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Monday, November 5, 2018


Happy Monday, friends!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  Ours flew by watching our talented niece play Truly Scrumptious in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, attending my husband's 25th college reunion and visiting there with life-long friends, and church.  Oh, and I put together and photographed this year's Thanksgiving table somewhere in there too.  Whew!

I'm so happy to be a part of this week's Thanksgiving Table Tour hosted by Tammy from Pink Peppermint Design.  For a few months now I've known I wanted to do a somewhat muted, vintage inspired table this year.  But, it wouldn't be my style if there weren't some pops of color in there!   (*This post may contain affiliate links, read my full disclosure policy here.)

If you're coming from Monica's tour at Monica Wants It, welcome!  Monica is a sweet friend and I find her work so inspiring.  I saw a sneak peek of her table yesterday, and couldn't wait until today to see more!  We're Tobacco Leaf and blue and white loving buddies.  Be sure to hop back and see her tour if you missed it.

fall tablescape, thanksgiving tabletop, coxcomb centerpiece, living floral table runner

This Summer was the first time I grew Coxcomb in my garden, and it quickly became my favorite thing in my flower bed!  I was hoping it would hang in there long enough to use it for Thanksgiving, and it did.  I knew it would be the perfect shock of color that I wanted for my otherwise fairly tame table.

I layered some kale leaves around the coxcomb as well.  It's so good to add to floral arrangements, I love the ruffly texture, it goes a long way when filling a vessel, and it's cheap!  One caution though, it gets stinky (change the water daily to help) and doesn't last longer than a couple of days.

friendly village dishes, coxcomb arrangement, greenery table runner, rogers eternally yours

Hobby Lobby has rolls of patterned paper (about 12" wide) with a variety of designs and colors.  I used a simple bluish gray linen look and ran a piece down the center of the table and two pieces across the table running the other way.  Flanking the coxcomb centerpiece, I used clippings from the yard down the middle of the table, then nestled in several acorn squashes, mini pumpkins, and cut grapefruit to add a little more color (and a great scent!).  A few candles tucked in as well add a pretty warm glow.

johnson brothers friendly village dishes, vintage silverware, candlewick glasses, devon sprays plates

Simple flowers and leaf clippings tied with a personalized label serve as place cards.

johnson brothers, coxcomb, place card, independence ironstone

I scored a charming set of salt cellars several years ago at a neighborhood estate sale, and love to pull out the foxes to display in the Fall.

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fresh flowers, garden flowers, coxcomb, vintage champagne bucket, thanksgiving centerpiece

I've had a set of Friendly Village dishes for years, and have a good bargain hunter story to share about them!  If you have a local Dillard's, you might be familiar with the excitement of the once a year 50% off clearance on New Year's Day sale each year.  I've shopped that sale for a loooong time, well before it was as crazy as it is now!  I always knew which location would have the best selection left on clearance day, so I would drive across town to that store for the best stuff.  One year, all Christmas items (JB Friendly Village is considered Christmas) were 75% off, then they took another 50% off on top of that too.  SO... I got my 5 piece place settings for $3.75 each.  Woo hoo!  I've always loved the pattern and really enjoy using it seasonally.

 My Mom has been cleaning out lots of her cabinets and closets, and she was getting rid of the sweet small rose vintage plates.  I was already thinking about this table and knew they would fit in with the Friendly Village dishes perfectly.

acorn squash, mini pumpkin, grapefruit centerpiece, vintage dishes, thanksgiving tabletop

I really, really like how this table turned out, I can't get enough of the coxcomb bunch and I've wanted to do a greenery/produce centerpiece for a long time.  I think they work together beautifully if I do say so myself!  ;)

We'll be at my in-laws for Thanksgiving this year, but you bet I'm going to use this table for gatherings of family and friends while it's put together.

Runner Paper- Hobby Lobby  ||  Blue Pillows- At Home
Everything else is either vintage, thrifted, or no longer available.

Alright, are you inspired for the holiday season?  I am!  I can almost taste the turkey and dressing now... I hope you and yours have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Next, stop by and see Laura at Inspiration for Moms.  I'm anxious to see her tour as well and am loving all of these fabulous tablescape ideas this week.  Here are the participating blogs where you can follow along this week for loads of pretty tables!

Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas

Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas

Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas

Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas

If you're new to Dimples and Tangles, here are a few of my favorite Fall/Thanksgiving tablescapes, or see all of my tablescapes here.

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  1. Beeeutiful once again! I have this black/white polka dot wrapping paper as a runner on my dining room sideboard. Love the look and friends are surprised knowing what I've done.

    1. Jen, how far down do you have your paper runner going on the table cross wise and length? Can't tell from the picture.......thank you!

    2. Thank you so much, Julie. Wrapping paper is such a good option to easily add in color and pattern! It's going to about the edged of the table cloth, but it does curl up some from being on the roll. When I use it without a table cloth I cut it just past the edge of the table so it doesn't really hang down much.

  2. Jennifer I absolutely adore this table setting! The coxcomb adds such a lovely pop of color. I too have the Friendly Village and will definitely be checking out Dillards.

    1. Thank you! It's been so fun to have that growing this year, I'm definitely planting more of it next year!

  3. Here's a tip from when I worked in the restaurant industry and inspected salad bars that were trimmed in kale..(way before people actually ate kale)....lightly spray the kale with Pam or other baking spray..and it will shine and last longer....

  4. your colorful decor Never disappoints. Your table is stunning!

  5. Pretty table! That beautiful coxcomb will reseed like crazy. You might get some interesting variations next year. If you cut all your flowers and didn't leave any in the yard, save the wilted flower heads on a paper towel for a few days and you'll be able able to collect seeds for next year.

    1. Thank you! I've already been saving a lot of the seeds and have also left some planted. Excited to see what happens next year! :)

  6. I love your centerpiece, Jennifer! I've never thought to use kale leaf in a tablescape. Who knew it could looks so beautiful -- you did! ;)

  7. As always, I love your use of color and aren't afraid to use it. Your blog to me is always so inspiring.

  8. Be still my vintage-loving-dish-hoarding heart! I love your dishes!I used some similar dishes in my tablescape. I have several of the same pieces but I have not used the pretty combination you chose. I have the platter in the brown and white circle pattern. I rue the day I passed over a whole set of those dishes at the flea market several years ago. I love the brown for fall!

    I can't believe that is a paper table runner! Could you please tell me what section to look in at Hobby Lobby to find the printed paper?

    The flowers are awesome too. Everything looks beautiful!

    So happy to be hopping with you this week. I hope you have great Thanksgiving!


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