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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Last Years Thanksgiving Table

The first decision I make in planning my table is, what colors will I use. Last year's table consisted of linen, cream and green.

I then look at my linens, dishes, glasses and flatware to see what will work in my overall color scheme.

Next, I decide on a centerpiece. I love to use fresh produce from my grocery store. Once I decide what I want to use I order it from my produce man.
Last year, I decided to use all cream and green produce. Here is what I started with………

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Here is how I put it all together…………….

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The cut glass hurricane was perfect with its silver trim and the glass had wheat cut into the glass which I repeated that element by using it in my arrangement and it also appears around the rim of my plates.

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I used white linen and natural linen napkins. You will notice the white are tucked under the plate and draping. The linen napkins are folded almost in a cornucopia shape.   The sweet green glasses were a purchase from the Dollar store. They have fruit and grapes in a relief pattern.

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I love using mirrors to reflect the candle light. I have two pieces of mirror each three feet long. This arrangement is almost six feet long on an eight foot table. I tend to like elaborate, over the top, or simple centerpieces. I chose elaborate for last years centerpiece.

I hope you have all enjoyed my post on Thanksgiving table settings, some of my own and some of images that I thought you all would enjoy seeing.

Next in line will be post on Christmas decorating and ideas. This is one of my favorite subjects. I am really looking forward to sharing ideas with you all.

“Enjoy the Process” Of:

Setting your Thanksgiving table, but most importantly enjoy the loved ones  that sit at your family table! Be thankful for the blessings we have in our wonderful country.