Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Another Thanksgiving Idea

You know the drill by now....be sure to pop over to check out all the fabulous tablescapes that have linked to Between Naps on the Porch hosted by Susan who I'm sure NEVER NAPS ON HER PORCH with all the magnificent tablescapes she creates!




Although Canadian Thanksgiving is over, I thought I would post some pics from my table last year (before I had a blog) as it might prove to be inspiration for my American friends who still have theirs to celebrate later this month.




My centerpiece consisted of three real pumpkins hollowed out.  I inserted a trio of glass vases with candle inserts. I placed them in a woven look tray and surrounded with fresh sunflowers and faux leaves and pears.  I gathered up a burgundy table runner around it on the table.





Sorry....Again with the PUMPKIN BOWLS! I also used a combo of these beige coloured plates as well as some sage coloured ones (close up in pics to follow) along with my brown woven chargers.











These are the sage green plates.  I bought a set of the beige and a set of the green to mix and match.  I made the placecards in Word on the computer and then placed them in wooden holders my Dad made me years ago.




My Mom brought over her delicious Butternut Squash Soup which was fun to serve in the pumpkin bowls.




I only have 8 of the pumpkin bowls but there were 10 of us so I improvised with some acorn bowls and a set of slightly different green dishes for 2 of us.  When it is all put together, I don't think it difference stands out that much.

Even though I love them, it is time for me to move beyond the pumpkin bowls and start thinking about Christmas decor.   I am hopeful that I might get to see a few more 'scapes with pumpkins as my American friends think about celebrating their Thanksgiving at the end of the month.

32 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Just gorgeous. I really love the centerpiece, so pretty with all the pumpkins and flowers in the tray. Great idea. Your pumpkin tureens are soooo cute. You've set such a lovely table. Hugs, Marty

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

I love love your centerpiece. Nice idea and sooooo cheerful. Nice colors!!

Kathleen said...

Hi DD,
I remember that beautiful table! And no fair jumping ahead to Christmas..we still have turkey day to get to!
Yes, continue with Fall..we love seeing your beautiful tables!

susan said...

If I had these pumpkin bowls, I would use them every chance I got! I love the candles in the real pumpkins! Thanks for inspiring us for Thanksgiving!

Debbie said...

This is a beautiful table and I love the pumpkin bowls. Have you ever cooked a meal in a pumpkin? It is very tasteful and you can serve right from the pumpkin. Ok, I will be honest. I love pumpkins!

Fairy Footprints said...

Oh it look wonderful. I love the colors.

Have a wonderful day I love your blog.

Blessings,
Heidi

Kammy said...

So pretty --- love your setting !
Kammy

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is very beautiful! Yes, please continue with the fall creations! I like the idea of using the pumpkins for the big candles.

Great job! Will your mom share her soup recipe?

Katherine

Mimi said...

Beautiful Thanksgiving table! I ♥ the little mini soup tureens.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What a beautiful centerpiece! Very cheery and great colors. The pumpkin soup bowl are wonderful. Perfect for Thanksgiving.
Yvonne

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

soooo pretty, love it all, the pumpkins are so cute and I love the candles inside the pumpkins, so clever, thanks for sharing it all

Shelia said...

How lovely! Everything is wonderful.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sarah said...

Pumpkins, pears, and sunflowers make for a perfect combination. This is lovely! ~ Sarah

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

What a beautiful fall table. I love how you've used the pumpkins with the candle holders. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Thanks for the inspiration -- this is very pretty!

sherri@lavenderfields said...

Beautiful table fellow Canadian! Great ideas for our friends that have yet to celebrate Thanksgiving! Hope you have a great TT and have a great week : )

Julie said...

Love Love Love all the fall color going on at this beautiful table...
xoxo
Julie

food with style said...

fun and festive!

Barbara said...

Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere, how pretty.
The colors are warm and inviting.

Happy Thursday.

Rettabug said...

This is a beautiful Thanksgiving table, DD! I think the variation in your little soup tureens adds special interest to your gorgeous table. The hurricane candle holders sunk down into the pumpkins makes for an outstanding centerpiece. I hope you don't mind if I benchmark (copy!) you on that.
Everything is just lovely & you were blessed to have 10 people to share this holiday with you.

fondly,
Rettabug

Miss Janice said...

Love this tablescape. It's warm for the season, colorful, and elegant. LOVE the centerpiece and the soup tureens! Great job:)

black eyed susans kitchen said...

What a lovely Thanksgiving table...I can just hear the conversation from your very happy guests. The centerpieces are original and unexpected. I love it!
Susan

Maryrose said...

Hi,
I love your Thanksgiving table, those pumpkin soup bowls are so much fun. My dad always made me placecards for Thanksgiving. He is gone and missed now but I still have the placecards. Your post is lovely.. thanks for sharing.
Maryrose

gigharborscrapper said...

LOVE your table and your blog...I would love to be connected to more people who have a dish obsession...can I get in on your group? Coudl you email me?

Donna said...

Love the table. I love sunflowers and pumpkins! I have used them in my first TT this week. I also love your little pumpkin bowls.
Blessings

The Tablescaper said...

Wow, no Christmas yet. We still have all of November, and as Kathleen said, we've still got turkeys to get.

I love the pumpkins and wouldn't mind seeing them again. Keep the imagination going.

- The Tablescaper

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

That is a wonderful idea for a centerpiece. I love the pumpkin bowls, I would want to use them all the time. Thanks for visiting me today!

Sue

Eileen said...

This is an inspiration!
My sister-in-law is doing Thanksgiving this year (I have Christmas), but I'm still going to decorate my table and do a turkey dinner for my own little family that weekend.
Thanks for all the wonderful ideas!
All the best,
Eileen

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

I love all of the tablescapes! Wow! I'm a follower!
Dena

Renee said...

Your table is lovely, as always! I am seriously loving that centerpiece.

Shirley said...

Beautiful table you have set. Thank you for the inspiration. And I have to tell you, your header photo is wonderful. I love the old chairs showing; makes it even more special.

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