A Thrifty Thanksgiving table

Hi and welcome to my Thrifty Thanksgiving table.  I wanted to show you all how you can put together a beautiful & thrifty thanksgiving table.  I’m not sure that I will be able to actually dress our table like this as we will be hosting this year.  And the family is growing and growing.  Since this will be my grandson’s first Thanksgiving we all want to be with him.  So as of right now I think it will be about 7 adults and God knows how many children.  So the setting will more than likely be buffet style for our actual Thanksgiving.  And yes I will still dress up the buffet table with all of my white milk glass.  If you have been following me for a while you know I love to collect white milk glass.  I pull it out and use it for almost every/any occasion.


You all will not believe what the most expensive item on this table was??  The bag of mixed nuts!!  Isn’t that nuts??  lol It was 12.99!  For some bizarre reason I had it in my head that this table setting would need nuts.  Now I think maybe I’m a little nuts… Cause I don’t even like most nuts.


The china is two sets my own with the black rim and my honey’s recently passed parents set with the silver rim.  I married the two to give the table a bit of a pop.  What do your think?  Do you all pull out your china for holidays?  I try to use mine for any occasion and not just save it for holidays.  I believe any time you get together with family is a special occasion.  And should be celebrated with the good dishes.  So china it is!!


If you have been following me for while, you know all the white milk glass I’ve been collecting for the last 2 1/2 years.  So this is really just a little bit of it at use.  I love love love how the little mums in all their colorful glory pop off the white milk glass.  I am a huge fan of flowers and will always pick some up when going to dinner at anyone’s house.  I think its a sweet gift for any hostess.


Here’s a better look at the two china’s mixed together.  I think they merge pretty well don’t you?

I’ve seen plenty of nice sets of china in allot of my local goodwill’s.  So if you don’t already own your own set you could look out for a nice set there.  And if you find some incomplete sets you could marry two sets like I’ve done above.

Wishing you all a happy and family filled Thanksgiving.


xoxo Stay tunned… ARod

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7 Responses

  1. Carolann says:

    Oh that looks so pretty! I love the milk glass and how it fits so perfectly with the dinnerware! So festive and lovely what a great job! I bet you are all so excited about his first Thanksgiving. Looking forward to the pics!

  2. Sue says:

    Your table and story strike a cord with me. I have one of your white milk glass vases I think. I want to start moving from colored dinnerware to white too. Adore the nuts as part of the tablescape centerpiece and the flowers make me happy to see today. I also like the double stack plates and fancy white milk glass bowls.

  3. Heather says:

    Oh Anj .. you are NUTS! I can’t believe how much mixed nuts are any more. On a happy note, your table looks gorgeous! I love the milk glass and the fresh flowers. You did a great job pulling it all together. Thanks for sharing it with us all .

  4. Jimmy Green says:

    Thank you for sharing this inspirational table decorating ideas.

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