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Thanksgiving Tablesetting

This year I’m very excited to be taking part in a virtual progressive Thanksgiving dinner with over 20 other blogs.

Today and tomorrow these blogs will be sharing everything from printables to Centerpieces to recipes. You’ll find the links to the other virtual Thanksgiving posts at the end of this post.

Thanksgiving Table with Turkey Plates

It all started with a single plate. Well, four plates actually.

Pottery Barn turkey placesetting at CreatingThisLife.com

My dear friend, Mary, knowing how much I love Thanksgiving, bought me a boxed set of turkey plates from Pottery Barn.

For several years I used them to hold butter and lemon slices on my Thanksgiving table. But two years ago I decided to use them the way God and Pottery Barn and, no doubt, Mary intended: as salad plates.

Turkey placesetting at CreatingThisLife.com

Since I was hosting more than my immediate family for Thanksgiving dinner, I needed a few more plates to go with them. That’s when I happened on these turkey plates at Walmart of all places.

Thanksgiving placesetting at CreatingThisLife.com

And I found these plates with turkeys and leaves on them there too.

Thanksgiving table at CreatingThisLife.com

And then I added the turkey platter that my mother-in-law passed down to me when I started hosting Thanksgiving a few years back.

Thanksgiving Table CreatingThisLife.com

I loved the way all the different turkeys looked together when the table was set.

Thanksgiving dinner at CreatingThisLife.com

But of course the table looked best of all when these turkeys were sitting at it.


Please visit the following blogs:

November Fourteenth:

Printables –

Worthing Court

Mom 4 Real

Decor –

Just Paint It 

Broadcasting Sunny

Making Lemonade


The Everyday Home

Designer’s Sweet Spot

Stone Gable

Table Decor and Ideas – 

Creating This Life

My Soulful Home

Major Hoff Takes a Wife

Drinks –

Southern Color 

Deja Vue Designs

Appetizers –

Our Southern Home 

Sweet Pea

November Fifteenth:

Soups – 

Town and Country Living

Just Us Four

Salads –

Cedar Hill Farmhouse

Fresh Idea Studio

Main Dishes –

Designed by BH

First Home Love Life

Side Dishes –

All Things Heart and Home

Sweet Songbird

Desserts – 

Domestically Speaking

Lilacs and Longhorns

Parting Gifts –

House on the Way

Dukes and Duchesses


This post is part of Tablescape Thursday.

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  1. Your table is so pretty! My favorite part are the smaller turkey plates on each place setting.

    1. Thank you, Paula. I like them too.

  2. Julie, your turkey table is perfect! I love the mixing of old and new, different and no so matchy-matchy. Beautiful table setting. Thanks for sharing.
    Cheers to you and yours,

    1. Same to you, Therese. Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Happy to be touring with you too, Julie. Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Hi Julie! Nice to be on tour with you! Great table & family!

    1. Thank you, Kelly. 🙂

    1. Thank you, Christine. Same to you.

    1. Happy Thanksgiving, Mrs. MH!

    1. I really like the BH&G line at Walmart, Leslie. Hope your weekend is great too.

    1. I agree, Maryann. Lots of fun. Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. I think so too, Christy.

  4. Those turkey plates are awesome. I love all your different types.

    Having fun being part of this virtual dinner with you!

    1. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Shannah!

    1. Mine too, Jennifer. 🙂

  5. Julie, I love your table. I love the leaf placemats. Where did you find those?

    1. Vicki, I’m pretty sure those were Walmart too, although several years ago.

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