Let’s talk about Casual Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas.  Yes, it’s true!  I love Vintage Table Decor.  And believe that setting a Casual Thanksgiving table can be beautiful, while still being casual! Casual Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas that incorporate a few well-chosen Vintage items.  Yes Please!

Now is the PERFECT time to open up all those cabinets, reach back into the far dark corners, and bring out all those beautiful antique and vintage pieces that have been in your family for years. Or, start your own collection!


Let me help you get started!


Blog Post was written in 2020, and updated in 2022.



Casual Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas

For years, my Blog readers and Social Media Followers have watched me travel across the United States, and even Europe, collecting Antiques and Vintage.  I often get asked, “what do you DO with all that stuff?”  Easy answer!  I love to incorporate Antiques and Vintage into my daily living.  From home decor to my clothing to my table decorations, I mix Antiques and Vintage with Modern decor to create unique looks.  Sometimes the Thanksgiving Table Decor is Formal, and sometimes is more Rustic.

I love scouring Flea Markets, Antique Shows and Estate Sales for pretty things.  And while some finds end up for sale at our Antique Booth at Benny Jack Antiques in Dallas, our booth at Forestwood Antique Mall in Dallas, online in my Living with Vintage Shop, or on my @CuriousCowgirlVintage Instagram Account, I keep many of my finds.  One of my favorite uses for Vintage is in my table decorations.

I love the sustainability of using Vintage Table Decor.  It’s never a bad idea to make a choice that is better for our planet, and buying Vintage is one way to reduce unnecessary use of natural resources.  Buying something that has already been produced, reduces the demand for yet-to-be-produced goods.

But, I get that many of you don’t want to hunt, scour or search!  Flea Markets and Antique Malls are not your jam.

The good news is, I’ve done al the hard work for you.  I hope you will shop with me!

Let the images below inspire you!



a table decorated with green glasses and yellow napkins for Casual Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas

Vintage elements include: S&P Shakers, Glasses, Plates, Napkins and Rings, Tablecloth, Centerpiece Bowl



a table set with green glasses and yellow cloth napkins



green and gold vintage glass

A vintage mid-century Culver glass.



a hand holding a Vintage Yellow Vera Napkin with Orange Napkin Ring

Vintage Vera Neumann napkin with a Vintage paper-mache napkin ring.



ceramic turkey shaped Salt and Pepper Shakers

Vintage “Made in Japan” Ceramic S&P Shakers, a Vintage Embroidered Table Cloth, and an amber cut glass bowl filled with flowers



amber colored bowl

A Vintage cut-glass amber colored bowl, perfect for a centerpiece or a serving piece!




How to Shop My Vintage Finds


Many of the pieces I am showing in this Living With Vintage Series, including in this Casual Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas post  are for sale!  How can you see what’s available? First check out my Living With Vintage Online Store.  I add new items almost every day!

If you have an Instagram Account, you will want to follow me!  I often showcase new finds there.  My handle is @TheCuriousCowgirl.

I showcase items in my Feed, and in my Stories.  Be sure and watch my “Stories”.  If you are not familiar with Stories, here’s how to find them.  When you are in your Home Feed, which means the little house on the bottom left corner is black, you are in your Home Feed.  At the top of your screen, you see rows of circles with red around them.  Those are Instagram Stories, and the red means there is something new to watch.  Stories feels a lot like watching a slide show.

We now have two antique mall booths!  One at Benny Jack Antiques on Riverfront in the Dallas Design District, and the second at Forestwood Antique Mall in Dallas near the Galleria.

Looking forward to helping you create a beautiful Thanksgiving Table with Rustic Thanksgiving Table Decor!



Final Thoughts on Casual Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas


Thanksgiving 2022 is deserving of implementing creative table-scape ideas. Many families are gathering again, and the joy of spending the Holidays with each other will be huge!

Set a gorgeous table, and let the festivities begin!


Happy Thanksgiving, friends!


To see other posts in my Living With Vintage Series, click on any of the following links:



Bio about Mary Meier Evans The Curious Cowgirl


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