An Ethereal Thankgiving Table

Welcome to this month’s Pinterest Challenge where a group  of designer friends get together each month to share our takes on a Pinterest photograph picked out by Cindy of County Road 407. Thank you Cindy for another great Pinterest Challenge!!! 

Let’s check out what all of our PC party goers have for us this month, shall we?

Welcome  everyone, and if you are just coming over from my friend Carol at Bluesky at Home and this is your first visit to French Ethereal, a hearty welcome to you!!! I always love what Carol comes up with and I know her table is set beautifully. 

Our Pinterest Challenge inspiration piece this month comes from a blogger designer Cindy knows. Lindsey Brunk’s Simple and Elegant Thanksgiving Inspiration brings us much elegance on a quiet budget. Follow the linked post title back to see her romantic ethereal table and more.


What Lindsey used for her Thanksgiving table

  • a floor length black tablecloth (sheet)

  • store bought garland of eucalyptus and copper sprayed leaves
  • red mums and small berries spray painted copper
  • dark grey charger and dinner plate with a white napkin draped down between
  • a special Thanksgiving note atop the dinner plate

Because our inspiration photograph showed only a place setting of copper knife, fork and spoon atop a white vintage napkin, basically we had free range to arrange our Thanksgiving tables however we wanted! 

What I came up with for our Thanksgiving table

I noticed the copper silverware right away* and I’d love to get some but it isn’t in the budget just now. But touches of black from the tablecloth I do have!

This black and gold paisley runner I found at HomeGoods probably five years ago now. I love it and it serves two purposes here ~ one as a table runner but also as a visual draping like in Lindsey’s other photographs. I have a couple of napkins and various kitchen hand towels which would have worked for draping as long napkins but none were plain. So that nixed it for me.

*an oxymoron, I know, lol! 

Can you spot Mr. Turkey??

Copper touches and natural elements

The inspiration photo shared a small piece of wheat at each placesetting and various copper tinted foliage. I don’t have any wheat but coppery-gold faux pumpkins and gourds I do have! Acorns are falling off of our oak trees outside so they replace the wheat in sharing our harvest with friends and family.

I also added in a small pinecone turkey my daughter made in elementary school 20+ years ago now. Adding personal touches to our home decor and our tablescapes is another way of telling our family and friends how much we love them.

The brown and cream linen checked napkins were found last year in Minnesota when we went up to visit our son and daughter-in-law in South Dakota. We visited the Mall of America and an apple tree orchard while there. The mall is only four hours from their home (they go a couple of times a year to shop) and the napkins were found there at Nordstrom’s.

These checked napkins were on clearance for $40 total, I think. Similar ones with just a border are $100 for four on their website right now, so these were a bargain! Yessssss!!!! 

I do like shopping at Nordstrom especially at their Black Friday and After-Christmas sales. My personal little time to splurge and look for gifts for family and friends.

Our anniversary was just a week or so ago and my inlaws sent us this arrangement which was perfect to feature with its fall colors in this Thanksgiving tablescape!

I have several plates which could work here but I felt the lovely brown winter plates were best. Snow is just beginning to fall in the midwestern states and these Johnson Bros. Friendly Village set can be used here for Thanksgiving and again at Christmas. With a simple swap of a fall bouquet to one with little red berries and white mums this ethereal tablesetting easily transitions for the holidays.

Thank you for stopping by today and please be sure to leave me a comment or two. If you like what you see here, please sign up to follow my blog. I appreciate you! 

Now let’s visit Chrissy at First Day of Home’s A Simple Elegant Thanksgiving and check out her lovely take on today’s Pinterest Challenge Thanksgiving idea! 

The links are here if you’d like to follow all of us in order and do come back and begin again when needed. Every post has quick links to take you from post to post.

***Terrie’s post link wasn’t quite right so here is her corrected permalink for you ~ My Simple Thanksgiving Table at Decorate and More With Tip

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21 thoughts on “An Ethereal Thankgiving Table”

  1. What a beautiful table barbara. Love the dishes and how you used your metallic pumpkins in your centerpiece. Thanks for joining in! Happy Fall! I think today it's FINALLY here! Woo hoo!

  2. So pretty, Barb! I love the special touches, including your daughter's turkey pine cone. I'm sure that brings back memories! Your plates are gorgeous, and the whole scene looks very romantic with the fresh flowers and candlelight. Congrats on your recent anniversary!

  3. Kinda fun that you have a little bit of my home state on your table, Barb;) Yes, adding sentimental items to our tables is a great way to celebrate families and memories; especially for Thanksgiving. I'll be pulling out my Friendly Village dishes here soon; love them so much!

  4. So special that you included the pine cone turkey your daughter made so many moons ago Barbara. Love your Thanksgiving table and all the beautiful touches you added to make it a real table filled with love and thoughtfulness

  5. What a lovely tablescape for Thanksgiving Barbara!Home Goods is my place to shop for my tablescapes too!Let me know the next time you have a link up party! I would love to join you!Hugs,Robin

  6. Barb, your tablescape looks beautiful! I love the colours, and your silverware is just beautiful. It's lovely you included one of your daughter's childhood ornaments too. I still use some of the ornaments my son made in primary school at Christmas. Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. I hope you will visit again soon!

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