Last year for Thanksgiving I wanted a clean white Thanksgiving tablescape. I added pops of burlap, gold, black and not much else. Click here to see it all.
This year I literally opted for the complete opposite and had the means to finally do it. In other words, I have spent years working on building my vintage set collections. I have always wanted a large set of Vintage Indiana Glasses in blue and amber. So at every Estate Sale or flea market I search for the glasses and collect them organically. I have also began a collection of vintage English dinner plates. These plates have taken me a little longer to collect organically, but so worth the wait. Lastly, brass candlesticks. I literally have been grabbing them when I find a deal.
So finally, after a few years I have enough glasses, plates and candle sticks to set a table for Thanksgiving 2015!
The setting process usually begins 1-2 weeks prior and finally is complete with fresh flowers a few days before.
My most colorful vintage tablescape yet!
I have loved Vintage Indiana Glasses for years and slowly started collecting them. I knew I wanted blue, my favorite color and amber cause the gold/yellow/brassy color is my SECOND fav color. I also felt they were to colors that would compliment each other if used together. I never pay more than $1-$3 each glass. With time and patience you can collect a set of 12-16 for under $50.
I have 12 English vintage plates, and not 1 is a like. So when you are out searching, don’t fret on color or design. My only criteria was that they were all the same dinner plate size. I have them in brown. For all my plates I spent about $36. I can usually score them for $3-$6 each.
Love these babies!! I have been collecting them for years at estate sales and flea markets. I recently scored 8 of different size and styles on a virtual yard sale. I have 16 now!!! I know I love it. I placed 12 on the table and when they are not in use they decorate my built-in’s in the living room. Like the vintage plates, I have spent between $2-$4 dollars for each candlestick for a total of about $30-$35.
Last year I used white pumpkins and no flowers but this year COLOR was in. I grabbed a bunch of different florals and began arranging them in my Reed & Barton silver bowl. yup, another estate sale find for a couple bucks.
NO JOKE probably the most expensive one item on this table are the florals. They better not die before Thursday.