A Vintage Thanksgiving

The calendar page has turned yet again, and we welcome one of my favourite months.  OCTOBER!!  I’m not a real fan of Halloween.  It’s the Autumn season, and Thanksgiving that really get me excited.  I love everything that this season brings.  The gathering of the harvest (which we did recently in our vegetable garden) ~ A big mug of hot apple cider ~  The beautiful colours of the countryside ~  The faint smell of wood smoke in the air ~ Baskets of apples ~  Pumpkins, corn stalks and potted mums ~  What’s not to love about Autumn?  Let’s not forget the most important thing – thankfulness.


” God asks us to give thanks in all things because he knows

the feeling of joy begins in the action of Thanksgiving!”

– Ann Voskamp


As promised in my last post, I am sharing my Thanksgiving Tablescape – “A Vintage Thanksgiving”.

Recently, I happily came upon 2 chenille bedspreads at Value Village.  I have plans for this mustard colored one, but decided to squeeze a tablescape out of it first.  Another shopping trip at the same thrift store yielded me the sweet little vintage suitcase you see in the centrepiece.  A perfect colour for fall.  I paid a whopping $3 for it!  You just never know what you are going to run across.


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The plate stack in this tablescape is identical to the one I used in 2011 HERE.  It’s a great example of how you can use the exact same dishes yet have two entirely different looking tables.


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A little rusty bed spring is a great way to elevate things that are not too heavy.


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The silver forks, and Bakelite knives are thrifted as well.


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I love the way these teacups add to the vintage look. (J & C Meakin, England)  They are not real old…but definitely “vintage”.  😉

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We at Take Six would like to wish all our Canadian readers a very Happy Thanksgiving as you gather to celebrate with those special people in your life!:) Blessings to you all!


Photos courtesy of Nicole Payzant Photography

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October 6, 2014 - 10:45 am

Anne@DesignDreams - beautiful table! I can’t believe Thanksgiving is next weekend…

October 6, 2014 - 11:45 am

Holly - Love, love, love the chenille bedspread/tablecloth. The color is perfect and even better in person I bet. I see you found a rusty bedspring. Too cute. I love the suitcase filled with fall beauty. So pretty.

October 7, 2014 - 12:45 pm

Pamela Gordon - I love your table setting for Thanksgiving, Tanya. What a great use of the chenille bedspread. The little suitcase is so cute filled with fall decor. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Blessings, Pam

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