With Thanksgiving just four days away, some families and friends may be having a dinner this weekend to be able to share this season with as many as possible. I wanted to have a dinner party with this table, but alas it didn’t work out. Still, I can see the table as I come down the stairs each day so I’ll enjoy it as holiday decor. And we will use the turkey dishes several times this month for breakfast and lunch, as well as on Thanksgiving day. The setting began with placemats I made some years ago that are wholecloth with a pretty gold leaf print over an autumn color plaid. I love these napkin rings that say Happy Thanksgiving with a turkey. I put gold napkins in them and set them at a slight angle so the sentiment can be seen by diners.
Copper color chargers are set with rust color plates with a wavy edge.
I began working on the centerpiece next. Once again, I decided to use my Advent candle holder to hold four gold candles.
Placing a candle ring in the bottom, I put a large ceramic pumpkin in the center on top of it. My two largest ceramic turkeys flank the center on each side.
The largest one is mostly gold and rust, perfect fall colors.
The other one has a touch of blue and green.
Back to the place settings, I top the stack with my wonderful turkey salad plates. Gold flatware goes really well with these colors. Of course, individual salt and pepper shakers are at each place.
These turkey place card holders were a vintage find online two years ago.
Gold rimmed wine glasses are on each end, while cut glass ones complete the side settings.
Ceramic pumpkins were placed on each end of the centerpiece.
One more view of the complete place setting, the gold and rust is so pretty together.
This is the view down the table from the end.
Are you having a Thanksgiving meal at your house this year? Or a gathering of friends for another day of Friendsgiving?