Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving Tablescape

Our Thanksgiving table . . . .

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Set in advance of our guests arriving, just so I could have my daughter, Hunter, take these pictures for my blog.

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My other daughter, Hannah, went into a very sullen mood when she found out she’d be sitting at “the kids’ table.” Her time will come.

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I used my green chargers purchased at Eddie Bauer Home about 13 years ago. Then added my Johnson Brother’s Friendly Village dinner plates, cereal bowls and bread plates.

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The amber cube patterned ice tea glasses from Whitehall have been collected here and there. The same is true of the amber wine glass from Colony in the Park Lane Pattern.

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I purchased the three tier display at a local antique shop and use it for many different occasions. It’s almost too big for a centerpiece, but I figured my brother-in-law and son could look at each other later. I filled it with bittersweet, pine cones, miniature indian corn and a ceramic pumpkin trio.

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The silver plate flatware is from my collection of mismatched patterns. (Took a quick inventory and there are a few pieces I “need.”) I try to find my dinner knives with a monogrammed “k” already on them—brings a little more of a challenge!

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I used a large painter’s canvas for our tablecloth and topped it with a runner of burlap. The napkins are from Hodgepodge—a linen blend—which I recently had monogrammed.

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It didn’t take long to reduce the beautiful setting to the familiar site of carnage once we descended on those favorite dishes of smoked turkey (new and improved with “brining"), wild mushroom & sausage dressing, mashed potato casserole and sweet potatoes a la Glenn! It was wonderful, the company was great and great goodness, the DESSERTS!

Thanks for taking a look. Now I’ve got to get over to Between Naps on the Porch to look at all of the other Thanksgiving tables! I hope you visit, too, but be warned—it’s addictive!

Thanks for your indulgence!



Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Paige -- this looks like a delightful Thanksgiving table. Love your colors -- very pretty for late autumn

Anonymous said...

beautiful Paige - you are so talented.

Designing Lady Jane said...

Very lovely display. I'm sure it was a wonderful dinner, it all looked quite cozy.

Jerry hackney said...

Table looked great I trust the yummy sounding dinner was just as great! Jerry H

Auntie Bliss said...

"look at each other later" LOL! :)
I love the table and all the elements but especially that tall centerpiece!

Auntie Bliss said...

Jerry Hackney!!!
Wahhahaahaaa!!!!! I'm gonna have fun with this :)

The Shanty Girl said...

What a beautiful Table Setting! Lovely! Thanks for sharing pictures and I hope you had a wonderful ThanksGiving!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Paige, LOVE your tablesetting, everything, everything is just my style. The centerpiece is so wonderful!!! I'm your newest follower, I'm so glad you came by. Have a great rest of the weekend! So nice to meet you, and yes, join in next week for VIF!

Jacqueline said...

Your Thanksgiving table is absolutely gorgeous. I love the tower in the center for the centerpiece. That is a gorgeous item that could be used over and over again! The goblets are so great for autumn. They add such a richness. It is fun to mix and match things. Love how you described how it went from beauty to carnage - isn't that the truth. Hope you had a wonderful day.

Paige Thomas King said...

Okay, Auntie! Your comment about Jerry is scaring me!

Marlis said...

Paige, just got in from out of town to find your lovely comment. Thank you so much. Your table looks wonderful. I love those chargers!!

Alycia Nichols said...

The tiered centerpiece is very cool!!! I hope you and your family enjoyed the holiday!

Entertaining Women said...

The green chargers are delightful with the Friendly Village, and the three-tiered centerpiece is wonderful. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

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