Think thrift for Thanksgiving table settings

Combine Grandma’s vintage turkey platter with secondhand finds to create a thrifty Thanksgiving table that is holiday and crowd worthy! Secondhand shops are the go-to place for Thanksgiving table settings that create a mix-and-match look that blends traditional with modern.

Repurposing and buying used shows an appreciation for the environment, and there couldn’t be a more perfect holiday than Thanksgiving to shower the planet with gratitude. Plus, if you are short on storage space, just donate the pieces back again so the cycle can begin anew.

You can gobble up the savings while your guests gobble up the feast!

Here are the table settings and décor we bought at Goodwill:

  • Serving bowl and pie dish
  • Two plates for dinnerware per person
  • Cloth napkins and holders
  • Wine glasses
  • Flatware
  • Wine glasses
  • Candle centerpiece and ceramic pumpkin
  • Salt and pepper shakers
  • Gravy boat
  • Cheese paddle
  • Tablecloth

Our total cost: $45.37

Comparable cost at upscale home goods store: More than $200

About Goodwill: Goodwill NCW is a not-for-profit human services organization that in 2017 helped improve the lives of more than 70,000 people across 35 counties in north central Wisconsin. Goodwill NCW is one of four companies in the nation to be honored with a Platinum Well Workplace Award from the Wellness Council of America, which recognizes our commitment to wellness in the workplace. The organization includes 27 retail stores and training centers in communities from Manitowoc to La Crosse, 24 human services programs, a unique shopping experience at its Appleton outlet store, plus online shopping at, a women’s apparel website, and It offers four Donation Express sites and 10 convenient donation bins throughout the Fox Cities. Goodwill NCW is a Platinum Level member of, the world’s largest source of nonprofit organization information. Visit

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