Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Thanksgiving Table 2021 -a bit Boho

 Welcome to my casual Thanksgiving table that has taken on a bit of a black and white boho vibe this year.

I am joining 21 other table stylists today, bringing you our best Thanksgiving table decor.  Rita from Panopoly has gathered all of us together for this wonderful hop!!  We are thankful for Rita and her great organizational skills - she does such a fabulous job as our ring leader!  All the links for the other bloggers will be at the bottom of my post.

We will actually be spending our Thanksgiving at my son and daughter-in-law's house this year so I won't be setting a big fancy Thanksgiving Table.  So I wanted to set a casual table that we could enjoy a little Friendsgiving one evening!

It is the smallest things that sometimes inspire a whole theme!   I have always loved mixing and matching patterns so I fell in love with this little dip tray set with the different tile patterns on the little bowls while I was shopping with a gift card in one of my favorite shops.  They also had a cracker tray to match that  came home with me as well.
I went with lots of wood and naturals for the decor to keep this casual and relaxed.
My little pilgrim girl was a Marshall's find - she was dressed for the occasion to be featured as my centerpiece.  
A simple white and black plate stack with the salad plate wording - Gather, Blessed, Thankful, and Grateful - expresses the perfect Thanksgiving sentiments.

In each bowl I placed a small carton box favor that I made and stamped with a Thanksgiving sentiment from the Stampin' Up! Pretty Pumpkins Stamp Set.  I tied up the carton with some raffia - because you just can't do Thanksgiving without a little raffia somewhere!  
As promised - here are the links to all of the other talented bloggers that are eager to share their beautiful Thanksgiving tables with you:

Everyday Living - We Gather Together
Home is Where the Boat Is - The Softer Side of Thanksgiving
Panoply - Thankful
Tablescapes at Table Twenty-One - Home for the Thanksgiving Holiday 2021
Pandora's Box - Leopards and Checks
My Thrift Store Addiction - Vintage Thanksgiving Breakfast Table
The Little Yellow Corner Store - Celebrating Thanksgiving a Little Differently
Me and My Captain - Football AND Thanksgiving
Life and Linda - Thanksgiving with Elegance
The Painted Apron - Pumpkins and Pickups
Corner of Plaid and Paisley - Thanksgiving 2021 - A Bit Boho - YOU ARE HERE!
Living With Thanksgiving - Blessings at Thanksgiving
Belle Bleu Interiors - A Heart Full of Thanksgiving
The Bookish Dilettante - We Gather Together

I am thankful for my Tablescaping friends!!  I never knew when I started this that I would ever find so many ladies who share this passion of setting a fun or beautiful table!!

Hyacinth leaf placemats - Hobby Lobby
White plates - Pier 1 years ago
Black Plate - Ikea several years ago
White Salad plate with words - Hobby Lobby when they first put their Fall stuff out
Black and White Plaid bowls - Hobby Lobby about a month ago
Favor Boxes - handmade with Stampin' Up! supplies and stamp
Stemware - Marshalls or TJ Max about 10 years ago now!!
Flatware - World Market 5 or 6 years ago
Napkins - Hobby Lobby
Dip set with Black Board base and Cracker Board - The Peddler in Walnut Creek, Ohio
Salt & Pepper shakers - Sheiyah Market in Berlin, Ohio
Pilgrim - Marshalls

I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving!

Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley

In the past few years my interests have grown from fabric to paper and now to dishes too! I just love prints, polkadots, plaids and paisleys- hence the blog name.


  1. Good Morning Ann! I love your black and white take on Thanksgiving! It’s perfect for a casual celebration and Friendsgiving meal. I can see why you were tempted by that adorable trio dip set and your sweet pilgrim girl is the star of the table! I always enjoy seeing your Stampin' Up creations and fun takeaways you include in your tables. As always it’s a treat to join you at the table and hop with you. Happy November. ♥

  2. See, Ann, this is why I love you! THIS is a GREAT tablescape for Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving, or any time during the fall/winter seasons! Black & white in and of themselves are a terrific combo, and when you add in all the textural stuff with the only color coming from those two little pumpkins in the Pilgrim's hands...perfection! You even kept the food in the neutral zone! And are those navy beans at the base of the little centerpiece tree? What a great idea!!!!!!!! (If they're not, please forgive me. I'm on my desktop instead of my phone. Can't blow it up...or don't know HOW to blow up a pic...to get a closer look.) I LOVE that flatware!!!!!!!!!!!! The way the forged iron kind of trails off to expose the silver at the tip. So cool!!! So very nicely done! I KNEW yours would be top notch! Enjoy Thanksgiving with your son and daughter-in-law, and have a safe one!

  3. As always, I love your table Ann! I'm a huge fan of black and white, it is so versatile and the way you have mixed and matched so many black and white different things is wonderful! I'm crazy about your pilgrim and new patterned dip dishes, and love the texture added with the rattan chargers and the adorable rafia tied favor box. Your mantel looks great too, love the draping wooden beads. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your son and daughter in law!

  4. Good morning, Ann. I always look forward to seeing how you will style a table. The black and white theme is perfect, especially for a Friendsgiving (how fun). The pilgrim, the dip and cracker dishes are lovely inspiration pieces for your black and white theme. You always have the best favor boxes. How nice to go to your sons and DIL for Thanksgiving. Wishing you a lovely season of Thanksgiving!

  5. Good morning, Ann. I always look forward to seeing how you will style a table. The black and white theme is perfect, especially for a Friendsgiving (how fun). The pilgrim, the dip and cracker dishes are lovely inspiration pieces for your black and white theme. You always have the best favor boxes. How nice to go to your sons and DIL for Thanksgiving. Wishing you a lovely season of Thanksgiving!

  6. Ann, your casual table is beautiful. I agree with the others that your black and white theme is a perfect way to celebrate the Holiday. I also look for your usual party favors that your guests must look forward to each time you entertain as they are always a special gift made with love. Happy Thanksgiving
    Kari @ Me and my Captain

  7. Ann, you know I am a fan of black and white. Such a cute pilgrim. I need to get out more.
    I am loving the flatware. The plates, the bowls are lovely. It wouldn't be a tablescape without your signature handmade party favor. The wood from your table is lovely. Friendsgiving is perfect. I love everything about your table Ann. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving at your son's house. Always a pleasure to blog hop with you.

  8. I am so partial to black and white so I was drawn to this table! Cute finds from the local gift shop! And the pilgrim makes a perfect centerpiece. Your favor boxes are a perfect and generous touch! Well done!

  9. I’m also partial to black and white, and love the casual styling that mixes prints and patterns for a warm and welcoming table. Especially love the pilgrim girl with the buffalo print skirt — she couldn’t be more perfect in your centerpiece. Not to be missed is your signature party favors. I always look forward to seeing what you create. Enjoy Thanksgiving at your son’s. I know I’m looking forward to going to our guys’ too.

  10. I enjoy reading about how bloggers are inspired, and your little dip tray set is so cute and worthy of inspiration. I love the Pilgrim lady: she matches everything on your table. Black and white is a fun color combination, but I wouldn't have thought of using it for Thanksgiving. I might try this color combo next year. Kudos to you!

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Ricki Jill

  11. Oh Ann, I am so behind! I had a meeting yesterday and that set me back.
    Your table is oozing with personality! So love your pilgrim girl as your centerpiece. I can feel your excitement when you found her. You do such a good job decorating your mantle as well as your table and it is fun to see. Your black and white mix and match dishes are perfectly styled. I give you an A+! The white lacy goblets are so pretty. All your textures go together so well! Your signature stampin up favors always are charming. I'm pinning your table.
    Enjoy your family for Thanksgiving.

  12. Ann, your boho table is charming! Love your pilgrim centerpiece and your black and white color palette! Happy Thanksgiving!

  13. Ann, you are a girl after my own heart. I love to mix it up and black and white is always a favorite. Cute little treat boxes. I agree it is always fun to have a little something special for your guests.
    Enjoy your Thanksgiving at your DIL's. Happy Thanksgiving!

  14. You cannot go wrong with black and white and it is working on this table. Over and again I keep telling myself that I don't need any new pieces. However, if I come across the black serving boards I will a corner or shelf to keep them. Loving the treat boxes and wish you and yours a Happy and Peaceful Thanksgiving!

  15. Ann, I always love your tables! The black and white creates such a beautiful and elegant setting. The pilgrim is a perfect and cute addition to your table. The treat boxes are such special touch. You have thought of every detail. I hope that you and your family have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving!

  16. Ann, I couldn't agree more on the comment of striking so many friendships through our love of tablescaping. Celebrating Friendsgiving is very much a thing, and I love your casual vibe you've carried out as your theme. Lol, I chuckled at what actually sparked your creativity here with the dip tray set. That very same thing happened to me a year ago, a table which has yet to be set. 😉 Your plates of expression are perfect for this, and I always like seeing your Stampin' Up creations. A very nice tablescape! Thank you for being part of this group. I'm grateful for our blogging friendship! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  17. The graphic black and white is quite a departure for a Thanksgiving table, but it works nonetheless. The various patterns are striking. Love the plates adorned with lovely sentiments. Love the idea of having a Friendsgiving apart from the traditional get-together. Families seem to have first dibs on Thanksgiving celebrations, but friends are just as important to have and to celebrate. Happy Thanksgiving!

  18. Ann, This is so sweet! I just love the black and white! I can see why you picked up the dip set and the cracker tray. I could use those over and over again! They are such a nice alternative to always putting out a charcuterie board these days. All of the little touches like the adorable little favor boxes are the icing on the cake! Happy Thanksgiving!

  19. Ann, you always find the coolest tableware! I can see why the dip tray set inspired your tablescape...it is so chic! I love the tile patterns. Black and white is a classic color combination for any occasion, including Thanksgiving. How nice that you're going to host a gathering of friends for a casual meal at home. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your son and daughter-in-law!

  20. Whoops! The above comment is from me...Rebecca (Zucchini Sisters)