Can you believe it is almost Thanksgiving? Halloween is a memory as we turn towards the gathering of Friends and Family around a turkey with all the trimmings.
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.” —John F. Kennedy
Welcome, Friends, to a gathering of inspired Thanksgiving tablescapes led by the wonderful Rita of Panoply. She has invited some talented friends to share their Thanksgiving tables with you. Pour yourself a cup of coffee or tea, sit back and enjoy the creative efforts of these wonderful Blogging friends. You’ll find links to all their Blogs at the end of this post. Happy Thanksgiving!
“Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.” —Seneca the Younger
It would be nice to believe that a table setting comes together on the first try. The reality is quite different. Most settings go through several iterations before settling on the final presentation. This one started and finished with the beautiful Battenburg Lace tablecloth. The wonderful cutouts revealing the underlying color of the table became an integral part of the overall design. Plus…it’s really beautiful.
“Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.” —Margaret Cousins
Once the tablecloth was in place it created a natural spot for a very long centerpiece that is banded by beautiful cutouts showing fruits and foliage. I chose a long box that my Hubby made last year. The top of the box is formed by rounded lengths of copper fixed to the wood. I foraged in my garden for bright red leaves and changing berries. There were even a few roses left that I gathered up and included in the centerpiece. The green is from a cypress bush and I scattered a few squash and pumpkins among the foliage. It makes a lovely statement to the changing landscape of Fall.
“Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.” Karl Barth
The plate stack is quite simple…a gold and silver glass charger is first followed by a simple cream dinner plate. The last element is a gorgeous peacock plate I found recently at Goodwill.
You can see the details in the pictures above. Isn’t that Peacock plate spectacular?
“When asked if my cup is half-full or half-empty my only response is that I am thankful I have a cup.” Sam Lefkowitz
The crystal glasses are by Vera Wang and Fitz & Floyd. The copper in the Fitz & Floyd wine glass picks up the copper in the centerpiece drawing the setting together.
“Even in the trials of life, if we have eyes to see them, we can find good things everywhere we look.” Joanna Gaines
Gold and silver flatware and a simple gold napkin ring holding a Battenburg lace napkin pick up the gold in the charger.
“Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.” Bill Keane
Pillar candles on crystal candlesticks flank the centerpiece adding a bit more color to the table.
“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” Omar Khayyam
The rest of the room is decorated for Thanksgiving. Behind the table are two vignettes featuring some Thanksgiving turkeys.
The tea cart holds a cut crystal vase filled with cotton bolls and ivy. A wooden turkey is enjoying the scene next to a turkey filled with offerings from the garden. Three wooden candlesticks hold pillar candles in varying shades of brown and orange. Everything sits on a white embroidered runner.
The Dining Room hutch holds a collection of hand thrown pottery teapots and wooden pillar candlesticks. A bouquet of spray roses in vibrant Fall colors held in a Lenox vase is flanked by two bronze colored turkeys adorned with foliage and flowers from the garden.
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched — they must be felt with the heart.” Helen Keller
I was striving for a simple, elegant table with subtle tones of Fall. I hope the room invites you to sit and stay awhile, enjoying a wonderful Thanksgiving meal in the company of Family and Friends.
“I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
You are all most welcome here! Happy Thanksgiving!
Now, please visit the creative bloggers listed below who have prepared a special Thanksgiving table just for you.
Me and My Captain – Those Were the Days and I Am Very Grateful
Pandora’s Box – Thanksgiving Brings Back Memories
Living With Thanksgiving – Thankful and Blessed
Everyday Living – Thanksgiving Traditions
My Hubbard Home – Pumpkins and Pears Thanksgiving Holiday Table
Thrifting Wonderland – Give Thanks…Thanksgiving Tablescape
Panoply – Homeland Merriment Thanksgiving
Home is Where the Boat Is – Porch Dining with Plaid & Proud Tom Turkey
Corner of Plaid and Paisley – Give Thanks
My Thrift Store Addiction – In Everything Give Thanks – Garden Tea for Two
Life and Linda – A Copper and Blue Pumpkin Table
Karins Kottage – Come set an outdoor Thanksgiving table with me
The Painted Apron – Grateful Gathering
Belle Bleu Interiors – A Time to Give Thanks
Dinner at Eight – Patterns in Blue for Thanksgiving
Red Cottage Chronicles – A Cozy Cottage Thanksgiving Tablescape
The Bookish Dilettante – Thanksgiving Table in the Breakfast Room
The Little Yellow Corner Store – A Northwoods Thanksgiving