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Thursday, November 16, 2017

5 Years of Our Thanksgiving Tables


 I haven't fallen off the face of the earth even though it might appear that way when it comes to my blogging schedule. Life has been a bit busier these days for me, but I think I have found a good rhythm.

It feels as if I have lost about 6 weeks somewhere so I am playing catch up these days. 

Are you all as shocked as I am that Thanksgiving is only one week away? Holy Smokes!!

Maybe I should start thinking about menu planning and how I want to do our table this year? 

Today I think I am going to look back at what I have done in previous years to see if that spurs me on to actually making plans.

This was a fun one to do. I used Caramel apples covered in nuts and placed them on a 3ft  zinc tray That had bands of nuts and cranberries with mums interspersed.

I used real stems from a tree for the apples and yes they could be eaten as part of the dessert.

This next table  was from 2011 and I used a 5ft long wooden box that my hubby made me to fill with pewter candle holders, candles, pumpkins and other produce. I like to use natural elements whenever possible. 

I stenciled the word BLESSINGS  on the side of the box.....


In 2014 we had a quiet year and I kept the table simple and meaningful.

I downloaded the perfect words for our table.....

I also found a down load for my menus that I placed on each plate......

In 2013 it was all about white and gold and falling leaves........

I purchased vases at the dollar store and spray painted the bottoms. Such an easy thing to do for just that extra added touch of fancy!!!

Each place setting had a white mini pumpkin with their names on a simple tag hanging off the stem. The hardest part about doing this was to find that many pumpkins with stems!

The long mirror is close to 6 ft long just to give you an idea of how large the center piece actually was.

 In 2012 I chose a color scheme of natural linen, whites, creams and soft sage green......

Ikea white lanterns were at the center of the tablescape, accented with all white pumpkins natural colors of nuts and gourds with soft green maple leaves. Vintage brown Fostoria glasses finished off the look. I am sure you have noticed these glasses are repeats from years past as well.

You will notice each place setting has a small tag with the person's name written in white chalk pen. I just used brown garbage sacks to make these, a no cost little addition.