A Thanksgiving Fall Tablescape Out On The Porch

Normally, this time of year would find me tablescaping inside, but with temps like this I couldn’t resist tablescaping out on the porch.

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Mr. Turkey was already out here from last week, still posing as the perfect centerpiece for an autumn table setting.

Turkey Centerpiece for Thanksgiving

 

Fall has finally arrived here in Georgia. The trees are changing colors and are beginning to look bare. More sun is reaching the porch these days, that part I like.

Thanksgiving Table Setting Tablescape with Turkey Centerpiece

 

I think this may be the first Thanksgiving themed table I’ve ever created on the porch.

Thanksgiving Table Setting Tablescape with Spode Woodland, Copeland Spode Tower, Rustic Turkey Centerpiece and Turkey Tureens

 

Mr. Turkey changed his wreath for today. He’s surrounded by autumn leaves and glittery pine cones.

Thanksgiving Table Setting Tablescape with Spode Woodland, Copeland Spode Tower, Rustic Turkey Centerpiece and Turkey Tureens 12_wm

 

Turkey tureens  and tiny turkey place card holders work well with our rustic turkey centerpiece.

Thanksgiving Table Setting Tablescape with Spode Woodland, Copeland Spode Tower, Rustic Turkey Centerpiece and Turkey Tureens

 

For the dishware I mixed two Spode patterns I’ve used many times before but never together in a table setting.

Thanksgiving Table Setting Tablescape with Spode Woodland, Copeland Spode Tower, Rustic Turkey Centerpiece and Turkey Tureens

 

The salad plate is Spode Woodland, Turkey.

Thanksgiving Table Setting Tablescape with Spode Woodland, Copeland Spode Tower, Rustic Turkey Centerpiece and Turkey Tureens

 

The dinner plate is vintage Copeland Spode, Tower.

Thanksgiving Table Setting Tablescape with Spode Woodland, Copeland Spode Tower, Rustic Turkey Centerpiece and Turkey Tureens

 

I love to use this antler flatware for Thanksgiving each year. Since the set only included a knife and fork, I’ve paired it with another flatware, Towle, King Richard. I love the contrast of the rustic flatware alongside the dressier flatware.  I left off the soup spoon since the table on the porch is a lot smaller than my dining room table.

I don’t normally place the flatware atop the napkin since a lot of etiquette books caution against it saying it forces your dinner guests to move the flatware to reach their napkin. Today I did  it anyway  just because I loved how the flatware looked against the red-velvet edging and burlap color of the linen napkins.

Thanksgiving Table Setting Tablescape with Spode Woodland, Copeland Spode Tower, Rustic Turkey Centerpiece and Turkey Tureens

 

Turkey place card holders, hold place cards decorated with tiny acorns. For a little extra color, I tucked a fall leaf behind the place card at each setting. Do you see the yellow leaf peeking out behind this one?

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Thanksgiving Table Setting Tablescape with Spode Woodland, Copeland Spode Tower, Rustic Turkey Centerpiece and Turkey Tureens

 

Mr. Turkey is from Pottery Barn last year and the turkey tureens are from Old Time Pottery a few years ago.

Thanksgiving Table Setting Tablescape with Spode Woodland, Copeland Spode Tower, Rustic Turkey Centerpiece and Turkey Tureens

 

Such a gorgeous day, love all the sunshine!

Thanksgiving Table Setting Tablescape with Spode Woodland, Copeland Spode Tower, Rustic Turkey Centerpiece and Turkey Tureens

 

Thanksgiving will be here before we know it…love this time of year!

Thanksgiving Table Setting Tablescape with Turkey Centerpiece




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Comments

  1. Award-winning and perfectly gorgeous, Susan!!!!!

  2. Susan you are the queen of tureens! You must have them for every occasion! So Fabulous, and your big white turkey is so proud overseeing your beautiful table!

  3. I love those soup tureens, Susan. Our Old Time Pottery closed a few years ago. I really miss it!
    Gorgeous table, as always!

  4. Gorgeous Susan! I love your two Spode patterns mixed together and your individual turkey tureens! The view of fall foliage from your porch is so beautiful. It’s been in the 70s in NC and perfect for porch dining here until this morning…brrr!

    • Thanks, Mary! Sounds like our weather runs the same. It turned really cold here yesterday evening. I brought all my plants in from the deck. I guess it didn’t get down to freezing thought since the mum on the front porch survived. Hope it warms up for you today!

  5. Peggy Thal says:

    What a beautiful and perfect Thanksgiving table. Love your turkeys and the mix of your plates. It keeps things interesting. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I hope we can all be having a nice warm day.

  6. Beautiful table….and the spode dishes are stunning!

  7. Truly breathtaking, Susan! To actually sit at your table would be an event all in itself! 🙂

  8. Mr. Turkey is fabulous! Such a beautiful setting outside for this table, love it! ~Sonya

  9. Your table setting is beautiful. Could you tell me where you purchased your chargers?

    • Thanks, Jana! I found those many years ago B.B (before blogging). It was about 6-7 years ago and I found them at either Horchow or Neiman Marcus online. They both carry the same stuff so it’s hard to remember, I think it was Horchow. I bought a dozen of the pierced one in the cream/off white color and a dozen in a white swirl pattern thinking betweeen the two styles, I’d be covered for almost any dish pattern. It seemed like a splurge at the time but the prices are so much higher now on their chargers than they were back then.

  10. Your Fall tablescape Susan on your porch looks wonderful. I love the centerpiece!

  11. Susan, it’s just gorgeous ! I had the opposite problem with the weather…it’s been rain, rain, non stop..HAPPY THANKSGIVING…XO

  12. Very inspirational!!! Your post prompted Mr. Virginia Turkey to fly down from the attic and land on the table in the foyer! Also, the horn knives, stored in the attic (long forgotten) have found a place on the dining table. Thank you for the wonderful ideas. Obviously, I love your Thanksgiving table setting!!!

  13. I am green with envy over the weather you’re having! Things are starting to get cold enough here in NY for us to need gloves some days, espcecially when first leaving the house in the morning.

    Your tablescape is magazine worthy! Actually, not just magazine worthy, but the cover of a magazine is more like it. 🙂

  14. Your table is just gorgeous! I love the turkey centerpiece and the tureens…I’ve never seen anything like those! So glad to have been on the Thanksgiving tablescape tour with you 🙂

  15. Susan, every table you set makes me swoon… and this one makes me weak in my knees! I adore all the turkeys you have invited to your Porch Thanksgiving Table! Beautiful! Your individual soup tureens are exquisite. They are too pretty to put away after Christmas! I’ll be sharing my table at TT this week!

  16. Susan, I love how the little bit of red on the turkey, red in the leaves and berries and red in your underplate makes your red glasses work so well. Your turkeys are so pretty. Glad you did your tablescape on your porch with the great fall foliage in the background.

  17. If there were a “Tablescape Hall of Fame”…you would be in it!!! Wonderful!!!…and I want those turkey tureens!!!
    Have a great day Susan!!

  18. The ONLY thing that could make that beautiful table any better, is to have it set on your lovely porch–wow, how gorgeous!
    So nice to enjoy such lovely weather –we are having beautiful sunshine also, but about 20* cooler here in Chicagoland.

  19. Susan, lovely as always. I am surprised this is the first thanksgiving table in your sunroom.

    • Thanks, Laura! Yeah, it’s usually too cold out on the porch by this time each year. Have to enjoy it while we can since the cold is coming. Everyone keeps saying we’re in a for bitter winter. Have you heard that, too?

  20. Everything is beautiful, as your tables always are! So happy to be a part of the tour with you!

  21. The tureens are adorable! I throw caution to the wind all of the time and the etiquette mavens would probably shoot glaring glances my way. Your table is bright, warm and very cohesive. Here’s to tablescaping on the edge!!!!!

  22. Gloria in Pgh says:

    Don’t you just love bringing out the turkeys in November?? There is so little time to really let them take center stage with Halloween occupying so much of the early fall season. I didn’t realize how many turks I have until I bring them out and place them around. I even forgot about the white ceramic turkey I have until your first tablescape with Mr. Turkey. I just love how the fall colors really pop against Mr. Turkey in your centerpieces. Thanks for the shot of the warm weather in Georgia. I woke up to snow all over the place here in Pittsburgh both yesterday and today. however, this morning I actually had to SHOVEL the white stuff off the drive and sidewalks. Wind chills in the 20’s. Brrrr! Oh well. It will be in the 60’s this weekend — perfect for stringing up some holiday lights outside on those trees and bushes! Thanks as always for your wonderful inspirations!

  23. Love all your turkeys! All the white on your porch looks lovely with the pops of fall color. Beautiful as always!! I’m enjoying this Georgia sunshine too!!

  24. Hi Susan and what a treat to see a gorgeous table set by you! The turkey tureen is so pretty and so are the little soup tureens. Always love seeing a gorgeous tablescape by you on the porch.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 🙂

  25. Oh…I must put a necklace on my Ms turkey!! Lovely settings! franki

  26. Oh Susan, I loved Mr. Turkey when you bought him. He’s a perfect companion to the mini tureens… they’re so beautiful! I love the antler flatware, too. I have turkey envy!! xox

  27. I would love to sit on your porch at this table setting. Sigh. Remind me where Mr. Turkey was purchased? Thanks.

  28. Omigoodness, I LOVE the turkey tureens!!!

  29. Oh gosh, wish I could find a gorgeous turkey as that one…he’s great!!! The small tureens are the big turkey’s children, so adorable too! Love this table. I’m still working on mine, wish I could find a turkey around here, any in fact, for my table, besides the delish one we’ll eat, LOL!
    Hugs,
    FABBY

  30. Susan – How perfect – a lovely Thanksgiving table on your porch! And I am DYING over your white Mr. Turkey and each of the smaller tureens! You did a wonderful job mixing the different patterned dishes together. On a visit to Replacements here in Greensboro a few weeks ago, they were prepping for seminar all about how to mix and match different pattern pieces and other unexpected elements together.

  31. Ack, the bittersweet around the turkey’s neck is SO stinking CUTE! The entire table is lovely, so fresh and fun. I’ve had a blast on this tour and am astounded by all the talent!

  32. I love, love, love this tablescape! So many mixtures that blend so well. I want those turkey tureens!! I was going to ask about the charger plates but as I scrolled down I saw that you may have gotten them a few years ago from Horchow or Neiman Marcus online. They are perfect and are so versatile like you said. Thank you for your beautiful creations! What an inspiration you are!!

  33. What an overall enthralling post. I love all the white mixed with the fall colours. Now what is the full menu to go with King Turkey? Just kidding. Truly eyeappealing Susan.

  34. Susan, what fun to have a beautiful day to set a fall table on your porch. I’d love to do the same here for Thanksgiving, but we serve our Thanksgiving meal in the evening, and likely it will be too cool.
    Your table of gobblers reminds me that I’ve long wanted a big white turkey tureen. I need to start looking again. ‘-)
    Charming table all around!

  35. I visited the other blags on the fall tablescape tour before I came back to make a comment here. I will stick to my statement that this tablescape is my #1 all time favorite fall or Thanksgiving tablescape ever.

    Candy

  36. Susan, your tables are always amazingly imaginative and unique. I have porch envy and can just imagine sitting at your beautiful table! Thank you so much for joining us on at All Things Home!

  37. I really want the turkey! I have scoured websites trying to find it to purchase!

  38. Anastasia says:

    Hi Susan,I want the turkey and the lovely antler flatware how and where can i order them,live abroad,would you be so kind to provide me any information? Thank you in advance
    Anastasia

  39. This tablescape looks dreamy. So beautiful.

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