Sitting down to a lovely table enhances the enjoyment of a meal with friends, and I do enjoy making a table pretty. The challenge is to make it different each year, using the same elements. I have a fair amount of storage space, but even I cannot store several sets of things for each holiday. So, this year I am using the same plaid place mats as last year, but I will bring out a different color from them. The 2014 Thanksgiving Tablescape emphasized burgundy and orange.
This year, I am concentrating on gold and bronze, using my gold chargers.
These turkey napkin rings come out each November. This year they are sitting on the plate.
The low centerpiece features two of my ceramic turkeys, different ones from last year’s setting.
This one is a gravy dish.
This one is a candy dish.I added bronze pumpkins and gold apples to the center, plus some bronze leaves.
We aren’t having anyone over for the holiday this year, but I am doing a Mexican dinner on Saturday as a break from turkey. Two other couples will be joining us for a buffet dinner, so I set the table for six. Well have Pork Enchiladas along with guacamole salad and saffron rice with corn. Separate plates means I can put the side dishes on the table, and then have everyone serve themselves the main course from the counter. Yes, it is a few more dishes to wash, but I don’t mind that.
Over at the pub table, I set up for our Thanksgiving breakfast and dinner. I like to make that overnight baked eggs and sausage and cheese thing for breakfast. This tablescape started with my Maple Star Table Topper, link on the sidebar to the pattern. Red plates for breakfast with the pumpkin bowls in case DH wants some cereal.
I added the ceramic pilgrims that were my mother’s. They are tall and heavy, so perfect for the holiday table.
There’s another turkey and the crackle glass candle holders to finish it off.
I hung the cornucopia table quilt on the wall this year, last year it was on a table.
And turkeys are everywhere. This is the largest one, it is sitting on the kitchen counter with my favorite candle called Autumn Wreath. It is almost gone, but I have another one in the closet.
I have a little collection of very small ones that sit in front of the TV.
Here’s a gold one with fall candlesticks. He is smaller than the ones on the table or I would have used it there with the gold theme.
Another turkey tucked into a shelf.
I know there was enough here for three posts, LOL, so I’ll stop here. I just have too much to talk about this month! All set and ready for the holiday weekend. Are you ready for Thanksgiving?