Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

40 Comments

  1. Lora, you have such a beautiful home! Your cornucopia centerpiece is gorgeous and the perfect thing to grace a Thanksgiving table. Your table is so pretty set for the holiday. I hope that you have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thank you, Shannon!

  2. Marlene Stephenson says:

    What a beautiful Thanksgiving setting and room it will be a great time for all, love the centerpiece and hope you and your family have a great time together with your children home.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I’m so excited to have all the kiddos home, Marlene! And looking forward to treasured time together will all;) Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  3. Oh Lora, it is so pretty! Your photography is amazing of the table and bits of your outdoor fall decor showing through the beautiful view out the window. Since we got to see some of your amazing porch and yard for the fall porch tour, it is easy to imagine dining at your beautiful table and looking out to see such perfect fall views.

    I love how you taught us how to set a festive table step by step! I like how you have the cornucopias facing in different directions so that each person gets a view of something interesting. I try to do the same thing when using vintage turkeys or Santas.

    Oh of course I am crushing on that awesome piano too!

    Thank you so much for joining the hop. I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Photography compliments from you are extra special, Amber, because I love your pics! Thanks for all your sweet words;) I kind of use my piano like you use your mantle in the dining room; perfect vignette spot! Enjoy your Thanksgiving and get some much-deserved rest; you deserve it!

  4. I loooove your cornucopia centerpiece! It is beautiful! Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Angelina! It was a fun one to compose! Now…on to Christmas;)

  5. Hey Lora! Your cornocopia collection is the absolute bomb! I especially love the ceramic ones – I don’t see them too often and I’m going to start keeping an eye out for them! I love that you shared how you filled them as I always find filling cornucopias challenging for some reason. And your place settings and that plateware is gorgeous! So happy to be hopping with you!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Always enjoy hopping with you, too, Michelle! Can’t say I see the cornucopias very often either, but think I found all 3 of these the same day, so someone had a thing for them;) Have a wonderful, relaxing Thanksgiving!

  6. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing how you put together your magnificent centerpiece. It is awesome and so is the rest of the table. Absolutely gorgeous.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Marty. Hopefully people will see it’s really not that hard…just start layering!

  7. My grandmother always included a cornucopia in her centerpiece for Thanksgiving. I don’t see them used that often anymore and I don’t know why because they look so pretty filled with fruit and greenery. Your centerpiece is beautiful and I love how you set your table. I also spy a beautiful antique piano in the background that reminds me of the one in my mom’s home. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Cornucopias are so Norman Rockwell, aren’t they, Paula? And Thanksgiving is really the only time to use them, so I just went all out;) We got our antique upright from an old church years ago when my kiddos were little and just starting lessons. I love when my daughter comes home and plays it! Even when it’s not making music, it’s a great place to enjoy a vignette! Happy Thanksgiving!

  8. This post was very touching to me. My mother had two cornucopias that we only saw at Thanksgiving. I loved that she would let me set the table, but she always arranged the cornucopia. I had not thought of those in years.

    Thanks you for a few tears tonight.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Sorry for the tears, but glad for the good memory, Carol!

  9. Very nicely done, Lora, …both the arrangement and the tips for recreating it. Good tip for facing all the cornucopias outward so all of the guests have a nice view of the centerpiece.

    Happy Thanksgiving,
    Judith

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Glad you enjoyed it, Judith! It really works when you’ve got 5 cornucopias;)

  10. Lora, I’m always excited to see your new posts because you find great things and you are so creative. Your tablescape is lush and beautiful. The old piano in the background, the cornstalks, the light through the window…it’s all beautiful!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      You’re too sweet, Stacey!I love to hear you’re excited to see what I come up with; think sometimes it surprises me, too;) Fun to be hopping with you again!

  11. What a gorgeous collection you have! BUT….that china is absolutely gorgeous! Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Christy! I’m a declared dish-a-holic; my hubs says we could feed the 5000!

  12. Lora, we have the twin, giant grapevine cornucopias! I’ve had mine for years. Love what you did in creating a stunning centerpiece. Mine goes on the dining room table until Thanksgiving. Then it gets booted to the top of the grand piano as you can’t see around the table when eating.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      How fun, Debbee! I’ve had mine for years and this is the first time I’ve used it!

  13. I would never have thought to group a collection of cornucopias. This is brilliant. I cannot believe you found the set of Friendly Village at a church rummage sale. It’s a sought after pattern. Beautiful photos. Beautiful tablescape.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks for your kind words, Katie! Guess I’m a go big or go home girl; might as well use them all!

  14. I especially loved your cornucopias as I almost always buy them to make arrangements for our church’s bazaar. But I have always passed on making a collection; my table is too small; it would be great on my buffet, though. Love Friendly Village; as a New Englander, it is just SOOO classic! I can just see the bowl of mixed nuts getting passed around after dinner in your lovely setting!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      So glad to hear there’s another cornucopia hunter out there, Kathy! And yes…I’m thinking the nuts in one of those bark-covered dishes with the silver crackers to open them; so classic!

  15. your table is absolutely beautiful. Love the dishes and how you created the centerpiece. Such a great inspirational tutorial on how you created it. Your dining room is very pretty. Love everything.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Terrie! Glad to be part of the hop today!

  16. I love any post that features the Friendly Village as I own the beautiful setting as well. The centerpiece is fantastic but I am truly in LOVE with the pine chargers. Wherever did you find them?

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Laura! I picked them up at Pier 1 last year and love that I can use them throughout the winter holidays!

  17. Well that is one stunning centerpiece of collected cornucopias girl! Just beautiful. The entire room is so inviting. Love how you’d decorated everything. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. 🙂

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks for your kind words, Cindy! Especially coming from a decorating expert such as you;)

  18. Lora, I can’t get over your beautiful centerpiece! It’s amazing. I love your Friendly Village pattern too. It always brings back the best memories of home whenever I see it no matter what the season. All the details and layers you’ve gathered together here are totally fantastic and I love the candles too. I hope you and your family have a Happy Thanksgiving, CoCo

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Coco! I was so excited when I found 2 still-in-the-box sets of Friendly Village for $20 each at the church sale! I need dishes like a hole in the head, but I’ve always wanted that set; so classic:)

  19. Lora, your cornucopia centerpiece is fabulous! I have the same Friendly Village pattern–glad I used my green transferware for this hop! Happy to be joining the hop with you! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      We should actually ask each other which dishes we’re using before we do these hops, Cecilia, since we have so many of the same;) Dish-a-holics unite!

      1. That is so true! Thanks for sharing your beautiful centerpiece at Vintage Charm!

        1. Lora Bloomquist says:

          Your welcome, Cecilia!