Thanksgiving Table and Giveaway Winner

The Winner…
What a wonderful response to the Bethlehem Christmas dinnerware! I am so honored to be able to host this beautiful giveaway! And thanks for all the great comments and encouragement!!!
Stop back next Wednesday night to see how I used my Bethlehem Christmas in a tablescape.
The winner of the StoneGable Christmas Dinnerware Giveaway is…
Tyla from Tire Swings and Fireflies!
 Isn’t that a delightful name for a blog!
Congratulations, Tyla! Please e-mail me with your address and phone number and Pat will get your dinnerware right out to you.
Thanksgiving Table 2010
Here at StoneGable we are busily getting ready for Thanksgiving. We usually host the big day. Setting the table is one of my favorite parts of the preparation!!!

The inspiration for this year’s table is the large blue and white gardinier in the center of the table. Purchased at an antique shop years ago, it sits on the buffet in the dining room. I wanted to step outside of the fall color box a little by adding blue to my table. Since blue and orange are complimentary colors I hoped it would work for a Thanksgiving table.
We are sitting 13 around the dining room table this year. Finding pretty dishes for my table was a little challenge. I have 18 of my everyday Mikasa Italian Countryside so they will  be used for dinner.
Alternating dishes at the table can be very interesting and fun. It is a great way to make your dishes “stretch” if you don’t have enough of one pattern.  
My favorite berry and leaf  chargers look very dramatic against the dark brown woven tablecloth.
Both variations are anchored with a creamy white charger and an Italian Countryside dinner plate. These plates bring uniformity to the table settings.
One stack of dishes uses a blue transferware plate, a creamy white leaf and berry plate and a brown turkey transferware plate to top it off.
The blue transferware plates are my Mother’s. We had these when I was a child living in England. They are a true family treasure!
The alternating stack of dishes use a blue and white floral plate, the same leaf and berry plate and a pretty acorn shaped plate.
Napkins are also alternated. Both are a lovely vintage soft off white cotton with detailed corners.  They are caught up in real acorn napkin rings that I made to continue the acorn theme.
Brown ribbed goblets are ready for ice and water. I thought the sun reflecting through the glass and onto the pumpkin was very interesting!
Each guest will easily find their place at this Thanksgiving table…place cards are little embellished frames holding their baby pictures. These frames are also a sentimental take home gift to hang on their Christmas trees using an attached ribbon.
An ecru cotton lace table runner fills in the middle of the table and gives definition to the centerpiece.
The large gardiner is the focal point from which all sorts of bounty flows on either side. Pumpkins, acorns in all shapes and fashions, clove studded fruit, feathers, dried hydrangeas, pumpkin vines and pine cones are casually arranged to fill the large bowl.
Colonial and Oriental inspired blue and white pieces are dotted along the center of the table.
Two  stately pheasants have flown from my mantle to be a part of the table. Each flanking the center urn.
A garland of acorn rests on the lace runner, as do white and orange pumpkins and clove studded clementines.
Burnt orange turned candles in glass cylinders with silver hammered bases are nestled in a handful of glittery acorns.
Tall ornately designed silver candlesticks, a beloved gift from my sister years ago, hold slender orange candles.
Other touches of blue and white are in the salt and pepper shaker and a bowl that will hold cranberry sauce. 
As our family gathers to give thanks to God for all His rich blessings in our lives, I too am thankful.
Thanks you dear blogging buddies, friends, followers and readers! You are one of the blessings I will count this year!
May God bless you!
Happy Thanksgiving!



Comments

  1. says

    This is nothing short of a beautiful table, Yvonne! Congrats to the winner. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration. hugs, Sue

  2. says

    Your table is so beautiful and welcoming, Yvonne. You have a gift for combining elements into a stunning display. And resounding congratulations to your very lucky winner.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  3. Anonymous says

    Just stunning and so beautiful to pour over and over again your post. Congratulations to winner. I have inherited the same scalloped linen ecru dinner napkins and have the tablecloth to match. I am thankful to God for so much…and for my rich blessings as well. Even though we had a family death this morning , we are thankful for their life and all God has given us. Bless you and yours and for inspiring me everyday to cherish all around us and not take anyone for granted . I am grateful to have found your home blog…..many thanks, Emelia.

  4. says

    I absolutely love the color combination of the blue with the fall oranges and browns and of course the white. Congrats to the lucky winner of your give away.
    Blessings and Happy Thanksgiving.
    Gwenny

  5. says

    Your table is gorgeous! I especially love the salt and pepper shakers and the combination of dishes and patterns. You always inspire me! Have a happy Thanksgiving with your dear ones.
    ~Adrienne~

  6. says

    Yeah to the winner. what a wonderful set of dishes. Your table is absolutely wonderful. It’s so warm and inviting. The centerpiece is really a winner! I loved it all. Happy Thanksgivings.

  7. says

    i am so smitten with your blue and brown combo, just stellar. all your family touches make for such a special table… wishing you a very happy thanksgiving and thank you for sharing the beauty~

  8. says

    Congrats to the winner!!! and yes…what a wonderful, playful name for a blog!

    Yvonne… how blessed is your family to be so loved ~ What a beautiful work of art you prepared for your family to dine upon tomorrow ~
    What an angel you are!
    Have a blessed Thanksgiving ~
    *Maria

  9. says

    Such deep, rich colors & wonderful treats for the eyes…so much to look at & appreciate…what a delight! As always, you’ve created a very warm & welcoming table for your guests to enjoy.

    Hugs & many blessings this Thanksgiving!
    fondly,
    Rett

  10. says

    Yvonne -
    I bet your family runs into the house to see what your table looks like this year. What a feast they have in store. For the stomach and the eye!! Enjoy every moment.
    Linda @ A Toile Tale

  11. says

    YVONNE!!!!!! Of all your beautiful tables this may actually be my favorite! I love blue and brown together and your centerpiece is breathtaking! The napkin rings are so interesting with the little touch of gold and the blue transferware is just the right touch peeking out of the white dishes. I could go on and on–this is beautiful. Have a wonderful holiday with your family. Linda

  12. says

    I love seeing how you have mixed the dishes. I have so much blue and white and need to be brave about mixing it all together. Your table is stunning! I love the placecard/photos too. I’ll be back!
    Cheers!
    Rita @MAY DAYS

  13. says

    Stunning table, Yvonne!!! I know that orange and blue go together because I painted our living room a rusty orange shade and my collection of blue and white porcelains look BEAUTIFUL in there! This table speaks to me, the touches of blue are wonderful! This is the first week I am participating in TT as a BLOGGER!!!!!!!! I wish you and your family the BEST Thanksgiving! Enjoy every moment of your family! I love the idea of the frames. That is so sweet! XOXO, Pinky

  14. says

    Enjoyed seeing your table..like the blue and white combo with the brown, and the napkin rings are adorable! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family gathered.

    dotsie

  15. says

    Hi Yvonne,

    Well I know what I’m doing next year with my Thanksgiving table! After seeing this tablescape I’m so excited about the possiblities of using my blue and white collection from my Mother..I have several sets of blue/white porcelain and never thought of using it for fall! That brown tablecloth and all the orange is so dramatic with the blue! Gorgeous! Your centerpiece is absoulutely incredible! Elegant and warm at the same time. I love the pictures at each place setting for place cards! Such a lovely touch! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration you give us all! Your blog is a joy!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Miss Bloomers

  16. says

    Yvonne, Happy Thanksgiving. I love your table (as always). Yours is the first blog I go to to see glorious tablescaping. I love alternating plates. I have to do the same as we are growing so big. We have 13 with us this year too although we are out of town. It makes it hard to have enough plates for everyone and we are still growing. What a spectacular silver server. Have a wonderful day tomorrow.

  17. says

    Yvonne, Happy Thanksgiving. I love your table (as always). Yours is the first blog I go to to see glorious tablescaping. I love alternating plates. I have to do the same as we are growing so big. We have 13 with us this year too although we are out of town. It makes it hard to have enough plates for everyone and we are still growing. What a spectacular silver server. Have a wonderful day tomorrow.

  18. says

    Yvonne, Happy Thanksgiving. I love your table (as always). Yours is the first blog I go to to see glorious tablescaping. I love alternating plates. I have to do the same as we are growing so big. We have 13 with us this year too although we are out of town. It makes it hard to have enough plates for everyone and we are still growing. What a spectacular silver server. Have a wonderful day tomorrow.

  19. says

    OMGosh! I cannot believe I won! How fabulous is that! It’s like Christmas has arrived early. :) Yvonne, thanks so much for hosting this giveaway. I just love reading your blog – so many ideas. Winning the contest is just gravy! Thanks again.

  20. says

    Okay, I have to share this. My husband just commented that, based on how excited I am, I “must now know how the father in A Christmas Story felt when he won his ‘major award'” – to which I responded, “Yeah, but this is waayyy better than a leg lamp.”

    Thanks again, Yvonne!!!

  21. says

    Yvonne, this is a gorgeous table. I like to go outside the typical colors for a holiday. It gives a little twist. The blue and orange are fabulous. I love to use these complimentary colors together. I also like the way you alternate the place settings. It gives more variety and interest. You always show fabulous layers to your settings and this one seems to have even more depth. I think those fabulous white chargers and the leaf and berry plates are some of the prettiest I’ve seen.
    As always it is a stunning table. I wish each of you sitting at those cute little baby photo place cards a Happy Thanksgiving!
    Thanks for your friendship and sharing your creativity. ~ Sarah

  22. says

    As usual, Yvonne, you’re killing me with this table! You are so talented at putting everything together. Such inspiration for me. I look forward to everything you do. This table is breathtaking.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family, my friend ~Delores

  23. says

    So striking with the orange and blue – a wonderful unexpected change from the traditional TG colours! I really like how you alternated the place settings with different dishes – that IS a good way to make them go further! The baby pic/ornament place markers are terrific and how thoughtful of you to give them as favours! ANOTHER gorgeous table!!!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you!

    DD

  24. says

    What a lovely tablescape, Yvonne. Your table is spectacular and I love how you displayed pictures, after we are most thankful for kids. Happy Thanksgiving to y’all!…Christine

  25. says

    Yvonne, such a tremendous table and details; but oh you have the British sensibility so that does not surprise…would love to know more. I am waiting for my jello mold to cool; my Nana’s recipe and tradition. Up early to do the pies. Dining as Sis’s means I do all the decor tomorrow, so we shall see; I wish you & your family a very lovely Thanksgving & all blessings~

  26. says

    Hello Yvonne,
    your table is an abudance of color, spirit and beauty. I love to see the golden orange hues with the deep blues. The napkins are to die for and I love also especially the cranberry sauce server. You know, I love silver items like that. As always, your table is an eye candy.
    Congratulations to Tyla for winning the nice set.
    Wish you a wonderful time.
    Greetings, Johanna

  27. says

    Good Morning and Happy Thanksgiving, Yvonne…

    What a beautiful Thanksgiving table, my friend! Ohhh…and I just adore that gorgeous blue and white gardinier…I certainly can see how it inspired your fabulous table! I love how it is just full to the brim…and overflowing…with autumn’s bounty! Love, love, LOVE IT!!! Your place settings are beautiful, my friend…and how very sweet to be able to use your mother’s blue and white plates! Such sweet treasures!!! Well dear lady, I could just go on and on about your fabulous table…I sooo love that you created a Thanksgiving table using a non-traditional color theme! Sooo refreshing!!!

    Wishes and blessings being sent to you and your family for a most wonderful Thanksgiving!!! I have sooo much to be thankful for…the Lord is GOOD!!!

    Happy Thanksgiving,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  28. says

    You are just something! I knew your table would be stunning (It is good to be right :) )

    Have a wonderful fun filled day Miss Yvonne!

    Mary
    From Virginia

  29. says

    A wise choice to add the blue to your lovely table. Makes it pop! Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving, and for sharing your organizational tips throughout the holiday season.

  30. says

    Happy Thanksgiving to your family, Yvonne. Your table is lovely. So many thoughtful details. We will share a meal next door at my Mother-in-laws.
    Becky K.

  31. says

    Congratulation to Tyla, what a beautiful giveaway. Your table is wonderful, the frames are such a nice touch. Hope you had a marvelous day of celebration and thanksgiving with your family!
    Hope all is well!
    Bon weekend,
    Mimi

  32. says

    Oh Yvonne, this is so beautiful! As I leave this comment, the day after the celebration, I can easily imagine how your guests must have exclaimed on seeing such a lovely table! Hope your day was happy. :)
    xoxo,
    Mary

  33. says

    How beautiful your blue white and brown combination is — so many wonderful treasures on your table — I’m certain that your gathering was delightful — I love that centerpiece — Always lovely dining at your home. Happy Thanksgiving.

  34. says

    How beautiful your blue white and brown combination is — so many wonderful treasures on your table — I’m certain that your gathering was delightful — I love that centerpiece — Always lovely dining at your home. Happy Thanksgiving.

  35. says

    So much to see! Love the spoon in the cranberry dish and I’ll be stealing the idea of framed baby pictures as place-cards. Your blue centerpiece was a nice break from the standard orange/yellow/brown. Well done!

  36. says

    Yvonne, This table is so incredibly beautiful. I so love blue and white. You took those colors from their usual cool feel to a warm and welcoming tone for this special holiday. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. My family certainly did. God bless you for your loving spirit. Hugs, Ginger

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  38. says

    Yvonne,
    Hello! Your table is one of the best Thanksgiving table settings I’ve seen. Blue and white is really beautiful. I love your napkins. And I think Thanksgiving is one of the best holidays we have. Pat

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