It seems like only yesterday that we were gearing up for our daughters weddings and here it is the holiday season. This Thanksgiving tablescape is coming in right under the wire but I wanted to share it with you. My intention was to do something totally different with the pieces that I always use but somehow it’s kinda sorta the same. Not that my family will mind, it’s me trying to crank up the creativity.
One thing I’ve learned is that when you wait until the last minute the easy route feels the best. So easy route it is!
We’re seven for dinner so I added and extra leaf to the table. For a little extra holiday glam and to protect the table I’m using an ivory tablecloth and a silver sequin overlay. Most of my chargers are in sets of four so a little mixing and matching is in play. The copper and silver ones work well with the overall color palette. Brown and silver polyester napkins are wrapped around the chargers.
In my Thanksgiving Silver Buffet, I used a few dishes from mom’s china and her silver tea service. On Thursday all of the china is coming out. The set includes soup bowls and every year when I bring them out I forget that the set is missing four bowls. One of the dishes I’m preparing for the holiday is a Black Eye Pea Stew and the bowls would have been perfect for it. We will use the smaller bowls and go back for seconds if we need to.
The dessert plate here is very tiny and I’m sure my family will opt to go for a bigger plate to load up on the cakes and pie on the menu. Try as I might, serving one dessert for the holiday just isn’t happening.
I also did a mash up with the cutlery. One has a basket weave and the other has the swirl design. The cutlery rest out the outside of the plates to save room on the table.
The stemware is very casual. One for water and a smaller one for sparkling cider to toast our blessings.
My cake stands always serve double duty. This silver one is the base for the large ceramic pumpkin. The stand sits inside a twig wreath that I plucked from the console table in the foyer. Surrounding the pumpkin are faux fruits and gourds with more set inside the wreath along with silk hydrangeas on the bottom.
There are two smaller matching ceramic pumpkins. One off to the side in the front and one in the back.
While shopping at Joann’s recently I found these LED candles in the clearance section. At the rock bottom price of $1.97 for the pair I consider them to be a good deal. After ruining one of my tablecloths I don’t mind using the LED’s. These also come with a timer to save on battery life. The last thing on the table are the salt and pepper shakers.
That’s it for my Thanksgiving 2015 Tablescape. I’m off to chop, mix and bake my way into our holiday meal. Please know that when I count my blessings you will be among them as you always are. I wish you a peaceful and relaxing Thanksgiving. Take Care!
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