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Thanksgiving & Christmas Tablescapes With Pottery Barn

Welcome to the 320th Tablescape Thursday!

Yesterday I popped into Pottery Barn to get a look their tabletop goodies for the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. The PB near me was under construction last time I visited because they were expanding the size of the store. With construction complete, things looked very different on this trip. They had lots of pretty tablescapes set up throughout the store.

Just inside the front door I spotted a Thanksgiving tablescape. I snapped a few pics with my cellphone but didn’t get a closeup of the plates. I’m pretty sure they were the same turkey plates they had available from last year. The centerpiece was a row of three candlelit lanterns.

Thanksgiving Tablescape with Pottery Barn Turkey Plates

 

On another table, they had a fall/Thanksgiving table setting with pheasant salad plates.

Thanksgiving Table Setting with Pottery Barn Pheasant Plates

 

The pheasants are almost a stylized version, very dramatic in appearance.

Pottery Barn Pheasant Plates

 

Next, I spotted several Christmas tablescapes. I haven’t visited the PB site online in a while so the Christmas dishware and linens I saw on this trip were all new to me.

Pottery Barn Painted Santa Dishware in Christmas Table Setting

 

I came so close to buying a few of their “painted Santa” napkins. They are white, trimmed with a red border…super cute!

Pottery Barn Painted Santa Napkins

 

They were paired with Santa plates.

Pottery Barn Painted Santa Plates

 

The reindeer are back again this year. I think Pottery Barn has been carrying this line for several years. They had a lot of holiday/Christmas table runners, too.

Pottery Barn Reindeer Dinnerware

 

The theme for this table was a Woodland scene. I didn’t notice the “fur” placemats while there…not sure how I missed those! Ummm, they are different, aren’t they? The centerpiece was a combination of small faux evergreen trees and stick reindeer.

Christmas Tablescape with Pottery Barn Forest Salad Plates

 

The plates come in 4 woodland patterns. I think the deer was my favorite. Love the paisley napkins!

Pottery Barn Forest Salad Plate

 

This made me smile…the ornaments hanging on the antlers are salt and pepper shakers.

Pottery Barn Antler Head Salt & Pepper Shaker Set

 

This table was a wonderful surprise! If I didn’t already have some similar dishware, I may have succumbed and made a few purchases.

Pottery Barn Winter Village Dishes in a Christmas Tablescape

 

The dishware pattern shows a Christmas village…sound familiar?

Christmas Table With Pottery Barn Winter Village Dishware

 

Remember the snowy winter tablescape I created last winter? (Snowy tablescape can be viewed here: A Winter Table Setting, Tablecloth by Mother Nature

Winter Tablescape in Snow with David Carter Brown Christmas Valley Dishware

 

The dishware I used in this setting is also a Christmas village.

Sakura, Christmas Village by David Carter Brown in Winter Table Setting

 

This pattern is by David Carter Brown and is called Christmas Valley. He also makes another pattern called Christmas Village. Both are adorable!

Sakura, Christmas Village, David Carter Brown

 

Here’s the Pottery Barn version of a Christmas Village. I love it!

Pottery Barn Winter Village Plates

 

Love the platter that goes with this set!

Pottery Barn Winter Village Platter

 

Hope you enjoyed this tour of some of the tablescaping goodies I saw on my recent visit to Pottery Barn. I may have to go back for some painted Santa napkins and a Christmas village platter.

Did anything tempt you on this trip?

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Comments

  1. You know…some folk love watching a good football game, etc…..know what I love…looking at tablescapes. Even as a child “that” is what made me “click”…my tea parties were the “talk of the playroom!!” :) Love “shopping” with you. franki

  2. Susan, I was just in our PB checking out their Thanksgiving and Christmas tabletop goodies this week! Your winter tablesetting and tablecloth by Mother Nature brings a smile to my face every time I see it :)

  3. Susan, I also would have come close to buying the Santa napkins. They would look great with the lovely red and white polka dot napkins that I got from Pottery Barn two years ago. Thanks for sharing Pottery Barn’s tables.

  4. I enjoyed my virtual trip to P.B., but I loved seeing your snow table again. I thought that was one of the most genius ideas I’d seen, and I still think so. Oooo, I want those Santa napkins, but I bet they were expensive, and I’d be afraid they wouldn’t launder well. laurie

  5. Pottery Barn always makes things soooo tempting! I love the Christmas runner with all the text~your snow covered table is one of my all time favorites, I just love that one! Thanks for the party today Susan, I linked up 2 of my favorites from last fall since I didn’t do a table this week~

  6. Peggy Thal says:

    Thanks Susan for all the great table photos. Pottery Barn does it so well. Setting an exciting table scape is so fun. You do it so perfect!

  7. Love this PB preview post. Last year, your post sent me in there and after leaving the store to “think about it” for a few days, I went back for a dozen of those turkey plates — at full price. I loved them! So glad that I did — and it’s almost time to get them out again.

  8. Susan, I’ve only been reading your blog since June, when I started blogging, so I’ve actually wondered what you would do when winter came along. How absolutely delighted I am to see your snowy winter tablescape! It is both beautiful and clever… :-) Looking forward to seeing what else you have in store for the coming season!

    Best,
    Lory

  9. I wish I lived closer to one of their stores I always enjoy seeing their displays. I really like that pheasant dish and the reinder S & P holder. That snowy winter tablescape you did last year was fun. :-)

  10. I love the reindeer table ware at PB
    Your white outside table is so pretty and such a fantasy table all you need was a butler serving ice cream LOL

  11. TippysMom says:

    Everything PB does is gorgeous! However, I love the BH&G plates and platter from Walmart (and their price tag) soooo much better! Just sayin….

  12. Wow, all fantastic tables! It gets me so excited! I am hoping to show some restraint this year and not buy anything new! Haha, let’s see if that can happen.

  13. Seriously, I want to live in a Pottery Barn catalog. Great snapshots!

    Jeanine

  14. As always, Susan you are an inspiration to me. These pictures are just wonderful and I love going along with you on your visits. Being a newbie to blogging I feel like I learn something from you everyday and you encourage me to keep at it as I go along. Thank you!
    Debi

  15. PB always does such beautiful displays and tablescapes. I’ve been to them whenever I go to the USA and of course, buy one or two items that catch my eye.
    Very inspiring dear Susan, so thank you for sharing and for the great party!
    Happy Halloween weekend ahead.
    FABBY

  16. I was in the PB in Sugarland, Texas just last Saturday and was a bit disappointed in the lack of Christmas, but then I received their holiday catalog and I was smitten once again. Their holiday salad plates have always been favorites of mine. I love the silver glitter houses this year too. You always inspire me and I especially love your snow tablescape. Thanks for hosting.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  17. Hi Susan! Thanks for all the peeks at what’s new at PB! You know what a big copy-cat I am so I already have my eye on some of it! Thanks for hosting!…hugs…Debbie

  18. Susan, I have to take a ferry boat to the city in order to visit a brick & mortar PB so it happens very infrequently. I DO have a WalMart hear by and have been keeping an eye out for the BHG Christmas dishes. No luck yet. Fingers crossed. Thanks for the photos of your PB!

    • Barbara, I’ve heard from two folks via comments that they saw a few of the dishes in Walmart…so hopefully they are starting to get them in. I hope those weren’t just leftovers from last year and that they are really going to have them again. The last time I was in my Wally World a few weeks ago, they didn’t have them but they were clearing out large areas on the shelves for something and it was right where they were last year. I’ll have to go by there in the next day or two to just see if they have appeared. Also, they were online last year. I had a hard time finding them on their website though. I’ll look again today and if I find them, I’ll comment again with a link to it. Let me know if you eventually see them in your area. It’s definitely time now for them to start appearing if they are going to have them again.

    • Barbara, check this out. It looks like they changed it slightly. but it looks more or less the same. The dinner plates look a lot prettier…like they have more design on them. Hard to see in the picture online. Is that a big snowy white owl on one plate? Last year it was a red bird. If it’s an owl, I’ll have to buy some of those if they come to my store, too. :) All the other plates look the same.
      http://www.walmart.com/ip/Better-Homes-and-Gardens-Plate-Set-8-Piece/39074758

  19. Gotta love that deer head and s/p shaker combo. He has several prongs, so maybe he could hold small ornaments in another setting. Or used in fall setting with pinecone shakers? And since he’s silver and white, used all winter. Hope someone has more creative ideas than I, and could put him to good use since he’s so adorable.

  20. Regality (aka The Quing) says:

    Yup, the turkey plates are the same as last year. I only know, cuz I bought them then. I wonder why they covered up the pheasant plates with the napkins. They did that at my Poverty Barn as well.

  21. Renee Cook says:

    Good morning, Susan… I thought of you yesterday when I was in our Walmart store. They have some of their Christmas dishes out now, and I was inspired by your lovely table from last year to purchase 4 of the salad plates! I think they’re so cute. They have four different images available, but I bought four of the same image. I chose the winter scene with the house. I know we’ll enjoy them during the Christmas season. Thanks so much for sharing your good ideas! Hope you’re enjoying this beautiful fall day in north Georgia!

  22. Hi Susan,
    everything looks beautiful and so inspiring, but do you know what I love the most? Their idea to store apples in a beverage dispenser! It’s so funny and a great idea of how to use them when no needed as “liquid container”! :-) Susan, I have fur hearts which I can hang wherever I like, fur mug cuffs for very hot cocoa, ;-) fur throw/blankets and fur pillow covers for the very cold German winters but I have never seen fur placemats or fur runners before. ~Sigh~
    ~Hugs to you~
    Cecilia

  23. marilyn in Mt. Vernon, VA says:

    Haha…I LOVE what Jeanine said, above; my thoughts exactly!

  24. Gorgeous tables! I love the woodland….beautiful! Thank you for sharing and hosting!

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