gold charger plate and gold lace placemats. Mikasa Golden Tiara Crystal and Onieda Michelangelo Flatware finish each setting.

For a finishing touch, pumpkins were placed on top of each placesetting.





I am so happy that you stopped by to visit my Thanksgiving table. Be sure to check out the other blogger’s tables. I am sure you will find lots of wonderful inspiration for your holiday gatherings. Have a happy and blessed day, dear friends.


Red Cottage Chronicles

 Home is Where the Boat Is

Celebrate & Decorate 

Everyday Living


  My Kentucky Living

  Savvy Apron

 Rattlebridge Farm

 Living with Thanksgiving


Belle Blue Interiors

From My Carolina Home

Bluesky at Home

The Painted Apron

Corner of Plaid and Paisley

The Red Painted Cottage


A casa di Bianca

Dining Delight

Sweet Sensations

Our Crafty Mom


My French Twist

Hey Fitzy

B. Lovely Events

Me and My Captain

Life and Linda

Linking with:
Pieced Pastimes– Life on Lakeshore Drive – Coastal Charm – Dwellings

Savvy Southern Style – French Country Cottage – Stone Gable – Confessions of a Plate Addict

Worthing Court – Between Naps on the Porch – Cedar Hill Farmhouse – A Stroll Thru Life – The Charm of Home

Katherines Corner – Share Your Cup –  21 Rosemary Lane – Rattlebridge Farm –  Life and Linda

Rustic & Refined – Celebrate & Decorate – Peonies and Orange Blossoms – Reinvented Collection

Our Home Away from Home – Sweet Sensations – Imparting Grace


  1. Shannon what a beautiful and traditional Tablescape! I love that you chose a pretty lace tablecloth and Friendly Village is a classic pattern and happens to be one of my very favorites! Your floral arrangement in the champagne bucket adds wonderful pops of color! I know you will enjoy the holidays in your new home and being near your family! Just lovely sweet friend!

  2. Shannon,
    You have created the quintessential Thanksgiving table here, it is classic and elegant!
    Your colorful flowers in the formal champagne bucket looks wonderful amongst the gourds and pumpkins. From the lace tablecloth, to your china, flatware and chrytal, everything looks so beautiful, set for the most distinguished guests! A fabulous way to start off today’s Thanksgiving hop!

  3. Shannon, your dining room looks beautifully traditional and formal for Thanksgiving – a classic memory of how I most remember the holiday. I love the Johnson Bros Friendly village pattern, which brings the perfect homey feeling to an otherwise dressed up tablescape, making sure all the guests feel welcomed. Very pretty!

  4. Your lace tablecloth and scalloped chargers are just exquisite!! Lovely table. I have admired that Johnson Bros china for some time. Nice idea to use the pumpkins in the bowls for another pop of fall color.

  5. Beautiful Shannon! I feel that Thanksgiving should be set in a traditional manner, with all the finery! We are hosting fewer and fewer formal events, and I miss them so. Your tablecloth, china, and crystal are lovely and the gold chargers are elegant. The flowers add a wonderful warmth and pop of color! You are ready for a fine gathering!

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  7. What a lovely table setting! I also enjoyed browsing through your blog. There is something so charming in a formal and traditional tablescape like yours. So eloquent!

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  11. Very pretty Shannon. I love how you have taken a simple grocery store bouquet and made it really spectacular by arranging it in the ice bucket. The way you have layered delicate gold place mats over the pretty lace tablecloth is very subtle but looks perfect against the place settings. I can imagine your family will thoroughly enjoy a meal around this table!

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  13. You have created the perfect Thanksgiving table with the perfect colors of fall. I love the plates!

  14. Shannon, beautiful tablescape. I remember that Johnson Brothers dinnerware. It’s a classic that never goes out of style. As usual, you set a lovely table with your blue dishes and a beautiful floral centerpiece.

  15. Your traditional tablescape is so pretty. The lace tablecloth looks right at home on this table as does the champagne bucket with the flowers. Everything flows together and each element fits perfectly with the theme. Happy Thanksgiving and it’s been fun blog hopping with you again.

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  17. Shannon,

    I love all the unique traditional elements you incorporated into this tablescape. I especially like how you used the ice bucket for the lovely floral centerpiece. The lace tablecloth really created an elegant feeling. I am thankful to have you as part of my tablscape blogging tribe! Thank you for being part of another tablescape blog hop.

  18. Just beautiful Shannon! Your lace tablecloth provides a lovely foundation for your Thanksgiving table and I love seeing the overhead shots and photos of your beautifully appointed dining room. I have four Johnson Brothers Friendly Village dinner plates and they are among my favorites to use through the fall and winter months. Your champagne bucket floral centerpiece on your silver tray with pumpkins and gourds is beautiful. ♥

  19. Such an amazing tablescape Shannon, Friendly Village is one of my favourite patterns for fall season! Love your style, is elegant, warm and welcoming.

  20. Shannon, Your table is so pretty. I love the Johnson Brothers Friendly Village pattern. I immediately thought of the song, “Over the river and through the Woods” which has such nostalgia for me and I love the scalloped gold charger.The lacy gold placemats compliment the flowers and I do love fresh flowers.
    Your lace tablecloth anchors all your elements beautifully.

  21. Beautiful take on a traditional Thanksgiving tablescape! The first things to catch my eye were those fantastic pumpkins in the bowls – the colour and size of them are perfect and they add so much interest to your table. Secondly, I’m in love with those scalloped edged chargers – they lend a touch of elegance to the place settings along with the lovely china, gold placemats and pretty stemware. Your flatware is terrific as well. Would love to sit and dine at your wonderful table!

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  23. I really love traditional Thanksgiving tables. It should all be about family, home, and sharing! This is lovely, and I’ll bring the stuffing!

  24. I love your traditional table. It is perfect for the upcoming holiday!

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  26. I love traditional tablescapes, and I can see you put a lot into yours. I really like the addition of small cabbage heads to the floral centerpiece. That is a great way to turn an “ordinary” bouquet of flowers into something above and beyond! I really like the orange lumbar pillows on the chairs on the sides of the buffet. That extension of color from the table across the room really pulls everything together! And your decorative plate arrangement…l-o-v-e!!! I’m trying to get brave enough to do that in our dining room, but I’m not there just yet. I guess I’ve just not found “the” right plates for such a project as yet. Happy November!!

  27. So beautiful Shannon! Love that fresh centerpiece in the silver vase. The lace tablecloth is fabulous too. The plates coordinate so we’ll too! Gorgeous traditional Thanksgiving!!

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    Classic and beautiful, your table offers a warm welcome and a wonderful time. Love the story your dishes tell, especially at Thanksgiving. Your flowers are so pretty in the silver champagne bucket. I hadn’t stopped to count the days until the holiday, and you’re right— it’s almost here. Loved playing with you again!

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  33. Shannon, your table is gorgeous. Love the colors. The Friendly Village dishware is so charming. The fresh flowers in the silver vase add a nice touch to the table. Love the individual pumpkin. The lacy tablecloth really pops with this table. Your buffet look beautiful, all decorated. Truly a blessing to join you on this fun tablescape blog hop.

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  35. I love your lace tablecloth! With your beautiful plates and gorgeous arrangement, your table reminds me of a very traditional Thanksgiving table, one you might see in a magazine. I’m so happy to meet you through this blog hop.

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