Tablescape Tuesday: The Spirit of Thanksgiving

 “And you will say in that day:
“Give thanks to the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted”‭‭
Isaiah‬ ‭12:4

I love the warm and earthy colors of autumn and Thanksgiving…the pumpkin orange, fiery reds & golds, and earthy browns!  It’s almost as if they open their arms and welcome you!  But, every now and then, it’s nice to change things up a little.

A few weeks ago, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I set a table using non-traditional colors and one of my all time favorites…leopard!  At first glance, it may not seem like Thanksgiving, but keep looking…it is there.

As we approach this Thanksgiving, I want to encourage you all to look for God’s blessings.  Look for them in what may seem like the mundane of your everyday living…the birds singing, leaves changing, and the smiles on the faces you love. God is often seen in the simplest, most unexpected places.

 There is a certain elegance to a table setting without the use of a cloth or placemats!

 The table runner is a sparkly gold scarf!

 Would you believe I got an 8 place setting of this china for $30?


As you know, I love a touch of leopard…
3 pumpkins grace the center of the table! 

A pair of vintage candle sticks hold striped candles!

Gold, white, and leopard, not your typical Autumn tablescape!

  “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold
in a setting of silver”
Proverbs‬ ‭25‬:‭11‬

 The Details:

China- The Longest Yard Sale
Gold flatware – Cambridge
Iced tea stemware –
Water glasses – vintage Fostoria
Gold chargers – Hobby Lobby (several years ago)
Napkins rings/place card holders – gifts
Leopard pumpkins – Hobby Lobby (last year)
Striped candles/gold scarf – TJ Maxx

pam closing



  1. Rosie M. says:

    Oh, Pam, what an elegant, stunning table. You were so right to keep the table without linens. I love your china (what a wonderful find!) and you’ve highlighted it perfectly. A beautiful setting for a holiday dinner. Bravo! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  2. Kim says:

    It’s all so beautiful and perfectly lovely! I think it’s perfect for any occasion, Thanksgiving…Christmas…Valentine’s Day even. You can’t beat the simple elegance of gold. I love how your candle stripes mimic the gold band around the plates. Great choice! Leopard goes with anything, too.

  3. My mouth flew open when I read you got the set of china for $30!!! What a bargain. It is beautiful and with the elegant napkins and your centerpiece it is stunning. Love the candles too. I was tempted to buy those leopard pumpkins. Like how you changed things up a little.

  4. I love a bare wood table Pam, and yours is simply elegance at it’s best! Love the gold paired with leopard and the striped tapers~ sort of like a Thanksgiving meets Bohemian Safari! Fabulous!

  5. Lori says:

    Perfect tablescape for Thanksgiving! Love the colour scheme and the leopard pumpkins. Can’t believe you got that fantastic dishware for such a good price! Since our Thanksgiving here in Canada is long past, I’d love to be invited to your table. 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

  6. I love looking at people’s tablescapes. I imagine what their Thanksgiving will be like as they gather around the beautiful setting; the fellowship and laughter that will be had.

    Thank you so much for bringing us into your Thanksgiving. 🙂

  7. Pam, This may not be exactly typical Thanksgiving decor but I think it is timeless, with the elegant gold-rimmed plates and the crystal! And those leopard pumpkins — I have a sister who would be swooning on the floor at the site of them! Personally, I’m drooling over those window treatments in the background. Everything thing here is Beautiful! Linda

  8. lulu says:

    Wherever did you find leopard pumpkins or did you make them? They are wonderful. You have to know I love the way you manipulated the cloth in the center as I think few things should lay flat. Beautiful table via a most talented lady.

  9. entertainingwomen says:

    Man, I’ve always wanted to attend The Longest Yardsale…$30.00 for your gorgeous china…Wow! Love the unexpected use of the famous Autumnal Leopard! Your choice of scriptures are appropriate and welcome. Happy Thanksgiving, and thanks for inviting us to your lovely table. Cherry Kay

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