Thursday, November 1, 2012

A Blast From Thanksgiving Tables Past!


It is that time of year again!! Halloween is officially over, and now we need to start looking forward to the official Holiday season!!

First on the agenda:


It is time for us to start planning our meal, and our centerpieces for our tables.

Most of us will have our own family’s favorite traditional meal with maybe a few new additions. But, the table!now that is another story!! 

We will all want to do something new and different from what we have done in years past.

Let me show you a few of my past years table settings………..
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This particular year I chose to do my take on a cornucopia. It is hard to tell from this image, but the mirror spans 6ft. so it is a very long arrangement on my 9 ft.table.

The tablecloth is a natural linen with a monogram on one of the tips. I mixed my dishes with white ironstone and black transferware. 

This is the first year I got to use my vintage Bakelite knives.

The next year I went a little more simple and softer in the color pallete……..

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I was inspired by a Martha Stewart table that I had admired. 

I went on the hunt for the tablecloth and lucked out and found this Ralph Lauren Paisley on clearance at Homegoods.

As you can see I kept it simple, fresh and inviting.
Last years table took a far right turn into a little more rustic.......


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This tablescape started with the tablecloth that I found. Again, on clearance the year before at none other than Homegoods!

Knowing that I would be using dark brown, and an artichoke green I went from there. 

I had my hubby build me a 5ft. long wooden box. I had seen something similar on another blog and loved the idea.

I stenciled the word Blessings on the side of the box in black lettering. 

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I decided to fill mine with natural produce, and foliage from our park that is behind our home.

I used pewter candlesticks, and glass globes.

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You will notice I used brown ribbon to tie a piece of rosemary around the napkin, this also held the silverware in place. 

I am not big on little bows(I prefer my bows to be big and floppy, using double faced satin or velvet) so I just tied a simple knot.

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 I used vintage umber Fostoria glasses that I scored at Goodwill several years ago.

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I hope this little blast from Thanksgiving Past has inspired you all!!

Now for the big question……. 
What will I do this year??

I Have No Idea!!
     I am joining Barb at the Everyday Home for a Thanksgiving Linky party HERE!