Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Canadian Thanksgiving

It is my favourite time of the week again, time for Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.  Be sure to check out all the fabulous tablescapes linked to her blog.  You just might get a bit of inspiration for your own Thanksgiving table.

  This weekend, we, Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving and even though we are heading over to our daughter's for the meal, I've done up a table here just for FUN!
No doubt, you are getting sick of my orange pumpkin bowls but this is the time of year I use them lots!




My centerpiece consists of three jars of various kinds of pumpkins.












I started with my brown chargers.





Then came my orange plates.



A green plate....


And of course, a pumpkin bowl!




An apothecary jar filled with ceramic pumpkins.  Sometimes I put one of these little pumpkins at each place setting to hold the placecards.




Here I changed up the centerpiece using a different glass vase/jar filled with a pumpkin ring and a trio of candle holders by Partylite. Which centerpiece do you prefer?














It was fun to just set the table and know that someone else is doing the cooking!  Of course, I'll be helping my daughter as it is her first time hosting a special family meal.  It should be fun! 
Hope all you fellow Canadians have a wonderful Thanksgiving!  We have so much to be thankful for!



54 comments:

Rettabug said...

Positively opulent with all these marvelous oranges!!
I would have a tough time picking just one centerpiece...they are both beautiful.

Happy Canadian Turkey Day!!

deana said...

looks great!! my favorite is the first centerpiece. love all the cute little pumpkins in the apothocary jars.

D said...

They are both pretty, but I think I like the three jars the best. Beautiful table.

D

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful table!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Gorgeous tablescape! Though I really liked the first centerpiece, the second one definately has the WOW factor. Happy Thanksgiving!

Allison Shops said...

Pretty table. I like your plate layering. The colors are fabulous. Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving with your daughter this weekend.

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Beautiful. Love the pumpkins ... hope you'll stop by to visit with me.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I love your table and all the pumpkins -- both centerpieces are wonderful - I especially like the second one. Happy Thanksgiving! May your year contain many blessings!

Sharlotte said...

This is so pretty...I love all the warm colors. The pumpkins in the apothecary jars are perfect for the season and your dishes, glassware, chargers, and flatware are so very pretty. Thanks for sharing!

Shelia said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Oh, what a gorgeous table you've set. I love your centerpieces and can't pick which one I like best! You've thought of every little detail. It's all so gorgeous!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Vicci @theplaidbasket said...

Absolutely beautiful! I don't think I've ever seen a tablescape that looked delicious without food until this! I mean it...truly looks delicious and I LOVE your centerpiece with the candles inside. I also like how you put the placemats on the diagonal. Great job and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Sarah said...

This is definitely "Dining Delight". I like the way you used the overlapping textiles of various colors. The browns and oranges with the touch of golden color is perfect for the season. The glass jars filled with mini pumpkins is a nice idea. Loved your table! ~ Sarah

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Just absolutely wonderful...I love the jars with the pumpkins and i love the layering of the table fabric...It is just so perfect, can I come to dinner..thanks for sharing...

Shirley said...

This is a really gorgeous warm and welcoming table. Just what Thanksgiving is supposed to be. Your glassware is stunning and the textured chargers just add so much to the table.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, this really is beautiful. I love the linens and the dishes, but the two centerpieces are just wonderful. I couldn't pick a favorite, I think both ideas are just wonderful. Thanks for the inspiration and Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs, Marty

Sandy said...

Happy Thanksgiving, and I Loved, Loved both of your centerpieces. Your tablescape was perfect. Thanks for all the inspiration.
Sandy

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a beautiful table setting! I love your apothecary jars filled with pumpkins ~ I think it looks great for your Thanksgiving tablescape.

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I think you have created a spectacular table!! Those are some of my favorite colors! I'm going to pick the candle centerpiece as my favorite! Great job!

Mimi said...

Really, really nice autumn table! I love all the different shades of orange with the crystal.

Happy Thanksgiving!

nannykim/ spindle cottage said...

So I am wondering what you Canadians have for your traditional Thanksgiving---Let me know when you get time!! I can't believe you did your table when you were going elseware...but I guess you have fun. I like both centerpieces --I couldn't make a choice. I love all the browns and oranges too--very nice! What color are your walls? Just curious.

Aunt Nutty said...

Really pretty table. Love the jars with the pumpkins and the pumpkin bowls. Happy Thanksgiving.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Just beautiful!! I think my favorite centerpiece is the first one with the three jars of pumpkins, very different.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Katherine

Julie said...

The two centerpieces are just wonderful... I don't think I could pick just one centerpiece...they are both beautiful...
xoxo
Julie

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Your table is a vision....truly beautiful!!

Barb

Someone's Mom said...

Your table is beautiful. I love both centerpieces, but I would say I'm partial to the second one. You have a great eye for display.

Sue

She Was Old Fashioned said...

Love the colors just delightful! I love the pumpkins too and everything. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!

tardevil said...

Very, very pretty table. Now, I need to check out your other tablescape photos. Can you tell me how I find the Garden Web forum? You see, I have a slight "dish problem" too, and now, I'm curious as to how I can spend some more time doing something I probably don't need to be doing! ;O)

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Oh my, what a very beautiful table you have created! I'm not one bit tired of those pumpkin bowls. If I had the, I'm sure I could use them a lot too. I love the various shades of orange. It all looks so cozy, warm, and inviting! Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

Michelle said...

Oh my gosh, such a beautiful table, you are very talented, I love it! Stop by for a visit soon!
Michelle

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh my oh my -- what a wonderful Thanksgiving table! I thought I was IN LOVE with the first centerpiece, until I saw the second ... oh, decisions, decisions!!!
OK -- I love the look of the second one completely --it's gorgeous. But if it were a REAL meal, I think the first one would be easier to "live" with. Wow --you have talent! And I would NEVER get tired of those pumpkin bowls either!
Cass

The Tablescaper said...

Just beautiful. It's a shame you won't be celebrating at that table.

When I saw the three jars as the center peice, I thought it looked great, but then I saw the single large glass bowl with pumpkins and candles and that was the winner for me. There was something about the abundance of pumpkins.

Love your pumpkin bowls. Who are they by

- The Tablescaper

Chandy said...

It is simply, beautiful to behold... Well done!

Maddycakes said...

LOVE your tablescape!!! My favorite centerpiece is the first one! Love all of the pumpkins in the jars! Also loved how you turned your brown placemat so not straight. I just love all of your attention to detail! So beautiful. Happy Thanksgiving

David said...

I only say that it's a great tablescape idea for Thanksgiving gifts

Barbara said...

Happy Thanksgiving.
When I opened your blog, my first reaction was on my what a beautiful burst of color and it just go better the more I looked.
Thanks for sharing such beauty.

Barbara

Mrs. G said...

What a gorgeous room to present your lovely Thanksgiving tablescape in. Love everything and wish you and your a very happy Thanksgiving.

Eileen said...

Wow! This is just the PERFECT Thanksgiving table! I love everything!
Have a great weekend and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Beautiful job!
All the best,
Eileen

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Your table is so festive. I'll be right over for the meal. Can I bring dessert?
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

once in a blue moon... said...

happy thanksgiving, your table is a pure delight! i love your centerpiece, very creative~

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

Your tablescape is gorgeous! It's so elegant, yet warm and inviting at the same time. Fantastic!

Jane

ellen b said...

Oh my goodness! Your table is so so lovely. I really like the browns with the orange and the splash of green. A very Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to you and yours!!

honeysuckle said...

After seeing so many pumpkin bowls or tureen and not owning one of them, I guess I should add them to my ever growing plate collection. It is very festive for fall. Happy Thanksgiving to you. I especially like the big fat glass container with the trio of candles. Very nice.

Sweet TN Biscuits said...

wow this is amazing! I love the colors of the plate and the jars of little pumpkins.you are very talented!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I just love your table! The pumpkins in the jars, the bright orange colors! Cindy

Melody said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The whole room is so warm and inviting.

Cathy Miller said...

I love all of your pumpkins! I'm a pumpkin girl! I do like the glass jars with the pumpkins, but the sparkle of the second one with the candles is just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Happy Thanksgiving. I like the fall colors and your centerpiecies. I think my favorite is the large glass one.

Diann said...

Just stunning!

The White Bench said...

Oh my gosh!!! This is just TERRIFIC! Love each and every detail of your glorious tablescape!
Happy Thanksgiving,
Monica.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

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Renee said...

Wow, that is a BEAUTIFUL table! You have the sparkliest glasses I have ever seen...sooo pretty!

Kathleen said...

Hi DD,
I am late getting around this week..we were gone for 2 days for a funeral..
Your table looks wonderful! Just so inviting! So many colors and textures!
Both centerpieces are beautiful..if I had to vote, I would pick #2, but it would be hard to pick!
Hope you had a wonderful Tgiving!

Lynn said...

Hi, Just found your blog and your stunning tablescapes. Just beautiful eye candy for the soul that loves tablescaping as I do. A year ago I was giving dishes to Good Will and downsizing. Then I discovered blogs! I just started a blog myself, sort of feeling my way into it and asking the Lord to guide me in the direction it goes. I am going to subscribe by email to your blog right now! Have a blessed day.

Susan from Texas said...

I love your tablescape, but I especially love your individual covered pumpkin bowls. Would love to have some myself to use during the fall season. The centerpieces are both equally beautiful. Thank you for all your wonderful ideas and inspiration.
Susan from Texas