Turkey Day is Almost Here!

Wow! 152 participants in yesterday’s Metamorphosis Monday! So many fabulous “Before and Afters!” When you have some spare time this holiday weekend, come back and check them all out. I promise you will come away inspired to tackle that project you’ve been putting off around your house.

You may have noticed a little trend this week here at BNOTP. I wanted these last few days before Thanksgiving to be a week filled with gorgeous tablescapes…lots of inspiration for your Thanksgiving tables.

We started with Bab’s beautiful tablescape on Saturday…

That was followed by Bonnie’s hutch transformation and wonderful tablescape on Monday…

Today, I have one last Thanksgiving tablescape to share…a wonderful Thanksgiving table created by my friend, Pinky. Will you be posting your Thanksgiving tablescape this Tablescape Thursday? If so, Mr. Linky will be here waiting for you…so hope you stop by with that belly full of turkey, dressing and cranberry sauce to link up. :

While Uncle Harry is snoring on the sofa, and your DH is catching the game on t.v….while the kids are running around out in the yard throwing footballs and frisbees…and chasing the dog, stop by and see the whimsical Christmas tablescape I’ve created to kick off the Christmas tablescape season. I’ll be leaving Tablescape Thursday up through the weekend so everyone will have plenty of time to visit. There are lots of wonderful Met Monday posts from earlier in the week for you to enjoy over this long holiday weekend.

Pinky, thanks so much for graciously sharing your beautiful Thanksgiving tablescape. Love the rich, warm fall colors…perfect for a Thanksgiving feast! Pinky told me, “I did this table for a dinner I had for a group of friends. We call ourselves the Crafty Ladies cause we get together to make a craft and then have dinner.”

Love how the sun is dancing across the tablecloth covered in Autumn leaves. Gorgeous wine glasses!

Your place is all ready…won’t you join us?

Great bamboo flatware…love the color! Beautiful napkins! You’ll find a list at the end of this post detailing where Pinky found all these lovely treasures.

Awww, love the place card holders!

This is truly a “horn of plenty.” Pinky made this beautiful cornucopia, herself…what a gorgeous centerpiece!

Have you ever wondered where this idea of the cornucopia got started? Here’s the scoop from Wikipedia:
“In modern depictions, the cornucopia is typically a hollow, horn-shaped wicker basket filled with various kinds of festive fruit and vegetables. In North America, the cornucopia has come to be associated with Thanksgiving and the harvest. Cornucopia is also the name of the annual November Wine and Food celebration in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. Two cornucopias are seen in the flag and state seal of Idaho. There is also one seen in the state seal of North Carolina, the state seal of New Jersey, the coat of arms of Colombia, Panama, Peru and Venezuela, and the Coat of Arms of the State of Victoria, Australia, symbolising prosperity.”

Do yo see the adorable pitcher? 🙂

Pinky told me she enjoys creating special tablescapes for friends and family. She said, “I just love to do it, plus, it seems to me that it tells people that they are SPECIAL and I enjoy them being here.” Pinky, I could not have said it better! In just one sentence you perfectly summed up what tablescaping is ALL about!

Dinner plates: Wal-mart, several years ago
Pumpkin Salad Plates: Wal-mart, last year and this year, too
Chargers: Target
Flatware: Christmas Tree Shop
Tablecloth: Christmas Tree Shop,
Embroidered napkins: HomeGoods
Beaded Pumpkins: Wal-mart, last year
Cornucopia: Pinky made it!

Did you get a chance to see all the awesome “Before and Afters” posted yesterday? If not, just scroll down to the next post and enjoy!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!


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  1. The Little Red Shop says

    The turkey tureen is gorgeous!

    Happy Thanksgiving Week!

    : )

    Julie M.

  2. Thanks for showing us how pretty, Pinkie's table looks, Susan! I just love that stemware & matching salad bowl and that centerpiece is a masterpiece.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you both!


  3. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says

    Everything looks so pretty on Pinky's table! I love the place card holders and her candlesticks are really cute ~ don't think I've seen them before.

  4. Thanks for sharing Pinky's beautiful fall table with us. That centerpiece is amazing!

  5. There is nothing like a beautifully planned table that puts me in the Thanksgiving mood. Thanks for sharing so many great tables this week.

  6. Mid-Atlantic Martha says

    Love those glasses — so pretty for fall — just as you've taken an affection for flatware — I seem to have taken an affection of late for stemware and glasses! Now I just need Bonnie's china room.

  7. The Stylish House says

    What a beautiful tablescape! We are going away to an Inn for Thanksgiving, so I appreciate this all the more!

  8. They are all stunning settings, sugar, and I'm wishing you a very happy thanksgiving. We're off to Seattle for a wonderful time with family!

  9. Thanks for sharing this beautiful tablescape. I continue to be amazed at the talent your followers have. I think Pinky has some beautiful dishes and the centerpiece is so pretty. We all have so much to be thankful for this holiday season.

    Gobble till you wobble!!!!
    Katherine S.

  10. K'sKronicles says

    Your table and place settings are fantastic..!! Have a great Thanksgiving..!!

  11. black eyed susans kitchen says

    Pinkies tablescape is just gorgeous. It is wonderful to see that there are others who love setting a beautiful table. Tablescape Thursday is probably one of my favorite blog days. Thank you.

  12. Morning, Dear Susan! Oh, thank you so much for sharing Pinkie's pretty table with us! You've been darling sharing all of these homes and tables. I just love looking at others pretty things.
    Susan, I wish for you and your family a beautiful blessed Thanksgiving,
    Shelia 😉

  13. Great tablescapes today. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  14. Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) says

    susan, thanks for sharing Pinky's beautiful tablescape. Everything is so festive and welcoming. I would love to be a guest at this table. Beautiful Pinky.. I feel so blessed to call you all friends..
    hugs ~lynne~

  15. The Quintessential Magpie says

    Hi, Susan! I am really enjoying seeing these lovely tables from your friends. Thank Pinky for us! I enjoyed seeing hers very much.

    If it's okay, I'm going to join you Thursday to share a harvest table I did and couldn't post last week due to the fact that my computer was down. I think I figured out how to get my pictures larger without loading a bunch of stuff on my computer. I will get the geeks to do that for me. Don't want to cripple my computer (I'm a techno-klutz so it could easily happen, LOL!).


    Sheila 🙂

  16. Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria says

    Many Thanksgiving Blessings to you and your family….Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  17. Susan, thanks so much for posting my table! As I said, I love to do this for my friends and family! Our Thanksgiving table will be similiar but different so maybe I will get a chance to post IT for TT on Thurs.???? Have a WONDERFUL holiday….that goes to all who read this! XO, Pinky

  18. Deanie Rae's Space says

    Susan, Hope you and your family have a great Thanksgiving day. You are such a great inspiration to us all here on blogland. Everything you touch is so beatiful. Blessings, Deanie

  19. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  20. Pinky, Just beauteous!! Love all the special touches- so inviting. Great job on the beautiful cornucopia centerpiece, too.
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful table.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  21. Greetings Susan!

    Pinky's table is beautiful. Thank you for sharing. I'm glad you appreciated the red wine list. I wish you and your loved ones a very Happy Thanksgiving.


  22. Sue (Someone's Mom) says

    Pinky's table looks lovely. I really like the salad bowl and the candlesticks. I wondered if there would be a Tablescape Thursday this week, thanks for letting us know. Happy Thanksgiving!


  23. What lovely tablescapes! Who wouldn't want to sit down at such a beautiful table filled with gorgeous linens, crystal and dishes…thank you for sharing.

  24. Michelle@Fromhousetohome says

    Hi Susan,
    Just wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving filled with food and family.

  25. what a great example of a wonderful thanksgiving table. Gosh, God made some talented people. Give thanks, for your blessings.

  26. Hi Susan and Happy Thanksgiving!! that turkey tureen in the second picture is gorgeous….
    See you on the 11th!!

  27. Susan and Pinky thank you for sharing this beautiful table. I totally agree with Pinky's statement. It's fun to set a beautiful table, but it also sends a message to one's guests that they are special.
    I'll look forward to seeing all the tables shared this week. Thanks, Susan, for taking the time to have TT this week. I'll have our Thanksgiving table to share and am eager to see what others have for this week.
    Happy Turkey Day! ~ Sarah

  28. Paula Grace Designs says

    What a lovely scene. Traditional in all its glory. Beautiful.
    Paula Grace
    P.S. I have a lovely holiday giveaway on Monday 🙂 I'll link up with Metamorphosis Monday!

  29. Dear Susan,

    Wishing you the happiest of Thanksgivings …. and to everyone you love and cherish.

  30. Faith Imagined says

    Just beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving!

  31. Tamara Jansen says

    That Cornucopia arrangement is PHENOMENAL! Love all the tablescapes. Can't wait to see your christmas decor 🙂

  32. Beautiful table. The tablecloth is so elegant.

  33. Beutiful tables! I'd love to link up my table. I haven't visited or participated in TT so I'm glad I get to this week.

  34. Susan

    Always such a cozy spot to stop and view everyone's delightful homes!

  35. laurie @ bargain hunting says

    Beautiful Thanksgiving tablescape! So many wonderful treasures on that table, and it looks so inviting. Thank you Susan and thank you Pinky for sharing this gorgeous table. laurie

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