Normally, this time of year would find me tablescaping inside, but with temps like this I couldn’t resist tablescaping out on the porch.
Mr. Turkey was already out here from last week, still posing as the perfect centerpiece for an autumn table setting.
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.
I think this may be the first Thanksgiving themed table I’ve ever created on the porch.
Mr. Turkey changed his wreath for today. He’s surrounded by autumn leaves and glittery pine cones.
Turkey tureens and tiny turkey place card holders work well with our rustic turkey centerpiece.
For the dishware I mixed two Spode patterns I’ve used many times before but never together in a table setting.
The salad plate is Spode Woodland, Turkey.
The dinner plate is vintage Copeland Spode, Tower.
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.
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?
Mr. Turkey is from Pottery Barn last year and the turkey tureens are from Old Time Pottery a few years ago.
Such a gorgeous day, love all the sunshine!
Thanksgiving will be here before we know it…love this time of year!