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Wednesday, October 19, 2016


Thanksgiving Tablescapes-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

We host between 20 and 30 family members for Thanksgiving, so I set a lot of tables.
Thanksgiving Tablescapes-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
I'm sharing some of our Thanksgiving tables from previous years.

Thanksgiving Tablescapes-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

To see the full post of any of these tables, you can click on the year under that image.
Thanksgiving Dessert Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

We serve dinner from the island in our kitchen, and dessert is served from a table in the study. This is the dessert table from last year.

Thanksgiving Table 7

In 2014, I went for the bling on the Thanksgiving tables.

Thanksgiving Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
I used jewel toned colors on this table.
Thanksgiving Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Thanksgiving Table-Bargain Decorating w Laurie
In 2013, I used fruit and flowers in wooden containers for centerpieces.
Thanksgiving Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
I attempt to keep each year's centerpieces similar to one another.
Thanksgiving Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
Thanksgiving Dessert Buffet-Bargain Decorating w Laurie
This last image was the dessert table in 2013.
Are you hosting Thanksgiving in your home? It's always fun to have so many family members together. Are you hosting Thanksgiving in your home? No matter where you celebrate, I hope you can gather to give thanks with family or friends.


Unknown said...

Our daughter and her husband host Thanksgiving and the 4th of July. They do such a great job of it. Following Thanksgiving dinner we don a jacket and take our bourbon laced apple cider and walk a few blocks to see the houses nearby. You know those houses that you see on ABCs Light Fight show? Richmond tradition has it's own Tacky Lights tour and this year one of the homes that always figures prominently in the TL tour is going to be featured on the television show on one of the Monday night shows. In fact, I went over to see the filming of the show. It was a lot of fun for a while until it got darker and later and cooler in the evening. Clue? Reality shows are not very real. We practiced clapping, and then yelling and once we had filmed it,they turned the lights off and we did a back up laugh,clap and yell just in case we messed up the first one. Happy early Thanksgiving! So, if you see that show the first couple of Mondays in December, vote for the house in Virginia on Wendhurst. I am so short that you will never find me in the crowd as I am all the way in the back. near the 2 Bernese Mountain dogs.

The French Hutch said...

Laurie, I'm sure all of your family will look forward to sitting down to your beautiful Thanksgiving tables. We sometimes host Thanksgiving and I love to set a festive table. Thanks for sharing yours...........

candlelightsupper said...

Beautiful tables! All of the amazing details are stunning. I have to set more than one table as well, depending on how many are coming.

Chloe Crabtree said...

Wow! That is a lot of tables and a lot of work! Lovely tables, thanks for sharing!

Stacey said...

You are so talented at tablescapes!! In our whole marriage I may done 11 tablescapes. Seriously, that tends to be an afterthought for me. You are a great teacher though. :)

Pat said...

That place setting is pretty and inviting.

Rhonda said...

Laurie, Always love reading your blog posts. Your collections of dishes, glasses and all tableware are amazing. Always love to see your Thanksgiving tables. Just out of curiosity, do you leave the plates and glasses at each setting and your guests pick one up and go get in line or do you pull them all up and place at the start of the buffet. Also, do your guests use your cloth napkins or do you sub paper ones. I know these questions may sound elementary but as I always have the plates and glasses at the buffet line, I just wondered how others do it.