Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Gather 'Round The Table Tablescapes Blog Hop

Hi, all. 
If you are visiting from My Thrift Store Addiction, welcome. Don't you love her green? 
I'm thrilled that you are here. I'm happy to be a part of the Gather 'Round The Table Tablescape's Blog Hop. Many thanks to Amber @ Follow the Yellow Brick Home for putting this group together. 
After you read this post, be sure to hop on over and see The Painted Hinge. There is a complete list of the other participants at the end of this post. 

We are hosting Thanksgiving this year so I'm thrilled to actually use some of our brown transferware dishes for the occasion. Bill bought me these plates for our anniversary a few years ago. 

I began the tablescape with our ticking stripe place mats.
I made these a couple of years ago out of $12.00 worth of ticking from Hobby Lobby.
I've used these so many times. It was well worth the time and effort to make these. 

White plastic chargers, also from Hobby Lobby, were layered on next. 

The dinner plates are Delamere by Spode.  

The turkey dessert plates coordinate nicely. They are Celebration by Spode. I found them at Tuesday Morning quite a few years ago.
The underglaze of the turkey plates is a little whiter than that of the Delamere but it doesn't bother me. 

My favorite stemware is June by Fostoria. It was my mother in law's. I love this lacy pattern.
The flatware is English Gadroon by Gorham. The set belonged to my mother. 

The stemware and the silver has to be handwashed. All the other dishes can go into the dishwasher. 
Having plates that can go into the dishwasher makes entertaining a little easier but it still looks formal. You might prefer glasses and flatware that are dishwasher safe so that there is no handwashing. 

I remembered that I had some white turkey napkin rings. 
I added these to the tablescape as well. I found these at the thrift store last year but didn't do anything with them. 

We've rounded up the pitchers, butter dishes, salt and pepper shakers and gravy boats. 
I recommend doing this ahead of time. That way you aren't digging in the cabinets while the company is waiting. Don't ask me how I know this. 

I put some coordinating vignettes together with turkeys and cornucopias. 

We got new dining chairs from World Market last spring. I just love them.

That is it for now. 


  1. Brown and white transferware pieces are my weakness, Katie! Your pattern is so beautiful. I love how you used it with the ticking placemats and with the heirloom silver and goblets too. Everything is really pretty. Happy Thanksgiving, CoCo

  2. I was in a ceramics class decades ago and made those same napkin rings! I have no clue where they are now but I wish I did. They are darling. And a husband that buys you dishes for an anniversary gift?! He's a keeper for sure. Mine would never think of that no matter how much I hinted. Still love that stenciled wall too. Actually, it's all fabulous! Hope you are feeling better. Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Well, Katie we both used transferware and ticking--just different colors! Great minds think alike! I love your charming style. Happy to be joining the hop with you! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  4. I LOVE the blue ticking paired with the brown transferware. So pretty! I am joining you in prayer for sweet Jann.

  5. Katie I am swooning over it all! I love your beautiful dining room, your dishes, your vignettes and your ticking placemats!

    Thank you so much for joining our hop! I hope you have a beautiful and blessed holiday!

  6. Kate, I love your dining room and your tablescape is so pretty. I am loving the choice of dishes you used. Everything looks beautiful.

  7. Hi, Katie,
    I love that your table is set with dishes filled with memories of your loved ones. Your husband, your mother, and your mother-in-law are all part of this family-centered holiday. No better way to celebrate a season of family and blessings.

    Happy Thanksgiving, dear friend,


  8. Katie,
    Absolutely lovely Thanksgiving Tablescape!
    As your family gathers around your table,
    may the blessing be bountiful!
    Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!

  9. It looks lovely, Katie. Very cozy and inviting. Please be careful cooking and all -- don't want to mess up your PT!

  10. I loved everything about your dining room--and I'm a bright color person, not a neutrals! Your attention to detail made everything perfect!

  11. Katie, such a lovely, festive table! I especially like those adorable little turkeys in the center. Your etched vintage crystal is gorgeous! Similar to my great-grandmother's on my own table.

  12. What a beautiful table! I love your brown transferware. I don't have any but I've admired it since I was a teenager. Vintage crystal is so elegant. I love the pattern of yours and it's extra special since it was inherited. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!

  13. You dining room is gorgeous! I adore your plates. Don't you just love the treasures you can find at Tuesday Morning!

  14. Your table setting is so pretty in your freshly decorated dining room. I love what you've done!

    Happy Thanksgiving, Katie. Thank you for mentioning sweet, Jann.

  15. Pretty table, Katie. I love to pull out my pieces of brown transfer ware in autumn. I don't have a pretty set of dinner or salad plates as you do, just odd pieces that I use for serving or for flowers. Enjoy your feast with family and friends. I know they will feel special around this table.

  16. Gorgeous. Your brown transferwware is so beautiful and I also adore your stunning stemware. Such a beautiful and inviting table.

  17. Brown and white transferware on brown striped ticking-Love it! And your etched glassware is beautiful. Fun hopping with you; Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  18. Hey Katie! First off, your dining room is gorgeous - everything coordinates so well and that chandelier is the absolute bomb! Your tablescape is so pretty - I love the Thanksgiving plates with the white chargers and the elegant centerpiece. It all comes together so nicely. So happy to be hopping with you!

  19. I love the blue and white plate with the cornucopia. I also love how you laid out the grain sack - I might just try that.

  20. I love your beautiful Thanksgiving plates!! The table is so inviting to sit at for a wonderful Thanksgiving meal. Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!

  21. What a beautiful and elegant Thanksgiving table! I love traditional brown transferware for an autumn table. It is just so pretty! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  22. Hi Katie, I was given a few pieces of the crystal from an old family friend. I didn't know the name of the pattern until now!
    take care,