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Thanksgiving Tablescape With Vintage Linens

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Hello, My Lovelies!  Welcome to the 2023 Thanksgiving Tablescape Blog Hop hosted by Sweet Rita @ the Panoply Blog.

Please be sure to visit Rita and the other blogs using the links at the bottom of this post!

I want to thank Rita for organizing these blog hop parties: You are a super leader, My Friend!  

If you linked over from Red Cottage Chronicles, I'm sure you enjoyed Maureen's beautiful post.  Her blog is one of my faves!  Thanks for linking over.

Since I'm not hosting Thanksgiving this year, I decided to put together a Thanksgiving-themed tablescape for a simple supper.  One thing I love about our church is that we have Celtic Services on Sunday evenings followed by simple suppers (usually soup).  These services, especially the unique music, is a blessing to me and my family.  For our at-home simple supper, I served roasted spiced pecans as a small appetizer, and for the main course I served a thick and hearty chicken fricassee.  My recipe is Cajun, and it's more like a stew.

I decided to use our much loved vintage tablecloth and napkin set.  It was the first tablecloth I purchased when we married, so it's definitely vintage!  It's faded over the years, and I think that's improved the beauty of it.  The print is a little confusing because it has images for summer, spring, and fall, as well as gardening tools.  Because of the pears and squash it's suitable for fall.  Let's take a look:

Set for a casual supper, I started with a vintage tablecloth and napkins.  I added the plaid napkins for more pattern and interest.
I chose cheery yellow roses edged in red and orange to brighten the table.

Now let's look at the plate stacks:

I started with flat-rimmed MacKenzie-Childs dinner plates to use as chargers.
I chose plates that matched the dinner and appetizer plates.

All the dinner plates are identical.

The appetizer plates are all different, however.

Two of the plate stacks.  

I also added a few pumpkin accessories from Williams-Sonoma.  

Pumpkin place card holders and taper holders

Pumpkin and squash salt and pepper shaker set and vegetable pitcher for iced tea

Pumpkin tureen for serving chicken fricassee

Footed iced tea glasses were a wedding gift.  I'm keeping the vintage theme going!  ;P
I added the blue napkin rings because I love turquoise!  Plus, there's a little pale turquoise in the linens.

The MacKenzie-Childs covered chowder will contain the pecans.

Thanksgiving-themed Casual Tablescape


Vintage garden-themed table linens, pumpkin ceramic accessories, and skinny tapered candles:  Williams-Sonoma
Plaid napkins and napkin rings, and pumpkin dinner and appetizer plates:  Pier1
Vintage glasses: Wedding gift from Neiman-Marcus
Vintage vegetable pitcher:  Laura Ashley
Flatware: Horchow
Chargers, plate under salt and pepper set, covered chowder bowl, and serving spoon:  MacKenzie-Childs
Large beaded serving utensils:  Table Matters
Large cream vase:  Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic
Place cards:  Daphne's Diary

Please visit all the other stylists' blogs by using the links below.  If you're linking in order, The Little Yellow Corner Store is next.  It's the very last link.

Hyacinths for the Soul - A Tribute to Tom Turkey
My Thrift Store Addiction - Friendsgiving Charcuterie and Wine Buffet
Me and My Captain - Thankful, Grateful
The Painted Apron - Eat, Drink & Be Thankful
The Cat's Whiskerz - Giving Thanks Wherever You Are
Belle Bleu Interiors - Gather with a Grateful Heart
From My Carolina Home - Turkey Time Tablescape
Corner of Plaid and Paisley - Oh, So Thankful
The Little Yellow Corner Store - A Simple Fruit and Greenery Tablescape

Until next time...

Happy Thanksgiving!
Ricki Jill


  1. Lovely casual table, the vintage theme is nice. Carole @ From My Carolina Home (your blog won't let me sign in to comment)

  2. Ricki Jill, you had me at vintage linens and of course, I love your MC accents! It's a pleasure to pull up a chair to your vintage table. Blessings, Cecilia @ My Thrift Store Addiction

  3. What fun Thanksgiving tablescape! I like the lighter colors and beautiful McKenzie Child plates! It is so fun to see everyone’s ideas isn’t it! Hugs, Karin

  4. Ricki Jill, your Celtic Sunday night services sound so unique and interesting. I love Celtic music, I also love Keith and Kristyn Getty. How fun to have Sunday night suppers following your church services. The vintage tablecloth with its spring, summer, and fall images is perfect for the season. The vintage Laura Ashley vegetable pitcher reminded me of the lovely Laura Ashley store that was in the Galleria when they opened. Their feminine clothing appealed to me and I even remember several LA dresses that I owned. I am sorry, I digressed, your post stirred up distant memories. The differing plate stacks are lovely and the yellow roses are perfect. I always admire your MC collections. Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving!

  5. This is so pretty Ricki Jill! I love your plate stacks using the MKC plates as chargers and pairing them with those cute pumpkin plates! The colors are wonderful, and I love the pop of color from your napkins and pretty blue pumpkin rings~
    The roses look so pretty in the middle of the table among cute pumpkin candlesticks and place card holders! Your vegetable pitcher matches your tablecloth! I hope you and your family have a very blessed Thanksgiving!

  6. Ricki Jill, your table is lovely with it's vintage look. Love your vintage linens and that Laura Ashley pitcher. How fun to celebrate Sunday dinner after church. The Celtic music sounds amazing. The chicken fricassee sounds delicious. Love your plaid napkins and your MC collections are always a bright spot. The yellow roses are a gorgeous addition to your thankful table. Many blessings dear friend.

  7. Thank you Rikki Jill for a unique table setting. It is lovely as is your description of your after Sunday Services suppers. I adore Celtic music and who doesn't love Celtic Woman????? Those beautiful Irish girls are so amazing aren't they? So talented with their voices and instruments. I could listen for hours but I digress. Your vintage linens paired with your beautiful MC pieces and other vintage pieces is where I want to be for a quiet evening listening to music and eating chicken fricassee at your table. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. It is always a pleasure to hop with you.

  8. Thank You for sharing this beautiful tablescape.
    Joan,Marion and Marilyn

  9. I think my favorite things are your vintage tablecloth and that adorable pumpkin tureen, Ricki Jill. Your menu sounds perfect for Fall. How special to hear Celtic music at your church I’d love that! ๐Ÿ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ‚

  10. Hi Ricki Jill, your "vintage" multi-season tablecloth is so darling. I love the nostalgia. The McKC pieces work so well with the colors in your sweet salad plates. They were meant to be together. The green soup tureen and the vegetable theme pitcher works beautifully with your table. So sweet and reminds me a little of items I would find on my mother's table long ago. (The fruit and veggie theme was very popular then.) So dear to my heart. Have a great fricassee dinner. Happy Thanksgiving!

  11. RJ, I love how you created such a special table setting using the first tablecloth you purchased after you married. I love and think the theme on the cloth is spot on for Thanksgiving and the napkins you chose add just the right color. Of course you know I love the plate stack and the pretty pumpkin plates, just darling. Wishing you and your family all the best for Thanksgiving.......See you soon!

  12. This will be perfect for a long Thanksgiving weekend filled with casual lunches focused on great left-overs! There's lots to see and savor during the meal -- especially those wonderful figural salt/pepper shakers. I think pumpkins were made to serve as tureens and the green color is particularly pretty. Have a happy Thanksgiving!

  13. Ricki Jill, this is such a sweet tribute to so many blessings to be thankful for at this time especially. Your vintage linens and stems from your earliest days of marriage are tokens of that lasting bond, while the place settings acknowledge the beauty to observe particularly in this season, and the meal itself (sounds so good!) nourishment for family and friends. All of these are blessings! Your MacKenzie-Childs always looks so smart the different ways you style it. All the other fall accessories added - the taper and place card holders, salt/pepper, the pitcher and tureen - are all such nice items to style with. And your turquoise napkin rings are a great signature flair! I am blessed with your friendship, amd appreciate you and your creative sharing in this blog hop, thank you!

  14. Ricki Jill, I delight in this table! Using your MKC paired with fall dishes is a great idea. The Taylor plates are so large, they easily work as chargers. When I bought mine, it was what the local store was selling. I had no idea they also came in luncheon size, a more typical dinner plate size. The colors and textures work so well with your vintage cloth. Personally, I think vintage linens are more attractive because the linen has softened, the colors often muted from washing. I also love that you continue to love and appreciate the things from early marriage. That's important in my mind! Monnie and I were grateful for our wedding gifts, and when we use pieces, they serve as a memory spark back to the gift giver. Thanks for sharing this pretty table. Enjoy the holidays!

  15. Love your vintage tablecloth…perfect for all the seasons! The pastels of your MKC and Harvest Blessings plates from Pier1 blend beautifully together (I have a set of 4 but not the appetizer plates which are so sweet and I love that they are each different). Your pumpkin tureen is a beauty too. As always, it’s a treat to have a virtual seat at your table. Wishing you a wonderful season of Thanksgiving! ๐Ÿฆƒ

  16. Ricki Jill, I always love a visit to your beautiful dining room. It has the country French style that I love so much. Your table linens are so pretty and look wonderful paired with your MKC plates and Pier 1 pumpkin plates. I adore turquoise as well, and the napkin rings add such a wonderful pop of color and flair. Your menu sounds scrumptious. It is always a joy to join you on these hops. I hope that you and your family have a blessed and happy Thanksgiving! Shannon@ Belle Bleu Interiors

  17. Oh my goodness Ricki Jill, this is beautiful! Your vintage tablecloth and napkins are gorgeous and that the tablecloth might be a bit faded adds to its charm, but also tells of lovely dinners and memories past. The MKC plates/chargers and accessories speak to your love of collecting beautiful pieces and are perfect on the table. I love the little pop of plaid napkins peeking through. The pumpkin plates and appy plates are so pretty and the pumpkin candle holders and tapers add to the Thanksgiving theme. The roses are beautiful. It was lovely hopping with you and I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving wherever you land!

  18. The table is lovely, but those plate stacks are so pretty!! I love the unexpected combination of pastel tones mixed with the more neutral pumpkin plates. That's your fabulous artist's eye seeing combinations that others may not. It's so pleasing!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

  19. Ricki Jill! I love that your Church as Celtic services on Sunday. I can imagine the music is wonderful! My mouth was watering as I read what you serve for your at-home meal afterwards. When I saw your linens they immediately brought a smile to my face. I love English country style and they remind me of a Cotswolds garden, as does the pitcher! Your plate stack is so pretty, and the soup tureen is too! Thank you as well for your kind words abut my blog! Wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving!

  20. Ricki Jill, I am late to the party!! Your table is so charming. I love the vintage table cloth and the vintage napkins paired with your plaid napkins!! The little pumpkin candle holders and taper candles are so cute for Thanksgiving. I also loving the darling little gourd and pumpkin salt and pepper shakers!! I hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving!!๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿงก


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