Thinking Ahead to Autumn For This Tablescape Thursday

Welcome to the 622nd Tablescape Thursday!

Have schools opened up yet in your area, yet? Here in Ohio, where I’m currently helping with my grandsons, the opening date has been delayed, but it looks like they will opening for half days very soon. Just wondering what you’re seeing in your area?

I was thinking ahead to fall and Halloween this morning. I love Halloween, it was always one of the most fun/happiest holidays during my childhood years. I don’t know if any of us will be having parties or dinner parties this fall or Halloween, but if we do, I’ve noticed the sales have already begun for fall/Halloween themed dishware.

I love these watercolor pumpkin salad plates! They are currently on sale here: Harvest Plates. They would be great for a fall/Thanksgiving or Halloween table this year.


The coordinating napkins are also on sale here: Watercolor Pumpkin Harvest Napkin. Love the soft muted autumn colors in these napkins so much! This is almost getting me excited for fall…can’t believe this summer-loving girl is saying that!


Whenever I set a table using these little white pumpkin tureens, I get a lot of questions on where I found these.

Red Dining Room for Thanksgiving Dining


They were from Pier 1 a few years back. Their neutral color makes them work well in almost any autumn table setting. (See more of this table setting above and below here: Thanksgiving Table Setting with Spode Woodland & Pheasant Centerpiece.)

Waterford Crystal for Thanksgiving, Red Ruby Hock Stemware


Sadly Pier 1 has closed, but I found these adorable Acorn bowls online last night and they are currently on sale here: Acorn Bowls.


Speaking of soup tureens, I think my favorite cream-colored/white soup tureens are the turkey ones I found many years ago in Old Time Pottery. A few years later around Thanksgiving time, Pottery Barn brought out Mr. Turkey. I passed him up the first year since he was rather pricey. I ended up seriously regretting that since he never went on sale and sold out quickly. When they brought him back the next year, I bought him immediately–didn’t even wait on a sale. He practically looked like he was made to go with the tureens from Pottery Barn, doesn’t he?

I hope they bring him back again this year or at least a similar Mr. Turkey. I’ll keep my eye out and let you know if I see him available. I may make a trip to the Cincinnati PB sometime soon just to see what they have in stock. I haven’t gone shopping in a physical store for anything other than food in so long, it would feel really weird to go shopping again.


I love these ghost mugs I came across this morning. Sooo darn cute! They are also on sale here: Ghost Mugs.


Miss setting tables for you for Tablescape Thursday! I’ll be heading back home before too long and can start sharing tables again just in time for fall. In the meantime, I’m looking forward to all the beautiful tables linked for this week’s Tablescape Thursday!

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  1. So nice of you to help with the grands, I am doing the same, but our schools did reopen this week, fingers crossed they will stay open…thanks for the party, yes time to start thinking pumpkins!

  2. Looks like our capital city county here in WV is planning to start school on 9/8 right now. WVU football (Big XII) has its first game 9/26 with no fans, and conference play is set to begin 9/26. We’ll see. Oklahoma State is one of the schools with cluster spikes since opening……

    Love the thoughts of fall. I am already playing with fall dishes and thinking about Halloween and Thanksgiving tables! I would definitely try to do some indoor shopping. We made a run to Kohl’s a couple weeks ago – early – to look for athletic shoes for Mr. P., and I was pleasantly surprised at the available selections in his sizes in store! Same might be true for pretty household items!

    • That will be so strange for the teams with no fans in the stands cheering them on.
      That’s great! I’ve got my black belt in online shopping now. It sorta ruins the fun having to wear a mask while shopping so I go shopping in the stores as little as possible.

  3. I SO love your white tureens and of course Mr Turkey! Also the harvest plates and napkins are darling. I’m just starting to get into the fall spirit, and wondering how the holidays will go. I’m preparing for every eventuality, so I’m pretty sure I’ll need some autumn tableware! 🙂 Thanks for the great ideas, and good luck there in OH!

  4. Jean waldrop says

    It may be cooler in Ohio than Georgia, but you would have loved this morning in Georgia. Fall is certainly in the air. Cool nights and chilly morning today made me pull out a fall blouse with sleeves to wear to work. Have a nice fall day

  5. What a gorgeous tablescape! Oh and your tureens are awesome! Your photographs are making me think of fall and I love October so much! And yes, Halloween too and Thanksgiving! Then the big one, Christmas. This year…not so sure what it’ll look like. We do have to keep holidays alive during this pandemic, don’t we? Ahhh. It’s a must.
    It’s nice that you are helping with your grandsons!
    Have a great day~

  6. Tina W Reynolds says

    Our schools are open using some online instruction and no in-person classes on Fridays. Like you, I have also been Grandma-on-demand! It has been one of the great joys of my life. My grandson is now 16 and driving! My days of taking him to school and picking him up are over. That makes me sad because I truly enjoyed it! Susan, I cannot tell you how much I enjoy your blog. Especially of late. I don’t even care what you post, I just enjoy all of the lovely ideas and, basically just reading what you write. Like you, I have not been shopping for anything but food and prescriptions! I confess, it will feel weird for me to do that again, but I do miss mindlessly wandering around stores for recreation! My world is shrinking. Covid restrictions, a long-term bad economic situation in my area which has closed many stores, and now, those friends of mine which were a bit older than I, cannot go out, and sadly some have passed away. Currently I am only working a few hours per week. That feels great at times (I am taking piano lessons!) but is also lonely. I know many are in similar situations. I look forward to your blog so much and I still check in on the ladies at “The Welcomed Guest”/ “Table For One Tablescapes”! Keep up your good work. It really means a lot!

    • Thanks so much, Tina! Appreciate that sooo much! I know, mine has too. I’m a bit of an introvert and have always loved being at home, so in some ways it hasn’t been that bad. But it’s very strange how quite the streets are in my neighborhood in early morning and evening time, times they were always busy before.
      That’s so awesome that you’re taking piano lessons! I love that you are doing that! I know what you mean, it can feel a bit lonely with so many of our normal activities canceled right now. Being here to help with my grandsons has helped that a lot. I hope this all goes away soon so life can return back to at least closer to normal! Not sure how “normal” will look, though.

  7. franki parde says

    ALWAYS A TREAT!! franki

  8. Lovely tablescape and what great ghost mugs. Will be starting to decorate soon.Thank You for sharing.

  9. Jackie Allen says

    I love the Fall/Halloween tablescapes – I pulled two of my skeletons out a few weeks ago and have them sitting at the dining room table. I was longing for Fall! I am ready to get this summer with facemasks behind us. I typically do a big Halloween party each year – looks like this one is just going to be a small dinner party… Pooh. Here’s to Halloween 2021! Stay safe, Jackie from Dallas

    • Ha! That’s hilarious about the skeletons! I saw one recently in a Grandinroad Catalog, I think it was Grandinroad. Jackie, wish I lived near you, I would have to crash your Halloween party, they are always sooo much fun! Hoping 2021 will be a mask-free year!

  10. Brenda s. Lawrence says

    Yes, school started today for my granddaughter. I think they are doing half days for the rest of the week, not sure about next week. I am in love with those pumpkin plates and napkins, they are gorgeous! Halloween/fall has always been my favorite time of year….until my health issues and while I still love fall/Halloween, I don’t look forward to the long, dark, cold winters we have here in PA. I thought maybe Pier 1 would do online but nope, they are out of business online too. So sad. Beautiful fall table setting with the turkey and pumpkins-they do look like they went together! The little ghost mugs are adorable too. Would be so cute on a Halloween table! Have a safe trip home Susan! Hugs, Brenda

  11. Cyndi Raines says

    Mr. Turkey and the white turkey soup tureens are awesome, but no way am I ready for fall. I am enjoying our beautiful summer, even though our trip to Maine was cancelled due to Covid and that was a huge disappointment. So we are staying busy in the yard and also do some fun day trips. I recently put out my lighthouse dishes and set the dinning room table in a nautical look and I love it. Also have the shell and beach glass chargers on display and they always bring me lots of joy, I had so much fun making them. The next two days will be in the high 80’s so I plan on spending one day for sure at the beach, at least for a few hours, lol! Trying to make the most of each day and not rushing the seasons, they come quick enough. Glad you are getting in some more good family time!

  12. Who doesn’t love pumpkins ? Those napkins are so pretty.
    Not that I am addicted to thrift shopping or antsy isolated, but our long awaited new GW opened and I couldn’t resist some ‘stuff’

  13. Love all of these tablescapes! There is also a Pottery Barn @ the (Washington Court House exit by I 71). Outlet Mall

  14. Bobbi Duncan says

    Susan, your beautiful table settings always put me in the mood to do likewise. You have truly been such an inspiration to me all these years. You know I’m in love with those turkey tureens lol! It would be wonderful if PB brings them back. Hugs!

  15. Back to school and Back to Fall. Lovely setting and with 100 degree temps in Houston, fall weather would be very welcome.

    • Agree Teresa M. Lower Alabama here where the temps are slightly lower than Houston but still very hot and humid. Definitely waiting on Fall weather here too!

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