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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

This Year's Thanksgiving Table! Finally!!!!

I am done with my table!! It is a good thing since tomorrow is Thanksgiving. Napkins are ironed, table is set, and the mincing and chopping are about to commence!!

I know, I know you want to see it don’t you? Since Thanksgiving is all about sharing I guess I should share it with you all.

Last years table was a cornucopia of sorts………

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So this year I thought I would go more simple, but still keeping to a tight color pallete of greens and creams.

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You all know how much I love to monogram anything and everything, so what do you think?

I really like the way this table turned out, but it is not mine!!!  Sorry I could not resist!!

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I do love green!!!  and this is different from last years table don’t you think?  Still not my table!!!

After looking and looking for an inspiration, I finally found it. I planned my table and I started setting it. I got so frustrated with the whole process! It just was not turning out like I had envisioned so I said, “Fine!!! this will just have to do,” so I just left well enough alone……………

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…………My guest will just have to figure it all out!!!!!!

Sorry for diversion, now for the real story! As I was saying…..

I wanted to do a simple setting this year with a soft color pallete. I find if you keep your color pallete tight it is less busy when all the food is on the table.

I found my inspiration from none other than Martha Stewart.  I think Miss Martha is the queen of soft color palletes and understated elegance.

It was one of the easiest tables I have ever done, I think maybe simple is the way to go!!!
My Thanksgiving Table.....

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I chose an all cream and green color pallete this year.  I really am enjoying this fresher take on Thanksgiving colors for my home.

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In this picture you can see the place setting. I have used my everyday white dishes.  They are by Mikasa in their super strength bone china.

I also have my everyday silverware by Wallace. It is pretty simple with a small beading around the handle. The knives are by Laguiole, John Deboust made in France.

Simple white linen napkins topped with an antique sterling butter knife.

The glasses are similar to the glasses that Ina Garten has. I found out that her glasses were $100 a piece so I went looking around to find a less expensive option.

My friend Debbie found these on Ebay for me. They are old Fostoria Century water goblets. I love the bell shape. Several of you thought these were a cloche in my, “ Guess what this is?” post.

  The salt cellars were purchased at the Alameda Flea Market last December when I got to meet Eddie Ross and Jaithan Kochar!

 Boy was that a great day!! If you ever get to go on one of Eddie’s shopping trips please go, it was so informative and fun!!!

 Here is a picture of us in the very cold wind in Alameda from last years trip.
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Now back to the table……….

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The wheat is a soft green and cream mix. I tied it with a 3in. double faced satin bow. This is my favorite type of ribbon to use. I tie a loose bow and let the tails fall naturally.

It is easy to get this effect by taking the end of the tail and lifting it gently so it will fall naturally. I like this look so much more than the wired ribbons that look so contrived when they are made into a sort of wave pattern.

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I took this shot so you could see the shimmer of the satin ribbon and the color and design of the tablecloth.

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So there you have it!! I hope it did not disappoint any of you. You have all been great sports with my teaser post, and waiting for me to finally get to the point in this post!! I must admit I had a lot of fun writing it!!!

  Thank you for being such faithful readers and blogging friends. It is because of you all out there that I keep wanting to create and write.

It has become such a wonderful part of my daily life. I had no idea how much fun all of this could be.

More importantly I had no idea what wonderful people bloggers are!!! You guys are just the best and that is all there is to it!!!!

I am sending my Best Wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving to YOU and Yours!!
“Enjoy the Process” Of:

Sharing your Thanksgiving table with Friends and Loved One’s.