Saturday, November 12, 2011

Thanksgiving Tablescape

Today I had fun as I shopped for the last minute items needed for my Thanksgiving tablescape. The funny thing is - we are going to my dad's for Thanksgiving, but I wouldn't dream of not setting the table for special holidays....even if we won't actually eat the meal in our home! I don't worry about saying that here because I bet most of you would totally agree with me. My sister is probably laughing right now though!!

I started with the place mats and napkins that I bought a few years ago. They are a soft muted "greeny-brown" and look perfect for this time of year. Next I added faux wood chargers that I picked up at Walmart. They are so pretty and were so inexpensive! Love it! The dinner plates are my Longaberger everyday dishes. I have them in blue, green, red, yellow, orange and purple. For this tablescape I used the green, yellow, orange and red because they just seem to fit with the colors of the season. For a salad plate, I chose inexpensive ones with a leaf motif that I also found at Walmart. They look so pretty together!!

As an aside, I will tell you that I originally wanted to use my Wedgewood Strawberry and Vine dinner plates and add Spode Woodland salad plates. I have wanted to purchase these little beauties for a while. I did "win" two on eBay, but finally decided it was not practical to try to purchase all of them this year. That is when I found the BH & G pieces at Walmart. They are perfect and cost only $20 for all of the salad plates and the chargers. I feel so frugal! Hopefully by next year though I will be able to use the Spode "turkey" plates. :-)

For the past year or two I have used my pheasants and plush pumpkins in my centerpiece. This year, though, I don't have a formal dining room so I decided to do something totally different. I finally decided to use an inexpensive gold tray that I found at Target. Next I added three apothecary jars and filled them with a variety of objects: dried beans and assorted nuts that I purchased at my local grocery store and two colors of silk ribbon. I added a small bow to one of the jars and scattered shimmering leaves around the base of the jars. They are so pretty and added the perfect finishing touch!!

I like the simplicity of the finished table :-)

I love the natural look of the walnuts and pecans in this apothecary jar! Plus, it reminds me of my childhood....we always found these in our stocking on Christmas morning!

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  1. Your diningroom center piece and your dinnerware look perfect for the fall holiday season.


  2. I agree with Sissie, your living room does look wonderful. I decorate too whether we are here or not. I just like walking in the dining room and seeing my table set...makes me smile inside!

  3. Love your table! Love your plates. Joann

  4. Your table setting looks like you're ready for Thanksgiving. I'm still pulling out dishes to use.

  5. Very pretty tablesetting. I love the chargers, I did not see them at my Walmart - wish I would have.

  6. Your table looks very charming & inviting, Lisa. I found some similar charges at Walmart last year, along with some similar salad plates. I do think I like your salad plates a bit better. Wanna, just kidding! I really like your the placemats & napkins, too.

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog & for your sweet comments. I hope you will come again & maybe follow. Hope you are having a great weekend!
    :) CAS

  7. Love seeing a set table. A reminder that breaking bread with friends and family is always a good thing. Your table looks great. Love the BHG plates myself.. xo marlis

  8. I love what you did with the apothecary would work perfectly as a centerpiece when the table isn't set. Lovely! Thanks for the good ideas. Your table looks great.

  9. Your table looks great! I know what you mean, I set my table too and I'll be out of town...just had to create a Tablescape!
    Have a great Thanksgiving!

  10. Very elegant and yet so simple, I love the plates. Great centerpiece too. Mine was just a tablescape too, we'll be at a friend's house for Thanksgiving. Happy thanksgiving to you and yours. FABBY

  11. Whenever I come across a new blog, I always click on their holiday sections first thing! I love your Thanksgiving tablescape!


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