Thanksgiving Tablescapes + Decor

November is upon us, which means Turkey Day will be here before you know it! The days are getting shorter and the weather is starting to get a little cooler, so why not start planning an amazing vintage-inspired Thanksgiving treat for all the guests you’ll be hosting this holiday season.


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Cloches

If you’re missing a little something to amp up your décor game, vintage cloches are the perfect addition. They come in all shapes and sizes, and make your vignettes feel a little more complete.

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Milk Glass

If you’re going for simple elegance, white is the way to go! Milk glass items come in a wide variety like bowls, plates, and even bud vases. The simple designs make a huge impact on any shelf or table.

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Napkins

Vintage napkins are a great addition to your tablescape. You can find them in simple or intricate patterns, and they’re available at most antique + thrift stores.

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Place Cards

Adding place cards to your table makes your guests feel even more welcome. You can craft your own (like these pinecones) or find card holders at your favorite vintage store.

Pyrex Collection

As you may know, Pyrex comes in all different designs and sizes. We think that the Autumn Harvest pattern is by far the best one to display and use during the Thanksgiving season.

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Tool Boxes

Antique wooden toolboxes are tucked away in every corner of The NAT. Adding some greenery and pumpkins make your tabletop really stand out!

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Barware + More

When you’re setting up your dining table for the big meal, find a set of vintage glasses to make your toasts even more special! Add a vintage crochet tablecloth and you’re in business!

Tuesday Tip: Vintage Halloween

Who says that Halloween décor has to be scary? It’s possible to achieve a kitschy and fun look without everything screaming BOO! Our vendors here at The NAT tend to go all or nothing when it comes to Fall + Halloween décor, and we’d like to share tricks (and some treats) that we absolutely adore!

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Birdcages

Whether you have a few crows you snagged at your local craft store or if you want to create a vintage “graveyard” look, vintage birdcages do just the trick! Add a tiny caution sign and you’re in business!

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Jack-O-Lanterns

Vintage jack-o-lanterns are easy to find at most antique stores. Start yourself a collection and hang them in your tree for wonderfully weird yard décor!

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Go Glam

Fairytale pumpkins are our FAVORITE! Stack them on your mantle - or even your front porch - for a whimsical and glamourous vibe.

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Pumpkins

If carving isn’t your thing, you can create some amazing and unique looks with a little paint! A great craft to do with the kids as well.

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Simplicity

Your home doesn’t have to look like the Great Pumpkin has taken over. Pick and theme, and stick to it! We’re loving this neutral bookshelf with the understated Halloween items.

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Dolls

We understand that dolls aren’t for everyone, but this kitschy wreath is right up our alley! The vintage bottle wreaths stuffed full of vintage doll parts make our vintage-loving hearts happy.

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Masks

Vintage masks have SO much charm! The bright colors make them stand out among other decorations, and they’re a great conversation piece! Impress your Halloween party guests with a creative idea like this!

Whether you’re looking for great decorations for your upcoming Halloween party, or if you’re looking for a vintage costume for 6th Street’s very own Creepy Crawl, The NAT has what you’re looking for!

Tuesday Tip: Unique Vintage Planters

Are you tired of the same old boring planters? We love seeing unique and odd objects repurposed, so why not get creative with our plants? Fall is just around the corner, so we’d like to share a variety of upcycled items for you to use when your bring your plants inside when the weather gets a little cooler!

Porcelain Dolls

Porcelain dolls aren’t just for decoration in your kids room. Try using your broken dolls for planters instead! They will create a unique planter that your kids will love.

Birdcages

Hanging plants are the hardest to find cute planters for. Why not use a vintage birdcage?

Helping Hand

We all need an extra hand sometimes here and there, why not one for your plants too! Vintage hands are a great and creative way to showcase tiny collections of succulents.

Plant Babies

Do you still have your old strollers? Whether you want to turn them into a terrarium or just use one for your larger plants, they bring a great vintage vibe to any space.

Kitchen Ware

Want to add a little spice to your kitchen? Then try adding succulents into your old ladles. It makes for a unexpected addtion to any rustic kitchen.

Chairs

Use your old chairs, or all of those garage sale finds, as planters. They would be a simple way to move your plants inside for the winter - straight from your fence to your walls!

Geodes

Crystals are the hottest trend right now - and plenty of geode clusters are made into tealights! Why not ditch the candle, and go straight for the air plant!

Below are just a few of our unique planters that we have here at The Nat. Come check them out!

Tuesday Tip: Vintage Kitchens

Remodel season is officially in full swing! If you're anything like us, you have a mental list of everything you want to update around the house. The kitchen is typically the biggest update to try and tackle, but not everyone can dish out the cash needed for a complete overhaul. Today we're sharing a few tips & tricks that can give your kitchen a new look while sticking to a budget!

Collect

Don't just decorate, collect! The kitchen is a great place to start and share a collection. Old soda bottles, antique china, & rolling pins, are an easy way to get things started without breaking the bank.  

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Cutting Boards

Cutting boards can add texture and depth to your space in a snap. We recommend finding and displaying aged ones on the wall while making a stack of more functional ones on an adjacent counter. 

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Scales

Vintage scales abound in most antique stores. Look for ones that have their original logo for more visual interest. If you plan on actually using the scale, make sure it measures in increments suitable to your needs (ounces/pounds). They make a terrific place to set that banana bundle or use them to hide unsightly outlets and switch plates.

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Cookbooks

Our rule of thumb when it comes to cookbooks is, never pass a good one up! They're a versatile decorating tool that's also functional. They make wonderful housewarming gifts as well!

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Repurpose

Not all collections are functional, and that's okay. There's a reason why a lot of kitchen utensils and appliances have been updated over the years, but bring new life to something old by thinking outside the box! 

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Built-Ins

Turning vintage crates into drawers is a genius idea, but if that seems a bit overwhelming, try adding vintage wooden shelves or an old Hoosier Cabinet to warm things up! The possibilities here really are endless!

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Canisters

Canisters are a customer favorite here at The NAT. People are always looking for a little extra storage on their counter, and a stacking canister set does just that while looking cute! 

Mixing the old in with the new is always a stunning combination. Take a look at some of the vintage kitchen goods we have in store right now!