A THANKSGIVING TABLE:
With Thanksgiving exactly 2 weeks away, I thought I would set a sample table. I set this sample table for 8, but I am having 15 for dinner and 30 for an evening dessert buffet. I am using other brown elements, such as 2 brown leaf gravey boats and brown trimmed water glasses on the official Thanksgiving table, but I could not get them all to fit. I just could not wait to make the centerpiece, and once I made it I wanted to see how it would look on a set table. I am breaking one of my cardinal rules- a centerpiece must not be obtrusive! This one definitely is!!!! But some rules are made to be broken…occasionally!
Thanksgiving is the holiday when everyone, on my side of the family, gathers at my home. It is busy and loud and jam-packed with family love. Thanksgiving is my holiday! Each year I try to do something that reminds all of us of the history and the reason we celebrate.
As I think about setting this year’s table, I have a warm and tender excitement for that special day of Thanks… and an overwhelming feeling of gratitude….we are very, very blessed!
The inspiration for this table is a beautiful arrangement I saw on Artie’s blog, Color Outside the Lines. It was an urn filled with hydrangeas and pheasant feathers. It was love at first sight! I knew I had to do something like it for my Thanksgiving table! Thanks, Artie.
I will do a step by step tutorial blog on my Thanksgiving urn next week.
The overall theme for the table revolves around acorns. Acorns are big this year, and there are so many pretty acorn elements on the market right now.
White dinner plates complete the look. Each setting is placed on a chocolate brown placemat.