PINK Thanksgiving?

A few years ago, I found this tablecloth in an auction box of linens…


I love the vibrant pinks and greens, but I’ll admit that the design surprised me.  Green oak leaves and pink acorns?  Certainly NOT typical Autumn colors! I’ll admit something else … this tablecloth hung with my other linens, and — until now — I’ve never used it.  I started to a couple of times, but I honestly didn’t know what to “do” with it.  How could I tie an Autumn tablescape in with hot pink and green?


The other day I challenged myself to use this tablecloth. I tried a few things that made me laugh they were so bad.  (No, I absolutely did NOT take pictures!)


But finally, it started coming together … and I love it!  See what you think. I’ll show you the whole table first…


I could have used white dishes (and I might try that in the future), but this time I wanted the tablecloth to show, so I used clear glass.  A ribbed glass charger…


… pressed glass plate…


… and leaf-shaped bowls/tidbit dishes.


A beautiful clear goblet…


An embossed ceramic acorn and leaf napkin ring (on clearance last year at Wal-Mart).


A vintage Italian linen napkin … and Oneida “Raphael” flatware…


Finally, a chunky candleholder the color of the napkin rings … and a cornucopia overflowing with apples, grapes, and roses from the grocery store.  Just look at those beautiful greens and pinks!  The cornucopia was a $1 thrifty find 20+ years ago at a little antique shop in Granbury, Texas. It’s one of my favorite Thanksgiving decor pieces…




In case you’re wondering how I handled the “dead space” at the back of the cornucopia, I’ll show you…


I just tucked in a set of Franciscan “Desert Rose” salt and pepper shakers.


Just a few more pics before we turn down the lights…








Let’s call it a day…





I’m so glad you stopped by for a visit. If you have time, I’d love to hear from you!

I’m linking this tablescape to these lovely parties…
Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound

Next week I’ll do one more Thanksgiving tablescape — then it’ll be time to deck the halls!  In case you’ll be traveling next week rather than blogging, let me go ahead and wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!  May you count your blessings … and have a relaxing and enjoyable celebration.



  1. Wow! Your table is beautiful but that centerpiece is just fabulous. Who would have thought to use pink and green for fall? It never ceases to amaze me what can inspire us! It’s all just lovely.

  2. The roses in that cornucopia are my favorite part of the whole table. I would never have thought to do that, and it is just the perfect touch.

    I have a few tablecloths with challenging color schemes too. You have made me want to pull mine out.

  3. Bravo for finding a lovely way to use your pink and green tablecloth with a table setting! I really do love this table. It’s so very unique. Your silverware is gorgeous, by the way. Love it!
    I really like how the table looks when the lights are dim too; the colors are still so visible, but it takes on a whole new look.

  4. absolutely gorgeous!! Wow all the colors of fruit are so beautiful! Thanks for linking up to Centepiece Wed and sharing your creativity with us.


  5. This is such a welcome change of pace for a Thanksgiving tablescape. The fuschias, blues, and greens are magnificent. The crystal plates were exactly the perfect choice. Thank you for sharing your charming design and for stopping by my post. I just put up a new post for TT. I hope that you’ll stop for a visit. Cherry Kay

  6. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! LOOOOVE the Fruit cornicopia! Ill be doin that one!

    fyi- im starting a new GIVEAWAY tomorrow morning…You are in to win…stop by in the morning to get the details!

    blessings xoxokara

  7. I love that you challenged yourself this way. And what wonderful results! The glass plates work perfectly but it is that centerpiece that ties everything together so well. The colors of fruits and flowers are just wonderful! You are so creative! Well done!

  8. What an absolutely perfect table setting you have created just in time for the holidays. I just love all of the different textures. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

  9. I like it …a LOT!!! It’s nice to see a variation on the theme of Thanksgiving! You did a really great job with the cornucopia…it is really abundant! Have a great holiday!

  10. I sold one of those cornucopias…Now I want it back.
    Gorgeous work on this. Love the non-traditional colors.

  11. I love vintage cloths, and your cornucopia is so pretty!!! Love the clear glass with this Tablescape! I love 100 year old houses too! I live in one. lol

  12. Susan, I am so happy you rescued the tablecloth, it is gorgeous. I love how you have used it for a fall table…I love the unexpected and pink acorns ARE! (I have another embroidered one that I will be using next week) Your centerpiece is awesome…I want to dive into those grapes!
    Happy Thanksgiving.

  13. that really is a beautiful tablecloth. I love how you brought out the colors with the cornucopia. The table is quite stunning.

  14. Absolutely lovely! So creative!

    Your family will be delighted to celebrate Thanksgiving around a table you decorated so lovingly.

  15. Happy Thanksgiving to you! Your Thanksgiving pink tablescape looks divine!

  16. Awesome fruit cornucopia. You have been able to tie all the colors together very effectively. Think perhap some more green- shimmering green plate perhaps?

  17. SUSAN…I’m soooooo late to be visiting for last Pink Saturday, but ‘Better Late Thank Never’…huh? And, I’m soooo glad I did because, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your BLOG and this Pink Thanksgiving Post. Your Table is Beautiful and the Photos are STUNNING!

    I’m also Wowed to see CollectInTexas on your Inspiration List! Thank-you! I’m now a Follower and have you posted on my Blog List.

    Also, I’m giving you a ShoutOut on Pink Saturday…November 26th. See you then….Sue