Setting a Post Thanksgiving Table

Setting a Post Thanksgiving table is usually what I do

when we return from our trip to be with our very large family

and extended family for Thanksgiving.

I love to cook our own turkey so we can have a small family celebration

with leftover turkey  to share.

Although it is so beyond wonderful to celebrate our blessings with my entire family

of siblings, nieces and nephews, their spouses, and my mom ….

I am also very THANKFUL TO bHOME.

Post Thanksgiving Day Tablescape - Antique Blue and White China - Housepitality Designs

The tablescape started with placing a faux Magnolia garland

in the center of the table. The Magnolia garland is from Balsam Hill.

After Thanksgiving,  the garland will grow legs and will walk to another place in the house.

Post Thanksgiving Tablescape - Magnolia garland centerpiece - Housepitality Designs

Today, is Day 2 of the bHome “Thankful to bHome” Blog Tour.

I am joining 4 other bHome bloggers and friends today.

You can see the links of today’s participants and also the participants of Day One below.

They are not to miss!! There is also a great giveaway with details at the bottom of the post.

Post Thanksgiving Tablescape - Magnolia garland - Housepitality Designs

The magnolia garland makes it easy to create a centerpiece

as it provides for a wonderful base to work with.

Magnolia Garland - Housepitality Designs

It is fun to gather items to adorn the garland

using  things such as pumpkins, additional pinecones, wheat stalks, antlers and

wonderful flickering Miracle Flame Candles, also from Balsam Hill.

I am using the same napkins from last year that I had monogramed

to say “Give Thanks”.

Post Thanksgiving Tablescape - Housepitality Designs

Post Thanksgiving Tablescape - Housepitality Designs

I am thankful for the blessings of family.

I tucked the place card into a tiny orange Kalanchoe plant.

Love using things such as a plant for a parting gift.

Monogrammed Give Thanks Napkins - Housepitality Designs

Post Thanksgiving Tablescape - Housepitality Designs

Post Thanksgiving Tablescape - Housepitality Designs

I was happy to get these sweet tiny orange Kalanchoes at Trader Joe’s.

The perfect punch of color for the table.

Place card in Flower Pot - Housepitality Designs

I chose orange for an accent color as it goes so well

with the antique blue and white Noritake dishes that I got from my friend Martha. We miss Martha!

Post Thanksgiving Tablescape - Housepitality Designs

I found this beautiful blue and white bowl on the place setting at TJ Maxx along with 3 others.

I loved the pattern and it reminded me of my mother’s rice bowls … when I turned the bowl over

to see who made it ….. I was pleasantly surprised it was from a company in Yokohama, Japan.

A place near and dear to my heart!

Post Thanksgiving Tablescape - Housepitality Designs

Blue and White Antique Noritake Dinnerware - Housepitality Designs

Blue and White Antique Noritake China - Housepitality Designs

I tend to do some “out of the box” things on my table.

Like placing the silverware on a plate.

Post Thanksgiving Tablescape - Housepitality Designs

The table is set that will be waiting for us when we return.

Post Thanksgiving Tablescape - Magnolia Garland Centerpiece - Housepitality Designs

As I sit at the table, I will be thinking in-between table conversations, of how I will

dress the table for Christmas!

Post Thanksgiving Tablescape - Dining Room - Housepitality Designs

And with every table for Thanksgiving that I set, this little Turkey that my Sweetie

made for me many years ago, will always have a place of prominence on the table

by this very sentimental Grandma!

Handmade Pinecone Turkey - Housepitality Designs

Hope you enjoyed my Post Thanksgiving Tablescape.

I must say that you will definitely enjoy the fabulous inspiration that the

4 other bHome bloggers have for you today.

The links will be below … and if you missed Day One, they are listed below too!!

But first, let’s talk about the Amazing Giveaway!

See the image below to see the wonderful items of the Giveaway worth $350.00.

All you have to do is go and visit the French Garden House

and come back here and let me know what beautiful item in Lidy’s gorgeous collection that you love!

That simple! … Good Luck!!

Thankful to bHome - Housepitality Designs

Thankful to bHome - Housepitality Designs

Day Two


French Garden House *
Zevvy Joy * Laura Trevey * Housepitality Designs * Lilacs and Longhorns

Day One


Designthusiasm * Duke Manor Farm * Celebrating Everyday Life * Cupcakes and Crinoline


Coming on Day Three

Starfish Cottage

Little Farmstead

Teaselwood Designs

My Soulful Home

I wish you all a most beautiful day!

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  1. Pretty table and I love the tiny plants. It’s so sweet that you pull out your granddaughter’s little turkey. I’m sure that brings a smile to her face each year.

  2. Shirley, what a beautiful table…blue and white is so classic! Magnolia is a favorite of mine to use on the table and the faux garland is perfect. But the most precious is your Sweetie’s turkey!
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  3. Your table setting is stunning, Shirley! I love how you’ve used special beauties that conjure up meaningful memories. What a treat and delight for your family to sit around your table this Thanksgiving!
    Mary Alice
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  4. Shirely, i love how you incorporated the magnolia garland with pinecones into your thanksgiving table. Everything is set so beautifully except for one thing….I did’nt see my placecard at the table!

  5. I loved the garland you used and small plant from Trader Joe’s to send home with your guests, what a neat idea! Thank you for introducing me to the new site ‘French Garden House’, I could get lost at that site so many wonderful finds to imagine using in our home. I loved the necklaces and the french wicker garden wagon.
    Great idea to preset the table and cross that off to do list! Thank you!

  6. Such a pretty table! I like the idea of place cards in the small plants. I’ve noticed before that you don’t have a rug under your table. I’ve thought of removing mine so it would be easier to move chairs. Also it seems I’m seeing more blue with accents of orange this year – I really like it. Enjoy your day!

  7. It is beautiful!
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  8. Love it, Shirley! And I think it’s AWESOME that Graylyn’s turkey is on your table:D She’s so darn cute! How’s your son doing in the new house? And how’s your decorating going over there??? Anxious to see it!

  9. Diane Lantry says

    I love the black and white checked desert set and cake plate. I have a lot of fun black accents in my home and colorful art and accessories to liven up my home. I also live in Indianapolis, Indiana and host an Indy 500 race party every year in which I incorporate black and white checked decorations.

    I also love your beautiful blue and white Thanksgiving table.

  10. Oh your table is beautiful! Love the little plants as bought one too! Your dishes are so pretty, love the little bowls! And the monogrammed napkins are gorgeous! I went to the site and LOOOOVE the red tartan flatware!!!! Oh how I would love to have a set of that!!! Have a beautiful day. We could get up to 80!!!! CRAZY!
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  11. I love your table! You and I were on the same page this year with our blue & white tables. Everything about your table is something I adore. The garland from Balsam Hill {will have to check this out} the little plants, the silverware on a small plate, and last but not least the pinecone turkey.{ I have things like that on my Christmas tree that are my favorites!}

    Thank you so much, Shirley, for all your inspiration. I am so thrilled to be on this Thankful Tour with you. xo Lidy
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  12. The garden section has so many items I would love to own, especially the Antique French Watering Can. Beautiful!

  13. Shirley, your table is absolutely gorgeous! I love using magnolia leaves…so pretty with all the touches of Fall, and it will be perfect at Christmas too! What a precious turkey your granddaughter made. I know that you treasure it. I hope that you have a happy and blessed day!!!
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  14. Gotta love that country soup tureen!

  15. I love the kitchen scale.

  16. Becky in 'Bama says

    Loving that French Green enamel ware coffee pot.

  17. Beautiful table! It looks so warm and welcoming!
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  18. Gorgeous! Love the candle ♥
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  19. Shirley this is a stunning table! I love the blue and white, magnolia leaves and how you place the flatware! Gorgeous inspiration and I am so happy to be joining you today!

  20. Love it all Shirley – but my favorite might be that little pinecone turkey. Lovely to come home to a table set like that and look forward to your own feast. xx
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  21. You set a beautiful table…I’m loving those bowls you found! 😉

  22. Christine Kennedy says

    Loved the vintage enamel numbers!

  23. Shirley – your table is the loveliest I’ve seen…just everything from the blue and white to the pops of orange to those candles…thanks for sharing.
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  24. I love all of the elements you put together. Especially the little turkey and the new blue bowls. It is a lovely table setting.
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  25. Everything is so lovely! Blue and white is always a favorite of mine and you styled it so beautifully. So fun joining you on the tour this week…

  26. bobbi duncan says

    Granddaughter’s pinecone turkey–too precious. I still have one from when one of my kids was small, which seems soooooo long ago. Table setting is beautiful, Shirley.

  27. I’ve been visiting the French Garden House for a few months now, and I always love her monogrammed napkins! I think they add such a warm, personal touch to your table, especially when entertaining special guests.

  28. You inspire me to want to have a pretty table this year. I usually make it simple but this year I may do it up a little more special for the family. Stunning Shirley.

  29. Shirley, you’ve set a beautiful table! I have wanted a magnolia garland for so long, and why I won’t splurge to buy it, I don’t know. I can prune branches and use them, but they only last a couple weeks. Your bowls – what a find to add to the elements! The plants, Graylyn’s little turkey, the napkins – all so very pretty. I’m just getting started on visiting this roundup of bloggers, but wanted to be sure and stop by yours. Lidy’s hostess gift is very generous, and I would love adding her napkin rings to my own collection, so that’s what I would grab from her shop. Perfect for tabelscaping! Have a great weekend.

  30. Shirley, this is such a lovely table! There’s a beautiful crispness to your choice of blue and white chinoiserie with the wonderful centerpiece garland and flowers. It’s both elegant and inviting. Enjoy your holiday!!
    Lory at Designthusiasm’s recent post…White Painted Cabinets Simplify a Kitchen RenovationMy Profile

  31. This is so, so pretty Shirley! You have such a knack for putting a table setting together.
    Hugs, Jamie

  32. Your tablescaple for Thanksgiving is very pretty. Love the little flowering plants with each persons name on them.

    Great party, thanks so much for sharing.


  33. Your table looks absolutely beautiful, as always, and I love the homemade turkey – it’s always those little things that are the true treasure! Have a beautiful Thanksgiving, Shirley. xo, mb

  34. Your table is so lovely Shirley, it is elegant and airy, yet very fall and Thanksgiving- Your blue and white pieces really shine! I do the same thing if I’m not hosting, we always have our own little celebration too- You’ve just got to have your own leftovers for nibbling! I am looking forward to seeing all the other bhome posts
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  35. French Garden House has a lovely blue French tea cup bowl that I like.

  36. Such a pretty table with your blue and white! I love the handsome magnolia garland, I can see it used a number of ways decorated for Christmas 🙂
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