Let’s talk about a Formal Thanksgiving Table.  I love Vintage Table Decor.  And believe that setting a Thanksgiving table shouldn’t be harder than cooking the meal! Even if your Thanksgiving table-scape decor includes a more formal look.  While some people go all out on their holiday decor, others prefer a more minimalistic and practical approach.

I live by the motto “More is More” and 2022 is the perfect year 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!

I’d love to help you add the perfect pieces!


Post first published in 2020, and updated in 2022



Vintage Table Decor

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.

A favorite hobby is 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, on my @CuriousCowgirl Instagram Account, or in my online Living With Vintage Shop.  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.

I’ve got you friend!  I source gorgeous Antique and Vintage pieces all year long, so you don’t have to do the digging.  You can just enjoy the shopping, and my Living With Vintage Shop is brimming with wonderful finds!!!


Vintage elements: Wine Goblet, Champagne Coupe, Highball Glass, Linen Placemat, Cut Crystal Rose Bowl





Gorgeous vintage etched water or wine glass.



A wonderful 1950’s-1960’s mid-century frosted highball glass with gold leaves motif.




Vintage Elements: Wine Goblet, Colored Wine Goblet, Champagne Coupe, Dessert Bowl, Bone China Dessert Plate



Vintage Elements: Wine Goblet, Colored Wine Goblet, Champagne Coupe, Dessert Bowl, Bone China Dessert Plate



Up close: Peach colored Fostoria Etched Glass Goblet. The pattern is “Versailles”.



Bone China Dessert Plate



Gold accented Vintage dessert bowls. So lovely!




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 what’s available in my Online Living with Vintage Shop. 

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

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


Table-scape Ideas


Thanksgiving 2022 is deserving of implementing creative table-scape ideas. So I say, set the most gorgeous table, and make lasting memories with family and friends!


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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