Are you looking for simple Thanksgiving or autumn decorating ideas? Let me share with you a few simple tips and tricks to help get you started.

After a visit to Vintage Market Days Vermont this past weekend and eyeing all the brown and white transferware pieces, it inspired me to dig out my mother’s antique brown and white transferware dishes for a simple and easy autumn Thanksgiving table setting.

Vintage Brown and White Transferware

You may see more of this heirloom collection in the post, Brown and White Antique Transferware Dish Collection when we first inherited our home in Maine.

Simple Autumn Thanksgiving Vintage Decor Tips

You can find brown and white transferware dishes at your local thrift shops and flea markets, and quite a few sets and pieces are also available on Etsy.

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Vintage Transferware platter.

Add Blue

A quick stop at a local thrift shop, and I found a few blue glass plates for .50 cents a piece—the color blue pairs so well with brown and white transferware dishes.

So, this isn’t an official Thanksgiving table. I just liked the color combinations for autumn and was inspired to share them with you here today.

We have enjoyed our Thanksgiving dinners dining out for many years now with family and friends alike.

Simple Autumn Thanksgiving Vintage Decor Tips

Vintage Inspired Autumn Mantel

Empty vintage frames, salvaged windows, small mirrors, and brass bookends layer nicely on a vintage mantel in the dining room.

They are such beautiful and warming autumn decor accents.

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Simple Thanksgiving or Autumn Vintage Decor Tips

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Late Autumn Mums

Can we talk mums?  Late in autumn, you can score big on leftover Mums at the nurseries.

I bought these orange mums for $5.00!! And this year, I got my November Mums for free! See more in the On November Or In November Either Way, It’s Stick Season post.

Orange Mums

An Old White Farmhouse Basket

You may also enjoy the Eclectic Vintage Interior Design Ideas with Old Holiday Stuff post.

A Simple Autumn or Thanksgiving Table

I love this old basket I found, too.

It’s been outside on our deck all summer, and it was time for it to come inside for the winter.  


Thanksgiving Dining Room Set

You may also enjoy the post, Picturesque Table Setting with Autumn Mountain Views.

Simple Autumn Thanksgiving Vintage Decor Tips

I think it’s just amazing what a few collected dishes scattered on a table can do for a space!

You may also enjoy the post, 15+ Ideas to Make Your Thanksgiving Decorations Joyful.

Simple Autumn Thanksgiving Vintage Decor Tips


Simple Autumn Thanksgiving Vintage Decor Tips



I’m so glad you dropped by, and if you are new to my blog, welcome! I hope you enjoyed your visit with us here today at our Home in Vermont.

Be sure also to check out our Home in Coastal Maine, where we spend summers and weekends when we are craving a walk on the beach or a visit with old friends.

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  1. I love vintage….and I love your style! SO many great ideas for Thanksgiving! Pinned!

  2. You know vintage decor has my heart and you have everything styled so beautifully, Ann. Pinned!

  3. Ann, your tablescape is amazing! I love it. Blessings to you

    1. Thank you so much Renae. I appreciate you stopping by!

  4. I love the brown transferware set, it’s just perfect for Thanksgiving and Fall.

  5. We had the same brown transferware when we were first married, 46 years ago. How I wish we still had it. I LOVE the round white basket. I have never seen anything like it.

    1. Thank you so much Pamela! I’m so glad you stopped by today!

  6. What a beautiful fall table Ann! The mums look gorgeous with your vintage dinnerware.

  7. Your mom’s dishes are beautiful and perfect for a fall tablescape. I also love your display of windows and frames on your mantel. Pinned

  8. What a beautiful table Ann. I am totally jelly of the brown transferware :)))))
    And that mantle, all so pretty.

  9. Ann,
    This is one of my favorite tables. I can’t wait to share it tomorrow on the roundup.

  10. Ann, I love brown and white transfer ware and since we are having a large group for Thanksgiving, I will definitely be adding it to our table. Love all the vintage items…wish we had the same resources you do in Maine here….not very many good vintage or antique stores. Thanks for sharing. It’s always such a treat to see your home.