Tablescapes, Pilgrims & Pumpkins


Welcome to the Celebrate & Decorate annual Thanksgiving tablescape hop!

A week of creative Thanksgiving tables to enjoy and inspire!

All the links are at the end of this post and are updated daily





I am especially thankful for my friend Sally~

or as I sometimes call her, CCOG, CC’s Other Grandmother…

Her son, NG just happens to be married to my daughter DD

We share them on Thanksgiving, they go to her house for lunch

and then jump in the car and drive to the beach house for dinner





When I popped in for a visit recently she was getting out her Thanksgiving things

and thinking about how she would set her tables…


hmmm…. “um, Sally?

I’m doing a tablescape hop soon and since we’re going to the beach,

Do you think I could come over and borrow your table for photos?

I can bring some of my things, we could play and set up a Thanksgiving tablescape?”

“Sure!” she said




It was raining buckets that day, so some of the photos look weird,

And just when I finished taking photos the power went off!

Come on into Sally’s beautiful home and see what we created





She had already styled a great centerpiece

A large glass bowl full of natural elements, orbs and leaves





All I did was flank it with a pair of tall pilgrims and a variety of real and faux pumpkins





Her beautiful runner with abstract leaves and flowers of soft Autumn colors

provided a perfect base for the center of the table





We combined her chocolate chargers with my gold and burnt orange ones,

setting this table for 6 with 2 of each color





The Happy Thanks Giving plates on the top of the stack are paper!




She bought them to use for dessert

Aren’t they cute??





The plate stack was composed of her plates,

a white square dinner plate set on an angle

topped with a pale gray ceramic dinner plate

and the happy thanks Giving paper plate for dessert





We placed an individual pumpkin on top of the plate stack

With an Autumn leaf place card





Sally’s beautiful heirloom silverware completed the place settings





If you look closely

you’ll see her turkey salt and pepper shakers

and mini pilgrims that are part of her Thanksgiving tradition






All of our things went together so beautifully,

just like DD and NG 🥰





She had some wonderful turkey napkin rings

I folded the tips of her cream linen napkins around the back of the rings

then fluffed them to make them splay out like turkey feathers





And you can’t have a Thanksgiving table without an ear or two of Indian corn and a dish of acorns









At her request I painted these turkey glasses several years ago







Oh goodness, we had so much fun sharing and creating!





I am “Berry Thankful” for our friendship!





Thank you Sally for letting me play at your house for this hop!





Be sure to stop back by on Friday and I’ll show you how to make these Autumn Leaf tags!


Juicy Details

Thanksgiving paper plates/Tuesday Morning

faux pumpkins/Hobby Lobby, HomeGoods

You can see the tutorial for painting turkey glasses here


Please visit all these great tablescapers!

A big thank you to Chloe for being our fantastic leader!





I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Monday  Love Your Creativity    What’s for Dinner?

Between Naps on the Porch,  Make it Pretty Monday

Turn About Tuesday  Celebrate Your Story, You’re the Star

All About Home/ Common Ground Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Home Matters 

Weekend Potluck  Friday Features  Sweet Inspirations

Happiness is Homemade    Sunday’s Best Linkup



60 Responses to “Tablescapes, Pilgrims & Pumpkins”
  1. Mary says:

    Jenna, What fun that you could play with Sally’s dishes and collaborate on this Thanksgiving table with her! So many fun layers and textures form the plate stack, pumpkins, runner, pilgrims and ‘Berry Thankful’ dish. I’ve often thought how fun it would be if I lived closer to another dishaholic and we could share linens and tableware. I know you’re thankful that you’re friends with Sally…it makes the holidays (and life) so much better when family members are in-laws instead of outlaws. 😉 As always I’m happy to hop with you this week, Happy Wednesday ♥

  2. Jenna, oh how much fun that you and Sally had creating this gorgeous Thanksgiving Table. I never would have guessed that those were paper plates on top of the stack. Her lovely runner made a great foundation for the centerpiece of real and faux pumpkins with the pair of pilgrims. I love the autumn leaf place card and that you two created this stunning tablescape together. It would be so much fun to tablescape with you sometimes, a sixty mile drive would be no problem for me! It is always a pleasure to sit at one of your beautifully layered and detailed tables ❤️

  3. Rita C. says:

    Now how fun was that?! Jenna, that’s a great collaboration and resulting table. really like you just added to what each other had, and that’s exactly how my Panoply sister & I style our booths. Love the plate stacks (paper!), and how you paired the different chargers on the table. Cute glasses you painted. I actually have another sister who has my same tendencies with hoarding dishes, so I could easily see myself doing something like this too. Really fun!

  4. Cecilia says:

    It’s so fun to decorate with friends. Y’all did a great job, and I love Sally’s plates! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  5. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Friendship is such a blessing! It looks like you both had such a wonderful time creating this beautiful Thanksgiving table. All of the textures, colors, and elements lend way to such a pretty and inviting table. The glasses you painted are adorable! Happy Wednesday, Jenna!

  6. thefrenchhutch says:

    Oh Jenna, what a wonderful friendship with so much in common. Love how you and Sally collaborated for a fabulous table setting. Mixing the chargers, Sally’s centerpiece and your pilgrims and pumpkins was a great start for this setting. What a wonderful way to begin the season.

  7. That looks fabulous! I want that Berry Thankful cranberry sauce dish! So pretty, and clever to use colorful and seasonal paper plates for that extra punch without having to store more dishes. Lovely centerpiece too. Everything, from the hand painted glasses to the extra touches of pumpkins looks so festive and special. Applause, applause to both of you!

  8. Nancy says:

    How fun for the both of you! And look how darling it came out. And you know I loved those painted glasses. Oh how adorable!

    Fun and friendship go hand in hand… fabulous collaboration! 🦃

  9. Sally H Clem says:

    I love the story you tell about the fun day of tablescaping we had at my house! Lots of laughs and creating! I’m thankful for you, Jenna.

  10. How great that you had so many fun pieces to work with! I love those pilgrims and the textures of all the pumpkins down the middle. You reminded me that I want to use some Indian corn on my table…always a nice touch. Beautiful Thanksgiving table! Great hopping with you this week!

  11. You have such a knack at setting beautiful tables! 🙂

  12. I can see why your two children fell in love – they have similarly creative mothers! Just beautiful.

  13. Linda says:

    What a fun table you and Sally set. Joint forces has really been great. How sweet to be able to share with another person who loves to set a pretty table.Love the turkeys and pilgrims. No one would guess that the Tha The Berry Thankful is precious. Always fun to join you Jenna on these fun tablescape blog hops.

    • Thanks Linda!

    • Ann Krucek says:

      Jenna, will you share your Sally with me!?! That sounds like so much fun, that you share this passion together!! It must have been a fun afternoon, until the power went out!! The table you set together looks fabulous. I love all the textured pumpkins 🎃 and the Indian corn🌽. The leaf 🍁 placecards are adorable tied onto the pumpkins. I so enjoy doing these hops with you, I hope you enjoy the beach!!

      • ha ha, thank you Ann, we did have a lot of fun, and she was so nice to let me come mess up her house 🙂 Yes, our hops are so much fun, so wonderful of Chloe to keep us together!!

  14. pattyanneart says:

    What a beautiful table! 🧡
    I love all of the pieces and special touches. What a fun day it must have been.
    Happy Wednesday, Jenna.😊

  15. Marsha says:

    Jenna, I agree everything is better when it is shared and I love to hear of your friendship and, dishware addiction, is shared. I love all of the special details of the tablescape. The pilgrims, the painted stemware, pumpkins, acorns and turkeys. So nicely coordinated and the paper plates are a perfect touch and works so well with the grey dinnerware. It is great to join you in this Thanksgiving Day blog hop.

  16. What a delightful Thanksgiving table. Love the little pilgrims and pumpkins and those very cute plates! Ready for turkey!

  17. Cyndi Raines says:

    What a blessing, to have a friend that is your daughter’s mother -in-law! That is really awesome! You both did such a great job at fixing this lovely table! I’m ready to sitdown and eat now! Lol. Love the colorful chargers and those vintage little pilgrims and turkeys are darling! Love their little faces. Are they candles? I have some just like them, that were my moms, but they are choir boys and girls for Christmas in red and white choir robes. I place them in a semi-circle around a small ceramic tree and they are so cute! I pretend they are singing “Oh, Christmas Tree”.

    • Oh that sounds so cute! Sally’s pilgrims aren’t candles, just little statues, I wish I had taken a close up of them…anyway, we had so much fun and it is definitely a blessing that we are good friends! Setting the table was especially fun since I knew my daughter and her family would be sitting there, she has no idea I did it!

  18. Debbee says:

    Oh Jenna, how I envy and applaud you joining forces to create a wonderful Thanksgiving table and centerpiece. So many special details! Always love and enjoy seeing your lovingly hand painted stemware. Paper plates — who would have ever guessed — fooled me! And, two of the faux pumpkins in particular in the centerpiece were unlike anything I’ve ever seen — love the textures.

  19. How much fun Jenna! You and Sally made a dynamic tablescaping duo! There are so many beautiful and festive elements on the table. I love the orbs and pilgrims especially! The turkey feathers napkin fold is wonderful too. Even with the rain and the electric going out, you managed to pull off another delightful and creative tablescape.

    So happy to hop with you this week. Happy Thanksgiving!

  20. Jill Kuhn says:

    It looks like you both had so much fun! 🦃💕🍂 Love all the decorations! I like the little salt and pepper shakers too. 🧡 And how you each combined what you had to create something new! YAY! 🎨👍

  21. Kitty says:

    What fun you and Sally had together, Jenna! The table looks wonderful with all the decorations for Thanksgiving. I thought you must’ve painted the glasses. The Berry Thankful dish is darling. Great job from both of you!

  22. marilyn1998 says:

    Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!

  23. Anonymous says:

    This tag-team venture resulted in a beautiful table. It is quintessential fall and I would have to leave this one up for a long time. In addition to the well-styled table it’s awesome that you have that kind of relationship with the ‘in-laws”. The dessert plates that crown your stack are so pretty and I would love to have a seat at this table. Happy Thanksgiving dear friend!

  24. Chloe Crabtree says:

    Such a lovely Thanksgiving table! Those salad plates are perfect for the holiday and your centerpiece is great with all of the pumpkins and pilgrims! Thanks so much for joining in another hop!

  25. What a wonderful way to make memories. I love that you created this together. The pilgrims make me smile and the warm colors are so welcoming. If you hadn’t mentioned the plates were paper I never would have guessed. Pinned and it’s a pleasure to hop with you.

  26. Kristin says:

    I love those turkey glasses and the tags on the pumpkins! The pop of blue is so pretty! I love that you brought the pilgrims into your theme! I’m inspired!

  27. Carol says:

    What fun to help a dear friend and family member create a Thanksgiving tablescape. I love your script tags on the pumpkins. Your plate stack has great color and shapes. Happy Thanksgiving.

  28. Shirley Cumbie Wood says:

    Oh My Goodness! How fun to design this table with a friend and on a rainy day too. I love it! Everything about this table is gorgeous. I love the colors and those beautiful glasses. The centerpiece is striking, love the Pilgrims. If you had not said it, I would not have thought the top plates were paper, they are so pretty! This is such a warm and inviting Thanksgiving table. Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Thanks so much Shirley, we did have such a great time, and I was honored she let me play with her things and set this table in her house. After I left she had friends and neighbors come over just to see it! Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

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