Here in Canada we are about to celebrate our Thanksgiving on Monday and then I know my lovely neighbours to the south will be celebrating their’s next month. So I thought it would be fun to put together a post on items you could purchase to add some “Vintage” to your Thanksgiving holiday.
First up..Table Decor.
Table Decor is a MUST to bring your Thanksgiving table to next level, starting with a pretty themed tablecloth.
As for what goes ON the Tablecloth how about these delightful 1940s Vintage Anagram Letters?
If you love the Turkey in the image above, then you can take them home below- 2 Morton Pottery Turkey Planters circa 1940s.
Oh I love them!!!
Having lots of guests over? Here is a nifty idea on how to remember where everyone should sit-Place Cards!
Need some help with your turkey or thanksgiving recipes? Then Butterball has you covered with their 1950s advertisement and informational pamphlet for Swift’s Premium Butterball Turkey.
Now how to take the turkey out of the oven? How about with this Thanksgiving Kitchen Towel? This is funny, cute and vintage all at the same time. I’m guessing this towel has to be late 1930s by looking at her hair and shoes but that is just a guess.
On another note, I would totally cook the turkey if my husband would pull me around on a trolly to bring it to the table lol!
Your holding the turkey now what to put it on?? This 1950’s vintage Turkey Platter should do the trick.
A vintage cookbook is always the way to go for authentic recipes from a bygone era. This particular gem was made in 1958. It features 61 pages of recipes and illustrations.
After your dessert decisions have been made I’m SURE one of those is pumpkin pie and you will need just the right plate to serve it on.
This plate is from the 1970’s but I don’t mind at all because I just think it is fantastic and so perfect for your thanksgiving table. It even has the recipe for pumpkin pie in case you forget. Just don’t put the pie on it till your done WITH the recipe 🙂
You could also use the Blue Ridge Southern Potteries ‘Thanksgiving Turkey’ plate for some of your goodies. The image on the plate is a bit quirky which I like.
Like my household (I have 2 nephews and niece) there might be kids at Thanksgiving so what can you do to keep them entertained? How about reading a Thanksgiving story like this wonderful 1954 book Written by Esther M. Schenk?
I know I know! this idea will only keep them amused for 5 mins but it falls into the “vintage” theme and so therefore perfect for this blog post.
Lastly what to wear? Well that could be anything from a cute vintage dress, slacks, vintage apron or a vintage novelty skirt like the one below.
Can’t get any more “Thanksgiving” then Cornucopia baskets.
BUT I think a must for whatever outfit you chose, there should be a themed vintage brooch on your lapel.
Now as Canadian’s we don’t have “Pilgrims” in our Thanksgiving story but this pin is too cute to pass up!
Source: Etsy-Desert Gemstones
Pilgrims not your thing? How about a Vintage Turkey Brooch?? Yup, this is awesome!
Here is the Cornucopia basket again-Kitschy and fun!
And that my friends is some of my “Vintage Thanksgiving” ideas. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving whenever you are celebrating it 🙂
Question: I would love to know if you have vintage items that you already incorporate into your holiday decor? Please Share!