Wednesday, November 15, 2023

French Country Urn and Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Hello everyone, so glad you're here today to join us for the Grateful Gatherings Thanksgiving Hop hosted by our wonderful friend Laura from Decor to Adore.  If you're following the Hop and coming by via Lora Bloomquist at Create and Ponder then an extra special welcome and Hello. What a wonderful time of year to have a gathering of friends as we share our own way of celebrating a grateful Thanksgiving occasion.

Today we're here in the formal Dining Room and I'm sharing my everyday centerpiece on the table. I have a lot going on here with this Thanksgiving tableau, so I wouldn't be using this during Thanksgiving dinner. Since it's a large and visually heavy table I like to use a larger seasonal vignette with multiple elements.

I have two main pieces that often show up together for a seasonal centerpiece here in the Dining Room; the urn on a pedestal and the mini French Wagon. I'm most comfortable with neutral linens for the table, and today I'm using an antique French drapery panel with a Belgian vintage tapestry layered on top. Keeping a neutral table covering, whether a table cloth or a runner, gives you more leeway for bringing in the colors of the season.

I found the urn about 11 years ago at Pottery Barn and I think it looks like a heavy old iron piece, but really it's a lighter weight and some kind of composite material. My husband refused to carry it around for a day of shopping when he first saw it, thinking it was heavy. surprise, he didn't complain too much that shopping trip. It's sitting on a wood pedestal I bought last year from Antique Farmhouse. Earlier this fall I was using a lighted twig pumpkin, (below) but I wanted to change it up to a glass hurricane  candle holder for Thanksgiving. Moss, leaves, and a faux fruit garland add seasonal texture and color.

My figural lamb piece is always here in the dining room and is used throughout the year in almost all of my centerpieces. He's most at home here on the little wagon. He's nestled among tapestry pumpkins, and a twiggy garland with leaves and berries.

I love Majolica and pieces that reflect that woodsy natural design aesthetic. Fitz and Floyd is always on my wish list for any and all holidays. This little tureen happens to be from Cracker Barrel a while back. I found it on Ebay recently, and although it's not real Majolica, it has the look for a more affordable price. 

that combines so many of my favorite vintage elements for the season.

Here are a few more looks of Thanksgiving Centerpiece ideas
 that I've put together in the past. 

Thanksgiving Welcome Home Tour

Season of Thanks

We all hope you'll continue the Hop and visit the rest of the group for lovely tablescapes and Thanksgiving ideas. Please be sure and head over to visit Michelle at Thistle Key Lane and her wonderful Thanksgiving tablescape. And thanks again to Laura for her bringing us all together for this fun gathering. 

Thankyou for coming by and I hope you'll come back frequently for a look as to what I'm up to. I'm starting  to decorate a bit now for Christmas so there are a lot of vintage ideas and inspiration coming up. I hope you are having a lovely Thanksgiving Season. You can find me here on Pinterest and Instagram for more fun. 

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  1. Great ideas. I love your needlepoint pumpkins. Absolutely stunning. Blessings to you.

  2. Debra your Thanksgiving tableau truly delights my heart. I adore your small cart and the variety of textures you used. Thank you so much for joining in. Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. This looks amazing, Debra! I love all the different elements you used from the leaves to the lamb to the fruit and the needlepoint pumpkins too. Plus, that cart is totally fabulous! You always come up with the best ideas. Big hugs and Happy Thanksgiving, CoCo

  4. Beautiful Thanksgiving decor Debra! The urn is such a fun piece to change up, and looks so impressive on that pedestal. Love your cart and those wonderful needlepoint pumpkins! Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Such a pretty table, Debra!! That urn is fantastic as well as the cart. You always display your pretty vintage decor in such beautiful ways. Thanks so much for sharing at Home Imagined this week! Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. You always create the most amazing centerpieces, but my favorite every time is whatever you do with your cute little wagon and that sweet lamb. I love them all, but that wagon and lamb get me everytime.

  7. I love how you used your urn and your styling! Kristin | White Arrows Home

  8. It's always fun seeing what you've created and your centerpiece is so pretty. Love that urn and it's great that it's not too heavy. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! ~ Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge

  9. Such a pretty seasonal centerpiece; you are a styling expert! I love the tartan and the transferware together; so cozy looking!

  10. Beautiful ideas Debra! I love the richness of the colors, and those tapestry pumpkins are amazing! Happy Thanksgiving!

  11. Always so beautiful, Debra! Your urn is gorgeous and looks great displayed with the cart too! It is perfectly styled for Thanksgiving! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!


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