Kristin Lenz sets a beautiful Thanksgiving table, with layers of vintage and new pieces to welcome family to her lakeside, log cabin home in The Northwoods of Wisconsin.
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Setting a table to welcome family home for the holidays is such a fun tradition. When I was a little girl that was where you would find me, not in the kitchen helping with the cooking, but out decorating the table.
I’m so glad you have come to visit! I’m joining 24 fellow bloggers to share our Thanksgiving tablescapes. Thanks so much to Chloe of Celebrate and Decorate for organizing all the inspiration. You can find a full list of links for the tour at the bottom of this post so you won’t miss any of the beautiful table ideas.
I always start by thinking about what dishes I want to use. I have several sets of vintage dishes that work well in the Fall. I always like to mix and match too. This year I used salad plates with wheat on them that I found at the flea market. It’s a popular pattern, the Homer Laughlin Golden Wheat.
The wheat dishes were produced from 1949-1966 and added to the Duz Detergent as an incentive. Homer Laughlin is most famous for their Fiesta line of china.
I layered the Golden Wheat on top of Green dishes I found this year at Hobby Lobby. I loved the color and pattern around the edge and knew they would be fun to layer with so many of my other dishes. I also used woven placemats from Hobby Lobby underneath.
Then I decide the tablecloth. Last year’s was a vintage find. This year I used two plaid ones from Hobby Lobby. I layered the two together so they would be long enough for my table.
Next, comes my accessories- the napkins, silverware and goblets.
And finally, I decide the centerpiece. I had been thinking about how so many people decorate early for Christmas. We like to enjoy the traditions and specialness of Thanksgiving so don’t do full Christmas until the weekend after, but I had been thinking about a way to merge the two a bit. The gold trees are from Hobby Lobby.
As I often take my cues from the forest surrounding our home. I was inspired by the birch trees this year. With all the Fall leaves already down in our area in November, the white and brown birch trunks pop against the rest of the brown woods. So I decided to use my birch chunks down the middle of the table.
Last year I used these plates. I found them in a local antique shop. The colors and fruit on them make them perfect for the Fall table.
With this table from last year I didn’t use a tablecloth, I used placemats and a fringed black and tan throw as a table runner.
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