This vintage Thanksgiving table setting with transferware was a pleasure to put together. I hope it inspires you to use items you already own for beautiful Thanksgiving decor.
Vintage Thanksgiving Table Setting
If you know me, you know I’ll find a way to decorate the whole home with vintage treasures. The same applies to Thanksgiving table settings.
This year I incorporated many of my vintage items that I collect.
And I wanted to figure out a nice Thanksgiving table setting that wouldn’t cost much.
Let me show you what I came up with.
I wanted to only use items we already own, and I pulled it off.
Vintage Thanksgiving Tables Decor
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I scored a set of 14 beautiful vintage pressed glasses at a local antique store perfect for wine and water glasses, so I used them.
Here are similar glasses on Amazon:
See those vintage silver candle sticks? I bought the pair for just $5 during the recent town tag sale, which is such a score.
The wire bread basket was a tag sale find. You can find a similar one:
I bought the orange tablecloth at Kohl’s years ago, and I uncovered the twig placemats in a box I haven’t seen in years because it was in my mother-in-law’s attic.
The white Mikasa Italian Countryside plates are part of our wedding china.
I picked up 8 of these vintage transferware plates at the Women’s Club tag sale I blogged about. The brown color is perfect for Thanksgiving.
I forget where I bought four of these vintage Oneida knives, but I just love them. They add so much more charm than contemporary silverware. Why not mix and match!
I paired them with vintage cotton napkins I bought along with the glasses last weekend — perfect timing, because I don’t usually have ironed napkins lying around.
Do you like my little touch of green from our yard?
I wanted to create a simple place card and decided to use some cardstock tags, off-white ribbon, and a little wooden clips that I use to package my soy candles.
I’m sure you could do something similar with supplies you already have.
Do you remember the vintage cast iron fireplace mantel I just had to have? It did find a place in our new home — leaning against our field stone fireplace.
Our Thanksgiving table wouldn’t be complete without Bleasdale wine from Australia.
Unfortunately, we’re not related — how cool would that be? — but we do have family in Australia. Don went to visit them last year and can’t wait to get back there again.
The odd thing is the “Bremen” connection — notice the word Bremerview — because I grew up in Bremen, Germany.
I uncovered the birds nest in the same box as the placemats, and I bought those ceramic salt and pepper birds at Pier1 on sale a while ago.
I love to go shopping there after Christmas to pick up amazing deals for often just pennies.
I’m pretty happy with my low-cost, vintage Thanksgiving table setting.
If you are on a budget or don’t want to shop for new items, I bet you can come up with a very pretty Thanksgiving tablescape with items you already own.
What is you favorite part of Thanksgiving?
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