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Autumn Leaves & Pumpkins Please

Welcome to another tablescape blog hop, this one is dedicated to Thanksgiving.  The lovely Rita from Panoply has organized this  blog hop for us.  Thank you Rita.  You will find a total of 17 Thanksgiving tablescapes for your viewing pleasure.  I hope you are inspired! The links are at the bottom of this post.
My table inspiration is from this Tom turkey. He makes for a wonderful centerpiece.  Intricately sculpted right down to its red beard and then hand-painted to capture each sculptural nuance. Seemingly strutting every one of its 5000 feathers, this North American turkey statue makes it easy to see why both Benjamin Franklin and Native Americans would give this majestic fellow a nod as the US national bird.

The table runner feature two turkeys, pumpkins, and  a cute squirrel holding an acorn.
Since Mr. Tom Turkey has some blue, I decided to add some pops of blue with the blue pumpkins, glassware,  dinner plates  and napkins.  At the end of the runner, I gathered 3 pumpkins with  decorative leaves.
Pumpkin shaped placemats in a light beige color match the table runner's background color.
 I then added my Chris Madden's bronze plate chargers.  I like to mix and match, so when I saw these sweet pumpkin dinner plates at the Dollar Tree, I knew there would be perfect.  I topped them with my Royal Stafford leaves salad plates and  Chris Madden pumpkin tureens. They makes the perfect vessel for my pumpkin soup.
I combined two different napkins to coordinate with my table.  They are held in place by  these woven Nicole  Miller napkin rings.
The pumpkin dinner plates are from the  Dollar Tree.
Table Source:
Table runner - Home Goods
Pumpkin shaped placemats - Big Lots - a few years ago
Bronze iron plate chargers - Chris Madden- JCPenneys - years ago
Bronze Fleur de lis flatware - GG -Horchow
Blue glassware - ZGallerie - years ago
Gold goblets - ZGallerie - years ago
Blue napkins - ZGallerie - years ago
Pumpkin napkins -Amazon
Pumpkin napkin rings- Nicole Miller -Home Goods
Turkey - Design Toscano North American Turkey Statue- Amazon
Blue pumpkins - Ross
Pumpkin dinner plate - Dollar Tree
 Salad plates  - Royal Stafford - Ross
Pumpkin soup tureens - JCPenneys -Chris Madden -years ago
Cordless Lamps -Illuminating

The pretty blue glassware also compliments the blue pumpkins and blue in Mr. Tom Turkey. I love my new cordless lamps in gold.  Just touch and they light up the table.
A view of the whole table.  The back wall is our beverage station.

I hope you continue the blog hop and be inspired. Below are the bloggers participating in the blog hop. Wishing you all a joyful and blessed Thanksgiving.

Panoply - Harvest of Thanks
Hyacinths for the Soul - A Tribute to Tom Turkey
My Thrift Store Addiction - Friendsgiving Charcuterie and Wine Buffet
Me and My Captain - Thankful, Grateful
The Painted Apron - Eat, Drink & Be Thankful
The Cat's Whiskerz - Giving Thanks Wherever You Are
Belle Bleu Interiors - Gather with a Grateful Heart
From My Carolina Home - Turkey Time Tablescape
Corner of Plaid and Paisley - Oh, So Thankful
The Little Yellow Corner Store - A Simple Fruit and Greenery Tablescape

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  1. It's very pretty, Linda I'm so fond of the orange/blue combo -- it looks great. I love your Dollar Tree plates! They make for a very fun change of pace. And of course the big turkey and table runner are fabulous!

  2. I adore your Tom Turkey, I want him for my collection, LOL!! Beautiful table with the little pumpkin tureens at every place setting. Sometimes I am amazed at what one can find at Dollar Tree.

  3. I am loving the pop of blue on your Thanksgiving table! You always have such attention to the details so beautiful! Hugs, Karin

  4. The touches of blue really make the whole tablescape pop!

  5. What a lovely tablescape, Linda--I adore the leaf plates! Blessings, Cecilia @ My Thrift Store Addiction

  6. Linda, using blue as an accent is stunning! The Dollar Tree plates complement all of your elements. I am often amazed at Dollar Tree finds. I must not go often enough to find amazing items. I love how you mix high and low, it makes for an interesting table. The large turkey centerpiece is a show stopper.

    Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving season!

    1. I'm about to do the same lol

  7. I love your pretty table with the gorgeous blue accents. :D They compliment the blues in your plates perfectly. I also like the dainty little napkin rings. They are adorable! I also like your unusual flatware. Gorgeous setting as always, Linda! Happy Thanksgiving!

  8. Beautiful. Love the pop of blue. Enjoy your day.

  9. Linda, you set such a pretty table for Thanksgiving. I love the tom turkey and how you added pops of blue to the table. Hope you have a nice week Linda.

  10. So pretty Linda! I love the orange and blue color scheme! Mr. Turkey looks proud indeed to be the center of attention! Love your new Dollar Tree plates and the napkin rings are so cute. The pumpkin tureens are perfect, and your flatware is's all a feast for the eyes!

  11. Linda, wow----I love the pop of blue. It really captures attention and complements the other Fall colors in the tablescape. Your mix and match pieces in your plate stack really harmonize beautifully. The large tom turkey as your centerpiece is a great piece that immediately tells me it is Thanksgiving season. He is exquisite. Your shaded table lamps are unique and really adds to the soft glow and elegance to the table. Your table is surely one guests would find hard to leave. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends.

  12. Linda, I am sure you recognize how much we all love your blue accents to your charming table. Blue was the first color I saw and I knew I was going to love your table. pairing the blue napkins with your pumpkin napkins adds to that touch of class. The cordless lamps are amazing. I love that with just a touch they can light up the room. I have a large Tom Turkey who has graced my tables in years past..He never goes out of style and will make an appearance somewhere on some table on Thanksgiving Day. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours and many blessings my friend.

  13. Linda,your tablescape is beautiful.
    Joan,Marion and Marilyn

  14. I love this fun and colorful table, Linda, and how you mix and match Dollar Tree plates (which are adorable!) with your other things. The napkins go perfectly and the napkin rings are so cute. Great job and with Mr. Tom Turkey as your centerpiece, too.

  15. You've created another fabulous tablescape, Linda! It's all so beautiful - especially for Thanksgiving! And I love those napkin rings! They're quite unique! Have a great week!

  16. Linda, what a fabulous table you have created here. I love love the blue with the orange! Mr. Turkey is a handsome fellow and is definitely a showstopper. The blue pumpkins are gorgeous and are such a great match with your napkins and goblets. The napkin rings are so cute and pick up the color of the placemats and table runner. I'm sure that your guests will want to linger at your table after dinner. It was great hopping with you today and wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  17. Beautiful Linda! I really like how colorful this is. Love your turkeys and the accents of blue. The dishes are a wonderful find and the napkins complete the look. Wishing you a beautiful Thanksgiving!

  18. Linda, the turkey centerpiece is stunning! I love how you added blue to bring out the blue from the turkey. It is so striking. Your new accent lamps are so pretty. Also, the Dollar Tree plates are beautiful, I haven’t been to Dollar Tree in a long time. I’m going to have to visit soon. I have enjoyed my visit to your gorgeous table. I hope you have a blessed and happy Thanksgiving! Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors

  19. Love your table, great colors!

  20. Linda, I love the vibrant blues and oranges of your table. Tom Turkey is fabulous! Yes, the male turkey is the colorful one. I love to see their tails fanned out. Such interesting birds! Love the details of your table. It's hard to believe that those great looking pumpkin plates were from the $ Store. Great find! Happy Thanksgiving!

  21. Love it Linda. Gorgeous. Have a great week. Hugs. Kris

  22. Your ‘Tom’ is so handsome Linda, and I love the bright blue accents on your Thanksgiving table! Such a pretty contrast to the traditional orange and warm fall colors. I echo Pam’s comment about your mix of high and low…your Dollar Tree plates paired with Z Gallerie stemware and flatware from Horchow. Your Tom turkey table runner is beautiful too. Great minds shop alike, I bought the same basketweave pumpkin napkin rings at HomeGoods. 😊 As always, it’s a treat to have a virtual seat at your table and hop with you! Wishing you a wonderful season of Thanksgiving.🦃

  23. Linda, I love blue and orange together, and this makes for a really pretty Thanksgiving look! What a stylish your DT plate, Royal Stafford salad and Chris Madden tureen make for that plate stack! I absolutely love the high-low mix of items you've collected over the years, elevating it entirely with your overall look. That Tom Turkey centerpiece is amazing. He's really quite handsome, and commands attention with that blue glassware and blue tips of the napkins framing him up from the place settings. Your dining room decor looks great with it all put together with the added pumpkins and tabletop lights.
    Linda, thank you for bringing your collections and styling talent to this Thanksgiving blog hop. I really appreciate you. Happy Thanksgiving season. I count you as one of my many blessings!

  24. Love that pop of blue and your giant Tom Turkey taking his place of honor on the table. It's so festive!!

  25. Linda, your turkey indeed makes an impressive centerpiece! Love all his details -- he's about the nicest I've seen. Going from the blues in his feathers to blues in the glassware and napkins was a great choice as they resonate against the oranges in the pumpkins and plates. I like how the design of the flatware handles is a perfect bridge between the woven napkin rings and the intricate chargers. Beautifully done! It's such a delight to hop with you. Happy Thanksgiving!

  26. Linda, ¿qué te voy a decir?, como siempre nos ejas una magnífica mesa llena de elegancia y con los cálidos colores del otoño, sólo puedo felicitarte, UNA DELICIA. Me pregunto donde tienes espacio para guardar tanta maravilla. Un beso grande

  27. Those bright pops of blue are fabulous and really draw your eye around the whole table.

  28. Linda, your dining room looks gorgeous!! You have out done yourself once again!! I think it is those beautiful pops of blue that bring so much excitement to your Thanksgiving table!! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, my friend!!🧡🦃

  29. Linda, if I haven't mentioned it before, your dining room is gorgeous! Love the stone wall!! Your table is equally beautiful! I love that you have added the pops of blue! Your napkin rings are adorable, and I will need to be on the look-out for some pumpkin shaped place mats for next year! Happy Thanksgiving.


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