Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Thanksgiving Preparations

As mentioned yesterday, I've been busy getting organized for our Canadian Thanksgiving coming up on October 11th.  I want to have the tablescape all planned out so I can concentrate on the meal and hopefully, some visiting too.  Here is what I think I am going with unless I get another brain wave (and time to "play") in the days ahead.



Of course, I am linking up to Between Naps on The Porch for Tablescape Thursday.

Unless I've just gotten some new dishes, my tablescapes usually start with the centerpiece.
 This one was inspired by this fall floral ring 
I got at the Thrift Store for $3.
I added 2 hurricanes with candles and
a glass vase with some faux Gerber daisies.

Next, I try to pick out the dishes 
for the place settings. (Alas, nothing new)
Here, I used my orange plates with 
a mix of some green and some yellow salad plates
on top of my woven-look chargers. 
Amber stemware and gold-look flatware were added.
A glitter pumpkin with a name tag and 
raffia ribbon marks the place settings.
Faux leaves were tucked in the napkin rings.


Each guest will have individual votives and 
salt and pepper shakers at their place.


  
An angled view

A dark brown tablecloth grounds
the bright fall colours.
Gold runner and placemats complete the look.

On each side of the centerpiece, I placed a pumpkin under glass, a Global Fusion (Partylite) votive holder and a pumpkin shaped tureen (TSC years ago).







And now for some night time drama....


Above, is a shelf on the wall next to the dining table. I've decorated it with scarecrows and votives.

Thanks for stopping by! 
Thanks to Susan at BNOTP for hosting Tablescape Thursday! 
Grab a "cuppa" something hot and indulge yourself for a few hours in the land of dishes found there!

33 comments:

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

Very beautifully done! Love the glowing gold tones. Love the candles and scarecrows next to the table too.

Mimi said...

I would be very happy with that gorgeous table! It is so rich and warm with fall colors...the centerpiece is very striking. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

Gorgeous in the daylight, but even more WOW more in the candlelight. What a pretty centerpiece and colors you chose. You're right, the brown does ground it and make all the vibrant fall colors just POP.

I would very much love to sit at this table!!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello...

Ohhh my...after seeing your gorgeous centerpiece yesterday, I could hardly wait to come by and see the full table! And...I am definitely NOT disappointed! My friend, your Thanksgiving table is just perfect...from that fabulous centerpiece...right down to the pretty autumn place settings! I love it all! Your table just sparkles! I'm sure your guests will be "wowed" by the beauty!!! It's a bit early, but Happy Thanksgiving, my friend! Thank you for sharing your fabulous table with us!!!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Sandy said...

Just beautiful, loved the browns and golds. The whole room looked warm and inviting. Thanks for sharing. Dinner ready yet?
Sandy

Marlis said...

OOh your table is simply divine. The centerpiece is stunning. I loved coming by to visit. It was a delightful respite.. Is that a pumpkin pie in the oven?

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty -- love your autumn colors. I brought nothing new to the table this week either -- but it's always nice to be able to "shop the house".

Alycia Nichols said...

SO very inviting!!! The evening drama photo is just breathtaking! I really like those hurricanes. They are perfect with that table setting. Very, very nice!

Kathleen said...

That looks lovely! I always forget your Tgiving is Oct! Well that is a beautiful table, full od such wonderful details.
I am sure your guests will be thrilled!
Have a wonderful holiday, DD!

Diann said...

Oh, very pretty! Your guests are going to feel so fortunate to be dining with you for your meal!

Red Couch Recipes said...

I love your new centerpiece that you batched together so nicely. Your table speaks to a warm and cozy Canadian Thanksgiving. In college, I used to live with some Canadians (Alberta) and we used to celebrate Thanksgiving with them. Just became a follower. Happy Day. Joni

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This is so pretty! Love all the layers and colors. Your centerpiece is really charming. This table is very inviting!

Jacqueline said...

What a beautiful Thanksgiving table. Your glassware just sparkled, you must have spent time polishing it, it caught the light so beautifully. I loved the hue of your orange candles. What a lovely table with all of the Fall colors.

Tardevil said...

Your table is absolutely beautiful! Have a happy Thanksgiving! I wish we celebrated then in the US instead of just weeks before Christmas!

Ames said...

Everything is lovely. All the colors together speak Fall! Happy Thanksgiving!~Ames

Entertaining Women said...

So beautiful! Your guests are going to feel so very special at you lovely tablescape. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

What a wonderful settings. I love your centerpiece and all the motives in it.

Hope you chillax before your thanksgiving.

Happy TS Day,
/chie

Deb said...

Really beautiful - thanks for sharing!

Denise said...

I love this table and your centerpiece is just beautiful. It's so colorful and vibrant. I just love all your different ways of using your candle holders.

ahintofhome said...

Beautifully done! Everything is aglow and so eye catching. Love the centerpiece.

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

your table looks absolutely stunning. It's so beautiful with the candles lit. I like that you placed a votive at each table setting, I'm going to try that one of these days.

Hope you have a wonderful week and weekend.

HollyC said...

Oh, my! The colors and design of this table..can't be beat! Beautiful! I would love to join you. Thanks for sharing.
~Holly

xinex said...

Your table is so bright, cheerful and pretty....Christine

Sweetladyelaine said...

Oh this is so beautiful! I love everything..the centerpeice is fab. Thank you for sharing!

kayellen said...

So pretty!!
Fall extravaganza!!
Love it :))

xo
Kay Ellen

Table Escapes said...

Such yummy colors...Your centerpiece is eyepopping, that photo drew me in to see your blog and I was definitely not disappointed..Beautiful. Sharon

Melissa Miller said...

WOW! This is magnificent down to every detail. Thank you for showing us your talents. :)

Atelier de Charo said...

A fabulous tablescape, love every single detail!

Hugs
Charo

KATHY said...

That is the most beautiful thanksgiving tablescape....Kathy

Tammy said...

Beautiful table.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Anita said...

Wow, beautiful, warm, I want to celebrate with you!! I love your centerpiece, and I love that you used the daisies! I thought my yellow mums would bloom about Thanksgiving, but it looks like they will bloom in a couple weeks. I love everything about this table. Those amber mosaic candle holders are so pretty. Love it all!

Farah Muzaffar said...

Very beautiful, and charming and overall colour combinations are great, love your shelf decor, so beautiful.... and your china is terrific its something very inspiring...

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Judy said...

This post has inspired me to think about my Thanksgiving table. It is perfect!!