A Few of My Favorites For Autumn & Thanksgiving Entertaining

It’s been ages since I stopped into Pottery Barn or Williams Sonoma. A few days ago I saw some cute Halloween ghost plates for sale on the PB website and wanted to see how they looked in person. Silly me–thinking that there would actually still be any Halloween goodies left in store! Where did I finally end up finding the ghost plates? They are all on eBay marked up for double and triple the price. Argggh! Needless to say, I’m not buying those this year. Ya gotta start your shopping really early if you want to beat those resellers!

At least some of the Thanksgiving dinnerware is still available, although I’m sure it won’t be for long. I really liked this pattern. Oh, I see a big, fat white turkey there on the left. I didn’t notice him when I was in the store, I was too busy admiring the pretty plates. I really like him and amazingly he is still in stock! He would be perfect in the centerpiece for Thanksgiving, or really any autumn table setting. It took some searching but I found him still available (at least for now) here: Large Turkey Tureen.



If you’re in need of dinnerware for your Thanksgiving featst this year, these beautiful plates are available here: Beautiful Harvest Turkey Dinnerware.


I was happy to see my local Pottery Barn has returned to setting pretty table settings again. Not sure why but they had stopped for a while and I really missed seeing their table. I’m still really drawn to their wicker placemats…like the one you see in the back on the bottom shelf. I love how those look! (They are still available here: Wicker Placemats.)


Another pretty table!


Love those woven, pumpkin-shaped placemats! They are available here: Pumpkin-shaped Placemats. The pretty pumpkin dinnerware can be seen in detail here: Pumpkin Harvest Dinnerware. The dinner plates are beautiful!


Another beautiful table–all in neutral shades.


The pretty leaf-designed appetizer plates are available here: Maple Leaf Appetizer Plates.


I think my favorite on this table was the big, white pumpkin. I was super tempted by it. I already have a white pumpkin but it’s not near as large as this one. I love serving pieces that are large enough to also work as beautiful centerpieces in a table setting. This large pumpkin soup tureen is available here: Large Pumpkin Stoneware Soup Tureen.


I couldn’t get over how pretty this table runner was. It’s in my favorite fabric combo–linen and cotton. If you’re looking for a beautiful runner for your holiday table in the softer, more muted colors of autumn, this one is available here: Autumn Table Runner.


I couldn’t stop touching these napkins! They are such a nice heavy, thick weight–again made from linen and cotton. They felt so nice to hold…definitely felt like quality napkins! They can be found available in 4 different colors here: Linen-Cotton Plaid Napkins.


The holidays are coming at us fast, aren’t they? It’s that time of year! See you tomorrow for Tablescape Thursday!

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  1. Susan, we cannot go shopping together. What lovely tables. That runner and the turkey plates (and pheasants and pumpkins) would be at my house now. Impulse buyer with no will power. LOL I agree. I like in person shopping.

  2. What a lovely display. Those plates are gorgeous. Thank You for sharing.
    Joan,Marion and Marilyn

  3. Such beautiful tables! Thanks for taking us shopping with you! I’m with Myrna – in person shopping is dangerous!

  4. You really should get the big white pumpkin. I don’t think you could go wrong with it in your collection.

  5. Oh, I hate to shop SO early for the holidays now, but that seems to be what is happening….buy early or lose out. I waited to buy mums up here and it was slim pickin’s! 🙂

  6. Melissa D Kitchens says

    I love my brown transferware and Johnson Brothers vintage Fall themed dishes. I mix and match them. I also have quite a few pieces of Franciscan ‘October.” Vintage dishes are my passion!

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