Believe it or not Thanksgiving is right around the corner–20 days to be exact. TWENTY. That’s less than three weeks! What the heck happened?! I know I’m always going on and on about how fast time goes, but sheesh. This is getting out of hand. And you know what, it doesn’t even feel like fall around here. In fact, the weather here in Colorado has been unseasonably warm for the past several weeks. But you won’t find me complaining. Nope, not at all. I looooove it. And to make things even better we haven’t had any of that icky white stuff either. You know what I’m talking about, it starts with S and rhymes with blow. I feel like if I say the word outright I’ll jinx things, so better to be safe than sorry, right? I think so. Anyway, I’ll stop rambling and get on with it because today I’m sharing my vintage Thanksgiving table with you lovely people and I’m pretty darn excited about it.
This old, scuffed up toolbox belong to my Gramps. I shared the full story about it in this post, so hop over there if you want to read more about it. It’s definitely one of my favorite pieces and it makes a great centerpiece. Plenty of room inside for lots of goodies!
I have a bit of an obsession with vintage hankies. I love collecting them. So when I was setting up this table I thought this would be the perfect time to use them. None of them match, which is what I love most. Every plate has its own unique look. I use fiestaware dishes, so all of my plates are different colors.
This one is my favorite. It belonged to my Grandma Jams.
For as long as I can remember my favorite flower has always been a daisy. I guess I’m just drawn to their simplicity. I love the yellow/orange color of these daisies. I also had to throw in some baby’s breath, because that just makes everything better.
There’s something so special about a Thanksgiving table. As a young girl, I loved to help my mom decorate for the Thanksgiving meal. We actually had a long wrap-around bar in our kitchen and we’d have so much fun decorating it together whenever my mom hosted Thanksgiving for everyone in our family. We’d do festive little centerpieces all along the bar, with lots of pumpkins and fresh flowers. I can remember being excited to welcome everyone into the kitchen so they could see what we had done. It wasn’t anything fancy, but I sure was proud. And looking back now it’s such a special memory I have with my mom. I feel like that’s where the inspiration for this centerpiece came from–our Thanksgiving table always had fresh flowers and pumpkins.
Well friends, I hope you enjoyed this post and got some inspiration for your own Thanksgiving table. I’d love to hear what you think of all my vintage goodies like the toolbox and old hankies. And let me know if you have any questions. Big hugs and high fives to you for being here. It really means so much to me!