This is a busy week for setting holiday tables! Today’s tablescape showcases a large Thanksgiving horn of plenty, overflowing with seasonal abundance. 


It’s part of the Thanksgiving Tablescape Blog Hop, hosted by Chloe of Celebrate & Decorate. All week, 21 stylists are sharing tables large and small; simple to elaborate.

And, speaking of abundance, that’s in addition to the 21 other tablescapes in Tuesday’s, Gather ‘Round the Table hop. What a bounty of ideas and inspiration!

On Tuesday, I shared an intimate setting for four in the kitchen. The Birds of a Feather Gather Together Table frequently seats Thanksgiving guests, when the dining room is at capacity.

The main event takes place on a mahogany table with a horn of plenty centerpiece.

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Bountiful Feast


Whether photographing the horn of plenty tablescape during the day or evening, I really struggled with glare and reflections.

So, in some pictures the sun is shining, and others are in the glow of candlelight. It’s not you!

Cornucopia Centerpiece

A large, grapevine cornucopia spills the fall harvest down the center of the table. It’s been making a Thanksgiving appearance at my home before the turn of the century!


Underneath the horn of plenty is a gold and vine-print table runner.


Faux pumpkins, acorns, fruits, vegetables and fall foliage spill out of the cornucopia onto the runner.


Nut and fruit garlands embellish the horn of plenty basket.


While overhead, the same garlands decorate the brass chandelier.

Acorn and pinecone ornaments dangle over the horn of plenty too.


To replicate the look, see Beautifully Decorated Chandelier for Fall & Thanksgiving.

Friends Bring Gifts

On either end of the table runner, are a tall pair of wooden candlesticks. They have graced the table since my husband and I were first married.

Joining the feast are two Native American figures.


Made of corn husk and wood, the figures were the first Thanksgiving-specific decorations I ever purchased. They are also my favorites.


And when the figures aren’t on the table, they decorate the family room mantle. For more seasonal decor, see Thanksgiving Figures, Pilgrims and Indians Decorate Home.

A Place at the Table

Although set for six, the dining room usually seats eight or more for Thanksgiving dinner.


I keep one extension board in the mahogany table year-round.


But, with the large horn of plenty in the center, six place settings is more comfortable around the table.


Plenty of Plates

At each setting is a faux leaf placemat. Pier 1 has carried them for at least three years now. Each placemat has a nice felt backing.


Next, I layered a wood-look charger (Walmart) with leaf and pinecone border.


For the plate stack, I started with my wedding china (Lenox Eclipse) dinner plates.


On top is a brown transferware luncheon plate. Wondering why the plates depict a peacock and not a turkey for Thanksgiving? (Followers of Debbee’s Buzz are surely rolling their eyes…)


For the answer to that, you’ll have to read, Birds of a Feather Gather Together. The same peacock plates graced that Thanksgiving table in the adjacent kitchen.


Additionally, both Thanksgiving tablescapes share the same twig flatware (Pier 1 online only).


But instead of my great-grandmothers etched crystal, Waterford Kenmore stemware is on the dining room table.


Fan-folded napkins are tucked in each goblet. The easy fold is reminiscent of both turkey or peacock tail feathers.


Cornucopia Concessions & Confessions

OK, time to come clean on the giant horn of plenty on the tabletop — it doesn’t remain there during dinner. I’m a big believer in being able to see and talk to dinner mates. That’s why I frequently decorate light fixtures. I do practice what I preach!

And, there’s gotta be room for the Thanksgiving feast itself and passing the gravy.


A day before Thanksgiving, the cornucopia is moved from the table to the living room. I put down the grand piano lid, spread out a tapestry fabric, and place the horn of plenty on top.


It’s the only other place big enough to display it in the entire house!  But, once on the piano, the cornucopia seems to shrink in size and look a little lost there.

While I’m being honest; I do not serve Thanksgiving dinner on the mahogany surface either. I’m not that crazy. When the centerpiece moves to the piano, pads and tablecloth go under all the other elements. Besides, who could relax and enjoy the feast while worrying about spilling the gravy?


For last year’s version, visit Cornucopia Takes Center Stage on Thanksgiving TableI had just started blogging, so it’s a short post!

Tablescape Hop 2

Time to check out the 20 other amazing Thanksgiving tablescapes.


Knock it Off Kim | Home is Where the Boat Is | Everyday Living | Living With Thanksgiving


Panoply | Corner of Plaid and Paisley | Red Cottage Chronicles | Home and Gardening with Liz


Me and My Captain | Bluesky at Home | Life and Linda | Our Crafty Mom


The Painted Apron | Debbee’s Buzz |Loveland Lodge | Celebrate & Decorate


The Painted Hinge | Sweet Sensations | Zucchini Sisters | a casa di Bianca
Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Update: For more great holiday ideas visit the 2019 Tablescape Hop; Pumpkin Patch Table for Thanksgiving Brunch.




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