A Simple and Rustic Thanksgiving Table with Vintage Dishes

Thanksgiving table setting ideas
thanksgiving table with plaid table cloth and brown drip pottery plates
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Today I'm sharing a simple, rustic Thanksgiving table setting using some vintage dishes and silverware. I put it together using things that I already had so it was budget-friendly. I have a large stash of vintage dishes and enjoy creating interesting tablescapes with them. 

It's part of this month's Thrifty Style Team challenge hosted by Julie at Redhead and Decorate and you can see all of this month's contributions at the bottom of the post. We're focusing on Thanksgiving tables and recipes so be sure to keep scrolling to see everything. 

place setting with vintage silver, blue linen napkin, and brown drip glazed pottery dinner plate

My mom and sister are also collectors of vintage items and my mom recently gave me some of these brown drip pottery dinner plates. I thought warm tones looked pretty for a casual Thanksgiving table. 

vintage Oneida chevron silver with blue napkins and brown glazed pottery dinner plate

I found the vintage chevron oneida silver at the thrift store a few years ago and cleaned them up. My husband and I have been binge watching Yellowstone and the whole place setting makes me think of Montana and western decor for some reason. I've had the blue linen napkins for a while and we use them regularly. The look like linen but are not quite as heavy. 

rustic fall place setting with vintage silver, brown drip glazed pottery dinner plate, blue napkin

The texture of the recycled glass stemless glasses and the woven natural placemats add more of the rustic look I was going for.

table set with plaid blanket scarf, brown dishes, and blue napkins

I used a copper colored pitcher with the same arrangement that I put together for my soft muted fall tablescape. I anchored it with a wooden cutting board  and used a plaid blanket scarf as a table scarf. You can see my favorite ways to decorate with blanket scarves here: 

tall wooden candle holders and large turkey platter

Over below the window on the sideboard I've got a turkey platter and a couple of tall wooden candlesticks for interest.

vintage wooden buttermolds and amber glass bottles on wooden pedestal

And I added some vintage amber bottles and vintage wooden butter molds to a wooden cake stand for a bit of texture and color. I love the way the light is coming through the taller bottle.

vintage amber glass bottles and wooden butter molds on wood cake pedestal

A few pine cones and orange slices were tucked into the gaps for more of a fall look. I'm thinking this little spot is going to get a fun makeover for Christmas. Can't you see it?

That does it for my simple, rustic Thanksgiving table decor. I'm not hosting this year so I'll be changing this out soon. Stay tuned for my Christmas tablescape coming up in a couple of weeks. 

Here are all of this month's recipes and projects. Keep scrolling and visit everyone for some great ideas!

various thanksgiving recipes and table setting ideas

Redhead Can Decorate – 18 Thanksgiving Recipe & Table Styling Ideas

Our Crafty Mom – DIY Fall Centerpiece and Tablescape Ideas

Sweet Pea – Crockpot Mashed Potatoes

DIY Beautify – No Fuss Easy Mini Hand Pies

The How To Home – Slow Cooker Turkey and Stuffing

Postcards From The Ridge – A Simple and Rustic Thanksgiving Table

Lora B. Create & Ponder – Chocolate Pumpkin Mini Pies

The Tattered Pew – How To Set a Casual Thanksgiving Table

Cottage On Bunker Hill – Easy Apple Crisp with Oats

See my favorite pie recipe that I've been making for years here: Salty Caramel Pecan Pie

Here's a soft muted table that I created a few weeks ago. The flowers are the same, but the overall look is lighter and softer. You can see the details here: Fall Table with Soft Muted Colors

table set with white dishes, woven placemats, and russet and white cloth napkins

fall table setting with pears, brown boxwood wreath, blue napkins, white plates, woven placemats, and plaid tablecloth

fall table with charcuterie board

rustic fall centerpiece with pears and dried hydrangeas in wooden dough bowl

rustic fall centerpiece with pine cones, nuts, and faux pumpkins

And here's a sneak peek of what I've been working on. I'll have blue themed Christmas decor for the first time so I'm using a mix of handmade, vintage, and new decorations. I haven't started my Christmas decorating quite yet so I'm not sure how it's all going to turn out, but I'm excited to see it all come together. 

paper ornaments in the process of being made

Looking for more budget-friendly ideas? Here are all of my past Thrifty Style Team posts:


  1. I love it friend, it looks so warm and inviting! That silverware is amazing, and I've binge watched all of Yellowstone so far, it's such a great drama!

  2. Simple and pretty, love the colors you used for your table.

  3. Angie you always have the most beautiful tablescape. I love the plaid and colors you chose. I’m also excited to see what you do for Christmas! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  4. I remember those brown dripped plates from my childhood; we called them honey dripped. We never owned any but I do recall seeing them in Gatlinburg seemed almost every shop stocked them!!! So they remind me of the mountains and black bears!!! I like the shade of blue you used with them. Very pretty. I have a stash of vintage dishes and flatware, too...of course, I'm vintage (70).

  5. All such beautiful ideas. I love a rustic look! pinned

  6. Love those brown drip plates! I've got a pitcher, and love to arrange flowers in it for Fall. You do such a beautiful job with your table settings. Love every detail. Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. Angie, everything is so pretty! I love all your butter molds...I have never seen them at antique stores up here!!

  8. Hi Angie, Your table is like right out of a magazine!! So beautifully created!! I grew up with the brown drip pottery in our house! I had no idea it was called that. We had a cookie jar, and my mom would keep the rest of the set up on top of the cabinets. I would climb up there when no one was looking and find candy that she hid in the jars! What a great memory you helped me find. Happy Thanksgiving!!!


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